Romantic Laguna Beach Engagement Session

There’s no doubt that engagements like this one are all the more special because of the amazing photographers behind the lens. In this case? Our friends at Koman Photography, who crank out more pretty than we can keep up with. But at the heart of those love sessions live couples who are true to themselves, like Chris and Sarah. Lovers of the outdoors, the vast Pacific scenery, boba and macarons, they centered their engagement around a few things they love the most. See more in THE VAULT.

From Koman PhotographyWe are so fortunate to be Chris and Sarah’s wedding photographers. They are two of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet! Their love for each other shines and we are so grateful we get to tell a story of their love through our photos!

From The Bride…Chris and I first met in Berkeley during the USC vs Cal football weekender (go Trojans!). Although we were on opposing sides, we surprisingly had a really fun weekend together filled with lots of laughter. It wasn’t until 5 years later when our friendship turned into something more, but even then, not much had changed. We continued to laugh at everything and anything, with each other and at each other. After 2.5 fun filled years of dating, Chris surprised me at the beach and asked me to marry him. On day one (and for many years following that), I never expected Chris to be “the one,” but today, I can’t imagine it being anyone else.

For our engagement shoot, we wanted a fun, romantic setting that captured who we are as a couple. We love being outdoors and fell in love with the beautiful natural setting at Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park. Also, we got engaged at the beach so we knew we had to incorporate the vast Pacific into our session. We wanted to incorporate some of our favorite things so we gathered our favorite drinks (boba, of course) and favorite desserts (you can never go wrong with macarons) for our intimate picnic. One of our more recent hobbies we picked up was biking together so we wanted to capture this new adventure as well. The entire day was so much fun for us both and as Marlene showed us a couple previews throughout the day, we were simply blown away by her amazing talent. Everything came together perfectly and we can’t thank Koman Photography enough for capturing these special moments so beautifully.

Photography: Koman Photography | Floral Design: Original LA Flower Market | Hair And Makeup: Grace Lin Professional Makeup Team | Venue: Laguna Beach | Beverage Services: Almond Haus | Desserts: Dessert Bar | Her Attire: Lulu's | Her Beach Attire: Nordstrom | His Attire: JCrew | His Beach Attire: Gap | Props: The Bicycle Stand | Props: The Giving Keys

See more engagement sessions here!

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here

You'll love these vendors in California

Contemporary Catering and Even...
View Portfolio
LVL Weddings & Events
View Portfolio
View Portfolio
Hit Maker Films
View Portfolio
Pure Joy Catering
View Portfolio
Jen Simpson Design
View Portfolio
Lazaro Trunk Show

I don’t know what you lovelies have planned for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October, but I suggest you clear your calendars, because the Fall 2015 Lazaro Trunk Show is happening that very weekend and, well… this is one event you just can’t miss.  Think everything from breathtaking ball gowns to classic lace beauties, plus a 10% discount.  Say it with me, SMPers: awesome.

If there is one thing we can’t get enough of here at SMP, it’s beautiful wedding gowns.  And when it comes to that special something that will leave all of your guests talking, Lazaro has IT.  Think ultra-luxe fabrics, intricate details and stunning silhouettes that will make you feel (and look!) like a princess and you are sooo on the right track.  So whether you’re a bride wanting a sassy fit and flare or you’re dreaming of a dress that leans more towards the traditional, you can rest assured that the Fall 2015 Lazaro Trunk Show will have that dress you’ve been dreaming of.

Contact the JLM Couture Flagship Salon in West Hollywood TODAY (424.249.3909) to reserve your space at the Fall 2015 Lazaro Trunk Show happening on October 2nd – 4th!


SMP California Welcomes Our Advertisers + A Promotion!

Finding the perfect place to say “I do” is one of THE most important decisions you’ll ever make, so today we’re throwing a sweet little meet ‘n’ greet with a locale that knows a thing or two about totally stunning weddings.  I’m talking The Ranch at Laguna Beach, a little slice of SoCal heaven where breathtaking weddings (+ fabulous service) happen on the daily.  Loves… say “hello” to your dream day.

From The Ranch at Laguna BeachLaguna’s legendary nature sets the stage for unforgettable weddings at The Ranch at Laguna Beach, whether you’re making your first promise or renewing your vows. Couples have their choice of once-in-a-lifetime indoor and outdoor venues, from the tree lined golf fairways, our lush lawns, stunning patios to coastal ranch-inspired ballroom spaces. Photo opps abound, from romantic bridges and abundant gardens to a vintage tractor. Our style of personalized service is warm and inviting, adding to the sense of an inclusive atmosphere that joins two families as one. Food and beverage offerings are bespoke for each event and tailored to your tastes.

Leave the pretention and rules of other resorts behind and step into the warm embrace of a place where everyone knows your name.

Visit The Ranch at Laguna Beach on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Mention that you saw The Ranch at Laguna Beach right here on SMP and receive breakfast for two, as well as 5% off food and beverage when selecting a Friday or Sunday for your wedding day!