Trabuco Canyon Engagement ~ Madison + Jonathan

While sipping on refreshing cocktails and licking buffalo wing sauce from our finger tips, Madison and Jonathan proceeded to share their ideas of a "Beauty and the Beast" inspired Engagement Session, explaining how their love story has similarities.  A few weeks earlier Jonathan let me know that he was growing out his beard and wanted to have two different looks for the session; the first being casual (depicting him as the "beast," thus the beard), and the second, he would shave his beard, wear a suit, and Madison would wear something more elegant, highlighting her beauty.  They also brought a few props, hoping to incorporate them into the session.  To be honest, I usually don't encourage props or themes (even though I will always do my best to try and incorporate them, especially for sentimental reasons), so I felt a little challenged with how I would pull it off in a way that would satisfy my clients' vision, yet stay true to my brand and style.  

Well, I'm happy to say that the session was a great success!  We had a blast with these two and I loved every minute with them!  Here are a few of my favorites.  Enjoy!