Maureen and Todd are an international couple of mystery. Their first meeting was in Austrailia, their first few dates spanned locations thousands of miles apart – some planned, some by chance (was their first or second date in India? It’s hard to keep track!). Maureen, from Australia, and Todd from Colorado, somehow found a way to make life work, not just on the road, but across the globe. I met Maureen while in San Francisco to photograph a wedding at the very same private estate we returned to in June. She was living in Singapore at the time with Todd, who I later met over Skype. We shot their engagement session in Malibu among the brushy cliffs over looking the ocean, and now they are moving on to live life in Tokyo.
Maureen and Todd both have this incredible warmth to them. They make you feel like a life long friend when you see them – so much time passes, and they have mastered the art of making it seem like no time passed at all. And when you meet their families, it’s no surprise. Maureen’s brother was wiping her tears all day. Todd’s nieces and nephews treated him like they see him all the time. I felt like a balloon swelling up with joy and I was fit to burst by the end of the evening. I am posting this blog after much happy toiling over images with a grateful heart.
Also, this might be my biggest blog post ever. A special thanks to:
Sherrie Long (hair and makeup): http://www.sherrielong.com/
Traci Steuteville (planner): http://www.napavalleycelebrations.com/
Max Gill (florist) (510)459-5831
Elaine Bell Catering: http://www.elainebellcatering.com/
Jenn Goodrich (invites): http://www.jenngoodrich.com
Let me tell you. Traci really knows how to put together a ridiculously gorgeous affair, and I am so grateful to have been part of this amazing team again! With this amazing couple no less!!