I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. About a year ago I was contacted by a potential bride. We had a great phone consultation and I got an email soon after letting me know the contract was on the way. Well, a couple of weeks went by and I hadn’t received the contract. I got an email from another bride inquiring about the same date. Told my bride (who was a friend of a friend) and she once again said the contract was on it’s way. Got another inquiry and told the bride I had to have the contract now or else I was giving up her date. Got an email from her mom asking if she could give me their credit card number. And two days later (and a month and a half of stringing me along) I got an email from the bride telling me that because of the economy they had to postpone their wedding. While I was sad for her, I was a annoyed because I had turned away two great potential brides (lesson to all photogs out there, don’t hold dates without a contract and retainer!).
Months go by and not a single inquiry for that date. And then April and Patrick came along. April and Patrick are a referral from the amazing Michelle at Details Details. We had such a great initial consultation I was keeping my fingers crossed that they would book me. And they did! See, everything happens for a reason! Now I get to work with this amazing couple.
When I pulled up to the Mission on the day of their shoot my cars thermometer said 99 degrees! 99 degrees in San Juan Capistrano? I thought there was supposed to be some sort of ocean breeze! Both April and Patrick were great sports even though poor Patrick was in a long shirt and pants. We had to take a water break in between locations because we were all dying of thirst! Water and a coke never tasted so good!
I’m super excited for their October wedding at the St. Regis! If they both looked this amazing at their engagement session in 99 degree heat, I can’t even imagine how fantastic they are going to look on their wedding day! Can’t wait! For now, here’s the slideshow!