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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

allison and jason's engagement session in laguna beach


finding love is not something that comes to us naturally. most of us learn the hard way. trial and error.
some guys spend years honing their pickup skills. sleepless nights (not for the good reason) crafting ultimate pickup lines that can't miss, trial by fire up in the club, magazine articles, online research, focus groups, and acts that sometimes lead to an intervention by their closest friends.
some girls go to extremes to get guys to notice them, like walking completely across campus to follow a guy to his class (then running back in 30 seconds to make it to their own class on time), having a friend of a friend of a friend ask a guy "hypothetically" what his reaction would be if a certain someone liked him, laughing the loudest in a group at a guy's corny jokes to make him feel good, breast augmentation (silicone or kleenex), and acts that sometimes lead to an intervention by their closest friends.
whatever juvenile, sad, stupid, ridiculous, funny, awesome, perfect things we do that lead us ultimately to find the love of our life are worth all the lumps we take for them.
we LOVE hearing all the crazy things people do to try to hook up, and we especially love hearing how couples met and ultimately fell in love.
for allison and jason it all started with a wink. no sad pickup lines, no booze induced karaoke duet of moon river, just a wink, and a wink back. they are living proof that there is (some) truth in advertising. they met on match.com and started dating. it really is "ok to look." allison and jason did, and i honestly have not met a couple that seems happier to be together than them. they are now happily engaged and set to have their wedding at the bernardo winery later this year. we had a blast walking around one of our favorite orange county beaches for their engagement session. we even made a stop by "their spot" behind the montage resort in laguna beach where jason got down on one knee and asked allison to marry him.






































50 comments:

Onada Photography said...

omg i'm first!!! Beautiful pictures are always! I love your work!

Pam said...

I love the first one, the flarey one and the nose to nose! So cute!

SnappinMama said...

Awesome as usual, I don't ever expect anything less from you guys. I too love the nose to nose but man that last one seems powerful!!

Allison (aka Miss Frenchie) said...

YAY! I love them! You make us look Hottt :) Thank you, Thank you!

Blair Van Bussel - So Cal Photographer said...

These are freakin sweet!!! Love that last one, so fierce!!

Paige said...

These are adorable!! I love the "martian ears" one!!! So creative, well if you did do that on purpose hehe.
Really loving that last one too, so dramatic!

J. Castro Photography said...

That last one is pimp! Excellent as always guys. =)

kymberli q. said...

LOVE the last one! They are adorable together!

amanda lynn photography said...

love the story. love them! love your shots!

my faves are the angle with the 2 umbrellas and your off camera lighting is killuh!

erica said...

i get so excited everytime you guys have a new post. LOVE the off camera light in that last one ;)

erica said...

i get so excited everytime you guys have a new post. LOVE the off camera light in that last one ;)

Enoch Photography said...

Fantastic work that is smokin hot as always. You both rock. //enoch

Chris+Lynn said...

They look super-happy-in-love! Loving the lighting on that last image - awesome!

greta, smitten said...

what an adorable couple!! love the ones in front of the pool wall (i think that's what it is?) best!

oneshotbeyond said...

very cool story on how they started out together...great set of photographs. I happen to LOVE the last shot. Maybe it's the clouds & lighting...maybe it's their expression...it's something! {WINK}

Zak said...

Yummers!! Love me some 2 and 3 the bestest! You guys should think about writing too...it always draws me in. :)

Josh said...

2nd pic = amazing!

robin said...

Love that third one--looks like such a sweet moment! They look very happy together. :)

Jacob Bergmeier said...

mmm... I think I'm in love with number 4! Yep, I am.

Peggy said...

Oh my gosh how cute is the crinkle in her nose when she smiles!!! Always creative guys!

Love 1, 4,5 and 7 and the last one is fierce!

Maria said...

They look so cute and in love! 1,8 and 11, favs!

Court said...

LOVELY session, guys! You rocked it yet again! Love the Palm Tree/umbrella shot! AMAZING as always!

Kricia Morris Photography said...

Oh the yummy flary goodness on this post! Amazing as always! And that last picture...SMOKIN!! Hot stuff guys!

ayesha said...

That 3rrd shot just speaks to me. Love it and the palm tree shot. Loving the off camera lighting on the last image too. Great work as always.

Tiffany Rushforth Photography said...

These ROCK as usual!! :)

rowena said...

I think my fave is shot #2! Nice work as usual!

Scott Hatlestad said...

They look so happy and truly in love. great work. My wife and I met on Match.com also!

Jamie said...

I can't even say how sweet their story is! They look so in love and happy in these photos! When we're at laguna beach we're on the beach, love all the flowers! Beautiful job as usual kids!

shawnreeder said...

These are awesome you guys!! But of course, everything you guys shoot is amazing!!

Impressions by Nudrat Photography said...

Really like the palm tree shot.

Studio222 Photography said...

LOVING those birds of paradise! Great session guys!

maria lang said...

love it!! that first one makes me smile!!

Denise Karis said...

oh my goodness - these are lovely! the one with the big green leaves in the foreground made my heart skip - so good!!!

Katy Regnier said...

Nice one guys.... love love that second shot, my favorite by far!

Jinksee said...

What a great post. I love the story of them. My favorite photos are the 3rd and last. Beautiful!!

Jen said...

I have to say, I follow your BLOG and every single time I visit, you inspire me to do better with my Photography. I absolutely LOVE...the angles, the colors...etc...

.E. said...

my goodness those two are cute together.. congrats to them.. and excellent work capturing them

Brianna said...

Well I must say you did it once again Ohana! Everytime I visit your blog I fall in love with your couple! They are adorable, I really like that first one!

Bri said...

AWESOME!!!

Eric Foley said...

Love that palm tree shot and the last one too. I so want to go to Cali!

chris stewart said...

3rd shot is mos def!!!!! Great stuff ohana!!!!

Stephen Grant said...

Beautiful afternoon backdrop, man! Dig the palm tree image and the one with the purple flowers -- magic! And oh, your new business cards make me Ohana with envy :)

amber dawn said...

Ahhh...they are so cute! I love that umbrella shot...love the colors! And that last one is hot. Nice work! :)

ksenija said...

you can tell they are very much in love.... awesome images as always!!!

Lisa said...

Your work is art! It's always so dramatic and fun all at the same time!
I love the umbrella one and the nose to nose one! So cute!!

Lorelei said...

oooh these are so fabulous! and you can never go wrong in laguna beach! :P

Lisette Price Photography said...

Fun, fun, fun! I'm loving all the different angles and compositions!

Heather said...

I love the mix of fun and fierceness in this session! The first pic is so stinking cute, the palm tree antenae hilarious, the flare is the bomb, the palm tree is amazing, and that last one belongs in America's Next Top Model, that shot sizzles!
Congratulations to the beautiful couple!
I want you guys to take my photos whenever I get engaged!

Sylvia said...

Not only are your images so technically perfect, but you guys are so creative as well! Great session, as always, guys!

Lianne said...

These two are too cute! I love the crabby claw one. The palm tree one is awesome too! Again you awe me with your art and creativity! I must visit San Diego and talk my husband into getting our photos taken by you guys! I hated my engagement and wedding pics :(