Sam & Erica | Anza Borrego Anniversary Session

I’m going through a bit of an obsession this year photographing married couples. Typically, you take professional photos when you’re engaged, on your wedding day and then again if and when you start a family. But there is often a big gap after the wedding day where no photos are taken yet years of marriage are passing by. Years of growing, changing, celebrating and struggling…together.
It’s no secret I’m a fan of love and relationships….HELLLLO I’m a wedding photographer. As much as I love proposal stories and unforgettable wedding days, what I’m most passionate about is everything that comes after the wedding…the marriage part. Marriage is such an incredible gift!

Maybe I’m feeling this way because my husband is stationed overseas this year and it has made me appreciate and love marriage even more. Who knows. What I do know is I want to photograph every couple out there because your years of marriage, whether 1 or 50 should be celebrated, cherished and remembered and what better way to do that than in photographs.

Today you all get to meet two incredible California natives, Sam & Erica. They met at a church festival where a friend invited them to volunteer and help at his booth. This friend bailed on the booth leaving Sam & Erica alone… and I bet they’re pretty thankful to that friend now because it was the beginning of their story! As Erica says ” We ended up going on adventures together. Those adventures turned into dates, and those dates turned into memories and those memories turned into marriage.”
Sam proposed on Christmas Eve at an ice rink on Coronado Island and a few months later they were married on that same special island. They will be celebrating 6 years of marriage this summer!
It was only fitting that these photos reflect their adventurous spirit so it was a road trip to the Anza-Borrego Desert in SoCal for their photos. The light was dreamy, the plants were crazy and the love was tangible! I love hanging out with these two and their sweet marriage is inspiring!

P.s. They’re also a husband +wife photography duo, check them out at Samerica Studios!
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego CaliforniaAnza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California
Anza Borrego Photo Session| San Diego Photography, Engagement, Couples, Love Photography San Diego California

1 Comment

  1. by Samuel Steward on June 1, 2017  6:20 pm Reply

    You should write in wedding magazines! I ate this up, so much heart.

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