Joanna and Cooper : Engagement
Their paths were supposed to cross. A few times to be exact. But they never did. Joanna lived in New York City--complete with her stiletto heels and jet-set lifestyle--but just couldn't muster the strength to go on a blind date. So she passed. A few times to be exact. Joanna was over dating and she'd let her friends know when she was ready to let her heart wander the taxi filled streets of the Big Apple.
Cooper was in the city for business and though she didn't want to, Joanna agreed to meet him per the suggestion of a friend. Their spark was instantaneous and through the conversation, they realized friends had intended to set them up many times before, but fate had other plans. On that particular night, the stars over New York City aligned for the pair and they've been together ever since.
The couple now lives in Montecito, California and are planning their wedding just outside Santa Barbara. Joanna and Cooper planned to have their engagement session on one of their vast properties in Santa Ynez, but the rain had other plans. Most girls might worry and fret, but Joanna asked if we'd be able to shoot at their home early the following morning to avoid the inclimate weather. When I told her we'd have to start shooting at 7am, I thought she might change her mind, but she simply laughed and agreed to our morning escapades. But that's just Joanna. Caring, free-flowing, and kind. And the best part of Joanna is, well, Cooper. He just makes her better. And vice versa.
I'm thrilled for their wedding this April and the I'm stoked to be working with one of my favorite Santa Barbara based wedding coordinators, Maren Parsons for their big day! Here are a few favorites from their shoot and their engagement slideshow...
While we wandered around their beautiful home, Cooper's dog roamed along with us and made cameos whenever he felt like it! :)
Once the sun poked her pretty head into the sky, we shot indoors and had some fun...
As the shoot progressed, Joanna mentioned she and Cooper were "foodies" so we hung out in their kitchen as they made breakfast....
To see more of their engagement session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!