Paige + Nic Engagement: Hermosa Beach, California

Paige and I met when she began interning for BLND Public Relations in Hermosa Beach, California.  I was asked to take professional headshots of their newest contributors and I of course happily obliged.  Paige had an enduring aura about her that would be difficult to put into words.  Succinctly said, she is sweet, soft-spoken, her words melt on you like milk + honey.  At the same time, she carries a bold inner gusto that makes her so good at what she does at work, at home, and in life.  Nic, plays for the Los Angeles Kings National Hockey League, and although I hadn't been able to spend as much time with him, I immediately observed a more dauntless, daring, and veracious aura.  Individually, I sensed two slightly different personalities.  The second they came together though, everything--life and the universe--made complete perfect sense.  Together, I saw with my very own eyes and felt with my very own heart, a mad, passionate, and extraordinary two-for-one kind of love.  Their love was gentle, fragile, graceful like the heart of a poet; wild, free and passionate like the spirit of an adventurer--the kind of love that we all dream, wish, and fight for. 

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
— Emily Bronte

These two lovebirds will be getting married August of this year in their hometown of Minnesota and there is no doubt it will be one gorgeous epic wedding.  I've jokingly (half jokingly) asked her to fire her photographer and hire me instead. 

Paige + Nic, thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to document this special love that the two of you share.  Congratulations on your engagement and wishing you two the happiest most memorable wedding day and lovely forever after. 

Paige and Nic wanted me to capture a more intimate and moodier photos.  Done and done. :)

Paige and Nic wanted me to capture a more intimate and moodier photos.  Done and done. :)

Nic had a lot of scars from hockey but I knew right away it was something I didn't want to photoshop.  I felt like it was a part of who he was and is and there was something so beautiful about that.

Nic had a lot of scars from hockey but I knew right away it was something I didn't want to photoshop.  I felt like it was a part of who he was and is and there was something so beautiful about that.

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They tattoo'd their handwritten initials on each other.  le sigh...

They tattoo'd their handwritten initials on each other.  le sigh...

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Beautiful looking couple with beautiful hearts.

Beautiful looking couple with beautiful hearts.

The golden glow was to die for.

The golden glow was to die for.

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I think I said something super cheesy here and Nic thought it was so funny. 

I think I said something super cheesy here and Nic thought it was so funny. 

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My feet were FREEZING.  ;)

My feet were FREEZING.  ;)

One of my favorite photos I've ever taken.  Took a few shots to get there though!

One of my favorite photos I've ever taken.  Took a few shots to get there though!

The best blooper photo I've ever taken.  :)

The best blooper photo I've ever taken.  :)

But they still came out smiling. 

But they still came out smiling.