They met in college. Both Kinesiology majors, Alia & Nathan spent a few years never having a class together. Then in 2004, as fate would have it, they had 3 classes together. Day in and day out, they’d spot each other, exchanging quick smiles but well, that was it. The lines of who made the first move when are blurry but as Nathan put it, it didn’t matter. They were hangin’ out and makin’ out. And I mean, is there anything better?
Alia & Nathan are planning a wedding in Monterey this fall and I’m so crazy excited to make a trip out of it. They currently live in Santa Monica and decided to personalize their session with the things they love to do – ride bikes, long walks and hanging out on the beach. This was the first time I was able to really meet Nathan and I couldn’t picture Alia with anyone else. The two flow so well together. They are both incredibly sweet, kind and funny as hell. I laughed so much at their session and remembered how dang lucky I am to do what I do. Thanks guys! Cannot wait for your big day!!
I’ve been shooting at the Santa Monica pier a lot lately so it was a challenge to create something different. I shot 90% of this session into the sun. I’m obsessed with the results!When Alia told me she’d be riding her bike in heels, she suddenly was superwoman to me. I can barely walk in heels!Seeing this photo, suddenly I need a pink bike!
We ended with Alia & Nathan just laying around on the beach. Just hangin’ and makin’ out.