I met Thomas and Natalie early in the morning one Friday in February in Los Angeles. I was there to photograph another wedding in Malibu, and we planned to shoot their session the morning beforehand at sunrise to get that gorgeous morning light that all photographers die for. We met at White Point Royal Palm Beach Park near Long Beach and to our initial dismay, there was no sun - just fog for days. The fog was so thick that from the parking lot you couldn't see anything but the thick, white blanket that covered the ocean below. I honestly had no idea how this was going to go - but I was about to have one of my favorite engagement sessions to date.
Fog is now one of my favorite things to photograph in - it's eerie beautiful, especially when you add in the crashing gray waves of the coast and two people who deeply love each other. We jumped over the edge to get to the water and spent a few hours running around a desolate California beach, getting soaked by the gray waves and climbing up and down tall rocks in a white haze, all in the early hours of the morning. All so worth it.
The images we made of their love are intimate and soft, contrasted with a tension of putting them next to a crazy sea and thick fog. I'm in love.