A hop over the pond to Brighton England proved to be an amazing place to explore and capture this dashing long distance couple. Stefanie, an Los Angeles native, moved to her fiance Pete’s beautiful home in Brighton not long ago. When they booked me for their wedding, they expressed wanting to have their engagement session in England (where he’s from) since their wedding is going to be in Napa. I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to travel and photograph this amazing couple, so in mid August, I flew out to England for a visit and a fantastic engagement session! Stefanie definitely brought some of that Hollywood style to the Brighton countryside for their session, while Pete brought the British sense of humor and stoicism. Since I was out there for the a few days, we took advantage of the time and beautiful weather to photograph them in different outfits and settings. We drove around the gorgeous rolling hills of the English countryside stopping by the white cliffs on the southern coast, romantic castles and even a pasture of cows among other beautiful places. We awoke before dawn to capture the first glittering moments of the day, and hopped back out for the sunset (when there was one peeking through the clouds) to get the best light we could. It was well worth the effort and I’m so excited to share these with you!
Next May in Napa Valley, CA we will be gathered together again for photos and fun to celebrate their wedding! I can’t wait to get out there for the big day but until then, these should do a good job holding you over. Cheers to the happy couple!