LeAnne & Aaron // Big Sur
This is a very meaningful post to me — not only because I took the engagement portraits of one of my best friends and the love of her life, but also because we took these in Big Sur. Five years ago the three of us took a nature photography class while we all were in college and Big Sur was the destination of our class camping trip. It was during this trip when I first saw a spark between L&A (though it wouldn’t be until several months later that they finally started dating) and one of the first times we all bonded together as friends. During one particularly chilly night on top of a mountain, I remember thinking to myself that they would be would be PERFECT together, and after all these years I can honestly say that they are.
It doesn’t take much to get me gushing over how much I love and respect LeAnne and Aaron. Post-college we’ve stayed good friends and they’ve done very well for themselves — they’ve made a life in San Jose where Aaron is the head of video production for Specialized Bicycles and LeAnne is the creative director and founder of BeScene Studio Booths: an interactive photography business.
On a personal note, they’ve been a much needed constant in my life. In between my big moves to the east coast, Alaska, Colorado, Alaska again, and then back to California, LeAnne and Aaron have always offered me a place to stay; during the times when my money was tight, LeAnne would be the first person to call and offer me some work; when I felt lost and directionless, LeAnne would let me work out my ideas with her until I found clarity. In short, I don’t know how I would have gotten to where I am today if it wasn’t for LeAnne — her friendship, enthusiasm, entrepreneurship, sense of humor, creativity, endless positivity and ongoing support has directly influenced the person I am today, which I am forever grateful for.
It’s really hard to find people you click with, let alone maintain that for several years, but I really hit the jackpot with LeAnne. Thankfully Aaron finds the humor in our friendship, allowing us to be each others’ “office wives” and bring out the most ridiculous/colorful sides of each other. For that reason and more, she really couldn’t have found a better person to spend her life with. I can’t wait for their wedding.
love to you both xo