This romantic engagement session was taken in Claremont, California -at a hidden gem of a wedding venue, Scripps College. Yes, its a College, that also hosts weddings! And trust me those weddings are gorg! The grounds have beautiful architecture with blankets of green ivy cascading over buildings. Totally reminds us of a secret garden. Carrie's blush gown goes perfect with the dusty hues in her bouquet. Everything is soft, romantic, and elegant.
Carrie and Michael are getting married in New Jersey this fall. Carrie is an advocate for mental health and body acceptance. She represents a community of curved woman who stand for equal opportunity and positive body image. How awesome is that! Carrie was also diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and has to have an insulin pump attached to her body at all times. This has only made her fight harder for equal opportunities for people with chronic illnesses in the work place and in everyday life. Michael is a man of many talents too -music, acting, producing to name a few! They were so much fun while shooting! The flirting was real! Here are some of my favorites!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.