Jennifer & Steven met in the 7th grade while attending the same middle school. They didn’t become friends until 3 years later their sophomore year in high school. Friends is an understatement… they were BEST FRIENDS! They were part of a group of 5 that were inseparable up until graduation day! It wasn’t until Jennifer left to Santa Cruz for College that they both realized that they had deeper feelings for one another! They took a chance on love and survived 4 long years in a long distance relationship. When she returned home after finishing college they were joined at the hip! After 11 years of dating Steven nervously popped the question in front of all their friends and family at Jennifer’s brother’s graduation party! I was actually one of the lucky guest to see the proposal go down & it was so emotional! Not a dry eye in the house!
We had a blast at their engagement session! We took a train over to downtown Los Angeles to take photos at the fancy library. (I was totally stoked to ride a train for the first time in my little life! Which was cool then we switched over to the subway which was an interesting experience to say the least! There was a man who decided to stand & start stretching right in front of me almost back kicking me in the face! Strange Much!! ) Anywhoo… Jennifer & Steven’s love really shows through their photos! You’ll notice a lot of giggly photos & I wish I could take credit for being that funny but NO! I would just show them how to position themselves & they would start giggling to each other on their own! Steven kept giving her sweet little kisses without me having to ask him to! They definitely made my job easier! Thanks Jennifer & Steven for allowing me to be a part of this special moment in your lives! I am totally looking forward to shooting your wedding!
Too Doggone Cute!!!
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.