I noticed something was different about my brother Chris when he brought Alexandria home to meet the family! His smile was larger, he laughed more often, and his eyes never left hers! This was a man in LOVE! They met through a mutual friend and became workout buddies first. Alex is a personal trainer and after a few hikes and workout sessions she whipped him into the best shape of his life. They built a solid friendship that soon grew into love!
One day he came home telling me how he had never felt this way about anyone before, he finally found the ONE, and he wanted to plan a special proposal because he knew he wanted to make her his WIFE! Well life had a different plan for them and a few months later Chris announced on his birthday that he was going to be a daddy! We were completely stunned and overjoyed for them! Chris and Alex are amazing with my boys and we know that they are going to be AWESOME parents!
They chose to have their session at the hiking trail where their friendship began, in Los Angeles. It was the day after our "2 day Winter rain storm" so the weather was still overcast. Enjoy this urban themed maternity shoot...
She's glowing! By the way not one stretch mark has hit this 8 month prego belly! Lucky lady!!!
Bro stop being so damn handsome!!!
Alex you are beautiful inside and out!!!!
So when my brother told me that he wanted to surprise Alex with a proposal during their maternity shoot, I was overwhelmed with excitement! Im not gonna lie i definitely shed a few tears! I am just sooo happy for them and their start of a beautiful life! Right before the photoshoot ended he chose a secluded garden area to drop down on his knee and pour his heart out to the woman of his dreams. And she said YES!!!!
Her reaction is priceless!!!
Bro & Alex Thank you soooo much for allowing me to be apart of this huge moment in your lives! You guys ROCK and are perfect for eachother! Alex Welcome to this crazy familia! ;) And hurry up and pop out my nephew -I cant wait to hold him and introduce him to the wolf pack! They're going to be the "3 best friends that anyone could have!!!"hehe!
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.