I met Natali and Matt a few years back through my best friend. After one night of country line dancing we immediately hit it off! It was no surprise that their engagement session would be just as fun :) Matt and Natali are such an awesome, easygoing, fun couple -I am so overjoyed that they chose me to be apart of their wedding experience and allow me to capture it all!
We arrived at the train museum and the weather was perfect! Natalie and Matt were dressed to impress in her gorgeous white lace dress and his black sleek suit! I couldn't wait to get started! Check out their love story below :)
Matt and Natali met in the fall of 2012, in their Criminal Justice class at California Baptist University (CBU). She said he was that mysterious guy who sat all the way in the back, while she was the teachers pet in the front row. One day after class, he tricked her into exchanging numbers by saying he needed help with an assignment, and she totally fell for it. They began texting, meeting up to study, and occasionally going out for lunch. They remained friends until the end of the semester and then lost touch. It wasn't until the summer of 2013, after Natali graduated, that fate brought them back together. Matt shared a class with Natali's best friend.
The weekend before Natali was arranged to leave to England for the summer -she and Matt shared their first "official" date! When she returned from her trip they both knew they wanted to take their "study buddy" friendship to the next level! Two years later Matt proposed where they first met at CBU. Natali describes it as intimate, romantical (romantic and magical lol), and super thoughtful.
Natali you are ridiculously gorgeous!!!
After getting booted from the museum -we headed to a nearby park, where they changed into something more comfy and got some great lovey dovey photos!
Natali & Matt I had so much fun with you guys -can't wait for your wedding this winter! I know its going to be amazing!!!
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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.