You know that I am a believer of people finding their soulmate at a young age - well this sweet couple is a perfect example! Sylvia and Darryl worked at the movie theatre together when they were 18 years young. He thought she was really cute with a warm welcoming personality. She thought he was handsome and liked how he made her laugh. Sylvia was the one that had the guts to approach Darryl first -don't let her soft voice fool you! :) Obviously it was true love because they have been together for a whopping 12 years!!!! Darryl proposed to Sylvia at the top of the Empire State building -can you say AMAZING!!
They planned to have their engagement shoot at Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles. It was a beautiful warm Sunday and there were TONS of people at the park. But no matter how many people were around Darryl couldn't keep his eyes off of Sylvia! And Sylvia just ADORES him!
He knew just what to say to get her to giggle :)
Thank you Sylvia & Darryl for allowing me to document this special moment in your lives! I cant wait for your wedding this October! :)
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.