A couple weeks ago, I headed over to Santa Cruz to do Jiaan and Amanda’s engagement session. When I met them they asked if we could start at one of their favorite coffee shops in Santa Cruz, Verve. Since I love to go to any specific locations that my couple’s like to frequent, I said sure thing! I was expecting a little cafe on main street, instead I was greeted of a beautiful coffee brewery and cafe with tons of hanging lights and wide open windows. Amanda asked me if this was going to work and I said “Um, yes. Yes it will.” So they got a cup of coffee and we had fun shooting inside. Afterwards, we drove up Highway 1 and stopped at a super cool secluded beach and shot for a while. Afterwards we went to another beach and tried an idea that Amanda and Jiaan had that involved paper lanterns. We soon discovered that idea wasn’t going to happen when one of the paper lanterns caught fire and decided it probably wasn’t a good idea to continue. But we didn’t let it stop us and continued on. Overall, the day was just about perfect as it could get and I have been eagerly waiting to share these images with you. Enjoy!