April 6, 2011

Engagement Photography at The Mission San Juan Capistrano | Fernando and Michelle

Posted in: Engagements

High fashion…fierce (rar)…and fun. Yup, that pretty much sums up our afternoon with the fabulous Fernando and Michelle. And we loved every second of it!

From the minute we met them in our studio, they knew what they wanted. And before they’d left, we already had their engagement session basically all planned out. Dream clients? You better believe it!

In thinking of locations for our shoot, we knew that the background needed to lend itself to where each outfit they wore would really pop. So our adventures took us to one of our favorite places, the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. With amazing textures and neutral colors, it was the perfect spot to feature their style. And while we busted out the fashion looks with these two; to know them is to also know they are the kindest and most fun-loving people…they couldn’t help but smile and wrap their arms around one another whenever they had the chance. Love has a way of doing that to people, and we have the amazing job of capturing it.

Fernando and Michelle, thank you both so much for infusing not only your personalities but your passion into your engagement session! What had us so incredibly excited even from day one was how this session would be like no other; it was who you two are and why you’re both so amazing together. We hope you enjoy some of our favorites! You two were dynamite.

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  1. Love the B & W shot with the flash backlighting- Hawt! Also, is it wrong to covet another man’s hair? :)

  2. Fernando Leal says:

    Man these pics are great! You guys are awesome! His hair is cool! ;-)

  3. Richard Lam says:

    Love these! Always awesome shots guys!

  4. Not Important says:

    So are these engagement pictures or a wanna-be fashion mag shoot? As a photographer I would have expected to see more chemistry and a connection between the 2; an explanation to WHY they’re engaged, other than the immitation of a fashion magazine print.

    • Gavin and Erin says:

      Awesome, that was exactly what these two wanted! “As a photographer,” it’s important to listen to your clients and bring their vision to life…so glad this was the case with these two, because they are two of the best people you’ll meet. :)

  5. Wow, these are awesome!! What a fun and beautiful couple!

  6. Laura Parker says:

    You two always take so much time listening to your couples and I am sure this is exactly the style they wanted. It’s so awesome that no two session are alike! I personally love it, great job as usual.

  7. Kristen Joy says:

    As a client and a photographer of Gavin and Erin Wade, I know first hand they take their time getting to now their clients and really do appreciate what a client has to say. I love love love my photos from my engagement and so does my fiance. Thanks you two, your work is beautiful and real.

  8. Nicole Prelle says:

    Where was the location in the last set of photos? That was not at the mission was it? I love all there outfits so cute!

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