My time with Sarah and Drake for their beautiful and classic Pebble Beach engagement was a delight to photograph! Firstly, I was over the moon to get to work with them after a previous bride, Morgan, (Sarah’s best friend!) recommended them to me. Secondly, these serendipitous connections to my couples really fill my heart- Sarah and Drake are such a darling duo!
Sweet Serendipity And Doing Life Together
Like I mentioned above, Sarah and Drake were recommended to me by a best friend. When these lovely coincidences occur, it allows me to be more deeply intertwined in aspects of my couples’ lives. Ultimately, the three of us had these depths in our interactions when we first gathered in my office at The Cottage. Getting to talk with them about the highs and lows that come with doing life together and being each other’s person really sealed the deal for me that these two are an incredible pair of wonderful people!
First Stop: Del Monte Forest
For starters, Sarah was inspired by previous engagement sessions I’d done in Del Monte Forest, so that was our first stop! I love the trails of tall Cypress trees and how the sunlight filters in through the leaves. Sarah and Drake’s blue, white, and beige color palette gave their classic and beautiful engagement session such a softness that I just adored!
Their Beautiful And Classic Love Story; How He Proposed
“We talked about getting married previously, but Drake wanted the proposal to be a surprise. He had a few ideas of where and how he wanted to propose… Ultimately, he chose Spyglass Hill Golf Course as this was the location where we first exchanged looks. It was more difficult to come up with a legitimate reason to get Sarah to the golf course. Drake asked her to go to Spanish Bay to watch the sunset on Saturday, December 1st, 2018. He was so nervous on the morning of this day! He confided in two of his coworkers to talk through his exact plan. Drake was still unsure exactly how to get Sarah down to the first tee at Spyglass.
As the afternoon rolled around, it was time to get ready to go to Spanish Bay to watch the sunset. When leaving Carmel to head over, Drake decided to take the “scenic route” through the Del Monte forest. This route would pass right by Spyglass Hill on their way to Spanish Bay. Approaching Spyglass, Drake said, “Do you mind if we stop by the pro shop – I want to see if they have this sweater I love?” (Drake was previously the Retail Sales Supervisor at Spyglass Hill). Drake pulled into Spyglass and the two entered the Pro Shop around 4:00 pm. Browsing through retail items, Drake grabs a driver and tells Sarah, “I want to hit a tee shot for old times sake.”. So he grabs a driver and a tee to head down to the first tee, telling her to follow.
Drake puts the tee in the ground and Sarah asks, “do you even have a golf ball?”. This was when he grabbed her hands and replied, “no I do not, I brought you here for another reason.”. And the rest is history!”
– Sarah & Drake
Wrapping Up On The Rocks At Pebble Beach
To conclude our session, we had the grand finale at Pebble Beach. As a local Monterey engagement photographer, I love capturing the rocky and sandy coastline here! Sarah and Drake’s photos are so classically beautiful and soft. I love the way they look at each other with the waves rolling in the background. Ultimately, I’m so happy I was able to photograph your beautiful and classic Pebble Beach engagement, Sarah and Drake!
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