Practice sessions with your wedding photographer are so, SO important – I mean, why would you practice with hair and makeup before the big day, but not your photographer? Julia and Dennis get it, and we had an absolute blast together taking pictures at Natural Bridges in Santa Cruz. They opted for an evening/sunset session (although sunsets are never guaranteed along the coast!) and we explored the forests, fields and of course the attractive beach that Natural Bridges has to offer. The weather was great, and yes, the ocean always provides a nice shock to the system when it embraces your toes when you're not expecting it.

Julia and Dennis are tying the knot in a few weeks, and after spending a short time with them during their initial consultation and then their practice session, I'm very much looking forward to all the special moments that will unfold on their special day. There's no shortage of love or laughter between these two, as you can see in the select photos below: