Destination Engagement On Catalina Island
One of the best parts about being a wedding photographer in Southern California is that you get the opportunity to photograph a ton of awesome places that are in driving distance. Catalina Island is one of those places, but don’t try to drive there because your car will literally sink in the Pacific Ocean if you do. Catalina Island is honestly one of my favorite places to visit and I have had the good fortune to visit there half a dozen times. When you are there you totally feel like you are in some foreign paradise like the Greek Islands, but without the hairy Greek dudes of course. I don’t want to oversell Catalina Island and the city of Avalon but basically if you have never visited this place your soul will always be a little more empty and sad. Brandon and Stephanie are two people who are very special to me and my family and they too are fond of Catalina Island and that is why when they decided to leave the package shrinking cold weather of Chicago for a vacation they decided upon Catalina Island. However, what Stephanie did not know is that Brandon went to Jared. HE WENT TO JARED! He liked it and was gonna put a ring on it as my friend Beyonce would say. After the proposal Brandon had another surprise and that was an impromptu engagement session. We took some photos, and knocked back some beers, took more photos, and knocked back some more beers, rode electric bikes around the entire city, and knocked back some more beers, then got on the boat where we ….wait for it, took some more photos and then knocked back some more beers. Below are the Catalina Island engagement photos from our time together. Congrats Brandon and Stephanie on your engagement! We wish you both many, many years of happiness and pies.