Nanditha and Deepak are getting married in two weeks! We were so happy to meet up with them for their engagement photo shoot last week in Davenport, which is just north of Santa Cruz at a beach known as Shark Fin Cove. It was a gorgeous day and the sun was shining and the sky was blue. Since we have been having a lot of rain, the air was crisp, and water was flowing from a cave right onto the beach.
We met Nanditha and Deepak last year at their friend’s wedding. We were super excited when they called us to photograph their wedding over Valentine’s Day weekend. They have perfect smiles and are so fun to photograph! Even though it was really cold for Nanditha, she pulled through and did the shoot without complaining at all!
Nanditha and Deepak are really cool people. They love movies, music, and sports! Deepak is a musician and Nanditha loves pizza and watching Deepak play guitar. Nanditha lives in the Bay Area, while Deepak just moved down to LA where he has a new job. They are long distance right now so weekends are their only time together. We are so happy they spent part of their day with us!
We take a lot of images at our shoots. Most are candids while some we direct with basic instructions. By placing them in the right light and giving them some ideas of “what to do”, we create gorgeous natural images that the couple loves! No one wants a stiff portrait, but subjects don’t like standing there with no instruction either. It’s a delicate balance that we got down and that is why we really enjoy doing engagement photo shoots.
We are really excited for their wedding and hope you enjoy scrolling through a few of our favorites!