Shooting Kendra and Anthony’s beach engagement session was nothing short of a dream. Also, there is a strong possibility that I’ve never been more obsessed with a dress in my entire life. In fact I hope this dress proposes to me and we have an engagement session on the beach! Kendra and Anthony were so much fun to photograph. Not only did they both look insanely gorgeous, (listen to your photographer when they tell you there is no such thing as too dressed up!) but they were the cutest couple ever!
I love their story. They met on Match.com and Kendra decided to click on Anthony’s profile because his headline read: “Willing to lie about how we met.” HA! You gotta love a guy with a great sense of humor. So Kendra clicked, they matched, and then fell madly in love. After dating for about 9 months, Kendra needed to undergo a pretty intense surgery and when Anthony dropped everything to take care of her, she knew he was The One. I am a firm believer that when you meet The One, you just know.
So tell me this, when you were a kid and you dreamed of all the ways you could get engaged, was this one of them? Because oh my goodness! It’s one for the books. Anthony surprised Kendra with a helicopter ride to Thornton Winery in Temecula and then proposed right as they landed. Is that a movie proposal or what?! And I’m sorry, did you see the ring? It was a joint design effort between the two of them, but Kendra didn’t know what the final design would look like. I think it’s fair to say that if the Navy doesn’t work out for Anthony, he could probably be a very successful ring designer, mmmkay. While we’re on the topic of Navy, thanks for your service Anthony! I could have probably photographed Kendra’s engagement ring for an hour alone. I felt bad even making her part with it, but I just had to take pictures of its beautiful old Hollywood glam.
These two lovebirds will be married this June in Temecula at South Coast Winery under the Rose Arbor. I’m secretly hoping I get an invite and they let me bring a camera. Kendra is going to be the most stunning bride and Anthony will make such a dapper groom. I’m so so very happy for these two and wish them a lifetime of love and happiness!
The Dream Team:
PHOTOGRAPHY: Vanessa Rose Photography | MAKEUP: Jennuh Marie | HAIR: Adriana V. Garcia | STYLIST: Creativa Co. | FLORIST: Honeysuckle and Ivy2