When there is obvious chemistry between a couple, it’s always easy for me as a photographer because their love is effortlessly conveyed. Chanda and I had the honor of spending a few hours with Joyce and Dayne in Laguna Beach just 2 days after our return from Fiji. We both remarked how both of them were so laid back and easy going– it really reminded me of “Fiji Time,” which Joyce knows all about now! The best part about this shoot was that we had just returned from spending all this time on the Fiji beaches, and we were right back on the beach at home in California, doing what we love best.
Joyce and Dayne planned to get married by public court, but wanted to have official wedding portraits, so we planned on doing portraits on the beach in a wedding dress and tuxedo. Since we all knew we would end up getting wet and sandy on the beach, we kept it casual which really fit their personalities, and I think that it really allowed the pictures to show what they’re really all about. They invited us to have dinner with them at a Mexican restaurant nearby, where we ended up sharing stories about our wedding experience, photography, bodybuilding (Dayne used to compete), and much much more. I really enjoyed spending time with them, and am looking forward to photographing their official reception next month – which will be a private party with just their closest friends and family. Congratulations Joyce and Dayne!