I met Laura probably about 6 years ago on a Swim Suit shoot in Mexico City…I believe it was one of her 1st modeling jobs. We had a great shoot, but a VERY SCARY taxi ride back to the airport! The car smelt of gas fumes and sounded like it was going to blow up! Needless to say, we made it safely to the airport. We had a few hours to wait for our flight, so we talked, had some dinner and got to know a little bit about each other. As years went by, I would see her once in a while at castings, but we would just say “hi and hey, you remember that scary taxi ride in Mexico City?!” We would both laugh! Fast forward to last year…I received a call from Laura, she told me she met a great guy and asked me if I would like to shoot her wedding and engagement photos. Of course I was excited! One…because she is such a great person and a beautiful girl and two…she asked me to shoot her wedding knowing that she works with great photographers every day! So needless to say, I felt honored to be asked to do it! When it came time to shoot her engagement photos we decided to shoot down at Trails State Beach, just South of San Clemente!. When Gavin and Laura showed up, it was my first time meeting Gavin, and we hit it off immediately! Gavin was born and raised in Ireland. He had a great sense of humor and we ended up having a lot of laughs! Having a model for a fiance, I think he was a little nervous at first, but once we started shooting, with a little coaching from me, his model fiance and he ended up doing a great job!