Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Belinda & Elijah - Engagement

Elijah looked across his church during services, saw Belinda standing there engaged in worship, and felt an instant attraction, without even knowing who she was. Belinda saw Elijah walking during a church camp getaway, and thought that she needed to meet the unknown man. In an unusual show of bravery, Belinda asked Elijah to dinner to get to know him better. They had dinner. And then another. And then, their relationship, bolstered by their faith, grew into something more than dinners. Sometimes, Belinda told me, you just know. They each knew that they belonged together, and before they knew it, a simple informal dinner turned into an impending wedding.

We met for their engagement session at one of my favorite places in Southern California, the Mission Inn. After sneaking around security for a bit, we ventured out to a nearby park. Although slightly uncomfortable at first, the two blossomed in front of the camera, and by the end, they were giving us posing lessons!

Belinda and Elijah, congratulations, and I can't wait to shoot your wedding!

After seeing Belinda just standing around, I instantly knew she was a dancer... yay ballet feet!


melissa mcclure said...

So nice! I love that shot of their mid-bodies - so expressive!

Abigail said...

Gorgeous pictures, beautiful couple :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first picture!!!