We met through mutual friends, but we didn't date right away because David was in a relationship at the time. We were friends for two years before we decided to go on our first date in August 2018. That first date was a country concert at the Orange County fair. We danced and laughed the whole night, bonding over the similarities and values we had in common.
For our engagement session, we originally picked another location, but it got flooded from days of rain. We didn't know it until we arrived and got turned away by a park ranger. They suggested Irvine Regional Park as an alternative, which was only ten minutes away. Crystal, our photographer, asked if we wanted to reschedule, but we decided to just go with it, and it turned out great!
We actually found Crystal on Facebook! Her photos really stood out to us as authentic, and we liked her portfolio. We also read her blog and loved her personality and creativity. We knew we would be comfortable working with her, as Crystal is all about good vibes. We are, too, so we knew we found the perfect photographer!
Words by Danielle as told to Amber Marlow. Photos by Crystal Lily Photography.
Crystal is a Los Angeles-based photographer who lives for good vibes and real experiences. She's a free spirited, shamelessly goofy, travel junkie who she thinks she can dance. Crystal is focused on giving her couples great memories to share with the people they share their wine with, because what good is a fun experience is you aren't going to re-live it over a good bottle of vino and laughter?! Crystal also believes in spreading the love, so a portion of the costs from every booking goes towards an organization in need.