Second chances for the WIN! | Palos Verdes Engagement

Fun fact: I dated my husband for a little bit before letting college get the better of me. Fast forward about a year later - we reconnected, started hanging out again + never stopped. Turned out to be the best decision of his life! Just kidding! I couldn't be more thankful for our reconnection because my life is more full because of it. 

When I met with Stephanie + Dimitri + she was sharing their story, I felt like I was reliving our own story! We connected immediately + it felt like we had known each other for years, walking in each other's shoes. The way they act with each other, how Steph is the more animated/vocal of the two, the way Dimitri quietly + patiently lets her finish talking before he shares his thoughts, how she doesn't care for Drake + he says " She's crazy", and how, when discussing wedding plans, they equally look at each other in mutual respect + answer as one voice....I couldn't help but fall in love with them as a couple. 

Steph + Dimitri's story is approximately 16 years in the making...They met in 2004, dated, broke up + reconnected again in 2012. Dimitri made that connection permanent when he took her totally by surprise when he proposed on New Year's Eve before all the family festivities began so they could share the news with their family + celebrate together. What better way to start the new year engaged to your best friend!! When it came time for the engagement session, they BROUGHT IT!!! I mean, LOOK AT THESE TWO!


There's no way you would doubt they're gaga for each other. One of my favorite moments was when I was photographing Steph solo (girl was lookin hot + doing WERK!!)...I happened to look over at Dimitri + I wish you could have seen the look on his face. YOU GUYS...This was the look of someone completely head over heels in love with his fiancee - TOTALLY smitten!! When it was Dimitri's turn, best bet Steph was watching with the same look on her face. All this love because they chose each other again in 2012. So here's to all the second could end up with a husband/wife! 

How HOT is this pic! OMG all the heart eyes over here!