May The Force Be With Them
I really love my job as a wedding photographer!! I recently shot Karina and Ivan’s engagement session and one of my favorite hidden gems here in Orange County. We hopped in my truck and went off-roading up Holy Jim Trail for their Trabuco Canyon engagement session. It’s always a fun adventure and makes for some great pictures.
Karina and Ivan are such a fun couple. They are huge Star Wars fans and wanted to incorporate that into a few pictures. Complete with their Darth Vader mask and lightsabers. Very fun!
Karina and Ivan’s Love Story
Q: What do you do for work?
Q: How did you first meet Ivan and describe to us your thoughts upon first meeting him. Was he goofy, weird, prince charming, etc?
A: I met Ivan at a throw down show. At first he was super quite, but then we became BESTIES!! Then he became my boyfriend/ father of my kids. And now he’s going to be my husband and I couldn’t imagine spending the rest of my life with anyone else.
Q: What is something that you find totally cute about Ivan?
A: His beautiful Pocahontas locks and smile. Awwwww.
Q: What’s the proposal story? How did it all unfold and were you surprised?
Q: As you plan your wedding, what has this experience been like and what’s your advice to others as they plan their wedding?
A: This experience has been so much fun! From picking out my wedding dress to my bachelorette party!!! I had so much fun with my girls and my mom. Now, this Sunday is my bridal shower!! So excited!! My advice is always starting to plan your wedding at least a whole year before! There are so many little things!!
Q: If Ivan were a superhero, who would he be and why?
A: Hmmmm, I would say half Spiderman – half Flash!!! He’s fast and loves to climb things hahaha
Q: As you have planned your wedding, what’s something new you’ve learned about Ivan?
Q: What do you do for work and what do you enjoy most about it?
A: I work at Get My Point Body Piercing. I enjoy that it’s constantly changing and everyday is different. You never know who or what will happen that day. I also enjoy that i can provide for my family by doing something that I love.
Q: Describe Karina in one word. Why did you choose that word?
A: Loving. She enjoys making me and our boys happy. She loves to spoil us. Family is definitely her number one priority.
A: We didn’t have anything planned for our first date we ended up driving to fashion island and had dinner at yard house we talked and had drinks. i wasn’t very nervous, karina has always made me feel like i can be myself.
Q: Was Karina surprised when you proposed? Why did you choose to propose the way you did?
Q: Looking towards the future, what do you most look forward to doing with Karina?
A: Raising our boys together, taking family vacations, going on adventures and making our family a little bigger.
Q: What is something unique, quirky or special about Karina that you’ve come to admire?
Q: How has wedding planning brought you two closer together?
A: We’ve had to work through, and find balance between, some of our different opinions. Its helped us communicate a bit better and it’s also brought us lots of happiness in planning this very special event in our lives.
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