After Stephanie got over her early morning shock and surprise (click here to see Stephanie and Justin’s proposal), we added an engagement session the next day:
I was contacted by Stephanie’s mom, who wanted to plan a proposal together with her future son in law in Laguna Beach. Being from Chicago, they needed my help in organizing this of course. Proposals can be tricky, as we don’t want to blow the surprise! Most often I get requests for “sunset proposals”, but in this case, Justin really wanted Stephanie to not have any idea at all, and decided to do the proposal in the morning (early- 8 am!!) after a little game of basketball at Main Beach in Laguna. He was right; Stephanie was completely surprised, it was beautiful.
These pictures were taken during “just another” beach day at San Onofre State Beach, California, capturing my friends and family, just as they are. XOXO Anna
I took these pictures of my own kids. Just a quick 20 minute shoot, during a beautiful Summer evening in August. I’m so lucky, my kids just love each other. They’re over 6 years apart, but don’t feel that age difference at all. This shoot wasn’t planned at all. I usually take my camera every time I go down, just in case I see something that’s worth photographing. This definitely was…
I loved Savannah’s strong look together with a great sense of style. She showed up with tons of great outfits which was just wonderful! It makes it so much fun to do the styling when you’re given all these great pieces to work with. Savannah flaunted it well, loved shooting her. XO Anna Goddard
Hailey, such a beautiful girl and so fun for me to photograph. This was the 2nd time in 2 years I photographed her, and again it was a pleasure. I’m so impressed with her gymnastics abilities; she can do a splits in the air without much of a running start. Unbelievable! For much more of Hailey and other Children’s collections, please CLICK HERE.
Bella, a young girl, wise beyond her years.. Kids are always so fun to work with, they all have their own little characters, some more outspoken than others and each individually so fantastic! My goal is to always let the kids’ characters shine through in my pictures of them. XO Anna
For more of Bella and other kids’ collections, please click here for the main site “Goddard Studios”.
The Jenkins have been my friends and neighbors for a many years. Their youngest son Benji has been my daughter’s classmate and friend, so I know him well and he is adorable, as is his older brother Jackson. These pictures were taken at Thousand Steps beach in South Laguna Beach.