Gabrielle & Jonothan!

I'm not a fan of long engagements. I basically have your wedding planned in my head in like, the first few months, if that. So when Gabrielle told me that her engagement would be almost 2 1/2 years long, I already liked her so I was in. The only way to get through it was to make timeline jokes and keep it moving. The hidden gift in their long engagement was my relationship with Gabrielle. She's like the little sister that I never had and I'm so grateful.

In 2 1/2 years, I was able to see how Johnathan and Gabrielle worked as a couple, which was beautiful. Gabrielle would have an idea, or I'd have one, and she'd present it to Johnathan and the answer would always be yes. Well, there would be questions first but in the end, the answer would be yes. The ONLY time he said no was when it came to doing a first look. He was so opposed to it that even I was worried that I wouldn't be able to convince him, which I can ALWAYS convince a couple to do a first look. Thank goodness they listened to'll see from their photos how magical it really was. Get comfortable because as usual, Elle Danielle shot her life away!


Ikeda & Shaun!

When I tell you guys that Ikeda and Shaun are magical, I mean it in every sense of the word. I worked with them for about a year and in that time I witnessed their little honey pie, Kingsley, go from a baby in a stroller to a walking little girl. I promise, my main goal in our meetings was for me to get Kingsley in my arms and then get down to business. The love and tenderness that they have for each other is inspiring, and when it comes to their little honey pie, it's palpable. Some couples reinforce my idea of love...Ikeda and Shaun are definitely one of those couples for me.

As you remember from their engagement shoot, they come to SLAY! Ikeda's gown...her GOWN, you guys!!! Her shoes, her headpiece, her everything! Shaun's tux...their flowers...their smiles... basically, get comfy because I love all 10,000,000 of their photos. Mecca, you KILLED this!!!