Wendy & Jon live up in the Bay Area, but wanted to do something a quick weekend getaway for their 1 year anniversary, so they came down to LA and let us follow them around Manhattan Beach for a few hours. They are the sweetest couple and while we normally let the photos do the talking, Wendy left us such a sweet message after receiving her photos, that we had to share that too.
“I wanted to capture our one wedding year anniversary together through a photo shoot. My husband wasn’t so keen on the idea but he went along with it, after I explained that I really wanted to document our big moments through photos. When looking into selecting a photographer I was looking for someone who had an eye for story telling through images. It was so important to find someone who was professional, flexible, creative, talented, and has the ability to capture the beauty of who we have become as husband and wife.
We really wanted the backdrop to be at the beach, since our wedding took place in the Redwoods of Mill Valley, California. Being that we were traveling from San Francisco to Orange County to celebrate our one year anniversary Cuckoo’s Nest West was very accommodating and worked around our schedule. My husband was a little weary since our engagement and wedding photos were very formal and let’s just admit unless you’re a model it take some time to relax and let the photographer capture an intimate moment that you would typically share with one another and not a third wheel. But we were both so comfortable while Cuckoo’s Nest West took pictures.
Hailee and Jake were not intrusive or bossy; they were a lot of fun and comfortable to be around. While we were at Disneyland the following day we received a sneak peak of some of our photos and we were blown away. We couldn’t stop looking at them and just astonished on how beautifully they had turned out. We knew that Hailee and Jake were talented but their work left us speechless. Jon and I sincerely wished that we used Cuckoo’s Nest West for our wedding! We are looking forward to using Cuckoo’s Nest West as our photography company of choice when documenting our biggest moments, and we hope there will be of plenty of them.”