When Stuart Thurlkill of Eyes2See Photography shared these images with me from Lonnie and Mark’s Safari Engagement Session in San Diego, I was in awe. First of all, how smart of them to choose a “safari” session! As Stuart explains it, “The Safari is a day long adventure shoot where the sky is the limit and creativity is king.” The longer time frame also allows your photographer to capture various locations, fluctuating light and mood shifts. Brilliant!
Second, when I took a look at the photos, I was blown away by Lonnie and Mark’s comfort with the camera, their cool style and their gorgeous smiles! Undoubtedly, this couple made the camera work for them. Come with me on our first Engagement Session Safari…
I absolutely LOVE the colors in these 4 images; that green mossy wall makes me so happy!
The beach offers so many opportunities for casual fun, great scenery and relaxing walks
I think I hear Mark saying “Oh Yeah, she’s MINE!”
Playing in the trees- don’t be afraid to get a little silly
This picture is one of my favs. Lonnie and Mark are super cozy, the air is a tad foggy and there is just a soft dreamy quality about it all
Stuart of Eyes2See Photography, whom I adore for a myriad of reasons (2 of which are his undeniably happy spirit and his ability to capture raw emotion), shares with us his #1 tip for Engagement Sessions: You only get engaged once in your life so make sure you plan a fun experience with your photographer that will showcase your personality and style.
Lonnie and Mark, who were gracious enough to share their engagement safari with us, tell us a few things about themselves in a short Q&A:
What are your favorite things about each other?
Lonnie: My favorite thing about Mark??.. so many things! He makes me laugh every single day, he inspires me to accomplish things I didn’t think I could do, and he is just CUTE, how can you not love a million things about him?
Mark: My favorite thing about Lonnie is her ability to make me laugh. She is extremely funny and we laugh alot together.
What are you most looking forward to after the wedding (or what about marriage is exciting to you as a couple)?
The most exciting thing we’ve done after being married was taking our honeymoon in Capetown, South Africa- a truly amazing place. We stayed at the One & Only Hotel which was nice (except that one of the housekeeping staff stole her wedding and engagement rings, even failing two polygraphs). Regardless, we had an amazing trip and found ourselves in very adventurous situations (great white shark cage-diving and safaris) as well as very romantic settings (massages every night and amazing dinners on the African plains).
Wow! What a honeymoon! Read more about it in the Arizona Foothills Magazine article here.
Thanks again to Stuart, Lonnie and Mark!
Chatting Soon~ KellyShare on Facebook