Big Bear Lake Engagement Session | California Wedding Photographer | Morgan & Peydin

Morgan & Peydin are one of those couples that are just SO infectious and fun to be around. I just photographed their wedding last weekend at The Wright House in Mesa, but since I’m so behind on blogging I figured I should finally share their engagement session that I shot last year around Big Bear Lake! I’m back at Lake Arrowhead this weekend, photographing a wedding with a friend and I can’t get over how much I love the scenery, atmosphere and feeling here.

Last summer, I was trying to get into a better routine of blogging my images and writing out the words immediately after sessions so I wouldn’t forget everything that happened… well that only lasted like one week before I stopped haha. (I need to get back into that!) Anyway, I found this paragraph I had written the night of their engagement session and I smiled reading it because it brought back so many memories of this adventurous engagement session!

“Tonight’s engagement session with Morgan and Peydin was such an adventure. We met up at big Bear Lake which was the first time I had ever been there. It was absolutely beautiful! Morgan and Peydin have such a unique love together and it was immediately easy to connect and get along with them. We hiked through the forest, winging it all the way since none of us had ever explored these areas before. We chatted about how they met at a country bar, when Peydin was just barely home from his first deployment in the Marines, how they get through the long months of separation during his deployments, and the fun vacations and trips they take together to celebrate being together when he returns. They told me their friends refuse to hang out with them solo if it’s only going to be the three of them because they are just so obnoxiously cute and cuddly all the time (as a professional third wheel, I am all over this and will gladly take up this role with them anytime!) they told me how they were nervous because they’d never been photographed professionally together, but I laughed because they were literally so adorable and natural together they didn’t even need my help with posing or prompts. She told me how a few weeks ago they spent an entire Saturday cuddling in bed and I told her she has no idea how lucky she is! They really are the real deal love story and I’m so honored and lucky to know them and capture their love.”

Seriously… I LOVE these two! Their wedding day was even more special and I can’t wait to share those here!