There is nothing a photographer can enjoy more than photographing a young couple in love. This past Saturday, I drove out to Stockton to meet Cein (pronounced “seen”) and Matt who are engaged to be married next July. Cein and Matt have known each other for 10 years. They worked together at the movie theatre, have been best friends ever since, and will soon be man and wife.
I met them at their beautiful home on the channel. We hopped in the car and drove to Lodi Lakes Park. Yes, Cein and Matt are water people. They love lakes and boats. Here they are standing by the lake.
What a beautiful dress she wore! We gotta see this from a few more angles. Here is Matt kneeling. (He’s a very tall guy!)
I asked them to sit on the park bench and enjoy the view. I snuck up behind them, surprised them, and got these smiling faces.
Next, we tried lying on the grass. These two are happy so long as they are next to each other. Smiles beam from them every second of the day!
That was fun, so we hopped back into the car and headed off to the Stockton Sailing club to check out the harbor. Cein and Matt are happy pretty much whenever they are around each other or when they are near boats and water. Being together at a sailing club is even better.
Yes, you’ll notice, they both changed. Cein brought a change of clothes for herself and a fresh shirt for Matt. Gotta look your best, eh?
Cein’s father keeps his sailboat in the harbor, so we walked out on the docks. Cein and Matt posed on the bow of the boat.
On the way back to the car, things got a little playful.
Matt is a very warm person, very easy to be around. Cein is inquisitive and fascinated with life, awaiting adventure at every turn. The two just ooze with optimism and happiness. Without a doubt, life will reward Cein and Matt with great experiences and a very happy marriage.
Cein is wearing a beautiful diamond engagement ring on her hand and a delicate string of pearls on her wrist.
Looking closer at that beautiful diamond, we see it really sparkles!
and finally, Cein and Matt close in for the kiss…
here they go!
and there were a few repeats after this.