One weekend and one weekend only… Donovan and Sarah were finally back in Monterey visiting from Colorado and I was going to MEET them for their engagement photos, after months of emails and even video calls. Excited doesn’t do it justice, I was ECSTATIC! Then in true Monterey fashion, the clouds rolled in along the coast and even began to drizzle, but Sarah and Donovan didn’t blink an eye. They showed up dressed to the 9s and looking absolutely gorgeous. I knew from our talks how fun they are, so all the laughter came as no surprise. And I have to be honest, because of my time with this amazing couple I left with a renewed appreciation for true love and happy butterflies for these two. The way Donovan looks at Sarah truly says it all. I cannot wait until we are all back at this beach together this summer to witness them say I DO!!

Thank you so much Donovan and Sarah for allowing me to document your beautiful love story!





Donovan + Sarah’s Monastery Beach Engagement Session


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