Alayna + Josh {preshoot/trash the dress}

The night before Alayna and Josh were married we headed out to the desert to get a few shots of them.  I also did this with her sister Kayla in Oceanside.  There is something just magical about taking pictures of a couple the night before they get married.  The excitement is just visible!   I had found some wedding dresses from JCrew a few years ago for only $10 and have been using them in sessions since (mostly in water).  This was the same style that Kayla wore, but Alayna used a different cover up and it looked like a different dress!  We only had about 20 minutes to shoot before the sun set, but luckily I brought my studio lights, so we were able to get some great shots after the sun went down.  When they got into the rocky, slippery, pond it was hard to stay standing up and not sinking (not as nice as the ocean for sure), but the reflection of the palm trees was worth it!