Wes & Chan's Engagement

Wes & Chan's engagement session took place in Downtown Long Beach: part 1 on a rooftop, and part 2 on the soft sand. Chan wore a beautifully thrifted gown for the rooftop portion, and a gorgeous Anthropology dress on the beach (This fashion expert knows what she's doing!). Wes sported a formal ensemble with a bow tie, and a relaxed beach outfit with Sperrys. Nova, their pug, also sported a bow tie in a few rooftop photos! Wes & Chan couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces during the entire shoot, and from what I have seen, they are such a cute, humorous, comfortable couple! But, I wanted to find out a little bit more about Wes & Chan's relationship. So I asked them, at what moment did you realize you would spend the rest of your life with each other?  

"I think this quote really explains my love for Wes:

'I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.' 

- Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

I couldn’t think of an exact moment when I knew he was the one. I love him without knowing when and where because love just happens. What I do know is why I love him. I love his big heart. I love how he tells me how beautiful I am each morning. I love him because he sees past my flaws and loves me for who I am. I love his obnoxious laugh which makes me laugh even harder. I love how he pushes me to go after my dreams. I love how he lets me think I’m always right. I love what an optimist he is. I love him when he kisses my forehead. I love when he makes me his peanut butter and honey sandwich, and how he adds bananas to them. I love when we binge on Netflix. I love how he brightens up my mood every day. I love how his weirdness is compatible with my weirdness. I love that he loves me when I least deserve it. I just love him for who he is and all that he is. I don’t know the exact moment when I fell in love with him, but I know he is my other half forever." - Chan

"There wasn’t really one single “moment” when I knew that she was going to be my best friend and the love of my life. It happened over time. She showed me more and more that she cared for me and wanted to be with me. That even my faults wouldn't stop her from caring for me, and even when times were bad, she was there with me and never left my side. I felt like that for the first time in my life, I could be myself and not have to worry about trying to be something else for someone. We have built up an amazing relationship full of trust & love. When you love someone, you love them as a whole- not just for their looks, or for their attitude. You love them for everything, all the goods & all the bads. And that’s what we have done." - Wes

Wes & Chan, so looking forward to capturing your wedding in 2016! You both make my heart smile :)