Because Laleña and Allan were surprising the guests of their engagement party with a wedding, we had to figure out a creative way to fit in time for me to steal them away for their romantic photos at the Sonoma coast. I suggested that instead of getting up really early and heading out, we do a pre-shoot the week before the party. They loved the idea, and it was a super sweet and fun way to celebrate the upcoming surprise. They scheduled the day for the same day as Laleña’s hair and makeup trial, and it worked out beautifully.
Laleña later told me they really enjoyed having fun finding pretty spots out on the coast, and being more relaxed with the timeline, than if it were their actual wedding day. It’s a great idea if you are struggling with a challenging timeline like they were!
Hair & Make-up: The Powder Room
Check out Part Two of this surprise wedding here.