Since all of my weddings and engagement sessions have been postponed due to the shutdown, there’s not much content I have to blog. I might not shoot another couple until late July or late August! In light of that, I hope to share a few more personal blogs this season and I hope you enjoy them.

2012

David and I met in 2012 in Washington, D.C. Before moving to DC for graduate school, I had joined OkCupid where I met David. We had a 99% match! Once I had settled into the city, we met at the Farragut West metro stop before heading to the Bier Baron for drinks. After a few weeks, we were essentially a couple and spent most weekends together from there.

David’s Company Holiday Party 2012

2013

In 2013, David and I traveled to Las Vegas together so I could attend the WPPI conference (a photography conference). That May we traveled to NYC for a weekend adventure. We also moved in together that August and I finished my master’s degree that winter. That December, we went to Turks and Caicos with my parents!

2014

This year, David and I felt the need for a change of pace in our lives. In July, we visited San Diego to see if we’d like to move there. Three months later, we did! Both of our parents visited us for Thanksgiving that year and loved the amazing weather!

2015

In March 2015, we traveled to Ft. Lauderdale where I met David’s grandparents for the first time. I also found a photo of David and his grandmother from when he was little and it’s one of my favorite photos of all time. He’s so precious! For David’s April birthday, I threw him a scavenger hunt that ended in cupcakes and silly decorations in our apartment.
That winter, my friend Liz (who was one of my bridesmaids) had me as a bridesmaid in her wedding in Alabama.

2016

In 2016, we attended lots of wedding industry events and I surprised David with a birthday trip to Palm Springs.

Man running and hiking in Joshua TreePalm Springs dinosaur statues

2017

We visited England and France this May for 2 weeks and had so much fun! We traveled to York and London before going to Paris, then Annecy, Lyon, the Loire Valley, and back to Paris. We also became engaged that September in Catalina!

Castle Howard hallway statues, Cavin ElizabethYork Minster in York England, Cavin ElizabethParis France European Vacation by Cavin Elizabeth Paris Wedding PhotographerAnnecy France boats on Lac d'Annecy, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyParis Engagement Photographer-2Paris Engagement Photographer-2Cavin Elizabeth and David get engaged on Catalina Island, Jean Dousset Chelsea on Cavin Elizabeth, oval 2 carat engagement ring with rose gold bandJean Dousset Chelsea on Cavin Elizabeth, oval 2 carat engagement ring with rose gold band

2018

In 2018, I published my book A Bride’s Guide to a Picture Perfect Wedding. We also started fostering kittens this year, which we still do today! 18 kittens and counting! And we planned and planned for our 2019 wedding! Plus, that December, we bought a condo in Banker’s Hill.

A Bride's Guide to a Picture Perfect Wedding, wedding planning book and guide with tips for brides about how to have better wedding photographyBlack and white kitten, Fostering Kittens in San Diego | SD Humane Society, Cavin Elizabeth Photographynew home celebration photo with Perriet Jouet Belle Epoque

2019

2019 was a huge year for us. David took me to the Addison for my birthday! We got married at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar and traveled to Bora Bora for our honeymoon. Our wedding got published on Martha Stewart Weddings that July! In September we also bought The White Flower Bridal Boutique. Needless to say, we were very busy last year! Plus, lots of kittens were fostered! Also in September, we started renovating our condo bathrooms and completed that in October after which we attended David’s brother’s wedding.

Groom in a black tux smiling during first look at Bride wearing a Marchesa blue and pink floral long sleeve couture gown with floral appliques. Fairmont Grand del Mar wedding published on Martha Stewart WeddingsGroom in a black tux smiling at Bride wearing a Marchesa blue and pink floral long sleeve couture gown with floral appliques. Large bridal bouquet of mostly pink tones roses, peonies, ranunculus, and sweet peas with long bright pink and blush and mauve silk ribbons. Fairmont Grand del Mar wedding published on Martha Stewart WeddingsGroom and groomsmen in black tuxedos with bridesmaids in mix match pink gowns and Groom in a black tux walking with bride wearing a colorful Marchesa blue and pink floral long sleeve couture gown with floral appliques on the Aria Lawn for bridal party portraits. Fairmont Grand del Mar wedding published on Martha Stewart WeddingsBride and groom sunset portraits. Bride wearing colorful Marchesa wedding gown with blue, pink, yellow, green, and orange floral appliques. A Wedding Photographer's Fairmont Grand Del Mar WeddingBride and groom grand entrance into reception. Bride wearing colorful Marchesa wedding gown with blue, pink, yellow, green, and orange floral appliques. A Wedding Photographer's Fairmont Grand Del Mar WeddingBride and groom first dance on a stage with with wagon wheel market lights covered in greenery in the background. Bride wearing colorful Marchesa wedding gown with blue, pink, yellow, green, and orange floral appliques. A Wedding Photographer's Fairmont Grand Del Mar WeddingBride and groom cutting red velvet nothing bundt cakes cakeOur Honeymoon at InterContinental Bora BoraOur Honeymoon at InterContinental Bora Bora pina colada drink in a pineapple shaped glassBora Bora ATV Tour for our honeymoonBora Bora ATV Tour for our honeymoon on top of a mountain with the entire island waters in the backgroundBora Bora ATV Tour for our honeymoonOur Honeymoon at InterContinental Bora BoraSan Diego Bridal Boutique: The White Flower Bridal Boutique

2020

Coronavirus. Enough said. At least we started making face masks at the shop!

pink face mask in san diego

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