Margot + Ryan | Wingaersheek Beach Engagement Session

I typically begin these blog posts by saying how amazing everything was — the weather, the location, etc. In this case, however, I am going to start by saying that if it weren’t for the fact that Margot and Ryan are extra chill and wonderful, this might have gone down as one of the most frustrating shoots EVER. Despite leaving over 2.5 hours early (for a trip that should have been about 75 minutes), it took me over 3.5 hours to get where we were meeting. Google Maps — why? Why did you send me down the most random city streets, with a gazillion stoplights? Yes, traffic on the freeway was jammed, but I do believe a line map of my travels would look like a child’s scribble. It was endless. Then, once we arrived at the gorgeous and very private stretch of Wingaersheek Beach where Margot had arranged for us to shoot, we were met by swarms, truly billions, of gnats. In some of the photos below, it actually looks as if it was raining. We weren’t able to stay in one spot for more than a few seconds before we were driven away by the nasty biting hordes. I am so grateful that these two were okay with us basically submerging ourselves in the water to avoid being bitten alive. For all of our trouble, though, we were rewarded with an epic sunset and warm sea breezes. It ended up being a beautiful night.

Margot and Ryan, if you could get through that, you can get through anything. I can’t wait for next year’s wedding!

Seriously. Look at those flipping bugs.


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