You know when there are just some people you gel with instantly? Well…that’s exactly what happened when I met Marisa and Spencer! These lovebirds met in San Luis Obispo on New Year’s Eve in 2011, which might have never of happened if Spencer, freshly moved into his new apartment in Santa Monica, didn't receive a text from his college friend convincing him to drive up to SLO to ring in the new year! Although Marisa and Spencer met and hung out on NYE, that’s as far as it got... as Spencer puts it, his "lack of game" failed him numerous times in getting Marisa's number, despite his best efforts. Reconnecting the following week in Los Angeles, Spencer joined Marisa and her cousin for dinner, but he failed (yet again) to get Marisa's number. Luckily, Marisa sent him a text the next day thanking him for dinner…and the rest was history! Getting engaged almost four years after their serendipitous New Year’s Eve meeting, Marisa and Spencer are set to tie the knot next March at the beautiful Spanish Hills Country Club.
This Santa Monica Pier engagement session was perfect in every way. I’m still in awe that this is my job - getting to spend a beautiful Friday evening with an amazing couple doesn’t feel like work! I can’t wait for Marisa and Spencer’s wedding next spring!