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half dome hug


Tim and Jenna had their destination engagement session at Yosemite National Park. I never get bored in Yosemite, and actually it’s my playground both for photography and for hiking.  I’ve hiked half-dome at least forty times now and it never gets less beautiful. I had to leave around 4a.m. in order to meet them for a quick breakfast at the cafe. We hit it off quick and then left for some engagement photos. They were really cute together and it was obvious they adored each other. They just wanted me to do my thing and trusted me. Tim and Jenna will be having their wedding at the Evergreen lodge this year, which will be my pleasure.

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Wedding Photographer Charleton Churchill
Engagement Session at Santa Monica Pier, Southern California

We all got up early for this engagement session, like 5a.m. in the morning to drive to Santa Monica Pier.  I had a wedding the evening prior near San Diego and went to bed around 1a.m. just after backing up all my wedding images. So, yeah, surviving off 4 hours of sleep, I got my Starbucks and was off with a fashionable couple from Texas, whom are marrying this 2014 year. It was an adventurous time shooting  some lifestyle photography, renting and riding bikes, kissing under the dock, taking some walks on top of the dock while the crowds were not present early in the morning. After 10a.m., everyone and their grandmas were there. While it was very hot and my head got a little sunburned, it was worth it to photograph at this location.  Congratulations to this couple on their engagement and I look forward to shooting their wedding!

fashionable southern California couple on dock early morning

fun on the dock

early morning engagement shoot

southern california couple kissing

santa monica couple holding hands

engaged couple holding each other

romance on the dock

santa monica pier engagement photos

santa monica pier engagement photos

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couple washing sand off feet

beach photos of couple

fun couple in sand

cute couple riding bikes on pier

santa monica wedding photography

Santa Monica Pier theme park photos with kissing couple

drinking coke together