Last Thursday night I met with Hiroko and Dan for their "date night" engagement session in Woodland, California. Hiroko and Dan are getting married at a friend's home in Woodland this May 2010. Dan and Cherie is the home that Hiroko first came to America as an exchange student. And that was many years ago. I was able to meet Dan and Cherie at their home as we started our evening so I could "scope out the venue" before the wedding day. Cherie is so welcoming and I instantly fell in love with her warmth and hospitality. Not to mention she has TONS of books....a woman after my own heart.
Their charming home will be the backdrop to Dan and Hiroko's wedding day photos.
This first series I think is my absolute favorite!
I was so glad we were able to just sit and talk for more than the first hour. I had not met Dan yet, and Hiroko I've known for quite some time now. Hiroko had told me that Dan was funny and made her laugh a lot - and now I know why. I cried I was laughing so hard.
After leaving Cherie and Dan's home, we went up the street to a few areas I had spotted (and since I used to live in Woodland during grad school days).
Again, Dan made us all laugh. I just love the authenticity of these moments.
Just as we had that best "glow light" of the evening we hit some wonderful spots. This is another of my favorite photos of the day.
Look for Hiroko and Dan's Woodland wedding photos coming in May!