IMPERIAL SAND DUNES ENGAGEMENT BREANA + KIRK

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4/17/18

IMPERIAL SAND DUNES ENGAGEMENT BREANA + KIRK

In our line of business, it is essential to connect with our couples and even more important for them to connect with US. After all, we’re spending a lot of time with you on one of the biggest days of your entire life! Oh, and did I mention we BARLEY know each other?! This leads me to Bre! When I got the very first inquiry email from her on The Knot, she literally had an exclamation point after every sentence! When I was reading it I said to myself, “Oh yeah… THIS is my kinda girl!” How do I know this? Well, I am the type that really has to contain myself in emails by using so many exclamation points! I can’t help it, I’m bubbly and excited over just about anything wedding related. When I first started my business I thought I HAD to speak a certain way in my email communications and my blog. I quickly realized that was not me and I wasn’t connecting with my couples. Additionally, I’m excited that you’re excited to work with me!

Fast forward to their engagement shoot in the Imperial Sand Dunes in Glamis, California. When we greeted each other, it was like I was saying “Hi!” to an old friend. Bre and Kirk were so sweet! And I should also mention that they looked amazing! Bre put a lot of thought into her gorgeous outfits. The long flowing white dress was a perfect choice to start off with. She ordered a beautiful soft white and green bouquet from her florist and some silks from Hey it’s Oh SO Pretty to fly in the wind off her bouquet. He crimson dress was from LULU’s and was a PERFECT color palette to end the night paired alongside Kirks classic black and white tux.

We seriously had so much fun for the next 2 hours! We brought along a bottle of champagne that eventually got popped and sprayed EVERYWHERE. But hey, we caught that on camera too! I’m not gonna lie, those dunes are HARD WORK to walk through. We all got quite the workout, but it was worth every moment. 

Last but not least! John shot video the ENTIRE time and now we have this incredible video to share with you! We recently started adding in video as an option for our couples and we HIGHLY recommend adding it on. It will look great played on your wedding day for all your guests to see and such a great keepsake to add to your memories!

Enjoy reliving the day and seeing the amazing love and connection that these two have! We will see you at your wedding at Hotel Irvine in November!

Vendors

Dress: Lulus
Hair and Makeup: Design Visage
Flowers: In Flower
Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

Planning your wedding or engagement shoot? We would love to hear about it! 

  1. Alexandria

    April 17th, 2018 at 8:19 AM

    OH MY GOODNESS! THAT VIDEO IS NEXT LEVEL! EVERYTHING IS SO GORG!!! Sorry for the all caps I’m just loving this! xoxoxo

  2. Samuel Torres

    April 17th, 2018 at 11:46 AM

    So beautiful!

  3. Lauren

    April 17th, 2018 at 11:46 AM

    So gorgeous! Such a beautiful couple!!!!

  4. Amanda

    April 17th, 2018 at 11:47 AM

    Breathtaking!! These are absolutely incredible and perfectly capture your love for one another ❤️🙌🏼

  5. Lilly Banks (Matron of Honor)

    April 17th, 2018 at 11:48 AM

    This gave me ALL the feels! I mean it really doesn’t get more gorgeous than that, does it?! Thank you for capturing the essence of what amazing people these two truly are together! Incredible job! Cheers to my favorite couple ✨👰🏽🤵🏽💍.

  6. hello@carriemcguire.com

    April 17th, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Lilly, thank you so much! Such kind words! Love the emojis!

  7. Taylor

    April 17th, 2018 at 11:51 AM

    The video is incredible!!! Don’t mind me tearing up over the evident overflowing love between this couple. Congratulations!

  8. Cindy

    April 17th, 2018 at 1:57 PM

    Beautiful pictures and amazing video!

  9. Rachael

    April 17th, 2018 at 4:10 PM

    SOOOOO GORGEOUS!!!! Everything about this shoot is UMAZING!!!!!!! Your intimate shots are to die for!!!! <3 You Killed it!!!! YASSSSSSS

  10. Breana

    April 17th, 2018 at 4:35 PM

    Carrie!!! We are crying so many happy tears 😭 OMG OMG OMG. THAT WAS SERIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL, STUNNING, PERFECT, IMMACULATE. The pictures are breathtaking and that video is everything we could of hoped for and more!!!!!💕 You both made our love so magical and it shined threw every single moment.

    I cannot be more blessed to have the both of you in our lives!! Kirk and I will never be able to thank you as much as you need to be thanked! ✨. Omg I cannot get over it!!!!

    Please give John our applause and standing ovation! The video was just magical and to you Carrie your kindness and passion for what you do made our experience that much easier and better. Ugh I’m so excited to share this with the world!

  11. Alana

    April 17th, 2018 at 10:24 PM

    Amazing photos of the lovely couple and such a beautiful location!

  12. Sylvia

    April 18th, 2018 at 3:46 AM

    Uuummm excuse me but this is such a picture perfect gorgeous glamorous Hollywood couple! Serious life goals right here! Beautiful doesn’t give these photos Justice!!

  13. Sumit Patel

    April 18th, 2018 at 6:04 AM

    I am so happy that you were able to make a breathtaking montage for two of my best friends. Congrats Bree and Kirk!!

  14. Sydney

    April 18th, 2018 at 7:45 PM

    Congrats Bree & Kirk, beautiful setting and pictures

  15. Ryane

    April 19th, 2018 at 11:07 PM

    Perfectly captured!!! Ah I’m so excited for my friends

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