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penny + ben’s engagement session | la jolla, california

We met up with Penny and Ben (yet another fabulous La Vida Couple!) while they were in town figuring out a few wedding details for their wedding at Estancia (one of our favorite venues!) this summer, with the expert help of the fabulous team at First Comes Love. We were so thankful that they were able to spend even more time with us than they had originally planned!

Penny and Ben met through Ben’s cousin, who is a friend of Penny’s. They were all planning to go out to a bar in Pacific Beach (Ah, yes. Good old PB!). Penny says that she and Ben had chemistry from the moment they met, and ended up talking the whole night about their families, their values, and how much they had in common. They started dating the very next day.

Definitely love at first sight! 🙂

When Ben proposed to the love of his life, he did something pretty great…

When Penny was visiting her parents here in San Diego (they currently live in Colorado), Ben drove down from LA with their little doggy Choco. Ben called Penny to tell her that he had sent flowers, but the flower delivery man could not get into her parents’ complex. When Penny went out to open the door, there was Ben holding not just a bouquet for Penny, BUT ALSO FOR HER MOM! Isn’t that super-sweet?  Their pup, Choco, was wearing a white bowtie, and Ben got down on one knee, and asked for Penny’s delicate hand in marriage. Ben gets some serious style points, for sure!

Time for some quickie dance lessons! You guys did GREAT! 🙂

While Penny and Ben do not live near the beach anymore, they certainly still have that drive to go out and get sand on their feet. 🙂

Even though Penny was FREEZING, she still managed to smile at Ben with that glowy warmth that just melts your heart! 🙂

Hand in hand, side by side, enjoying some peaceful time together. That’s what Engagement Sessions are all about! It’s such a nice excuse to step away from all the wedding planning craziness and reconnect with each through a little “you time” full of laughs, hugs, snuggling, and kisses!

Yep. Penny knows *exactly* what to say to her man to get him laughing!

Penny and Ben, we can’t wait to see you guys again in June for your wedding! We had a blast laughing and playing with you both! 🙂

 To Penny and Ben’s friends and family: sign in to their Pictage Wedding Event Page… you will be notified as soon as the rest of the individual images go live in a few weeks, and you will receive a gift certificate toward your first print purchase!

  • melissa cacha - Betsy & Jeff – These two may have been freezing on the outside, but the your images ooze warm & fuzzy!!!

  • Amy - Love these. Can’t wait to spend the day with you guys for their wedding. They are one of my absolute favorite couples!

  • Jeff - Awww, thanks so much, ladies! Lots of laughs we know will make their wedding day GREAT! 🙂

  • penny + ben’s wedding | estancia la jolla resort & spa, san diego » Life of La Vida - […] came out to La Jolla from Colorado for their wedding, and we were so fortunate to be a part of it! Their engagement session was also in La Jolla, a little further toward the water. We became fast friends during that session, and it was a joy to […]

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