Katie + Frank | Engaged

Have I hit the client jackpot this year, or what? I don’t know what I did, karmically speaking, to deserve all of these kind-hearted, loving souls around me who think I’m hilarious, but I will take it, and I will appreciate it and I will say thank you for it. Thank you and thank you and thank you!

I am especially thankful for Katie + Frank, who are a most perfect example of what I’m talking about. They cheerfully did all of the weird things I asked them to, and they thought basically everything I said was uproarious (or at least pitied me enough to pretend it was!). Plus, these two have been together for TEN YEARS (!) and they are just as sweet to and adoring of one another as if they’d started dating six months ago—just get a load of how they look at each other and it’s obvious what I’m talking about. But I just realized I’m rambling and my brain is not up for eloquence today, so let’s get to the pictures already, yeah?

Starting things off with a favorite, because I can! Hey, hot legs. :D

Just look at them. Those smiles! Those eyes! Can’t you tell they’re wonderful people?

Here I go with the light again! There’s a crinkle-nose smile in the right one, so you know it’s a favorite!

Did you know that posing like this on a crowded street can be awkward? Did you know I’ll make you do it anyway and you’ll probably like it? You do now! :D

I was holding the camera above my head with arms fully extended for this one. That it is so well composed and perfectly in focus is a miracle. That it is a favorite is just because I have good taste. :D (By the way, get ready for a close up of Katie’s INSANELY AMAZING eyelashes coming up!).

This might be in contention for one of my favorite photos of the year. I wish everyone, everywhere could be this happy all of the time. And have such awesome shoes.

THE EYELASHES! And the eyes, too, quite frankly. Katie, you stop my heart (and your big-smilin’ beau ain’t so bad, himself).

I was so excited when I woke up that morning because it had rained the day before and was supposed to rain the follwing day—the clouds were UNBELIEVABLE. And if you’ll recall from Laina + Chris’ engagement session a few weeks ago, I remarked how rare great clouds are for us around here. I was PUMPED all day for this. And when 6 p.m. rolled around? Yeah… this is what was left. But I worked it, and so did Katie + Frank! :D

Is every photo I took of you a favorite? Maybe. Just maybe. (They were craaaaaamed in this staircase, by the way, and they made it look gooooood.) :)

I’m posting this to show how quickly even the saddest cloud was disappearing. And also because these two are adorable.

Just before sunset, we drove like crazy up the hill to get some nature-y shots. Thank you, recent rains, for making the mustard greens bloom! :D

Ending with another favorite. :D

Katie. Frank. My loves. You are extraordinary. Being around your warmth, your humor and your devotion made my life better. And you also gave me the name of a new sushi place to eat at, so we’re basically best friends for life now, sorry. My fingers were crossed you’d hire me from the moment we met and I am so excited for your wedding this fall. I hope you love these photos and that you see your happiness pouring out of them, as I do. Now, let’s go get some pizza. ;) xo, M



April 14, 2014 - 4:09 pm

maike rinaye omigosh, omigosh… that first black and white one is FABULOUS… I love it so much! And the field images… killer. Well done, and beautiful couple!

April 14, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Laura Molly -these are all so beautiful!!! Nice work on the above-the-head-black-and-white shot – love love LOVE it!!

April 14, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Annie Wow! Wow! Wow! She has GORGEOUS eyes. What a cute couple. They seriously look so happy.

April 14, 2014 - 6:19 pm

Steph Such a fun session! I love the one with her eyes shut in black and white. Great job!

April 14, 2014 - 6:56 pm

Chrissy Whoa…these are incredible!! That first black and white is MONEY!!

April 14, 2014 - 7:03 pm

Destinee Uuumm. Yes. They are all my favorites! Your talent is unbelievable, Molly! Katie and Frank- beautiful. What a fun, gorgeous couple. I agree with Maike on that first b&w. I about died when I saw that image. Wow!!!

April 15, 2014 - 5:43 am

Rachel Roberts Totally beautiful. Killer window shot.

April 15, 2014 - 2:21 pm

Maggie These are all awesome in every way possible!! great job :)

April 16, 2014 - 9:05 am

Bobbi I’M DYYYINNNNG OVER THESE!!!! Your posing, processing and most importantly your ability to grab genuine love has me over the moon excited for this couple! You’re the best Miss Molly… THE BEST! PS. The images on the hill with the little yellow flowers… AHHH!!! IN LOOOOVE!!!!

April 17, 2014 - 6:42 am

Katie D. OMG Her shoes, the light, her smile, his laughter, EVERYTHING!!! LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 17, 2014 - 12:37 pm

kim The black and whites AND the reflections — AMAZING!!! And then there is the field and the flowers and the blue sky…

Crazy awesome images!

April 17, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Jen Crowe I just love coming to your site and checking out all your amazing images! This session is fantastic! Love the two where you played with the light! So cool!

April 17, 2014 - 10:08 pm

Zach and Sarah Oh wow. These two are precious! Her eyes are gorgeous. I can’t pick a favorite…they are ALL so good and show such fun looking people!

December 8, 2014 - 6:41 am

Katie + Frank | Married at Hacienda De Las Flores » MEF Photography Blog! […] Katie + Frank’s engagement session is one of my favorites of all time, so of course I was excited for their wedding. And guys, I was not disappointed. Despite it being about a million degrees that day (which really doesn’t come across in the photos, but seriously, we were melting), it was completely perfect. Let’s get to the goods! […]

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