Shawn and Karina's Engagement Shoot

March 11, 2012  •  Leave a Comment


 

We had a great time in Temecula, CA shooting for Shawn and Karina's engagement session. Their wedding is scheduled for March 3, 2013, so Shawn and Karina wanted to do this shoot exactly 1 year before their wedding date. The weather was great and the wine was flowing. Here are a few shots from the shoot. Skip to Photo Gallery Here or Slideshow Here.

 

Let's get to know Shawn and Karina a little better:

 


Shawn is an IT Engineer at Qualcomm, and Karina is a Financial Systems Consultant with IBM, currently working on a Navy contract. They met playing in an 8-ball pool league, and had known each other for several years before a pool tournament in October 2010 in Las Vegas brought them closer together. However, it turned out not to be a case of "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas", but rather "Sometimes what happens in Vegas, you bring home and marry". One of their earliest dates was the Winemakers Dinner at the San Diego Zoo; reflecting his love of wine and her love of animals. Karina volunteers twice a month with the Humane Society, and helped Shawn adopt his new cat, Kiddo. Shawn makes his own wine, and one of the ways he knew Karina was a keeper was when she joined him on a trip to a vineyard and helped him pick 120 pounds of grapes. In fact, the wine from those grapes is currently aging, and they plan to serve it at their wedding.

 


People who know them both have said from the beginning they've never seen either looking as happy as they do when they're together, so none of them were surprised when he proposed after a year of dating. The day before Thanksgiving, they went to a wine club at Ghirardelli Square, and were given their own table against a huge bay window looking out onto San Francisco Bay (and also, as he likes to point out, onto Alcatraz). When Karina decided to order the flight of sparkling wine, Shawn knew how he would ask her. After they had each taken a sip from their first glass of sparkling wine, he reached into his pocket, pulled out a box, opened it, and said "I have something to go with your sparkling wine". Karina looked at the sparkling ring, then up at him, then back at the ring, then at him... the smile on her face getting bigger and bigger with each second. Then she reached out for his hands and said yes.

Congratulations, Shawna and Karina! For more pictures from their engagement session, please view their slideshow here.


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