My cousin has a boyfriend!  I just say that because I know it will embarass her (j/k- love you girl)! Stacie and Jason have been friends forever and even dated briefly a couple years ago.  They remained friends and now that they are high school graduates and a little more grown up they decided that they really did want to be more than friends. 

They came down to San Clemente and to hang out which is good because they usually run away from the usual family night (which consists mostly of karaoke and/or an 80's dance party).  It was great to hang out with them and show them my town.  I love San Clemente because it is beautiful!  There is so much open space and even the biuldings are usually full of character.  I took them out near Camp Pendleton and we snapped these photos just before the sun went down. 

It was a little different photographing them because I am used to engaged or married couples who have no problem with PDA (public displays of affection).  These two are still a little nervous around each other and it was so much fun to capture that newness of their relationship. 

Thanks for being such beautiful and willing models you two- you rocked it out!


  1. Nicole on January 13, 2010 at 10:31 PM

    Nothing like a new relationship. But it sounds like they have a strong friendship, which is really important. Beautiful work, Nicole!!

  2. Personal Development Researcher on January 13, 2010 at 10:58 PM

    beautiful! really like the hands holding, randomly. i love this album!

  3. Renee on January 14, 2010 at 4:59 AM

    You already know that I love these pictures. You did such a great job capturing these two. We will cherish this pictures!

  4. Brianna Phelan on January 14, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    Very sweet - beautiful shots. Very intimate and romantic.

  5. MallieJane on January 20, 2010 at 5:46 AM

    WOW!! Nicole - you are excellent. These are such gorgeous photos! The colors are magnificent, and it seems like you really captured these two people so perfectly.

  6. Kelsey on January 21, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    These are great! What a cute couple.

  7. Brooke on January 21, 2010 at 8:50 AM