I love Maui. I love weddings. I love being a match maker. I love Melissa and Brandon. What do these things all have in common (besides that I love them all)? Brandon and Melissa will be getting married in Maui this summer and I just so happen to get to photograph it! AND this is the first time I actually get to say that I introduced a couple who eventually got married! You see, Melissa has been a close friend of mine for many years…pretty much ever since I moved to San Diego. She is one of the sweetest, kindest, spunkiest (yep, it’s a word), prettiest and lovely girls I know. So that tells you I won’t introduce her to just ANYONE. She deserves the best. A man who will be by her side through anything and will love her to the moon and back. Brandon is just that person. I met Brandon a few years ago while working at Upper Deck. As I got to know him better, I knew that he was one of the nicest guys I’d ever met and would be a good match for my friend, Mel. Just about four years ago, as the Padres season was just underway, Brandon invited me and another co-worker/friend, Gabriel, to a game. There was one extra ticket and I decided to invite Melissa. You see where this is going, right? Well I have to say they hit it off right away, he asked for her number and they never looked back. I’m so happy for my dear friends and very much looking forward to their big day in MAUI!!!!

Since this is where they first met, it was only fitting to shoot their engagement photos inside Petco Park! Luckily Brandon has some connections with the Padres (THANKS NICK!) and received full access to the empty ballpark. It’s not something that happens everyday, so we took full advantage and had a fabulous time!

Enjoy the photos and see you in MAUI!!!

Can you guess their wedding date?? πŸ™‚

You guys are too cute.

Melissa, you are GORGEOUS!