Now that I have a 2-year-old daughter and a newborn son my relaxation trips are all focused on the stay-cation mentality. While other wedding photographers are out there booking trips to Iceland or photographing freckle-faced red-haired chicks on mountain tops I am holding it down in Southern California, kicking ass in Palm Springs, Los Angeles and San Diego. Don’t feel bad for me at all. I love it here and when I do feel like I need a little break to somewhere where the energy and vibe is different I always have Catalina Island. Now I could go on and on about all the f***ing awesome stuff to do on Catalina Island such as zip lining, riding electric bikes or my personal favorite, drinking cocktails on the beach until all your worries fade away. Below are some engagement photos I captured of a couple real close friends who took some time away from Chicago to do a little day drinking and have some post-proposal engagement fun in the city of Avalon. Below are the images from that day. Cheers! Catalina Island Wedding PhotographyCatalina Island Wedding PhotographyCatalina Island Wedding PhotographyCatalina Island Wedding PhotographyCatalina Island Wedding PhotographyCatalina Island Wedding Photography

All of the above photographs were captured at the city of Avalon on Catalina Island by Palm Springs Wedding Photographer Ryan Horban. If you plan on getting married on Catalina Island hit me up! Shooting a wedding out there sounds rad, but even if you are just making a trip to Catalina Island for some good ole’ fashioned day drinking you can also hit me up. I am not one for bragging, but day drinking is a preferred activity for myself and I am pretty good at it