Old Stomping Grounds

For those of you who don't have the privilege of knowing them, I'd like to introduce you to my warm-hearted, generous, business-savvy, jaw-droppingly beautiful sister-in-law, Rachel, and her strong, kind, and handsome fiance (my soon to be brother-in-law!), Jay. They met and dated in San Diego a couple years ago, and while neither of them currently live here, I was lucky enough to have a few days with them and get to take their engagement pictures here last week. We decided to head to Sunset Cliffs, their favorite spot in San Diego, and pretty much laughed straight for two hours. I love you guys, and can't wait for your wedding and beyond!

Bob + Maria

Pictures from this shoot can be seen in The Magnolia Journal, Fall 2017:

Goff, Bob. "Time for Gratitude." The Magnolia Journal. Fall 2017: 38-39. Print.

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I get to take pictures of people in love for a living. Bob and Maria make it easy and just love people for a living.

They both wrote pretty spectacular books about what this love looks like in their lives…if you haven’t read them yet, I can’t recommend them highly enough! They truly change the way I think and live everyday.

Love Does by Bob Goff

Love Lives Here by Maria Goff

Without further ado, here are some pictures from our time together.

Maria Goff

A hero is someone you want to be like when you grow up.

And for me, that person is Maria Goff. Oh my WORD. This woman is pure gold. For a bajillion reasons, but one I gravitate towards is how well she loves everyone who enters her home. As an introvert, seeing another introvert welcoming people with such authenticity is mesmerizing. I think it might be impossible to have a conversation with Maria without feeling filled up afterwards. More believed in, more encouraged, more of who you were made to be. Gosh, I want to be like that.

The good news is, you don’t have to take my word for who she is, or her mesmerizing quality of welcoming. You can slip into a conversation with her in her book, Love Lives Here, coming out on March 7! I. CANNOT. WAIT!

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