• WELCOME!

    The Wades are a husband and wife team who love connecting with and drawing out the genuine moments and personalities of their couples on a wedding day.

    Gavin and Erin are known for using natural light to capture relaxed and fun portraits, gorgeous details, and all of the joyful candid moments in between!

Engagement Photography at The Mission San Juan Capistrano | Fernando and Michelle

High fashion…fierce (rar)…and fun. Yup, that pretty much sums up our afternoon with the fabulous Fernando and Michelle. And we loved every second of it!

From the minute we met them in our studio, they knew what they wanted. And before they’d left, we already had their engagement session basically all planned out. Dream clients? You better believe it!

In thinking of locations for our shoot, we knew that the background needed to lend itself to where each outfit they wore would really pop. So our adventures took us to one of our favorite places, the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. With amazing textures and neutral colors, it was the perfect spot to feature their style. And while we busted out the fashion looks with these two; to know them is to also know they are the kindest and most fun-loving people…they couldn’t help but smile and wrap their arms around one another whenever they had the chance. Love has a way of doing that to people, and we have the amazing job of capturing it.

Fernando and Michelle, thank you both so much for infusing not only your personalities but your passion into your engagement session! What had us so incredibly excited even from day one was how this session would be like no other; it was who you two are and why you’re both so amazing together. We hope you enjoy some of our favorites! You two were dynamite.

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Derek Frenzel - April 7, 2011 - 7:07 am

Love the B & W shot with the flash backlighting- Hawt! Also, is it wrong to covet another man’s hair? :)

Fernando Leal - April 8, 2011 - 9:50 am

Man these pics are great! You guys are awesome! His hair is cool! ;-)

Richard Lam - April 8, 2011 - 11:40 pm

Love these! Always awesome shots guys!

Not Important - April 15, 2011 - 6:12 pm

So are these engagement pictures or a wanna-be fashion mag shoot? As a photographer I would have expected to see more chemistry and a connection between the 2; an explanation to WHY they’re engaged, other than the immitation of a fashion magazine print.

Gavin and Erin - April 15, 2011 - 6:46 pm

Awesome, that was exactly what these two wanted! “As a photographer,” it’s important to listen to your clients and bring their vision to life…so glad this was the case with these two, because they are two of the best people you’ll meet. :)

Jentry Aileen - April 15, 2011 - 7:38 pm

Wow, these are awesome!! What a fun and beautiful couple!

Laura Parker - April 15, 2011 - 8:29 pm

You two always take so much time listening to your couples and I am sure this is exactly the style they wanted. It’s so awesome that no two session are alike! I personally love it, great job as usual.

Gavin and Erin - April 15, 2011 - 8:35 pm

Thanks Laura! You rock :)

Kristen Joy - April 15, 2011 - 8:45 pm

As a client and a photographer of Gavin and Erin Wade, I know first hand they take their time getting to now their clients and really do appreciate what a client has to say. I love love love my photos from my engagement and so does my fiance. Thanks you two, your work is beautiful and real.

Nicole Prelle - April 19, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Where was the location in the last set of photos? That was not at the mission was it? I love all there outfits so cute!