Tracy + Jim = Engaged!

Tracy and Jim are the kind of couple who seem to never stop laughing. They make funny faces at each other more than kissy faces. They have inside jokes and impromptu dance-offs, and together they make quite the dynamic duo. I met them for the first time on the day of their engagement session so we met at Intelligentsia Coffee in Pasadena and got to know one another a little bit. Tracy and Jim are warm, funny and just perfect for each other. I feel so lucky that I got to spend a fun afternoon with them and I can’t wait for their wedding this summer. Here’s a peek into our afternoon together:

Intelligentsia was the perfect place to start their session. They both love coffee and Tracy and Jim even brought their own mugs! So cute.


After these two got their fill of coffee, the three of us walked to the Pasadena library. This session played out to be the perfect date day for Tracy and Jim. Good coffee and some quiet time together in the library. In fact, that sounds like perfect date day for just about anyone who’s awesome, don’t you think?


After the library we ended up at Caltech. Earlier in their relationship, Jim roomed on campus for a summer while interning for JPL. Tracy would visit him there and they both remember the campus fondly. The gorgeous grounds was the perfect spot to wind the session down.


It was scheduled to rain the day of the shoot. Instead of rescheduling we decided to go with it and Tracy got some cute umbrellas to use for the shoot. When there wasn’t a drop of rain in sight we were actually a little disappointed! So of course we just had to use the umbrellas anyway. And, as happens often, it started raining on the drive home from the shoot. Oh, Mother Nature, you are an enigma.


Brittany Moody did Tracy’s makeup and made her look extra gorgeous for their shoot!

  • Sharon - Love this Pasadena-themed engagement session! Totally makes me homesick!

  • gladys jem - i am totally loving that kitty umbrella, and i love that they brought their own mugs. lovely work as always heidi!

  • Megan Welker - shut the front door!!! what an adorable session!!! love love love love!!

  • Tracy - HEIDI! These are awesome! Thank you so much for a spectacular session. :]

  • Leslie - These are awesome Heidi!

  • Theresa Herold - These are amazing photos of Jim and Tracy. You did a wonderful job and I really love the sites you took them to. I am so happy to see that you captured the love and happiness they share. Well
    done!! Theresa (mother of the groom)

  • Laurel - Love the umbrella one, super cute!

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  • Helen (Jim's Aunt) - I have been so impressed with these photos and the “save the date” video, sooooo cute! Amazing photography!

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