Kathryn and Dustins Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens Fallbrook Engagement Session

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These two love birds met the way a lot of young couples are meeting, through online dating. But what started with trepidation blossomed into real love and respect. Their ability to really know what the other wants and needs is beautiful. Dustin's proposal, was perfectly suited for Kathryn. Quiet, romantic and thoughtful, he planned a special day at Glen Ivy and made her feel loved and appreciated. Her ring was exactly her, a thin band, because she's prefers simplicity, and her grandmothers diamond, a call back to her love of family. 

Their engagement session was also thoughtful and lovely. Going to a spot that they often go and love, Myrtle Creek Botanical garden in Fallbrook, was a perfect fit. It was green and lush, and really super intimate. I loved every minute of this mini session, so much so that we ended up staying past closing! Their ability to share laughs together and  be silly together are such precious things, and I am so excited for their big day! I know it's going to be so fun.

I hope you love these sneak peaks, I can't wait for you to see the rest.



Medina and Arash's Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Engagement Session, San Diego

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What a dream yesterdays session was! Medina and Arash were so fun and ready to have a little adventure, and I was so thrilled to get them in such a lush green space. The humidity was high down by the Los Penasquitos creek, and we battled the bugs. Hopefully they don't have to many bug bites today! :)

I am so delighted with Medina and Arash's love story. From meeting in college and then pretty much growing up together through school, these two are such a great match. And their proposal story gives me goosebumps. Traveling to Italy, which was an after graduation trip, Arash proposed in small beach town called Vernazza. If you've never heard of it, google it. IT IS STUNNING!

While walking through town they found a set of stone stairs, and decided to followed them. They landed on a balcony next to a small church. It is right up against the water and it had a little bench, which was super private and no one was there. While marveling at the church, Medina turned around and Arash was on a knee proposing. In my imagination I feel like it's just a magical dream proposal. 

I love this couple so much, and we had such a good time, that I totally lost track of time and couldn't stop shooting. I hope that you both love these pictures, and I want you to know what a true pleasure it was and how excited I am for your wedding in August! 




Bride's Dress: Lulu's

Shoes: Dolce Vita

Necklace: J Crew

Groom's Shirt & Shoes: Banana Republic

Groom's Jeans: Levi