Even though I am based out of Virginia, I still wanted to offer my customary complimentary engagement session to Emily and Christian whose WEDDING took place in California. Through phone consultations, emails and their questionnaire I was able to find out that they have a unique love story and love of all things rustic and "cowboy." I knew I had to find a location that would showcase that and Riley Wilderness Park did not disappoint!! It was such a beautiful location. I wish I would have had more time to explore the 500+ acres that it offers!
Emily and Christian picked outfits that complimented their session perfectly. Emily looked stunning in her cream colored crocheted dress, cowboy boots and lovely loose curled hair. While Christian was quite the hunk in his plaid colored shirt, suspenders, cowboy hat and boots! I just couldn't get over how adorable they looked. They are such a perfect match! My favorite part of the session was watching them interact with one another. Their love is so apparent to everyone around them. I was so happy to spend the afternoon with them before their wedding so that I could get to know them better! Here are some of my favorite images from their engagement session.
This is what they call "The Grizzly Face." hahahahahahhaa I love to have fun with my couples!
Emily and Christian met each other when they were 14 at a church youth summer program. They kept in touch by talking on the phone and writing to each other. Later on, Christian served a 2 year mission for their church where the only communication they were able to have was letters! She devotedly waited for him throughout those two years. Here they are reading some of the letters that they sent to one another! Obviously there is so much more to their story, but this just shows how dedicated and in love they are. So cute!