Mkay, so Joshua Tree is FANTASTIC and I freaking love this place and these two!! These are the things I live for. Getting to hang out with rad couples and shoot all day. Are YOU down to do that too? Because if so, I know we will be best friends. :)
These two! I had a blast exploring Laguna Beach with them, and I gotta say, as familiar as I am with LB, we did some things that I've never done before. We rode the trolley. Like, how cool is that, and also, how have I never done that before?! We went on a different trail on Top of the World (the hill top of one of the hills along the coast). and we witnessed and AMAZING sunset! We got in the water, in September, and IT WASN'T COLD. Really though, when does that ever happen here in Cali. Not only that, but it really wasn't hard to direct these two because they were so natural at it and so in love. Lauren's genuine joy is so evident in this shoot that it makes me happy every time I look through these! And Ryan, well he was just laughing with Lauren the entire time and that just made it so much more fun! I can't wait for their wedding in December, I know that it's going to definitely be an emotional one for them, and for me!
I went to PLNU with both Maddy and Aaron and had actually met both of them through different crazy adventures!
I was in the same chamber choir with Aaron, and we traveled to the UK together for our Europe tour in 2013. It was my first time abroad ever, and between eating fish and chips with the group (which were fantastic btw), to traveling to small towns in England and experiencing new foods, Aaron was really a great friend to have on that trip!
With Maddy, we met on a summer ministry trip over the summer of 2014 where we traveled to multiple high school summer retreats leading worship in the mountains and other various summer camps in California. Maddy was the only other girl on the team with me, and I will never forget my time with her! We became very close, and she confided in me her crush on Aaron from the beginning (which was actually the beginning of their love story! Eep!).
I feel so incredibly honored to be a part of their love story by capturing their engagement together. What an exciting time!
Not only are these two great friends, but they are truly beautiful people inside and out, and I am so excited to watch them grow and thrive together in their new marriage this August!