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TAP Ranch: Nicole & Jesse

I am excited to share Nicole and Jesse’s rustic wedding at TAP Ranch near Santa Clarita on the blog today! These two are the nicest people and so easy going.

They started off their wedding day getting ready at the Sweetwater Movieland Ranch. This is also where they had their First Look and took some portraits together and with their bridal party. It was an overcast day which was perfect for having some nice even light in their photos!

After they we finished at Sweetwater we headed over to TAP Ranch for the wedding ceremony and reception. The best part about TAP Ranch is that it’s a horse ranch and who doesn’t love horses? The guests were seated on hay bales and the ceremony took place at the top of a small hill by one of the barns. It did start raining a little towards the end of the ceremony and got pretty chilly but everyone still kept smiling!

The reception took place under the stars with pretty patio lights. Their first dance was so beautiful to watch. As the music played in the background they both were beaming and even tearing up over how happy they were to be married.

I think my favorite part from Nicole and Jesse’s day was the look on Jesse’s face when he saw Nicole for the first time. Jesse covered his mouth with his hand as tears began to well up in his eyes. It was perfect!

Congrats Nicole and Jesse! I am so happy for the two of you! Thank you for having be capture your beautiful day. Your love for one another, kind demeanors and easy going personalities were what I loved about working with the two of you. All the best to you both in your future together…Megan

Ceremony & Reception: TAP Ranch   Getting Ready Venue:  Sweetwater Movieland Ranch    Coordination: Simply Taylored    Cake: Bake U Happy    Cupcakes: Lady Di’s Cookies    DJ:  Silver Tunes    Invitations: Gartner Studios    Catering: Rattler’s Bar B Que

See their engagement session here.

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Santa Clarita Engagement: Adriana & Aaron

So excited to share Adriana & Aaron’s Santa Clarita engagement session on the blog tonight!

I had a great time with these two exploring the Placerita Canyon area and then off to the gorgeous pepper trees. Check out Adriana’s dress! GORGEOUS! I loved the black sheer layers, such a great dress for an engagement session! Totally matches Adriana’s love for all things Disney, it was a pretty magical dress.

These two are so easy going, but I feel like I say that a lot so probably most of my couples are. Hey, I’m down for that! Makes for a fun time during the session when they’ll go anywhere and do just about anything. Well, I am sure they would have drawn the line at some point. Maybe if I would have asked them to have a mud war or something. That actually sounds like a fun idea!Any takers? Maybe for the end of an engagement session though and somewhere with a bathroom or lake nearby. lol All that to say, it’s a good feeling to know that your clients trust you!

Adriana thought to wear some boots under her dress which was smart thinking because we did a little tromping around, up and down hills and had to wade through some pokey leaves. Maybe not wade through, but they weren’t the most pleasant to walk through and definitely not if you had high heels on. Once we got to some better ground Adriana put on her pretty heels for a few photos as well. Towards the end of their session Aaron picked up Adriana and twirled around in the middle of a long row of tall trees. Adriana kicked her heels up in the air and it made for such a cute photo!

Congrats on your engagement you two! I can’t wait for the wedding and to see all the pretty come together! – Megan

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Lexa & Eric: Valencia Engagement Session

Excited to share this sweet engagement session today at one of my favorite locations near Valencia, CA! Lexa & Eric met while in college and it was actually while Eric’s good friend was dating her.  They didn’t really dive into a friendship until later when Lexa was single and they ended up working on the same outreach team together. They soon realized they kinda liked each other more than just a little. They ended up dating and this last December Eric proposed and she said yes! During their session I loved that it was easy to laugh with them and just talk about life and future plans. They both have a heart to serve God with their lives and I know He is going to use them in a mighty way. So happy for you two and loved photographing your engagement session!! Congrats!

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Hillarie & Lance: Santa Clarita Engagement

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Hillarie and Lance are high school sweethearts and grew up together being best friends. They were so young when they first met that they can’t actually remember it but Hillarie remembers thinking as a little girl that one day she would marry that boy named Lance. 🙂  For the proposal Lance had it all planned out and Hillarie had no idea what was going on. He planned a day for her and her friends to go to Disneyland but the whole time Hillarie thought it was an early 21st birthday gift for her and her friends from their parents. She and her friends had a fun morning and that afternoon had stopped in front of the castle to take pictures. At just the right time Hillarie turned around and Lance was standing there, then he took her hands and got down on one knee to propose. She was in shock! When he took the ring out of his pocket, that’s when Hillarie began to cry. He asked her to marry him and she nodded yes! A crowd had surrounded them during this time and began to clap and cheer for them with photographers snapping away at this big moment in front of Sleeping Beauty’s castle!

I loved photographing the love between these two during their engagement session and couldn’t be more happy for the two of them. We had fun coming up with things to do and since Lance had taken a photography class he would sometimes comment on why he knew I had picked a location for the lighting or composition. One of my favorite things about  their session was just how evident it was that they were so happy just being together. I know God will use these two in ways they never imagined and  I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in June!

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Tara & Trevor: Valencia Engagement Photographer

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As a wedding photographer here in Valencia I love that it has so many pretty areas tucked away around the entire city. Makes is easy to find lovely backdrops for taking photos. For Tara and Trevor’s engagement session we headed off to walk around the paseos near one of the bridges. One thing I love about Tara and Trevor is how much they laugh with each other. During their session they had little laughing fits here and there and it was so fun to photograph and be around them. I’m excited for their wedding next year and am sure we’ll have some good laughs then too! Congrats you two on your engagement!

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