The snowy landscape and cloudy skies up at Shaver Lake made for a gorgeous backdrop! Lots of fun was had shooting these old family friends, stomping around in the snow, and drinking lots of hot chocolate. Congratulations Crystal and Jared. We look forward to the wedding!
Ben and Jackie met in high school and started dating after graduation. After being together for 5 years Ben popped the question on the beach at the Dreams Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, of course Jackie said yes, and now they are just months away from getting married. Very exciting!
Here is Jackie’s version of the engagement story:
“I never imagined the way Ben would ask. I’m amazed at all the effort and planning he did just to make this day one I’ll never forget! During the afternoon, as we were sightseeing around the town he said, ‘It’s time to get ready for dinner. I can’t tell you were we’re going, but dress up beautifully.’ I was super excited and nervous as I LOVE SURPRISES! Later, Ben put me in a taxi and we pulled up to the Dreams Resort. As we got out of the taxi my heart rate increased and my palms started sweating. We climbed a set of stairs, and when we finally reached the top I felt the sun on my face and the ocean breeze in my hair. I saw the most beautiful path filled with red flower pedals and candles. At the end was a dinner table under a covered canopy…it was beautiful! I was in complete awe, and the exact words in my head were ‘It’s really happening, he’s going to ask me to marry him!’
After a delicious dinner Ben walked me over to this huge heart in in the sand. I could see how nervous he was as he started stuttering and mumbling. He then took a deep breath and I will never forget what he told me. ‘Jackie… I love you more than anything. You are perfect in so many ways. You are smart, beautiful, caring, and you make me so happy. When I picture my life I picture waking up to you every morning. I picture you with our future children, and I picture what an amazing life we will have together. I’ve never been so sure about anything in my life than this.’ He got down on one knee and said, ‘Will you Jacqueline make me the happiest man alive and marry me, and spend forever with me?’ I was shaking, crying, and said, ‘YES OF COURSE!’ He picked me up and starting twirling me in the air, as the ocean waves crashed against our legs. THIS MOMENT WAS ONE OF THE HAPPIEST MOMENTS OF MY LIFE AND WAS PERFECT! It was so intimate and romantic…just the two of us.”
Congratulations and thank you for letting us document your love!
Chelsea + Everet = Adorable Couple. These two lovebirds went to high school together but it wasn’t until a Halloween Party in '06 that sparks began
to fly. After dating for 5 years Everet finally popped the question on Thanksgiving Day after he took his lovely lady on a flying adventure around the
valley! Here’s the proposal story in Chelsea’s own words:
“Once we landed he walked me out onto the runway. He proceeded to tell me how much I mean to him and how much he loves me and before I
knew it he was on one knee!!! I had been dreaming of this day forever and it was the most perfect proposal ever! My fiance then flew me home to
go spread the good news to all our family and friends!”
What a story! And now they have some sweet photos to go along with their sweet story. These shots were captured at the Visalia Airport and the
farm where Everet grew up.
Rob and Flo are tying they knot, and the “forced” me to join them for the terrible task of taking some engagement photos while wine tasting, and gallivanting at the coast for the weekend. It’s a tough job, but someones got to do it!