Leslie & Ryan Engaged - A San Diego Engagement Session among the Wildflowers

What is an Engagement session in San Diego, without the yearly Wildflowers?

"You belong among the wildflowers. You belong somewhere close to me"

Two sentences that so perfectly describes this couple. This love story started only a couple of years ago when a boy from Minnesota fell in love with a California girl. As fate would have it, Ryan was recruited by Leslie's company, and only months after they first met they were united in California and the romance blossomed. 

Ryan went down on one knee and proposed to Leslie on New Years Day of 2017. He had picked a spot that was very special to Leslie as it was one of her dad's favorite places before he passed away. Ryan had also included the rest of Leslie's family in the proposal by asking for their blessing at a separate occasion prior to the big day. 

Eager to start this new journey together the couple started planning a wedding for August of 2017, only 8 months after the proposal. That meant we had to start planning their engagement pictures as well. With both of them loving the outdoors, going for picnics and hiking the gorgeous trails around California we all knew we needed to incorporate this into their session. 

Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego served as the perfect backdrop. With the rain that has blessed CA over the winter, the grass was greener than it's ever been before and the flowers were blooming across the fields. This engagement session is filled with laughter, romance and beauty. 

With the help of Koko's Catering we had some real tasty treats to snack on for the picnic. And thanks to the talented Loren from Four Things Paper a custom calligraphy painting was created with the lyrics from the couple's wedding song. 

The Hair and Make Up team put together by Elwynn & Cass made Leslie feel as beautiful as she deserves, and together we went on an adventure among the hills of Mission Trails.  We started with a beautiful picnic by the Mission dam, and continued by walking along the trails, surrounded by open fields and wildflowers. We continued until the sun set, and hiked across the freezing river as a perfect ending to what is a gorgeous engagement session. 


Catering: Koko's Catering

Beauty Concierge: Elwynn & Cass

MUA: Make Me Blush

Calligraphy: Four Things Paper