{Shelly & Travis - Engagement} (5/16/16)

From the moment I met Shelly & Travis I knew the three of us were destined for friendship. With a fun-loving couple like these two it's pretty hard to not have a blast during a session! 

Travis popped the big question to Shelly on Christmas Eve 2015 and to say that I was crazy excited for them would be the understatement of the century! I had the pleasure of having these two in front of my lens just a few short months before their engagement and even during that first shoot I had a gut feeling that I would be seeing them VERY soon for THE BIG E-SESSION! The love these two have for one another completely radiates through every single shot and I couldn't help but have a perma-smile on my face with every shutter click.

I brought up the idea of having this special engagement session take place at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara for quite a few reasons. For starters the location is absolutely breathtaking! You can look to your left and see the ocean- and then to your right to see beautiful lake Cachuma. Shelly and I racked our brains for about a week trying to come up with a perfect location that was not only unique- but somewhat secluded and intimate. When you're a former USC football player like the ever so humble Travis, you tend to get stopped on the streets of their small Paso Robles & Atascadero communities pretty regularly by fans and friends alike. (I witnessed this first hand during our very first session!) By venturing off to Santa Barbara I knew the possibility of running into anyone we knew was pretty slim to none. 

I couldn't have asked for better weather, a better location or a more genuinely beautiful couple for this photo session. I mean c'mon- just look at Shelly's fabulous tulle skirt! Her fashion sense alone made this session even more swoon worthy.

I am over the moon to be documenting Shelly and Travis' upcoming nuptials this November at Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles!