A fishing engagement on the wedding blog today!? We just had to share this adorable summer tradition as the warm days are coming to an end and everyone is returning from vacation. Can’t it just last forever?! We’re keeping you inspired with this adorable engagement session with an even more adorable couple. What’s even more fun is that the couple is related to the photographer!
Read on to hear the super cute story told from Gina of Gina and Ryan Photography:
This may topple over as one of our faves as far as engagement sessions go, and it hits home on a personal level. This cabin camping engagement session is pretty special to us. We went camping (or “glamping”, if you will) up at R-Ranch in the Sequoias (located about 175 miles north of Los Angeles) for a weekend with a few of my brothers and soon-to-be sister-in-law, Melissa. Ha, nothing really beats camping for a weekend and shooting your brother’s engagement session! Plus, this place is so them, or should I say, so us? 🙂 As kids, my family and I spent countless summers up at the ranch. Exploring. Adventuring. Fishing. Oh, and scraping our knees. It’s no girly shopping mall, and that was always okay with me. It’s also where I met the love of my life, and now husband, Ryan (way back in 2003). From then, Ryan became a part of our outdoor adventure squad, and together, him and I experienced endless summers there as well. It’s where our hearts live freely and where time stands still. Well, enough about us. It thrills us that we can invite yet another to our outdoor adventure squad and into our family… someone who over the past few years has learned to love all the dust, dirt, and pine needles, and everything else that makes family, family, and everything else that makes R-Ranch our home away from home. Needless to say, when deciding on a theme and environment for Melissa & Garrett’s e-sesh, it seemed that a camping engagement session was perfectly fitting. Plus, with all the time we’ve all spent up at the ranch, the R-Ranch became our first and only choice when deciding on the location for this super cute camping engagement session. Welcome home (and to the family!), Melissa! You two are perfect for each other, and we couldn’t be more happy for you both!