This beautiful couple had an incredible engagement shoot at sunset on the San Diego coast. The stunning Bryan Miller photographs of them, as they hold hands on the sand and stare off into the orange colored sky, are gracing our wedding blog today, and we couldn’t love them more! They even threw in a classy blue & black change of clothes for a slightly different scene (Why not?!). We got a glimpse of their love story too – hear it first hand from Erica!
From the Bride-to-be…
Nate and I met on the first day of business school, and immediately started a friendship that would continue to grow over the course of the next 2 years. We were so close that it felt natural to take our relationship to the next level, and the only question I had once we started dating was “Why didn’t we do this sooner?!” Our friends seemed to agree because they all let out a collective “finally!” when we told them about our new status as a couple.
Nate proposed a year and a half later on Valentine’s Day in the apartment that we shared. He gave me a card with a photocopy of a journal entry he’d written the night we met, saying that he had met his future wife. Then he got down on one knee and said, “I’ve been waiting since that night to ask you this…” and popped the question! It was so personal and so perfect.
We decided to wait until a few months before our wedding to do our engagement shoot, as our photographer Bryan advised that the photo shoot could serve as a “warm up” to being followed by cameras on our wedding day. We made the most of the shoot by scheduling it over Valentine’s weekend a year after getting engaged and stayed at our wedding venue, the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, in order to celebrate our engagement-iversay!
We were both worried that we’d feel uncomfortable having our photos taken, but quickly forgot about the camera and just started having fun! It was really natural for us to hang out on the beach at sunset, and we enjoyed ourselves more than we imagined was possible. After we were done shooting, we hung out with our photographer Bryan and got to know him while watching the sunset – what an amazing day!