For Mayra and Miguel, their story has been over a decade in the making.
Mayra and Miguel went to the same high school. But they didn’t actually meet until after they both graduated. Their first encounter was at a party of a mutual friend, and sparks flew pretty quickly.
For past dating anniversaries, the two made it a tradition to celebrate by visiting different wineries. To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, they took a trip out to Temecula to revisit the winery where they had celebrated their very first dating anniversary. Miguel figured this would be the perfect time to pose the question that had been a decade in the making. It took Mayra completely by surprise.
When I found out that Mayra & Miguel missed out on the captured memory of their proposal, due to a cut off video, it became all the more important to ensure they had meaningful photos from their engagement session that they could cherish forever.
As we prepared for our session, Mayra sent me some screenshots of different locations that she knew I’d shot at that she and Miguel really liked. As it turned out, multiple of the photos were from the same location: Arroyo Verde Park. It seemed like fate when they told me they actually used to go hiking together at that same park as well! It’s always that much more special when the setting of a session holds sentimental value to the couple.
Mayra and Miguel, you two have such a coolness about you. I loved getting to help you two document this special season of your lives. And I can’t wait for all of the memories that will be created at your wedding next year!