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Relaxed + Romantic Engagement in Joshua Tree

I’m a fan of all the individual pieces of this pretty puzzle – this shade of maroon, the dapper groom-to-be, a pup too cute for words and Greg Finck’s talent behind the lens. But put them all together and it’s even better than imagined. See it all in one gorgeous gallery right this way!

From Greg Finck PhotographyCaitlin and Patrick contacted me awhile ago to photograph their wedding, which will happen in London next October. Patrick is from England, and Caitlin from the US, and they both live in Seattle with their oh so cute dog Moxie. We decided to realize their engagement photos in majestic Joshua Tree National Park.

There was no question Moxie would not be part of the adventure, or this session. So they drove all the way from Seattle, down to California, just so that Moxie can be part of the engagement photoshoot. I must say she’s been quite a model and totally behaved during the photoshoot despite her flower collar!

I truly cannot wait for this sweet couple’s wedding in London! And I can’t wait to see Moxie again in her wedding attire this time!

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Photography: Greg Finck Photography | Bride's Dress: Show Me Your Mumu

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The Dreamiest Desert Engagement Session

Can we please have an in-depth discussion about how incredibly BEAUTIFUL this engagement session is?! Captured by Kyle John Photography, it’s Joshua Tree like you’ve never seen it before. From the sweetest (and coolest) couple we’ve ever seen, it’s all waiting for you to fall madly in love with via The Vault!

From Linn PettersonWe were road-tripping through California, when Jessica and Daniel flew out to meet us at Joshua Tree. None of us had been there before, so we were astounded by the breathtaking beauty we found in this otherworldly place. The stark landscape, with crumbling boulders, and cacti stretching toward the harsh sun, was so extraordinary and provided a complimentary backdrop for the genuine tenderness Jessica and Daniel expressed toward each other throughout our session together. It was such a pleasure spending the day with this couple. Watching their playful interactions and unguarded love for one another was inspiring. At the end of the day we climbed up on top of one of the boulders and watched as the sun slowly colored the golden landscape red, then purple then pitch dark, leaving only the moon and the stars as sources of light. And feeling slightly sentimental, we headed home, thankful for the unsurpassable gift of nature, and the unassuming greatness of the love that had unfolded before our eyes.

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Photography: Kyle John Photography | Styling: Linn Petterson

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Hear How Jean Shopping Brought This Couple Together

Meet Parker and Kori, a couple with the cutest love story ever. One that started in the denim aisle while he was shopping for jeans and she was the helpful associate who made sure he got the right fit. Fast forward 3.5 years later these two are making their way down a completely different kind of aisle and we’ve got their sweet beginning captured by the incomparable KT Merry Photography in The Vault!

From the Bride… Jeans brought us together. I know, jeans.

It was a slow afternoon for Kori, who was a sales associate at a boutique in Hollywood, CA. While Parker’s parents were visiting they wanted to take him shopping for jeans and decided to go to a rad denim shop. Kori just happened to be working and it just so happened to be her turn to help the next customer to pop in.

Our first meeting was at the door, where Kori shared introductions with Robert and Kathy. Parker putted behind both of them, his ball cap down low. Being the eloquent and professional sales associate she was, Kori recommended Robert a pair of “old man jeans” located in what she would like to call, the “relaxed fit” section. Unbeknownst to her, Robert’s fear of getting older sent that “old man” comment through a chain of uncomfortable exchanges of “uh, that’s not what I meant to say” sales banter. (To this day Kori has not lived this comment down. It will forever haunt her.) Underneath the embarrassment she ran around grabbing a variety of styles, sizes and colors. In the hurricane of denim, Kori had yet to really notice Parker. Let’s just say that Robert needed the most attention. After getting both men in jeans, Parker walked out of the dressing room and finally Kori had her first look. TA DA! It was love!!

While it may not have actually been love at first sight, Kori did experience what she calls “knowing”. She knew in that moment that she wanted to know more about this quiet, handsome, shy human. So what is a girl to do? Oh yeah! Ask his mom. She probed Kathy with questions… “What does he do?” “Does he have a girlfriend?” Kathy was very thorough and enthusiastic about her son, answering all of Kori’s questions and intriguing her more.

By the time everyone reached the register Kori was already planning her move to give Parker her phone number. He was so shy so she had no idea if he was going to ask her out. She couldn’t let him leave without her number so she proceeded to write her number on her business card. She politely told him: “Here is my number, we should get together and hangout sometime.” Parker smiled and said, “yeah.” He reached out that evening and 3 ½ years later we are engaged and love each other deeply. We look back at that day as the day we both finally found one another. We are so happy to have you celebrating our special weekend with us!

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Photography: KT Merry Photography | Bride's Vintage Fashion Store: Parks and Lea | Floral Dress: For Love And Lemons | White Dress : Chloe

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