Over the past few months I have had the absolute joy of getting to know Ryan & Kate as their wedding photographer. It has been so much fun when they stop by the studio to chat about their portraits, the big day, their recent activities and camping trips and more. They are such a sweet couple and I am so excited to work with them. Last month we got together at some special places to capture some beautiful portraits for their engagement.
Little Diner was the location of their very first date! Despite it's tiny "hole in the wall" status, it's really a delicious restaurant! They were happy to have us come in and snap a few photos in and around the restaurant. Afterwards they were eager to show me around their wedding venue : The Los Portales Venue & Banquet Hall. It is simply stunning! It's a location I've driven past multiple times, but hadn't had the chance to stop by and look around. The grounds are beautiful, but the historic building setting here is gorgeous with big, beautiful, wooden doors and stunning wood floors it definitely makes for an elegant rustic venue.
We then ventured a little down the road to the beautiful Rio Grande Vineyard and Winery and awed over the tiny baby grapes, They're so cute! Finally we rounded out the evening with a long trip to the middle of nowhere to capture a gorgeous Milky Way backdrop. It was a beautiful warm afternoon and I so enjoyed spending the day with these two. I cannot wait for their wedding day in October!
Kate's hair and makeup was done by the artists at Color Amp Salon. They did awesome as usual!
Be sure to come back by in October to see their beautiful wedding images!
Enjoy basking in the rays!
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