A Joyful Engagement at O’Neill Regional Park, Trabuco Canyon, CA

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I’ve worked with Emily before, but it was a couple years ago. When she inquired about her engagement session, I was filled with so much excitement for her! SHE WAS ENGAGED!!! EEKK!!

As we planned for her engagement session with her fiancé, Spencer, we first planned for another Orange County park. But, as David and I pulled up, we saw plenty of signs that said, “No Dogs.” Emily and Spencer (& myself!) wanted to have their pup with them for this exciting session. I was all for it and wanted to make it work! With the fear of getting caught and kicked out of our first park, we instantly communicated and we met up at O’Neil Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon, CA instead. Spencer mentioned it, as he grew up going to it all the time. I am so happy he did and it all worked out, because I LOVED the location.

Meeting Spencer, I can see how Emily fell for him! They are both such sweet, outgoing, and beautiful individuals, but together they fit SO perfectly! Then, you mix their cute pup, Scout, into it… oh.my.goodness. Perfection!! hehe! 🙂 These two opted for just one outfit for their session and it worked out perfectly. A cute blouse, blue jeans, and booties for her is such a cute choice. Then, for him, jeans and a button up is always a great go-to! Keeping it a cute-casual outfit for these two were perfect. It matched the location and allowed us to really explore and have some fun with their posing! 🙂

I’ve had a few sessions this fall that have sparked some spice into my busy life. But their engagement session was exactly what I needed in such a busy season that is slowly coming to an end. The location, light, and them as a couple/small family (can’t forget about Scout), was SO refreshing. We had fun chatting and shared so much laughter. I am still smiling ear to ear thinking back at their session! Really, I feel like it was that good.

I have been counting down the days to be sharing this post with you all! I can’t help but bring it down to just a few to share with you, I have to share pretty much every photo from their session! WAY too many favorites!! haha!

I hope you all enjoy their photographs!

Emily + Spencer, thank  you so much for coming back and working together again. Especially in this exciting time in your lives! I am so excited to see your love continue to grow as you marry one another and start your long and happy marriage. 🙂

Shelby Danielle
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Just look at that LIGHT! AHH!!! We got so lucky!

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I started at the young age of 16 in my hometown of Orange in Orange
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