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Engagement session at home

This at-home engagement session is, hands-down, one of my favorite sessions ever. Erika, Ryan, and their Boston Terrier pup Ruca were just amazing. This sweet couple welcomed me into their beautiful home in Huntington Beach, California for a morning engagement session with coffee, snuggles, and hang time with Ruca. It was a quiet, contemplative morning enjoying the slow pace of a Sunday morning.

Friends, if you’re stuck on where to do pre-wedding photos, I strongly recommend an engagement session at home. There’s something so organic and intimate about this that can’t be recreated anywhere else, and you can do the things you’d normally do together as a couple, like drinking coffee on the back porch or watching football in bed on a Sunday.

Also? They had apple pie a la mode for breakfast. It doesn’t get much better than that.

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I am so freakin’ excited to spend more time with these two at their Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse wedding next year (update: here are Erika and Ryan’s wedding photos!).

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