Christina + Ernie | Spanish Oaks Ranch Engagement

Sep 24, 2018 | Engagement

couple together in front on large oak tree

Gorgeous golden light engagement at the beautiful Spanish Oak Ranch in Santa Margarita, CA


couple foreheads together surrounded by trees

The beautiful Christina’s hair and makeup was done by Joycejudith. And her Boho dress by Show me your mumu.

These two were so sweet together during their session at Spanish Oaks Ranch. When I arrived at the venue, they had wild turkeys, deer, and cattle roaming the property. So cool! I don’t think the turkey’s liked me though as they ran like the dickens when I tried to take their pictures.

This session couldn’t have been more perfect. The weather was actually nice for it being September, and there was even a slight breeze.


We started the session off in the green right by the wooden slated house on the property! Such prettiness!two pictures of bride smiling, then laughingtwo pictures of groom smiling, then laughingdog's face with wedding ring on nose

They brought their 6 month old great dane pup! She was sooo big…definitely didn’t look like a pup, but she was so sweet! Can’t believe I got the shot with the ring on her nose!couple with their grate dane puppycouple holding hands and sun flare behind themcouple holding hands and walking on bridgedetails on him holding hercouple practicing their dance on bridgecouple kiss in front a large wooden doorclose up of wedding ringdetails of back of her dresscouple holding hands looking in different directions

There were a lot of gnats that apparently really liked us…mostly Ernie. Poor guy! I even tried to get an emotional scene set up for them and the darn gnats ruined it!! haha hard to be sweet to each other while batting pests away!

he holding her from behind and making her laughdetails ring shothe holding her from behind and making her laughbride running fingers through her haircouple walking away and she looking back details of him holding hercouple walking togethercouple together in front on large oak treecouple hugging and laughing togethertwo pictures of couple walking and then kissing

My favorite part

I think my favorite and most fun part of the whole session was when I had them “almost kiss”. I told them almost but don’t kiss. And what did they do? They went right for it! I teased them about kissing and they both instantly blamed each other when they kissed, throwing each other under the bridge. We all had a good laugh.

Overall, Spanish Oaks Ranch is a gorgeous venue! Love how versatile it’s scenery is! So excited for these two to tie the knot in May!!close up of wedding ring on branch

If you are interested in my wedding photography services, feel free to check out my weddings and email me with your questions! I’d love to hear about your big day plans!

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