Eileen and Raymond were referred to me through Chris and Hana, whose wedding I photographed this summer, so their engagement session was the first time we met in person! We had a great time exploring Santa Barbara — you’ll see shots from the Botanical Gardens, the Mission and Butterfly Beach (we were there the day the Bachelor wedding was there, too! Haha.)
Eileen and Raymond had grown up in the same town and attended the same church, but these two had never met! Finally their mothers introduced them, and the rest is … well, love! Raymond proposed to Eileen in the location where they would have been married, which was the altar at their church before it burned down. Congratulations, Eileen and Raymond, and best wishes for the future!