Santa Rosa Engagement Session – Britney and Steve

When Britney and Steve’s contact form submission came through I quickly realized we were going to be a great fit for each other. They met in Burundi, Africa and live the adventure life. Working in Africa, they have endless stories to share, and after hearing some of those over pints of beer at Russian River Brewing, we headed into the hills of Santa Rosa (near the Sonoma Wine Country) in Annandel State Park to create some beautiful engagement photos.

Arriving at our location after a quick 20-minute hike in, I couldn’t help but grin with Steve opened his backpack and started handing out beers… and so the fun began:

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Hiking in the woods at sunset – anytime spent outdoors is to be smiled on, even better when a couple wants their engagement session here
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I loved how Britney and Steve were able to just relax and enjoy themselves – you can tell an adventure in nature is their thing
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You may have seen this tree before – Britney and Steve specifically asked to do their session near this tree – how could I not oblige
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They are talking about doing their honeymoon climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro – I have no doubt this is right up their alley
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I love how she smiles at him – the whole time, without any need to be pushed.
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One of my favorite things to photograph is how couples hold hands and/or hold each other – those little details tell as much of a story as anything else.
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