Bask in the cozy desert tones captured by Central Coast Photographer, Lacey Moranville in this warm engagement shoot with Ryan and Danae. With cactus in sight and stunning architecture combined with golden rays, the beautiful couple's love and enagement beams so effortlessly. We love how seamlessly these photos transition from rugged wilderness to awe-inspiring bohemian style. The shades of green, beige, and pops of orange are just the perfect combination!
I'm all for desert engagement sessions, and this one gave me an extra dose of love! See it below.
How did you meet? Tell us how you met! Was it love at first sight?
"We met through Ryan's mom! She hooked us up, we became best friends instantly, we started dating and fell in love."
Who said I love you first? What was that moment like?
"Ryan. I believe it was our 4th or 5th date. We were at a super cross race. I got really sick and started throwing up, I don't know why I thought he wasn't going to like me after that but I asked him if he still liked me before dropping me off, he said 'no, I don't like you... I love you."
Tell us about the proposal! What were the behind the scenes moments before the big question?
"It was NYE. We gathered at my dads for a NYE party, like we do every year. To me, everyone was acting weird. Midnight came around, everyone hugged and cheered. Then, Ryan gets on the microphone and made the sweetest speech that had me bawling my eyes out. He then proposed and I couldn't believe it. I was literally speechless, but of course I said yes. It was the easiest yes ever."
How did you celebrate after the proposal?
"We popped champagne. Called our closest loved ones, did karaoke and danced so so much!"
Do you have plans for your wedding yet?
"Our wedding plans have already started rolling. Our wedding will be at his parents backyard in Paso Robles. It's beautiful there, they have this giant oak tree that we love so much. We want to get married underneath it. The theme is boho/vintage. We are putting string lights, a dance floor where we can dance to disco with our loved ones, long tables, and having Italian food (our favorite!)"
Cheers to Ryan & Danae's love! We can't wait for your wedding countdown to strike zero!