We decided to shoot Anjel and Ryan’s engagement…well actually “post wedding session” at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Carmichael. I first met Anjel when we did her college senior portraits (which are amazing by the way…I just haven’t gotten around to blogging them yet) and she mentioned that she wanted an engagement session when her fiance returned from the service on a brief break. During the time between her session and this one, they tied the knot in the Central Coast while their families happened to all be together at the same time. Ryan is shipping off again soon so it was amazing to have them together and for me to be able to spend time with them and witness them in the week after they tied the knot. I have such a deep amount of respect for couples who are so strong to endure the demands of the service. It takes an uber strong relationship and these two are for sure destined to stand the test of time. Thank you Ryan for risking your life for our country and for Anjel for being one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever met…both inside and out! Congratulations you guys!