There are two versions of how Brandee and Darren reconnected. You see they grew up going to school together, but it wasn’t until some years had passed after high school graduation that they bumped into each other. Darren’s version of the story takes place at the grocery store, where he saw Brandee. They casually chatted for a few minutes, and Brandee let Darren know her place of work at the mall, and that he should feel free to stop by during her shift later that day. Brandee’s version of the story begins when Darren stepped into her work. But regardless of which version of the story you follow, the most important part is that they decided to grab a drink together. And that night, they ended up talking until 3AM. You see Brandee had known Darren all those years, but what she hadn’t known was how easy it would be for her to talk to him. She hadn’t known how simple it would be to fall into step with Darren, as if he’d been right there alongside her all along.
We were super excited to meet up with Brandee and Darren in their hometown of Fillmore. Darren is a farmer, and we loved photographing Brandee and Darren on his family’s ranch. Darren also brought along his 2010 Challenger–his baby–for a few photos. Simply put, Brandee and Darren are just good people. They like to have fun–which is to say they are our favorite type–and they playfully tease each other constantly. Brandee & Darren–thank you for all of the laughs! We absolutely loved documenting your love and are so so thrilled for you two. :) –Lots of love, A&N
See more of Brandee & Darren’s Fillmore engagement session by watching the slideshow below: