Katie & Ryan were high school sweethearts—to the fullest extent of that phrase. They are each other’s first and only loves (let me pause so you can swoon…………..annnd okay). They met sophomore year of high school and Katie was immediately into Ryan’s fun-loving personality (boy has got charisma!), and Ryan felt at ease amidst Katie’s kind & gentle spirit. And her smile—her smile won his heart.
After high school, they followed each other to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where both their faith and relationship flourished and matured. Some time after graduating and returning home, Ryan took Katie out for a day of fun and Vespa riding along the beach—something Katie had always wanted to do. And then he popped the question. Katie & Ryan will be making it official this August at the lovely Maravilla Gardens, and Nate & I feel so honored to have been invited to document their day.
They write, “Our favorite memories have been laughing so hard together that we can’t speak.” And after spending some time with these two this isn’t hard to believe–they are SO playful together, and yet simultaneously gentle and sweet. There is a beautiful sense of comfort and understanding between these two that only comes with time. Katie & Ryan, thank you so much for entertaining us for an evening! We couldn’t be more thrilled for you two and we’re so excited for your wedding and marriage! Lots and lots of love–A & N :)
See more images from Katie & Ryan’s Ojai Engagement session in the slideshow below:
*Music by Josh Garrels. You can download Love & War & the Sea In Between (for free!) here.