Taylor & Alex first became friends when they were just 17 years old on a mission trip to Mexico with their church. They spent their time on that trip serving others, loving God, exploring Ensenada, and “being goofy youth group kids.” Upon their return home, their friendship quickly turned to romance, and they continued to date throughout their senior year of high school. The following four years were wonderful–but long, as Alex moved to Malibu to attend Pepperdine University. Each weekend, Taylor & Alex took turns driving to visit each other. When Taylor popped the question in December of their senior year in college, they were standing on board a steamboat at Disneyland; Taylor had been holding the ring on his pinky finger inside his jacket pocket for 2 hours waiting for the perfect moment to ask Alex to be his wife.
Alex and Taylor enjoy being outside together and hiking in their hometown of Ojai. They describe themselves as “avid movie-watchers and campfire-makers,” and they love laughing together. We met up with Alex & Taylor on a rainy afternoon in Ojai, and we think their love of fun and their excitement for their future marriage comes through in these photos. Alex & Taylor–thank you so much for your willingness to get a little wet and have some fun in the rain! We had a blast with you guys, and can’t wait for even more fun with you both in March! :) –Lots of love, A&N
See more of Alex & Taylor’s engagement session by watching the slideshow below. Music by The Verses Project.