Nicole and Brad have the sweetest quintessential cowboy love story to share. Truly what dreams are made of! They are both professional horse trainers (he specializes in cutting, she in Dressage), and their life together on their beautiful ranch embodies the essence of country living. They met at a horse showing event. He (the handsome cowboy) rode up to her (the beautiful brunette) and right there on their horses he asked her to dinner. I swear–straight from a movie! Want to know more? This is how he proposed:
Brad proposed to me on a Saturday evening in October only 6 weeks after we met. We were in the beautiful back yard of the home he was living in at the time. It was picturesque with a lovely fountain, rock fishpond, stone terrace, and covered arbor, and it was just as the sun was setting. We were getting ready to go to dinner when he asked me to step outside with him for a moment. He pulled me toward him and looked down into my eyes. It seemed an eternity before he spoke. I was shocked when he finally did–and asked me to marry him. I was literally speechless!
We had only been dating for 6 weeks and although we had talked about what we wanted in our ideal futures, we had not talked about marriage. While we are far from ‘old’ we are also far from being ‘young’ and naive, and it really came as a surprise to me–probably the biggest surprise of my life! Luckily, I pulled it together enough to say yes, and here we are!
Sweet, right? We *love* it! Here are a few of our favorite images from their engagement session taken on their beautiful ranch in Santa Ynez…
And the best part? These two are tying the knot tomorrow right in this ^ very spot! We are thrilled to be capturing their big day, and will of course be sharing the photographs from their Santa Ynez wedding shortly. Stay tuned!