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Paul & Elise’s cute and quirky engagement session

Paul and Elise, Elise and Paul…how much do the two of you rock?! Umm…like, a LOT! Elise first called me a couple months ago to talk about for their wedding in April. I knew from the get go we’d hit it off. You see, Elise is an amazing craftista and owns her own lil design shop called Enjoy Design. She also writes an adorable blog (which I highly recommend to lovers of all things paper. Mmmm…paper….) Soooo, Elise and Paul grew up in Gold River, CA but happen to live in Maryland so the engagement session was the first time we met. Well, it was worth the wait! Geoff and I had an amazing time getting to know the both of them.

We met up with Paul and Elise in Gold River at their favorite restaurant, Il Forno Classico for drinks and a few photos. (BTW, their bread is to die for!)

We headed outside where the light was loving us. These next two photos make me feel all warm inside.

I love how Paul and Elise’s quirky personalities come through in their photos. Elise wrote the most amazing commentary on her experience at the session on her blog. Her words seriously made me get choked up.

“I really had no idea what to expect. That’s a lie. I expected extreme awkwardness. But instead, I got a laid back experience and an overwhelming sense of love for Paul. After spending three hours close to him, talking softly to him, kissing him, hugging him and holding his hand I realized, WOW. I AM CRAZY ABOUT THIS MAN. Don’t get me wrong, I already knew that, but your deepest emotion gets a bit hidden in the non-romantic activities of the day to day. Your passion hides out just a little bit. It was so fun to bring that back. And Lisa and Geoff were just perfect at capturing us being us.”

WOW, Elise. I could not have said it better! HUGE SMILE for that!

Totally rad jumping shot! Thanks for being such a great sport Paul, it was worth it!

After a while we headed over to the American River for some shots on and around the foot bridge.

Blue Steel, ready…GO!

Paul and Elise, Geoff and I are both super juiced for you wedding next year. I can’t wait to read about all the little details on your blog, hehe. We had a wonderful time with you at your engagement session!

Click here to see all of Paul and Elise’s engagement photos

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