Ryan + Rene – an Arcata trip home for fun and family
I will not lie when I tell you we have known these two for a while, we even bought our house around the corner from them. One might say that these two people are amazing friends of ours. Ryan and I worked together at Apple on the same team for many years. Apple is where Ryan and Rene met. Lisa and I are kind of fond of Apple, if you didn’t know we both met working for Apple as well. It has been so much fun seeing these two grow together in their relationship over the years. Ryan wanted help on his proposal to Rene to make it a fun and exciting adventure. I had him think of the things they loved to do together and helped him come up with a plan of amazing and fun places to go in San Francisco. Rene didn’t have a clue what was in store for her as they raced around the city getting coffee, eating at fun pastry shops and watching the sun set from across the city in the Marine Headlands. You may have guessed Rene said yes! Fast forward to now and we asked them what one of their favorite things to do together was. One thing they love is Arcata. It happens to be Rene’s hometown and where her parents still live. We were beyond excited to do their engagement session in Arcata. We started at her Dad’s house. This is where they love to go to spend a week away from the hustle and bustle of life and work. Who could blame them?
If you do not know the California North Coast, it rains there a lot! In fact it was raining all morning. However as you can see we were lucky that the clouds parted just in time for us!
The property was gorgeous. Old massive dead redwood trees, a creek, and more texture and color than one could dream of. It was fun walking around with Ryan and Rene and hearing all of Rene’s stories about getting into trouble and having fun out there.
After hanging out at the house we went to their next favorite place, Patrick’s Point. We could see why they love it up here so much. It is always quiet and absolutely gorgeous!
Our last stop was the beach! It is not the North Coast if you do not end up on a beach. Since it had been on and off raining all day there just so happened to be a bunch of amazing clouds and a gorgeous sunset! We could not have asked for a more beautiful day!
Thank you so much you two for being amazing friends. You have helped us so much over the years and we would not be where we are if it was not for all your help! We seriously can not wait for your wedding in May. You have to check out Rene’s Fab Lab. We are excited because the beautiful fabric bouquets she makes will be at the wedding!