Christine & Nate: Riley Wilderness Park Engagement

Riley Wilderness Park Engagement
Riley Wilderness Park Engagement
Riley Wilderness Park Engagement
Riley Wilderness Park Engagement
Riley Wilderness Park Engagement
Riley Wilderness Park Engagement
Riley Wilderness Park Engagement
Riley Wilderness Park Engagement
Riley Wilderness Park Engagement
Riley Wilderness Park Engagement
Riley Wilderness Park Engagement

 

You may remember at the beginning of the year we held an Instagram contest to give away a wedding package. We asked everyone to share there love story with us and we would decide the winner after reading all the entries. We were definitely not prepared for what was coming our way. As Ragi and I sat on the couch and took turns reading the stories aloud, we were both moved to tears on more than one occasion. There were so many deserving couples and our hearts just wanted to make them all winners! But in the end we had to decide on one couple. And believe me. this was not an easy decision!

The couple we chose, Christine and Nate, are just amazing! We met with them in person before making the final decision. Christine brought us home cookies and we sat and listened to them retell their story of love and the hardships they have faced on their journey. We intended to wait and make the final decision the next day, but as we talked to them Ragi and I looked at each other and silently agreed that they were absolutely the couple we needed to pick. We are so thankful to have come to know them and surprised that, while we started the contest as a way for us to bless others, we were blessed by them in return.

On a side note, this is our first engagement session shooting film! I was so nervous going into it, but felt much more confident by the end. I forced myself to slow down and really concentrate on what I was doing, how I was framing things, finding focus manually (which takes some getting used to!), etc. After this, film feels a lot less scary than it did at first.

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