Yosemite | Engaged | Hilary + Rene

It all began in their early years of college, when Hilary and Rene shared a class together. The moment Rene laid eyes on Hilary, he knew he had to meet her. Rene is not usually one to be shy, but with Hilary it was different. Every day in class he would work up the courage to talk to her by moving one row up, and one seat closer until one day he finally made his way next to her. Small chats about homework and a few phone calls and Facebook messages later, the butterflies fluttered and their lives changed forever. The journey together hasn't always come easy as they have faced many hardships and have struggled to work through their differences. But it was the struggles that made their love grow stronger, and together they have grown into better people. Rene proposed to Hilary in November in front of the castle of Disneyland. He put together a slideshow on his tablet of all the photos and memories they have shared together, with the end slide asking to marry her. It was the sweetest and most amazing proposal...and of course she said YES! I am so incredibly lucky and honored to know this amazing couple and to help share their love story. It was just last year I photographed these two for fun, and now it's finally the real deal. Congratulations you guys!! I am so excited to celebrate with you in the beautiful beaches of Monterey. September 27th can't come soon enough!