Leah & Ryan met through Ryan’s sister Kim who Leah had worked with at a previous job. Leah said Kim “was hosting a Christmas get together which is where we first met, and we hit it off immediately through jokes as we both tend to interact primarily through our sense of humor. She had been telling both of us that we should meet because we are the same person and have a lot in common, and once we met we knew she was right!” Ryan immediately asked Leah out and they had dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory and a movie. Leah said “our first kiss was unexpected, but perfect!” Clearly their first date and first kiss were a hit because they have been together 4 years this December! After 4 years they still manage to keep the romance alive and Ryan still randomly texts Leah the lyrics to Die a Happy Man by Thomas Rhett throughout the day. They bond over football, movies, traveling, and family game nights. They even manage to get along despite supporting Rival Football teams! As Ryan and Leah were leaving for a trip to Monterey, just about to walk out the door, Ryan got down on one knee and proposed to her. According to Ryan, it did not got as planned. He initially was going to propose in Monterey, but according to him, Leah is “too damn smart for her own good”. Leah said, “In my defense, Ryan wears his heart on his sleeve making him very easy to read. Because of this, he panicked and did it right in front of the front door of the apartment as we were walking out to leave for our trip!” All rushing and things not going according to plan aside, Leah was thrilled to say yes! When I asked if there are any fun or interesting stories about planning their wedding, Leah said “Wedding? Oh Ya! We should probably get started on that! 😉 The wedding is in February of 2018, and will be in Hawaii!” They can’t wait to start planning their wedding in beautiful Hawaii and celebrate their love with one another with all of their closest family members! We had such a blast during their shoot and even dragged them out at the crack of dawn to get that beautiful early morning light. We used two beautiful hidden parks in El Dorado Hills and captured so much of Leah and Ryan’s personality, from their elegant romance, to their playful love for Football! We had such a blast, enjoy their photos!!