These two Bay Area locals opted for a Walnut Creek engagement photography session!! Specifically, we explored these gorgeous rolling hills of Mount Diablo. I cannot recommend this location enough for anyone located in Northern California!! I’m already itching to get back there for another session soon!!
But back to the two beauts in these photos! Thy and Van are college sweethearts!! They both moved back to the bay area after graduating to pursue careers in the tech industry. After five blissful years of dating, Van proposed to Thy during a romantic vacation in Europe!
They scheduled their engagement session for mid-February so the hills were their softest green color from the rains. We happened to get lucky with the most gorgeous and glowy sunshine too! But my favorite part was getting to know Van and Thy!!! They are seriously two of the sweetest and most giggly people ever!! This shoot was so fun and easy going. My husband Sam joined me to film some behind the scenes for me, and he literally could not stop talking about how great these two are!!! We met them outside the gates of Mount Diablo and caravanned into the park together. Anytime we saw a spot that looked unique or just perfect for a photo-op, we hopped out of the car and took a few photos!!
At the end, we hiked a little to the top of a hill and had the spot all to ourselves. It was here that a few of my favorite moments happened. First, the two brought a Warriors blanket with them so we made sure to incorporate that into the shoot. Second, we had an impromptu dance party to Get Low by lil Jon and it was hilarious!!! See if you can spot the photo where Van is either pointing to the window or to the wall!!!
They get married in August 2020 and I could not be more excited for them!!
Photos by Rachel Christopherson, Walnut Creek Engagement Photography