Do you want to know the secret to the perfect engagement session? All you need is an apple orchid, wine, a wooden swing, mason jars, and an amazing couple who have been dating for over seven years. Larry and Courtney have to been one of the sweetest couples I have had the pleasure of photographing. I met them for the first time at our session in Julian and within seconds I knew that our time together was going to be a great one. We had so much in common– we’ve been dating our significant others for 7+ years and we all LOVE Criminal Minds. Courtney and I are addicted to all the crime solving shows so if you need help solving a mystery we are both pretty much experts by now. I love the effort that these two put into their session. They drove to Julian earlier in the day and Larry built and put together an adorable wooden swing adjacent to our apple orchid. Most people are slightly nervous at the beginning of a photo session and the swing was a perfect ice breaker to help them get comfortable in front of the camera. The apple orchid was one of my favorite parts of the session. I loved the vibrancy of the leaves and the variety of red and green apples. We ended our evening near one of their favorite wineries and curled up in a blanket surrounded by candles. It was a romantic setting and I enjoyed being the third wheel while capturing the love between this amazing couple. These two are hoping to tie the knot oversees on a tropical destination wedding and I could not be more excited for them. Congrats Larry and Courtney!