I am going to be photographing their wedding on June 12th at Arden Hills County Club, but in the mean time, it was time for engagement photos! Both Gabi and Emanuel are fellow Mira Loma High School grads - Emanuel graduated the year before I did and I had no idea that I knew him until we met at the wedding consultation. Gabi works with my friend Logan, which is how they found me. Small world, huh? Love that!
It was a mild Sunday evening when we did their engagement photos in Old Sacramento. Clouds were just starting to move in, giving us beautiful, diffused light (photographers love that!) It was busy- people everywhere. We basically hit every niche - the river, the train tracks, old buildings, allyways, the murals under the tunnel, and even the dumpster area of The Firehouse! They were both SO NATURAL in front of the camera. At one point I was at a loss for words and just told Gabi, "....be FIERCE!' and by golly, did she give me fierce!
Without further ado (and yes, I had to Google how to spell that)....
You're all hers, Emanuel!
This is the exact bench where Emanuel gave Gabi her promise ring. That day, they carved their initials into the bench. They were still there! (M is for his nickname!)