Kelsey & Jose - A Wintery Engagement Session,Placerville, CA

March 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Engagement Session by Pearly Hens Photography

I met Kelsey and Jose in the fall of 2013, when they had called wanting to have their photos done for holiday cards that year. I photographed them with Jose's daughter Angeline and their dog Romo. It was a fun time getting to know them. I was grateful that they had trusted me with their photos as Pearly Hens Photography was in its infancy. Then they contacted me again in the fall of 2014 for their holiday cards. I had a good time again getting to know this couple and seeing how much Angeline had grown in the past year. Then this past year, I had such a busy fall season, it wasn't until mid-December, that I had realized that Kelsey didn't contact me for their holiday photos. I was a little sad as I had truly missed them.

Then after Christmas, I received a text from Kelsey reading that Jose had proposed!!!! I was so elated and happy for them! So of course, I invited them to meet up for coffee at Napa Valley Roasting Company so I can listen to all the details of how Jose had proposed. BTW, he surprised her while they were looking at Christmas lights on Paradise Court here in Napa. At the end of our conversation, I was so honored and humbled that they thought of me to capture their winter wedding for the following December.

When we talked about their engagement session, they wanted a wintery - lodge or cabin place that was cozy and snow on the ground. They didn't want it to have a Christmas feel either. I had about two months to think about possible locations. As their engagement session was coming to closer, I was feeling a bit anxious because all of the snow that had fallen in January and February had disappeared due to all of the rain from El Nino. My brilliant husband, suggested that I should invite Kelsey and Jose up to his parents home in Placerville, then he would drive us up highway 50 until we find some snow. 

After I got the okay from my wonderful in-laws, I invited Kelsey, Jose, Angeline and Romo up to their home. It had been seriously down pouring all week prior, and the day of the session was no exception. Despite the wet weather and the adventure of searching for some patches of snow, I'm totally happy with how the whole session turned out. There was a lot of coziness, a lot of love, lots of snow and tons of fun.

Here is a little peak of our time together. I'm looking forward to their wedding in December!!!!

oh ya, and my kids got to hangout with their grandparents to boot :-) lol 




How cute is this ring holder?!Engagement Session by Pearly Hens Photography Engagement Session by Pearly Hens Photography Engagement Session by Pearly Hens Photography


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