Anna & Ryan // Riverside // UCR Botanic Gardens

Anna & Ryan, were years in the making and well worth it.

They met while doing Children’s Theater, went to the same high school, took the same classes and belong to the same clubs; but they remained only  friends despite having mutual crushes on each other.

This story was put on hold while they each took their own path until faith would have them bumped into each other at a local coffee house and were now ready to date. They continue to date and even long distance for six years while Anna went to school in Boston and lived in New York where she did regional theater.

The years are trivial now since the journey brought them closer and what better place to do their engagement session than their hometown high school.


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  • Branden HarveyApril 7, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    Phenomenal! These are all great looking photos!

  • HeatherApril 4, 2011 - 4:48 pm

    Such an adorable couple!! What a fabulous session. The lighting and posing is spot-on! I love the shot where they are sitting on the park bench kissing.

  • SaskiaMarch 21, 2011 - 6:43 pm

    What a cute couple. I especially love the first few under the trees. The light is beautiful.

  • Adrienne GundeMarch 20, 2011 - 7:09 pm

    Gorgeous! Really love the theater shots, especially the first one.. so creative & stunning!

  • Amber HughesMarch 20, 2011 - 9:44 am

    Really sweet session! Hard to pick a fave, but I really like the one under the huskies sign – love it!

  • Alex SinghMarch 19, 2011 - 6:31 pm

    Great photos. My favorite is the one of them through the leaves.

  • David RobertsonMarch 18, 2011 - 10:56 pm

    awesome stuff bro!

  • TenielleMarch 18, 2011 - 7:26 pm

    LOVE! Your lighting is absolutely superb and you’ve captured so many awesome variations, they must be head over heels with these pics :)

  • Leah MuseMarch 18, 2011 - 11:17 am

    Geez, the light in the first set is AMAZING. This couple is super cute!

  • Drew WMarch 18, 2011 - 9:44 am

    Very clean work dude. You killed it on this session.

  • Steve KooMarch 18, 2011 - 8:23 am

    Lovely set, Luis. Nice work!

  • andy stenzMarch 18, 2011 - 7:14 am

    what an amazing session – seriously wonderful! i love the stage stuff – and the lighting – beautiful!

  • Marie LloydMarch 18, 2011 - 6:39 am

    Fab Luis – really like a lot of these, great light and some awesome location choices.

  • TallMarch 18, 2011 - 4:55 am

    They are adorable! Love love love the theater set – really nice compositions there!

  • KeaoMarch 18, 2011 - 2:37 am

    Wow, just amazing. I love the completely different feels to each location. The softness and romanticism of the outdoors and then the fun youthfulness of the theatre.

  • froxyMarch 17, 2011 - 11:40 pm

    LUIS! That second one, omg it’s gorgeous! It’s the standout amongst a killer set, dude. Great work!

  • CindyMarch 17, 2011 - 11:10 pm

    Love the last shot!

  • Joshua GullMarch 17, 2011 - 9:19 pm

    Seriously one of my favorite sessions of yours Luis. Really awesome work brother.

  • NickMarch 17, 2011 - 9:02 pm

    Awesome set, Luis!

  • NoraMarch 17, 2011 - 8:53 pm

    Nice work! and what a super sweet couple.

  • KarenMarch 17, 2011 - 8:34 pm

    These are so amazing! I love all the shots through the leaves, and the ones in the theater. Wow.

  • LaurenMarch 17, 2011 - 5:43 pm

    Smoking! I love the one on the balcony at the stadium and all the theatre ones :)

  • matt shumateMarch 17, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    Yeah boyeee! These are wonderful, Luis. Lots of creativity, & most of all, they make Anna & Ryan look great.

  • adam housemanMarch 17, 2011 - 9:27 am

    Kicking it up a notch. Super well done Luis.

  • RazvanMarch 17, 2011 - 9:14 am

    Smoking hot! Love the variety of settings. Great job, buddy.

  • Nessa KMarch 17, 2011 - 9:07 am

    I love how your photos are awesome on both ends of the spectrum; I love the bright happy outdoor images and the romantic theater lit photos. They’re all awesome. You’re awesome. Amen

  • Leo DrukerMarch 17, 2011 - 7:45 am

    This is so awesome dude. I love the shot of them through the leaves and that last shot of them is stunning. Nice work!

  • ElissaMarch 17, 2011 - 6:37 am

    They are so cuuuute! Ahem. The photos are gorgeous too :)

  • Eric YerkeMarch 17, 2011 - 6:20 am

    Luis, you keep leveling up. Well done chico

  • LenMarch 17, 2011 - 1:17 am

    Crazy love! They are such an adorable couple and you’ve captured them so well! I absolutely adore the light in the second shot and those ones through the trees are just so beautiful, not to mention the stunning change of scenery to the auditorium and those tender moments. <3

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