September 18, 2015

Empire Mine Engagement | Victoria & Michael

The same year she was moving from Indiana to California, he was moving to the area from the Bay. But it wasn’t until a mutual friend introduced them in college that Victoria and Michael actually met. From friendship, to dating, to a special trip to San Francisco, they both knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. So it was no surprise when she said yes to his proposal at Crissy Field!

We started the afternoon at Empire Mine where it’s still so green and beautiful!
Bride and groom walking through a grove for Empire Mine engagement portraits in Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom walking at Empire Mine engagement portraits in Grass Valley, California.

Bride and Groom at Bourn Cottage at Empire Mine engagement portraits in Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom next to the Reflecting Pool at Empire Mine engagement session in Grass Valley, California.

So cute together!
Groom kissing bride on forehead at Empire Mine engagement portraits in Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom laughing at Empire Mine engagement portraits in Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom dancing at Empire Mine engagement portraits in Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom dancing at Empire Mine engagement portraits in Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom in rose garden and engagement ring at Empire Mine engagement portraits in Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom in rose garden at Empire Mine engagement portraits in Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom next to bird bath at Empire Mine engagement portraits in Grass Valley, California.

Michael chose the ring himself and found the perfect one for Victoria!
Bride and groom in mineyard at Empire Mine engagement portraits in Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom in mineyard at Empire Mine engagement portraits in Grass Valley, California.

Next we headed to downtown Grass Valley to indulge in one of their favorite enjoyments–coffee!
Bride and groom ordering coffee at Caroline's Coffee Roasters at engagement portrait session in downtown Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom drinking coffee at Caroline's Coffee Roasters at engagement portrait session in downtown Grass Valley, California.

Carolines Coffee Roasters is a local favorite!
Bride and groom outside at Caroline's Coffee Roasters at engagement portrait session in downtown Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom at Caroline's Coffee Roasters at engagement portrait session in downtown Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom flirting at Caroline's Coffee Roasters at engagement portrait session in downtown Grass Valley, California.

Downtown Grass Valley has so many cute shops so we strolled throughout the area just stopping here and there and enjoying the evening!Bride and groom outside of flower shop at engagement portrait session in downtown Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom at engagement portrait session in downtown Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom outside of Del Oro theater at engagement portrait session in downtown Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom at engagement portrait session in downtown Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom next to ivy wall at engagement portrait session in downtown Grass Valley, California.

Victoria, your senior portraits are still some of my favorites, and it was so fun to be able to capture you and Michael together! Michael, I hope you had a little more fun that your horrendous senior session with your photographer, and I hope I redeemed the idea at least a little for you! But then Victoria makes every picture amazing, right? ;-)

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