When Kelsey and Grahame met, there was a quick, easy going connection. Both from the bay area originally, they had many similar interests (like sports!) and hit it off. For their first trip together as a couple, they ventured down to Carmel. When trying to select a venue, they decided to return to Carmel for their wedding as it was a meaningful spot for them, but before the big day they had a beautiful engagement session with Northern California wedding photographers THE GANEYS.

Emily from THE GANEYS tells us, "Grahame proposed to Kelsey on Stinson Beach and made sure their sweet Labradoodle, Finn, got to be a part of the moment as well. I thought it was really special that you could see Stinson Beach from the top of Mount Tam during the engagement session. The day of the engagement session, we were battling very intense wind. Originally, we were going to take photos at a beach first, but once we walked to the location, the wind was too much. You could see the sand whipping up into the air around us and we all knew that it wouldn’t be an ideal situation. As we transitioned to plan B, I was so thankful to have a couple that was flexible and understanding. Luckily, the wind was a little calmer on Mount Tam and we were able to capture some really beautiful photos of the two of them. Mount Tam had been on my bucket list for years and it was so special to be on that mountain shooting in that perfect California sun."

Thank you to Northern California wedding photographers THE GANEYS for sharing this gorgeous engagement shoot with us today. As a husband and wife team, Emily & Thomas are driven by capturing real moments and documenting love stories in an organic way. "Some of the favourite aspects of our job are hearing unique stories, meeting amazing people and capturing love that can move mountains. We seek out couples whose weddings embody these ideas. We’re inspired by authenticity and adventure, and as your photographers we’ll rejoice in celebrated moments and tear up during emotional ones." You can see more of their work in the MAGNOLIA ROUGE VENDOR GUIDE and you might also want to check out this Old world meets modern day in this wedding inspiration at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.