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Jesse & Alannah Styled Desert Engagement Session

Desert Styled Shoot, Desert Engagement Session, Jesse & Alannah, Algodones Sand Dunes

Minimalist desert engagement session featured on Wedding Chicks

These two are nothing short of incredible. Jesse & Alannah’s were the winners of our styled desert engagement shoot giveaway. Since then getting to know them has honestly been all our pleasure! We absolutely love the story of how they met and fell in love.

Their love story told by Alannah

I love our story and we have social media to thank. We actually meet on instagram. I was asked by a high school friend who was doing makeup for a shoot if I could model. I said yes and the photographers (dulcetcreative) posted a photo of me. Jesse followed them on instagram and saw the photo of me. He started following me and liked a bunch of my photos and I remember wondering who is this guy. Well I like all his photos so I followed him back. 5 mins later I received a direct message with Jesse say “hey I dig your art.. do you have a website?” 
 
Well that messaging turned into phones calls, texts and FaceTimes. Six months later Jesse finally asked me if he could visit me in San Diego! Of course I said yes because why not take the risk. I picked him from the airport. Talk about nerves. But we were blessed and hit it off. We had so much fun together and so much in common. After that we dated long distance for a year and he visited more! We even spent a week in London with friends! And continued to see each other every month or so. Sometimes it was hard especially when we couldn’t see each other for 3 months. 
 
But finally come October 2016 Jesse told me he would moving out here. And he made the move! We have so much everyday doing nothing and doing everything. We truly trust, respect, and love one another. We would occasional talk about being together forever, getting married, traveling the world and having kids. And then to my surprise he actually had already bought a ring and had been waiting to propose. He asked to do a creative shoot with me on the beach in La Jolla where we first went. To my shock he got down on one knee and said the sweetest things. I started to cry and said yes! Then we hopped on a plane the following week to celebrate our engagement in Paris! 

The Styled shoot team!

We are also so thankful to have gotten to work with such a talented team for the styled session! For all of your flower and styling needs we can not speak more highly of our dear friend Tam from Isari Flower Studio! And for makeup and hair, makeup Elwynn and Cass with EC Style Bar!
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