Eleven years ago Terence first started noticing Desiree because she played Final Fantasy VII, though it was through a series of comical miscommunications that eventually led to Desiree asking him out. So it was only fitting to incorporate their mutual love of videogames into their engagement. We had a great time exploring as they fearlessly let me drag them from one locale to another (even crawling through a small hole in a fence), making wonderful use of this location first for me (thanks Kelly and Jesse for the suggestions).
Almost squatting among cacti chasing two jogging girls while laden with equipment.. those were just a few humorous stories for this rather sweet proposal. John's elaborate ruse even involved Diana dropping him off at the airport for a supposed trip, all in order to properly surprise her at his hilltop proposal.
As a child growing up in southern California, Disneyland was as much a part of my childhood as... ice cream (that was the first example I thought of because it is so ridiculously hot here in Pasadena today). So when I met up with Nadia and Jeff (just about the sweetest couple ever), it felt vaguely like I was revisiting a tiny bit of my past.
We wandered over to the Mark Twain riverboat, where the captain asked us if we wanted to help drive the boat (um, yes please). So we got to go to the very top, past the "employees only" sign, to what was perhaps one of the nicest views of Disneyland (you could see a few Disneyland peaks - Mattahorn, Big Thunder mountain, Splash mountain).
Loved their message in the guestbook
Did they spin the teacup at my request? Yes they did. And I learned that looking through a viewfinder while the world is spinning is definitely not an experience I plan on repeating anytime soon.
When we met up again for a few last shots, they had a surprise for me. Can you guess what it is?
Yes, we made excellent use of those rather adorable mouse ears (and whatever random things we could find, including a big ball of balloons that cute little Nadia had to mug a Disneyland employee to get... I'm totally kidding). After a full day in Disneyland it was hard not to want some mouse ears myself.
The quintessential Disneyland shot to mark the end of a fun day. Looking forward to capturing your wedding day, Nadia & Jeff!