We honestly fell in love with this couple within minutes of starting their engagement session. From being Lord of the Rings fans, to their love of Doctor Who and Narnia, I couldn’t get over how much we had in common! Then I see Nikki walk up behind Ben in her Elven Cloak and I CANNOT DEAL! Her mother made both the dress and cloak, and it couldn’t have been more perfect or fitting.

The groom planned a date afternoon at a local botanical garden. With the help of several friends and the fantastic garden manager he planted two geocaches leading the unsuspecting bride to a bridge with conveniently placed photographers in disguise waiting for him to pop the question. One of the groom’s favorite moments was when Nikki thought it wasn’t unusual when she spotted a santa-claus bearded friend and waved happily as he was filming the opening of the geocache.
Then, with a puzzled face she looked at the groom wondering why there was a Taco Bell sauce packet with the inscription “surprise me.” Her eyes opened wide in surprise and joy when the groom took the ring out of his pocket.

(THEY HAD A SWORD AT THEIR WEDDING!!!!)

I’m honestly so grateful to have had the chance to work with them and their family. There was such a sense of community, love, and happiness surrounding them, and their guests! It was truly an honor to capture it, and capture their love. Thank you Nikki & Ben for choosing us to be part of your wedding day!

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