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Private Engagement Session In Big Sur | Marianne & Michael

private Big Sur sunshine engagement portrait by film photographer AGS Photo Art

Marianna and Michael’s private engagement session in Big Sur was one for the books! Without getting TOO ahead of myself, it made me all the more excited for their wedding at Holman Ranch– especially as a Holman Ranch wedding photographer!

private engagement session portrait in Big Sur forest
couple's engagement session in Big Sur in a large, open, grassy field by film photographer AGS Photo Art
couple portrait with redwood trees

The Proposal

“Michael proposed to me at our house at home the day after Christmas. He kept insisting I go downstairs so I knew something was up but wasn’t expecting that! It was the same day we took our first trip together a few years earlier!” – Marianne

portrait of couple in a white dress and a blue button up with khakis in Big Sur
private engagement session portrait of the couple with the forest behind them by film photographer AGS Photo Art
Big Sur forest private engagement session portrait

What Do You Love About Your Partner?

“Michael is very level-headed but witty and thoughtful. You can always rely on him and he is always looking out for me.” – Marianne

couple holding hands and facing each other surrounded by the forest
engagement portrait of the couple with the woman smiling at the camera while her fiancé holds her close and smiles by film photographer AGS Photo Art

“Marianne is driven and passionate about all things in her life. She rarely goes through the motions and always puts her entire self into things.” – Michael

couple surrounded by redwood trees

Big Sur Engagement Session

Marianne and Michael did their private engagement session in Big Sur at Marianne’s family’s private land. It’s an absolutely stunning place and was definitely the perfect place for this chapter of their love story! This is why I believe it’s SO important for couples to let me know if they have a special place or location they want their session at. Especially if it’s one that I don’t know about or is unique to them that I wouldn’t be able to photograph otherwise! It’s always a welcome surprise when couples introduce ME to a new place.

woman in a forest standing on a tall, fallen tree trunk with her fiancé holding her hand below

Future Wedding At Holman Ranch

I saw new mountains and places in Big Sur thanks to Marianne and Michael. The two of us got to adventure up to the mountain and Little Sur River, and see ancient redwoods and clovers in an untouched land. It was nothing but beautiful epic redwood views and mountains and fields overlooking Big Sur- and Marianne’s ring was gorgeous! It was this round Tiffany’s solitaire with a rose gold band! Like Marianne, I’m over the moon for rose gold and its rising popularity.

couple sharing a kiss during their Big Sur sunset engagement session
portrait of the couple in the forest with the woman looking over her shoulder and smiling at the camera

couple holding hands and facing each other on a grassy slope hill by film photographer AGS Photo Art

Last but not least, the most heartwarming part of the session was having Marianne’s mom tag along for Marianne and Michael’s private engagement session in Big Sur. We all shared champagne to celebrate this exciting special occasion as we look forward to their future wedding at Holman Ranch! I’m counting the days until I get to be their Holman Ranch wedding photographer!

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