Featured on 100 Layer Cake! Sexy, rugged, and cool, Natalie and Scott rocked this Leo Carrillo Ranch Engagement Session! A Western Oasis in the middle of North County San Diego, Leo Carrillo Ranch is home to peacocks, cactus, and amazing historic buildings…the perfect backdrop for our western lovin’ couple. These two are both so naturally gorgeous, and we wanted this session to show off their easy, carefree style and steamy love for each other! We adore how they chose wardrobe with a rustic, yet modern vibe and both donned cowboy boots. Every accessory fit the style and color scheme of the ranch and came together to tell a story about who they are and how they love each other. As one friend said, together they are “Sexiness Overload – like staring into the sun.” We couldn’t agree more. I admit I’m more than a bit obsessed with this Leo Carrillo Ranch Engagement Session ;)

Hair and Makeup by Flora Wade Props and Styling by Free Spirit Weddings

Madly in LOVE with Jen + Shane!

We just got our photos from our engagement session and they are GORGEOUS! Simply put, Jen has amazing style and incredible vision. She captured our personalities PERFECTLY – I’m a So Cal girl, he’s a Texan – so during our initial meeting, Jen & Shane suggested doing the session at Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad. The whole western/rustic/romantic style couldn’t be more perfect for us! Jen photographed the session and made us feel SO relaxed the whole time and nothing ever felt forced or unnatural. Truly a professional, she used the gorgeous natural sunlight and the details of the ranch as accessories to create amazzzzing shots! At one point she picked a branch of red berries for me to hold in a few pictures – that small detail really added something I never would of thought of. I had such a fun time with my fiancé – being chased around by peacocks, laying on a blanket in the orange grove, climbing up hills – I didn’t want the shoot to end!

We love love love how all the photos came out and cannot stop obsessing over them! They are anything but the typical engagement photos that I’ve seen. So artsy and just screaming to be printed on massive canvas and hung on our living room wall!

Having confidence that our wedding day photos will be just as incredible is such an amazing and comforting feeling. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to have the Acqua duo document this special (and crazy!) part of our lives!
— Natalie & Scott