Adrianna Saavedra and Tyler Rogers met at a school Bible study a few years ago. Tyler was new to the area, having just moved to California from Oregon for school. Clearly it was a case of the mysterious guy from out of town capturing the heart of the prettiest girl in school. Now, Adrianna is an architectural designer at Courtney + Le Architects, and Tyler is finishing up his last semester of animation school.
We first met Adrianna and Tyler back in August when they came to our apartment for a wedding consultation with Adrianna’s family. Adrianna had been a guest at the wedding of one of our most beloved couples from years past, Kristina and Quentin Wade. Right away, we sensed a connection with them, sharing their strong family values and their passion for creative pursuits. Yet, our first impression was a bit uncertain. Adrianna and Tyler are a bit on the reserved side, so it was hard to tell whether they felt as much of a connection with us as we felt with them. It was clear to us that behind their introverted demeanor lurked an enchanting couple full of interest and intrigue. We were eager to get to know them better, so we were a little bummed when we didn’t hear back from them.
Four months later, we got the hoped-for reply that we had all but forgotten about. Seemingly wise beyond their years, the young couple simply wanted to take their time thinking through all of their plans and decisions together. Adrianna and Tyler were already putting into practice one of our favorite things to tell engaged couples: use your engagement as an opportunity to practice being married. Planning a wedding provides so many organic opportunities to work together on many of the most long-lasting foundations of a strong marriage. Make decisions together. Compromise and plan with each other. If you do, you’ll discover that you grow closer and more ready for marriage in the process, and we’ll still be here when you’re ready to decide.
Realizing hopes with Adrianna and Tyler didn’t stop with becoming their photographers. When it came time for their engagement session, they were happy to go along with us to a location we’ve been itching to test out for months. We took them to Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim. It was every bit as romantic and adventurous a location as we had imagined. The natural forestation covering meandering foot trails provides an incredible variety of picturesque settings. They ventured through tree-tunnels, danced along streambeds, and soaked in the surroundings sitting together on the benches.
A perfect fit for what promises to be a wedding full of rustic elegance when they’re married at Middle Ranch Lodge in Sylmar, CA. We can hardly wait!