You guys, have I said recently how much I LOVE the desert!? No, really. It may have taken about 20 some years to really appreciate its unique beauty but daaaaang, the desert was really showing off for Raquel and Gaston’s session!
Now, before I talk about how the session went though, can I just take a moment to point out how EPIC their names are? Raquel and Gaston. They sound like movie stars and definitely looked like that too! But before you start singing the Beauty and the Beast bar song dedicated to Gaston (I know you wanted to hum the melody!!), just know that THIS Gaston has absolutely NOTHING in common with the Beauty and the Beast Gaston haha THIS Gaston was a total gentleman, adoring and caring for his lovely lady every minute of the morning!
…which brings me to the session. Ooooooooh you guys! My heart was a flutter when I saw the morning light peeking out from behind the hills. I know I always say that the desert light is magical, but seriously, a desert sunrise is so peaceful and I just couldn’t get enough!
Add magical light to the fact that Raquel and Gaston were the cutest ever and I was just in pure bliss! One thing that really stood out to me about them was the immense respect Gaston has for Raquel. When I was getting to know their story, they told me about how they got together and there was such a beautiful old-school formality to it that you don’t often see anymore these days.
After months of getting to know each other and being friends, Gaston surprised Raquel with a bouquet of roses on Valentine’s day. She was SO surprised and though a million thoughts passed though her mind, she knew at that moment that she wanted to be with him. They went out on a date shortly after, where he wooed her once more with a beautiful speech about his feelings for her and formally asked her to be with him. *cue the tears, “awwww’s” and your heart into a puddle*
Raquel and Gaston, it was such a pleasure to get to know you a little bit more and document such a sweet season of life you are both in. You have so much to look forward to (with special emphasis to Burrito Fridays!! Can they BE any cuter… because Taco Tuesdays are just too boring hahah I’m upgrading to Burrito Friday too!)
Your love is special and authentic. It is rooted in honest communication and respect. And I just love photographing such genuine couples like this who just adore each other and who love being joyful. I’m convinced that I have the best couples ever!