California Love Engagement Photos on a Train

heart balloons

Desiree + Ron met through friends several years ago when they were set up on a blind date! At the time Des was living in San Francisco + Ron in Orange County, CA. After doing the long-distance thing for a year + a half, they finally ended up in the same city and eventually getting engaged. :) I’ll let Ron share more about the inspiration behind their super charming engagement photos at the Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park, Los Angeles:

Because of the long distance part of our relationship, we thought about a “California Love ” (credit to Tupac!) / travel themed wedding and session. We scoured the local flea markets while we still lived in the OC / LA area, eBay, Craigslist, antique shops, our parents’ garages, etc for anything we thought might help bring our ideas to fruition. And we couldn’t have asked for a better setting. The museum really captured the look and feel we were going for: vintage with a slightly modern twist.

heart balloons

engagement ring


And the gorgeous photos were captured by a guy + a girl photography

train engagement

train engagement

How adorable is their puppy, Stanley M. Hopland?! (Who gets his last name from the city Des + Ron are getting married in, Hopland, CA!) Stanley hurt his paw at doggy daycare the day before their shoot, so the vet cleaned him up + gave him the sweetest pink cast! Poor little guy, but he was a trooper + we think he looks pretty great!

engagement with pup

train engagement

striped shirt

The vintage dated railroad nails (with their wedding date) were found on eBay.

nails with wedding date

train engagement

train engagement

train engagement

engagement with pup

engagement with pup

engagement with pup

pink train engagement

So fun, right?! Thanks so much to a guy + a girl photography for letting us share these photos with you all today – and of course, big congrats to Desiree + Ron!

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  1. Thanks for sharing these with your audience, we’re flattered!

  2. Love the heart shaped balloons! Cute images!

  3. Cuteness overload with that puppy dog!!!

  4. Stanley M. Hopland?! You guys are great! Love the shoot.

  5. Wow, I really love the concept as it is in vintage style, cute, and very unique!Congratulations to you both Ron and Des!

  6. This is so beautiful! So inspiring, and such a great location

  7. How romantic! I love this engagement session!

  8. The puppy dog! With his bow tie and broken leg! Cuuuuuute!

  9. Great pre wedding photos, love see these photos at a wedding during the reception. Adds to the romance of the night.


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