Engagement Photos!!!


For me personally, when these engagement photos came out, it hit me that this wedding is only 8 months away. That may seem like a long time for others, but we have been engaged since March 2015. Now, we took a pause on wedding planning because my work has been so so crazy (but I end on the 29th), but come August we will start doing our cake tastings, pre-marriage counseling, DIY projects, and me meeting up with a potential makeup artist (only because my 2nd cousin from Australia has a friend in the Bay Area who is a MAC MUA and recommended her to me).

For our engagement session, we chose a tiny little town on the edge of the Bay Area, Crockett. Why did we choose this random town, pay a $75 travel fee when there were so many beautiful locations around Sacramento where we could've had our photoshoot? Scroll down and you'll see why...






We didn't drive around Crockett enough when we went in April, but our photographer found some gorgeous flowers and cacti for us to take photos in front of. We arrived an hour and a half early before our photoshoot, thinking we would hit horrible traffic due to 4th of July weekend (the photoshoot was on July 1), but our side of the freeway was practically empty whereas the other side dealt with the pileup. As we were waiting we were getting so worried and antsy thinking we were not going to look good in the photos. But upon getting them last week, we couldn't stop looking at them...





Our photographer found this gorgeous scenery of trees while we were changing our clothes. We had no clue about it. But she found that it was right next to a park, and you had to go up a flight of stairs to get to it. We were actually afraid that she or one of us were going to fall, since we were really high up on a hill. A funny 10-year old boy came up and started making bunny ears to our photographer, gooding around, pretending to assist her...he probably loosened me up a little bit. He kept making me hungry by randomly mentioning talking about food..."chicken. pizza. hot dogs. burgers. Fenton's (a famous ice cream shop in Vacaville, CA)." Cecilio was getting annoyed with him though, and Lisa (our photographer) said nicely, "okay, that's enough". haha.












The town Crockett has a lot of meaning to us because it is home to the C&H Sugar Factory. It's on the way from San Francisco. We go to San Francisco A LOT (not a lot lately though), and whenever we go home, we drive by the sign (it lights up at night and it's so gorgeous) before we hit the toll booth. We get in awe and squeeze hands because of our initials. In fact, our wedding hashtag on Instagram is #CHSugarForever and now people will get it! (My personal Instagram is chicken_poopie whereas my makeup/blogging one is hannaheunice.hearts.makeup). We thought we wouldn't be able to take photos in front of the building or sign because we would be in private property; but we somehow were able to and the workers driving by didn't mind :)

I just want to thank Elisabeth Arin Photography for these gorgeous photos and for making us feel at ease during the photoshoot. Cecilio and I are obsessed with them. We figure, if we love them that much right now (and that's a stretch for me: I usually do not like taking a lot of photos), I can only imagine how blown away we will be with the wedding photos.

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  1. Ah, the pictures are all so lovely! You look absolutely beautiful. I love all the Star Wars references. It's great that you guys both too pictures wearing casual and dressed up outfits. Can't wait for the wedding photos ^_^ although it'll be 8 months from now, haha.

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    1. Aww thanks! Yeah he wanted to do something that reflected our personalities. We are so excited!

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  2. Congratulations again! As I said before, these photos are beautiful and you look absolutely stunning in your white dress! I hope the wedding preparation is going well :)

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Thank you so much! We are really really excited!

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  3. ah!! the nose-to-nose shot is my favourite.. you both look so incredibly happy!! I am just SO excited for you both. Heart eyes all over the place!!! xX

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    1. Oh yeah, we are totally over the moon <3

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  4. These are so cute!! You both look amazing!! congratulations! <3

    Amelia | Amelia Grace

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  5. Ah congratulations! These photos look so stunning, and you both look so happy xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  6. Such beautiful photos!! You two look lovely. What a great idea for an engagement session. I just got engaged earlier this year as well.
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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    1. Thanks so much, and congrats on your engagement as well <3

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  7. You guys are so so sweet together!! You can just feel that special connection between you 2, lovebirds :) <3
    Cannot wait for your wedding pics now, sweetie!
    xox Nadia
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    1. Aww thank you!!! We are just too excited!

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  8. The pictures are amazingly beautiful, you can feel how much you love each other just by seeing them. I'm also loving the Star Wars theme you had going on in the first photos. They are all so magical <3

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

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    1. Yes, he is a big Star Wars and Star Trek aficionado. Thanks so much <3

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  9. Hannah, these pictures are amazing!!!
    Also, I love your wedding hashtag and the story behind it!
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    1. thank you so much for your sweet words Carol!

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  10. Aww, congratulations Hannah! These photos are so beautiful and you both look so happy and in love! Thank you for sharing them! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Oh I am so thankful that you are touched by them!

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  11. Congrats on the engagement lovely, these photos are just beautiful and you two look so well suited <3 I appreciate the Star Wars references too! Xx
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    1. Thank you! That's also why he wanted to wear his R2D2 shirt!

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  12. You look so pretty in your photos! Glad you had fun while on location too lol! Getting closer to the big day! I remember seeing something C&H when I used to live in Hawaii. It seems like it was near one of the big movie theaters? Funny though that you guys can laugh and share the initials!

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