SJC Mission Engagement : Rachele + Will

Photography

They sat in the same room during their sophomore year of high school. Rachele was the over-achiever in the first row of their History class and Will–and his long, wavy hair–could be found squarely in the back. They talked on their way in and out of class, but Rachele was busy raising her hand, answering questions, and perfecting the art of being perfect to notice Will. During junior year, they paired to be partners in their Chemistry class and though sparks flew over the bunsen burner, they still remained friends.

Then senior year came around and something happened in their English class…and/or over AOL Instant Messenger. Brightly colored text appeared on their computer screens and the overuse of emoticons made their friendship flourish and one night before a holiday break, Will asked Rachele to a movie. They bonded over late-night shakes at Carl’s Jr and soon became best friends.

Thirteen years later, they’re still best friends…and soul mates. They’ll wed in San Diego next spring and stand together in front of their friends and family promising to start their lives the same way they started their friendship: by making history.

We met at the beautiful San Juan Capistrano Mission for their engagement session and I couldn’t have dreamt of a prettier Southern California day!

After a quick outfit change, Rachele donned a special dress given to her by one of her best friends (Hi Robbie! Can’t wait to meet you at the wedding!)…

Oh, Rachele…rawr…

The backdrop of the Mission served so well and created just the perfect setting for the engagement session…

The best thing about Will is his ability to make Rachele laugh without even trying…it’s an amazing gift.

These two make a simple portrait radiate because of their love…

To see more of Rachele and Will’s San Juan Capistrano Mission engagement session, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

Happy Tuesday!