{Darren & Melissa} Engagement – San Luis Obispo, CA

Michael Stephens Photography Engagement shoot at Holland Ranch in San Luis Obispo, California.

I almost didn’t get the chance to meet Darren and Melissa and that would have sucked big time.  I met them at a bridal fair in San Luis Obispo that I almost backed out of.  This was my first time at a bridal fair and although I had signed up, I wanted to give up my space at the last minute.  Bridal Fairs always seemed overwhelming and crazy to me. Plus, I have preferred to work off referrals rather than to meet prospective clients cold.  But, as fate would have it, I was not able to transfer my booth to someone else so I decided to push through.

The fair was crazy busy as expected.  What I didn’t expect was that I met so many warm and amazing couples that I really connected with.  When Darren and Melissa walked up to my space we hit it off right away.  Between the mutual love of beards and beer Darren and I shared and Melissa’s engaging smile and laughter, I knew this couple was rad.

So when we met up for their engagement session at Holland Ranch in SLO we picked right up where we last left off.  Smiles, laughter and amazing company… What more could I have asked for.


Gorgeous you guys!

Beautiful 🙂

I love the boat! Hahah awesome

Love Love LOVE!!!!!