10 Years Together | A Personal Post | Ryan & Shayna

10 years....

A decade. 

It's hard to imagine that 10 years has come. When I first met Ryan I was 19 years old (boy do I feel old!). In less than three months of dating Ryan I think I smiled more than I ever did my entire life. Everyday I woke up I was excited to see him, text him, talk to him over the phone (yes we actually did that way back then). Heck anything that involved Ryan made me happy.  Why I was so happy is because Ryan was real, funny and genuinely cared about me. Something I hadn't really felt from a human being in a long time, let alone someone who was interested in getting to know me. I vividly remember the night that I started to really have feelings for him, I mean REALLY feel things. We were on our third date, he took me to dinner and then we went back to his apartment to watch TV, wrestling to be exact......We've never watched wrestling ever since funny enough. I remember looking over at him and just gut wrenchingly grinning, it was like all I saw was him, no one else could compare to this guy, he was it. He was everything. Yep on our third date. (we hadn't even had a first kiss yet!) I think I remember Ryan looking at me like I was crazy and saying "WHAT?!!" a thousand times trying to figure out what was wrong with me. Fast forward to many cats and cars later, getting married and moving to the other side of the country it's been quite an adventure sharing our lives together. And I couldn't imagine anyone else to share my life with.  Happy Anniversary Ryan!

Ben & Maggie | Engagement Session | Venice Beach, CA

While back home in Southern California for a wedding we were able to squeeze in sometime with Ben & Maggie to do their engagement session, and I am so glad we did! These two are so sweet and we had so much fun exploring Venice with them! I actually learned quite a bit about the city and feel bad that in all my years growing up I never ventured out and explored there more. But luckily we got the insiders view of the city and had an amazing time! 

Can we take a moment of silence for the amount of photoshopping that was required to "shut down" traffic at the Venice sign? ;)