Orange County Engagement Photography: Gabe + Ali


I met up with Ali and Gabe at one of the best Orange County engagement locations: Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park. The wooded areas are like something out of a fairy tale. And when that golden light shines through the trees it is absolutely perfect!

Ali and Gabe met in St. Louis Missouri while in they were in their freshmen year in college and have been in love ever since. They recently moved to L.A. while Gabe receives his Ph.D at the University of Southern California. We talked about the grueling program and about their cat Gatsby— whom, I might add, left their hair all over Ali’s second engagement outfit! So Gatsby was definitely with us that day! Luckily Ali had a lint roller to tidy up ;)

With so many parks to choose from in the Orange County area, Thomas F. Riley is one of the best locations for an engagement, family or maternity session. It is the beautiful grassy, open field that definitely gives this location a rustic vibe. But just as the sun dips behind the hills is when you get that perfect light to work with.

Ali and Gabe were so incredibly adorable on their engagement shoot. You could definitely sense the spark of romance between them! This June at The Mountain Mermaid in Topanga, Ali and Gabe will host their wedding in what I am sure will be a night to remember!

I can’t wait!

Orange County Engagement Location: Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park