Northport Village Engagement Session: Kristen & Andrew

In some relationships, the first date is a pretty big deal. It’s one of those make or break situations, either you liked them and you’ll see them again, or you didn’t and you won’t. Well, Kristen and Andrew’s went so well that they chose it as the location for their engagement session. The lovely couple posed all around Northport Village, which also happens to be the site where Andrew asked Kristen to be his girlfriend.

The two love to walk around the village, grab dinner or some ice cream. Most of their date nights are located there as well. It is such a significant place for them that they just had to do their shoot there.

Kristen and Andrew met through mutual friends a few years ago. After taking for a while they came to realize that they had lived down the block from one another their entire lives. How crazy?

Couple in each other's arms
Couple sitting on the dock in black and white
Couple at first date spot Rockin Fish in Northport Village
Couple kissing by the water in Northport Village

As for the proposal, it was a truly magical one. You’ll see what we mean!

The proposal was comprised of a few surprises. The first took place on April 5th. Kristen was home on vacation from school when there was suddenly a knock at the door. When she opened it, she saw Andrew! He explained to her that he had taken the day off to go to breakfast with her. The two went into Northport Village (obviously), and sat down for breakfast. During the meal, Andrew had asked Kristen: “On a scale from 1 to 10, how much do you want to go to Disneyland?” Keep in mind, Kristen and her family are HUGE Disney people, so of course, she responded with “at least a 9!” Andrew continued, telling her that they had to go home and pack because they were leaving in the morning!

Kristen, at the time, believed this was just an early anniversary gift as they were celebrating 3 years together within the next few weeks. She had no idea what he was going to do next.

Their hotel was directly across from Crystal Cove Beach so they had taken a walk on the beach after a late lunch. That was when Andrew told Kristen he had one more surprise for her and got down on one knee. He asked her to be his wife and Kristen, elated, said yes.

We loved working with Andrew and Kristen as they were so flexible. We had to reschedule once due to rain but on the day of the shoot, everything turned out fantastic.

The couple did not have much of a plan for their Northport Village shoot, but found it was great practice to get used to certain poses and looking as natural as possible. “It was so fun working with both Josh and Nicole and I can’t wait for the wedding!”

Couple walking and looking at each other
Couple on the dock in Northport Village
Couple posing in front of a brick wall
Couple sitting on the dock at Northport Village

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