Zion National Park Elopement | Angelica + Rich | California Wedding Photographer
Angelica + Rich
A Boho Zion National Park Elopement
Where do I even start with these two?! While crashing a good majority of their National Park Tour honeymoon in the Southwest, I learned so much about how to have an exceptional relationship. Angelica & Rich are so intentional, fun, and active in making their partnership everything it can be; I find it inspirational! These two know how to tackle the hard stuff up front before it has a chance to have a negative impact permanently. This quality is AMAZING to have because ya know, something tough will always come around –that’s just life! On this trip, we had many a blunder! From the summer heat, Airbnb troubles, and running late for our shoot, we had to work together to make it happen the way we had dreamed!
Not only did things come out as dreamy as can be (you’ll see below), but I also had a BLAST with these two. I honestly don’t know how I’m going to live the rest of my life not eating cupcakes, laughing my butt off, and road tripping with them every single day?!? I’m already feeling separation anxiety! These two brought me to a bucket-list-worthy National Park for their Zion National Park Elopement photos and I am forever grateful!
Angelica & Rich, I adore you two so so soooo incredibly much! If I could spend every weekend crashing your honeymoon, I would. I loved watching how excited you were to finally be married and witnessing how much you love and care for each other! I’m honored to be a part of your marriage (both photographically and that part where I married in too 😉) and I cannot wait to see what the future will bring! xoxo
Zion National Park Elopement
“It’s hard to pinpoint a true moment that it hit me that I wanted to marry him, because it was really a series of them. To me, love and commitment are ultimately a choice. You make the decision every day, with every good and bad moment, with every disagreement, you put the amour down and you choose love. In every moment, he has chosen to love me and it was all those little moments that combined their whispers into this giant cacophony of “he’s the one”. -Angelica
“I have to mention the proposal here because it is a testament to how thoughtful this guy is. This was a few days after my 25th birthday so my sister had mentioned that she wanted to take me to breakfast so I left the house with her and Richard was just sitting on the couch, he gave me a kiss and said “have fun!” but like, he was so casual (I was unsuspecting). Anyway, we come back and there is a gift on the counter which was a riddle leading me to the place where we had our first date, which led me to our first kiss, which led me to the first time we said I love you which led me to Rich, down on one knee, me crying uncontrollably, and us celebrating the rest of our lives (and a hot air balloon ride, bucket list numero uno). Then we celebrated with some friends and family and I cried again!” -Angelica
“I had already known her for so long and we were both at her cousin’s (my best friend’s) wedding and we flirted a little bit. Again, the crush I had on her in high school had grown a lot over the course of 8 or so years, so I was very much into her. Anyway, she texted me and of the other groomsman noticed us flirting and apparently I seemed excited. He said something along the lines of, ‘how have you two never ended up together after all these years?’ To which I responded, ‘I’m not sure, but I need to do something about it… I need to marry that girl,’ and I asked her out that night. The rest is history.” – Rich
“…she grabbed my hand and said “I love you” as if we were riding to our impending doom. And all she wanted in that moment was to let me know that she loved me, and I’ll never forget that.” -Rich
“One of my favorite memories together is the first Thanksgiving we hosted for both of our families. It started off as a completely stressful day because the garbage disposal broke that morning and I read the ham instructions as total time, not time per pound (not a chef, clearly). Despite the rocky start, we managed to fit everyone in the house and had so much food and fun and laughter and it was just a day I’ll never forget. A little saying that has always stuck out to me is: ‘When you have everything you need, build a longer table, not a higher fence.’ Rich is the kind of person who embodies it, absolutely, and that day, I felt it extra.” -Angelica
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