Ryan Burke and I met the very first week of college and became the best of friends. I still remember a day midway through our junior year when I met Ryan at our campus coffee shop and he confessed that psychology (his then-major) may not be his future and wondered what he should do. He was thinking about studying English or Art and I encouraged him to follow his heart and pursue photography. I've met few people with raw, self-taught natural talent like Ryan, and if nice pictures of me exist, he's taken them.
Ryan lives in Orange County, California now and has graciously agreed to shoot our engagement and wedding pictures. He sent over these amazing pictures from a recent engagement shoot he did with his friends Dawn and Isaac, who went up in a hot air balloon! How romantic is that? I love their cute little dog and that giant, pretend bike. Super cute.