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This beautiful foothill engagement session in the hills east of Fresno, California was one of my favorites!

Kylie and Samuel chose to do their engagement photos on Kylie’s family property in Squaw Valley and the historic property did not disappoint! These newly engaged lovers are so damn in love and I’m so honored they chose me to document their special day. Engagements are always an exciting time for couples; the excitement and anticipation of an amazing future together is truly one of the greatest joys this job offers. Check out some of my favorites from their foothill engagement session; and forgive me for not being able to narrow down all the adorableness! I just couldn’t choose 🙂

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Ok I mean COME ON! How perfect is this shot!! The sky was showing off for sunset, the grasses were just turning gold and the oak trees were full and vibrant! This foothill engagement session was such a friggen dream guys. Oh, and I am also totally loving Kylie’s skirt that I recommended from Amazon. It’s literally the most comfortable skirt ever (I have two of them – not sorry) and you can click HERE to get yours!candid moments between a newly engaged couple during an engagement session

Was I right about this skirt or was I right? Amazon is amazing, and seriously, Kylie looks absolutely stunning!!candid engagement photos by megan helm photography a fresno wedding photographer blush and light blue engagement photo outfit ideas for summer engagement photos couple laughing at a rooster

We also had some guests show up! This rooster really wanted to make sure we knew that he was there, and there was a herd of cattle off in the distance mooing at us while we took their photos.engagement photo details of the engagement ring navy and blue engagement photo outfit ideas for a rustic engagement session newly engaged couple laughing newly engaged couple dancing and laughing during engagement photos in an open field near fresno california soft focus image of a newly engaged couple embracing newly engaged couple having a dance party in the middle of a field in squaw valley california

No engagement session is complete without an impromptu dance party! Clearly, Samuel rocked it!engaged couple walking and holding hands in the foothills of california romantic moment between a newly engaged couple at sunset

I told you the sunset showed off for us!

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If I had to choose one favorite photo from this engagement session, it would be this last photo. Not only does it show off the stunning foothills of Squaw Valley, but the magic that two lovers can create by just being authentically themselves. Thank you Sam and Kylie for trusting me and choosing me to capture these moments for you both. I am forever grateful for clients like you both.

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