Samantha & Kevin | Joshua Tree Engagement

Pawel and I met up with Samantha and Kevin in Joshua Tree for their engagement session. We were super excited, Joshua Tree is one of our all time favorite places to go. Samantha and Kevin’s story is so cute and who better to tell it than them…

“Kevin and Samantha have been in each other's lives for a total of 12 years. They met when they were 13 and 14 years old at a church youth group event where Samantha noticed Kevin playing dodgeball, and told her friend she thought he was cute. :) As their friend heard of the crush, she decided to play matchmaker by doing a prank call to Samantha's phone from Kevin's phone. After figuring out who did the prank call, Kevin and Samantha finally met and were able to stay in touch over the following 6 years as friends.

Kevin and Samantha later reconnected in college, where they went on their first date! It was obviously a success, because their friendship quickly blossomed into a relationship. With both of them traveling back and forth from Irvine to Claremont on a weekly basis to date.  Kevin was ready for Samantha to graduate college and come home to Corona which would be a much shorter commute for the both of them.

Shortly after Samantha moved home to attend graduate school, Kevin decided it was time to pop the question! After nervously asking her parents' permission, and selecting the ring, he began planning how he would get down on one knee. On their four year anniversary, in July 2016, Kevin set up a gorgeous proposal on the beach in Malibu, complete with candles, wine, and the sunset. She of course, said YES!”

We can’t wait for their big day and the new stories to tell.