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Mt. Baldy Engagement: José loves Paulina

A muse is a source of inspiration for a creative soul, causing love stories and songs to be written. It was a club called MUSE that brought José and Paulina together. This was not a nightclub, but a performing one, where members sang contemporary songs. Paulina thought he was cute and sweet and José thought she was absolutely beautiful. They were both talented musicians, singers, and two kind people who the world needed to be in harmony together. So just like a melody finds lyrics, José found Paulina.

Paulina describes José as a kind soul, adoring and unique. “Jose is special because he means well to everyone. He always gives people the benefit of the doubt even if they don’t deserve it and he’s very forgiving to everyone. He’s an amazing friend and he’s an amazing partner. “

José sees Paulina as beautiful, compassionate, and loving. “She makes me want to be better. She inspires me to be me. She is one of the most caring people in the world. She is really driven and always gives 100% to anything she does. I am truly myself when I’m with her. When I’m with her, everything makes sense, her laugh, her smile, the way she scrunches her nose. She truly is my everything.”

José orchestrated a memorable proposal by pretending to take headshots. In what was supposed to be an artistic shot, where a girl had her back to a musician, Paulina turned to find him on one knee holding a ring. The man who had pulled on her heartstrings and had made her heart beat faster to a rhythm that was only for him was asking to her to be his forever. She said, “Yes.”

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    Claremont Engagement Session: Benjamin loves Priscyla

    This love story began on a road trip to Vegas when a group of friends traveled together to celebrate a 21st birthday. Priscyla called “shotgun” and ended up next to the driver. She talked to Benjamin the entire drive over. Benjamin found it hard to keep his eyes on the road, next to him was a beautiful girl who kept him smiling.

    By the end of the weekend, Benjamin had asked a friend for her number, and Priscyla, who had not stopped thinking about him, was happy to give it. They soon realized that they lived blocks from each other. They had always meant to be close, but it had taken a trip to another state to bring them together.

    Priscyla describes Benjamin as thoughtful, considerate, and generous. “The love he has for his family is something so special. He makes time to see his parents every week. He helped support his family through a hard time without asking for anything in return. He happily drives over two hours to visit his brother, niece, and nephew.”

    Benjamin describes her as beautiful, caring, and selfless. Priscyla is the woman he will always love.  Their relationship is built on mutual love and support, always encouraging each other to move forward.  On a family trip to Cabo San Lucas, on a beautiful beach, Benjamin pulled a box from his pocket and dropped to one knee. His face went serious for a second, and Priscyla knew what it meant. She said, “Yes,” to the man she loved.

    The girl who had called “shotgun” eleven years ago and sat beside him would now be by his side forever.

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    • CristinaAbsolutely beautiful! Congratulations and best wishes.ReplyCancel

    Mission San Juan Capistrano Engagement Photography: Noel loves Silvia

    Fate and Destiny had failed. Noel and Silvia’s paths had crossed half a dozen times, and they had not noticed each other. An infamous picture of them on My Space showed two awkward teenagers who were oblivious to each other. It would take almost ten years for them to officially meet. It would be a birthday party that neither planned on attending, but fate and destiny stood on either side of them and pushed. They were introduced. No one had any intention of getting them together, but they talked the entire night. He walked her to the car and they shared their first kiss of many.

    Snapchats were exchanged and Silvia asked him to go to a Dodger Game with her coworkers. They had a blast. Of course, Noel asked her out on their first official date: Sushi and a movie. They became inseparable. Others would describe Noel as quiet and weird, but Silvia saw a man who was silly, loving, and compassionate. Noel loved her for her energy. She was the polar opposite of him. She was charismatic, adventurous, and ready to do anything. Many would wonder how their two personalities could blend so well together. The truth was they could always be their true selves when it was just themselves.

    Covid came and they survived being locked up. They decided to take a road trip to see all the missions in California. It was the Mission San Juan Capistrano that caught Silvia’s heart. She told him that this was a place she would love to get married. With their trip of all the missions finished, they visited places closer to home where they had not been together. At the Huntington Library, they ended up in the Japanese Garden. It was Silvia’s favorite area. There Noel asked Silvia, the woman who unknowningly, destiny had put before him since he was seventeen years old to marry him. And as was her fate, Silvia said, “Yes,” to the boy in the picture she did not know, and to the man she loved.

    (If Silvia looks a little familiar, years ago this beautiful woman was once a kid who was my assistant. Those memories are here.)

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    This Story was captured by A Story in Time Photography: Jessie Cadenas. If you are interested in your Engagement or Wedding Story being captured, don’t hesitate to contact us using the contact button at the top of this post or HERE.

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      Cal Poly Pomona Engagement: Michael loves Angelina

      Michael and Angelina crossed paths in biology class during their sophomore year at Ontario High School. Michael couldn’t help but be captivated by Angelina’s enchanting eyes and beautiful smile. He smiled back, and a connection sparked between them. Little did they know that this encounter was the start of their story.

      As fate would have it, they found themselves sharing more classes and even attending a memorable Sadie’s Hawkins Dance together. During this special event, they shared their first dance and kiss. However, after graduation, life took them on separate paths, leaving them to wonder about each other’s lives and what the future held.

      But destiny works in mysterious ways, and with the help of a mutual friend, Michael and Angelina were brought back together five years later. This time, they reconnected as friends, spending time together and truly getting to know each other. Angelina quickly discovered that Michael possessed an incredible blend of kindness, humor, and loyalty. His ability to make her laugh and his selflessness in caring for others touched her heart.

      Not only did Michael and Angelina share a love for Oldies Music, but Angelina also became Michael’s biggest cheerleader, constantly encouraging him to pursue his dreams and reminding him of his unlimited potential. With her unwavering support, Michael felt inspired to chase after their shared goals and aspirations.

      And so, Michael knew he needed his best friend always by his side. He wanted her as his wife. In the very place they had spent countless hours together, Victoria Gardens, Michael would propose. Angelina’s mom had hired a photographer who asked to take their picture. It was then that Michael dropped to one knee. Angelina was shocked. Suddenly, they were surrounded by her family. Angelina was overwhelmed, but of course, she said “Yes” to the man she loved as those around them applauded and congratulated them on the beginning of the new chapter of their love story.

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        Schabarum Regional Park Engagement: Jesús loves Ady

        Raul and Prici had a plan that included salsa dancing and a couple falling in love. They were sure that Jesus and Addy were perfect for each other. After all, they were both: weird, nerds, socially awkward, Type A, academically oriented, and particular. So with Jesus secure in their backseat, they picked up Ady for a night of dancing at La Granada.

        Neither Ady nor Jesus had any expectations whatsoever. But the attraction was immediate. Ady saw a very cute guy, and Jesus was caught off guard by Ady’s long hair, eyes, smile, laugh, and, of course, her motivating energy.

        The revelation of their Type A personalities would happen on the dance floor as they both tried to lead. Ady had been told many times before that she needed a strong man to lead, and as Jesus started again, she found it hot. They escaped the dance floor and their chaperones to talk. The conversation that followed became suddenly serious when they both laid it all on the line. Ady told him she wanted to get married and have kids, and those terms were not negotiable. Instead of running, exiting stage left, suddenly remembered he had somewhere to be, etc., Jesus felt relieved and he told Ady his plans which included a serious relationship and possibly moving for medical school. They were the couple that connected on knowing what they wanted. With the serious stuff out of the way, the nerds in them emerged and they then discussed playing Yighio Cards at Frank and Sons. (I’m pretty sure this is a scene from The Big Bang Theory.)

        Jesus made his move on their ride home and would steal a kiss, and it would be at her front door that she would kiss him. The adventure was just beginning.

        If the serious conversation they had at the club was not enough to convince Ady he was the one, a trip to Wrightwood, where she got them lost, would result in them sharing drinks at a dive bar. Here, Jesús told her that he was a Big Brother and always considered adopting. He did not know it then, but Ady, at that moment, “clubbed him on the head” and took him off the market. She was in love! And it was also at that moment that Jesus knew he wanted to marry her. She also wanted to adopt as well. He knew it took a certain special someone to do something like that – all the personality traits, the world view, and connotations that came with that, she was who he was looking for in a life long partner – a wife.

        “She makes me feel safe to be vulnerable. I’ve never been used to being comfortable in sharing where I am emotionally, but she knows how to catch those moments in me. And what makes it even more special is that she knows exactly what it is I need in that moment – physical touch, words of affirmation, or quality time. And honestly this is a big part of why I fell in love with her, she simply understands me. She understands my weirdness, she hypes me up when I get on a rant, she listens when I’m rambling on about ruminating thoughts, and she hypes me up and motivates me when I am unsure of myself.”

        Together, they saw all the beautiful possibilities and the future they could build together. And so Jesus had to think of a proposal that would symbolize their commitment to each other and the world view they ascribed to, which is that marriage is a choice one makes every day. Every day, you choose love, you choose to keep going, you choose to work hard at it, and you choose to encourage the person beside you. Marriage is like running a marathon. And so they trained and ran. There at the finish line, with the world watching, Jesus proposed to Ady. Ady said, “Yes,” to the man who could lead her… on a dance floor, race beside her.. .in a marathon and yet let her soar with his heart in tow.

        (Funny story: Ady actually met Jesus’ mom a few years before. She is a mariachi, and so at an event, Ady serenaded her without knowing she would be her mother-in-law. )

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        This Story was captured by A Story in Time Photography: Jessie Cadenas with the assistance of Melissa Quezada. If you are interested in your Engagement, Wedding or Quinceañera being captured, don’t hesitate to contact us using the contact button at the top of this post or HERE.

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