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Mt. Baldy Engagement: Eric loves Natalie

They met in middle school and shared classes in high school and had a same group friends, but nothing else. They would have to be apart to see that they belonged together. They would go to two different universities. Eric went to UCLA and Natalie to UCI. It would be in their second year of college when Natalie would give Eric her number casually through Snapchat. Eric was falling in love and needed an excuse. So he asked Natalie if she wanted to study for a chemistry exam. Natalie did not take the hint and said, “No.” (In Natalie’s defense studying for a test is not a date.) It would take a couple of months for Eric to ask Natalie again. This time, studying was not involved and trip to the beach Corona Del Mar was. Natalie still wasn’t sure she was going on a date, but she did say, “Yes.” She did admire Eric. She had even told her college roommate the she always thought Eric was husband material. It just had not crossed her mind that Eric was a suitor. He was and soon Natalie would see that he was supportive, romantic and authentic. She was falling in love. Eric loved that Natalie was selfless, devoted and loving, so at the beach, under the moon, as it started to rain on August 2, 2014, Eric asked Natalie to be his girlfriend. Exactly 7 years later, they sat at the same beach and reflected about how far they had gone. This time, Eric did not hint at what he wanted. He wanted Natalie to be with him forever. He wanted her as his wife. So he took a deep breath, pulled out the ring and proposed. Natalie said, “Yes.”

(August 2, 2021 they see their engagement pictures. As the photographer, I love that this is happening on this date am part of it. Blessed to do what I love! )


This Story was captured by A Story in Time Photography – Jessie Cadenas with the assistance of Jesus Cadenas. We are Los Angeles, Orange County Wedding Photographers located in the Inland Empire. Our style is Classic, Romantic and Fun. If you are interested in your Family, Quinceañera, Engagement or Wedding Story being captured, please contact us using the contact button at the top of this post or HERE.

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    UCLA Engagement: Kris loves Heather

    When two people are destined to meet and to fall in love, nothing will stop it from happening. Stars will align. Kris was from the Bay Area. He had always planned on a school closer to home, but there he was attending UCLA. Heather had a full ride to UCR, but she insisted on being a Bruin. Two people on a huge campus. The chances of meeting are still astronomical. But due to some acts of fate, Kris was randomly assigned to live with his roommate, and his roommate was dating Heather’s. Soon they belonged to a close knit group of friends, but friends they would not remain.
    Their first date would be to Little Tokyo and it would be that night that Kris would officially ask Heather to be his girlfriend. The stars were most definitely aligned and… the moon was full. Anyone who knew Heather, knew she was obsessed with the moon. And there before her shining brightly and vividly was a beautiful full moon. The moon always showed up in the most pivotal times in her life. And there it was shining. Destiny had made sure they would be together sharing that light in the night sky.
    It would Thanksgiving when Kris would ask the woman he loved to marry him. Both of their families gathered around. Heather’s father asked her to say the prayer. Kris said he would help since his family was also there visiting. Heather said the prayer, thanking God for the many blessings in their lives. When it was Kris’ turn to talk, he thanked Heather for being the woman she was. He wanted what he already had forever. He got down on one knee and asked her to be only his. Heather said, “Yes!”

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