Austin + Anna
This engagement is sunny and bright, but what stands out more to us is the love between Austin + Anna. The simplicity of the background and contrasting colors of Anna’s dress really make this engagement session pop. We’re thankful that Halo Stone Photography was willing to share this stunning engagement with us and now we get to share it with all of you!
Austin and Anna first met in 2015 on a camping trip to Big Sur while attending California Baptist University in Riverside, CA. They knew each other through a few mutual friends but never hung out or went on dates while they were both in school—tragic. Fast forward 4 years, both Austin and Anna graduated from CBU and lived in totally separate states—Anna in California and Austin in New Mexico.
Austin eventually sent Anna a message over social media in the Summer of 2019 and they began messaging back and forth over the next few months. Text messages turned into daily phone calls and then phone calls turned into a crazy last minute planned weekend trip. Austin convinced Anna to fly out—literally two days beforehand—to Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta in early October 2019. That one weekend was all it took to know there was something very special about Austin.
So began a relationship with non-stop weekend visits between Southern California and New Mexico. They knew within a few short months that they wanted to spend their lives together. Austin couldn’t wait much longer, so he found a jeweler local to San Diego and had Anna’s dream ring custom built. He proposed on January 12th, 2020 at Torrey Pines beach in sunny San Diego at sunset.
– New Mexico Photographer, Halo Stone Photography