Laurel + Ryan // A Cactus Garden Love Session

Laurel + Ryan -- Cactus Garden Couple's Session -- Whitney Justesen Photography-60.jpg

I am so glad I had the opportunity to shoot with this dear friend of mine and her handsome dude. I asked Laurel and Ryan if they would be up for a shoot at the cactus garden on Stanford campus, since I’d been dying to shoot there for a long time, and they were so down for it. Not at all surprisingly, it couldn’t have worked out better. They brought their model A game with them to the session, and I hardly had to direct them at all, despite the fact that they’d never taken professional photos together. They’re just THAT gorgeous.

It’s so obvious how much Laurel and Ryan adore each other; the way they looked at one another, the way they held hands and touched each other, their passionate embraces…it made me want to melt a hundred times. Their style matched the desert vibe of this location so well too, as well as the modern copper structure at the end, and I loved how the colors all came together.

Thank you for modeling for me, L + R. You two are fantastic, and I’m so happy to know you.

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