Nine years ago today, I met the man I'm going to marry at a Hawaiian social between his fraternity and my sorority. The rest as they say, is history. Now, we count down less than 7 months until the day we say, "I do." These photos were a test run with our amazing friend and photographer Russie Denay, who also just shot our official engagement photos and will be with us on our wedding day in Monterey as well. 

I styled both Safi and me for this shoot, scouted and found this location, and did a ton of research on what I wanted to bring my concept to reality. I'm so proud of these photos, and can't wait to share them with you all! I also can't wait to share our actual engagement photos with you that we took at Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, I've only seen a few, but I cannot wait to see how they all turned out. 

So many funny things happen when you do a shoot like this. For instance, it was SO damn windy the entire time we were shooting and my allergies that I was unaware existed made my eyes SO watery I could literally not see, and my eyes were running like I was crying. It did give some of the photos a romantic effect though I will say. 

Favorites for "save the dates," - leave a comment below! 

On me: Dress: SheInside, Booties: Chinese laundry but similar here, here and here 

On Safi: Shirt: Michael Kors, Pants, H&M