Cassandra and Trevor (Engagement Photography) @ Nisene Marks Forest, Aptos, California

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Cassandra and Trevor are tying the knot in 2016, but booked me a couple years in advance to make sure they got the date they wanted! They love the forest, especially the lush greenery found in the ferns and moss in the redwoods of Nisene Marks State Park in Aptos, California. This couple has a natural ease with each other – and once they got over that pesky camera guy hiding behind trees and under ferns, they really warmed up to their romantic engagement shoot in the forest. It was great spending time with them, especially since I probably won’t see them for another 16 months or so 🙁

Enjoy my favorite photos below – and please feel free to leave a comment or share!

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Forest Engagement Photos in Nisene Marks, Aptos – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

I love the ambience, the natural light down by the creek. Cassandra and Trevor were exploring along the river’s edge when I caught this candid moment.

Forest Engagement Photos in Nisene Marks, Aptos – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Nice color and depth to the forest, romantic kissing moment.

Forest Engagement Photos in Nisene Marks, Aptos – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Cassandra is so playful, they both just wanted to frolick around the redwoods all day!

Forest Engagement Photos in Nisene Marks, Aptos – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Dramatic wide shot showing the tall redwoods and nice backlight through the trees.

Forest Engagement Photos in Nisene Marks, Aptos – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

These two fit so well together, you can feel the love!

Forest Engagement Photos in Nisene Marks, Aptos – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

I don’t usually edit forest photos in black and white, but some of these worked really well I think.

Forest Engagement Photos in Nisene Marks, Aptos – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

I love the receding pathway through the forest.

Forest Engagement Photos in Nisene Marks, Aptos – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Forest Engagement Photos in Nisene Marks, Aptos – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

The backlit, moss-covered trees looked so cool here. Also, shooting through the ferns is fun!

Forest Engagement Photos in Nisene Marks, Aptos – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

The couple braved standing on some rocks in the creek so I could get some reflection shots.

Forest Engagement Photos in Nisene Marks, Aptos – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Getting some cool shots of the rings in a hole of this redwood tree – I love the green moss.

Forest Engagement Photos in Nisene Marks, Aptos – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Frolicking in the forest!

 

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