Shelby and Anna are writers from opposite corners of the country, who met all because of a Craigslist listing.
He was renting out a room in his apartment, she was looking for a room, and so their paths were suddenly linked by a friendly lease agreement. Little did they know… their lives would soon be linked unchangeably.
They dated for five years before Shelby got down on one knee and surprised Anna with a proposal. It was on a walk with just the two of them, and for these poetic souls, it was the perfect private moment.
You see, Anna and Shelby don’t necessarily love the spotlight. For them, they don’t prefer crowds and cameras and commotion.
So in the moments in front of our cameras, they leaned into exactly who they are. They were completely genuine. Shelby and Anna have a certain peace and warmth to their relationship, which illuminates their mutual love, admiration, and devotion for one another.
And it was breathtaking to capture!
Shelby and Anna chose to say ‘I do’ in the lovely open spaces of Bommer Canyon – and oh how magical it was! Large trees, tall grasses, and dreaaaaamy California lighting… we love this place!
And it isn’t just a gorgeous place for a wedding – it also holds a special significance for this nature lovin’ pair. Bommer Canyon had always been a place of refuge for them, a place where they’d escape the writing deadlines and the city traffic and the hustle of life. For Shelby and Anna, it made perfect sense to celebrate in this dreamy little pocket of southern California.
We weren’t too surprised when Shelby and Anna’s wedding vows brought us to tears – I mean, not one, but TWO writers? It’s a recipe for waterworks! Their words were simple, personal, and not overly complicated – just purely from the heart. It was a promise to continue loving each other, “just like we’ve been doing.”
Because for them, it’s really all about loving in the living – not just in the beautifully arranged words they say.
Shelby & Anna: You two are beyond perfect for each other! We felt honored to be part of your wedding day, and your beautiful vows left such a lasting impression on us. We wish you two the BEST in this exciting new chapter! 🙂