Muir Beach Engagement Session by Lissa Ryan Photography
Legend has it there is always a reason why souls meet. Maybe they found each other for reasons that aren’t so different after all. They were two souls searching and found a home lost in each other. When souls find comfort in one another separation is not possible. The reasons they are brought together is no accident. Maybe she needed someone to show her how to live and he needed someone to show him how to love.
— n.r. hart

To be connected by love, by emotion, by passion, is to be connected for eternity. Real connections are felt deep within the soul and they inspire those that have the pleasure of being present in their glory. The destined journey of love is a romantic notion that we believe with every ounce of our beings. Florian and Romain's love is deep. Their eyes connect to each others souls, their hearts destined to be loved by the other. Inspired by Lissa Ryan's ability to capture their natural and raw connection, we could get lost in these images for hours. 

Description: “Everybody needs beauty…places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.”     ― John Muir

Tucked away few miles from the famous Muir Woods is Muir Beach, a quiet cove, beach, and lagoon.  With its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Marin coastline, it is a perfect location for an intimate engagement session.

Inspired by the movement of the ocean waves, Lissa Ryan Photography and Linda Ha Events envisioned this shoot to capture a romantic and organic theme for an outdoor engagement. We opted for a simple gown with a flowy silhouette from Free People for Flo and to tie with the simplicity of the gown, Quissy created a more natural relaxed hairstyle and makeup.  Although this is a styled engagement session,  Flo & Romain are a real couple and they brought their natural chemistry, playfulness and comfort with each other to the session.


Photographer: Lissa Ryan Photography | Film Lab: The FIND Lab | Stylist & Planner: Linda Ha Events | Dress Designer: Free People | Accessories: Everli Jewelry | Venue: Muir Beach, California | Hair & Make-up Artist: Quissy | Female Model: Floriane via Look Model Agency | Male Model:  Romain

I’m a wanderer and adventure seeker at heart. I search out experiences that make my heart beat faster and my adrenaline get going - from traveling the world to wiping tears as I photograph an emotional father - daughter dance. I aim to capture each of these moments with an artistic and editorial eye, creating beautiful portraits and stunning candids that will tell your story for generations to come!
— Melissa Ryan