Caitlin and Riley’s desert oasis engagement session is absolutely breathtaking! The whimsical touches and playful romance captured by Ashley Rae Photography make this photo shoot look like it came from straight out of a fairytale. Caitlin’s darling dresses with thigh-high slits pair well with her delicate garden rose flower crown. The hidden oasis in the desert provided a stunning backdrop amidst the branching mesquite trees and lush sage brush. The couple met while they both attended the University of Arizona. Riley always made Caitlin laugh, and he knew that she was the one. However, it took over a year and three tries before Caitlin finally agreed to go out with Riley. From there, their relationship blossomed.
After six years of dating, Caitlin and Riley took a trip out to California to visit Riley’s parents. The couple decided to go brunch in Laguna Beach, then head out along the coast. Riley brought Caitlin out to his favorite spot called West Street Beach and immersed their toes in the warm sand. Caitlin wanted to just lay out and soak up the sun, but Riley had something else in mind. He begged her to go walk along the beach. When she finally agreed to go, Caitlin was pleasantly surprised when Riley later got down on one knee and proposed! She said yes, and they were able to celebrate and bask in the moment to the sound of pacific waves.