I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much during an engagement session. I knew when I first met Ariana and Zach that they would be a blast to hang out with, and I’m pretty sure we could’ve spent the entire night laughing and hanging out if the venue wouldn’t have kicked us out. If you spend even a few minutes with these two, you instantly get the feeling that they’ve been lifelong friends who fell in love somewhere along the way - the kind of couple that any number of Hollywood love stories are based on.
We usually recommend couples have their engagement photos taken at a different location than their wedding venue, but Ariana and Zach truly knew what they were doing when they chose Hidden River Ranch for their engagement session as well. Entering through the gigantic wooden gates felt as though I was entering Jurassic Park, and I was soon greeted by exotic wildlife more befitting of the plains of Africa than Texas. The two-mile drive back to the ceremony venue was easily the most beautiful drive I’ve taken in all of Texas. Ariana and Zach’s wedding can’t come soon enough, as I can’t wait to return to Hidden River Ranch - but even more so, I can’t wait to hang out again with this awesome couple, laughing and enjoying one of the best spots in Texas.
Photography team: John and Julia