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Abby & Rothwell | Lake Arrowhead Engagement

When we learned that Abby & Rothwell had gotten engaged at Lake Arrowhead we were trying to find a location in Santa Barbara with a similar woodsy feel. We didn’t have much luck because Santa Barbara is a beach town and although we love it for that, it’s not very woodsy. But that’s the really awesome thing about Southern California. It’s SO unique. We can visit the beach, downtown Los Angeles, and the mountains. All in one day. And that’s when inspiration struck, and we made plans to just go there, and we’re so glad we did! Abby & Rothwell’s Lake Arrowhead engagement session was a bit chilly, and a great time in the mountains! We even ended up staying an extra night to see some snow!


They braved the cold with grace, and were the perfect couple for our forest adventure!


Abby & Rothwell met in college on a film set in Chicago, and moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduating. So naturally, with their backgrounds in film, they totally understood our desire for finding the perfect light for their pictures. One of our favorite moments of their Lake Arrowhead engagement session was actually hustling with them from one sunny spot to the next. No other moment in our lives has made us feel as close to fairies running around in a magical forest wonderland than our time with Abby & Rothwell. They braved the cold with grace, and were the perfect couple for our forest adventure!

Abby & Rothwell, thank you for exploring the wilderness with us during your Lake Arrowhead engagement session! And for showing us the beautiful Strawberry Peak! We’re as bummed as you guys that we didn’t see any bears. On the one hand, we would have loved to see some, or at least one, but on the other hand, it’s probably best we didn’t! Not sure what we would have done…

Abby & Rothwell standing together closely with large trees behind them during their Lake Arrowhead Engagement session. A second photo of Rothwell holding Abby in close to his chest as she smiles at his chest. Abby & Rothwell are walking through forest during their Lake Arrowhead Engagement Session. They are holding hands and smiling at each other. Abby smiling at the camera while Rothwell smiles at her. Their back are to the camera and there are tall green pine trees behind them. Rothwell pulling Abby in close and kissing her forehead as she smiles towards his chest. The couple standing close together with large green pine trees behind them. The couple holding each other close while touching noses. Rothwell is holding Abby around the waist and Abby is holding her hands on his chest. Black and white photos of the couple. Rothwell is holding his bride in close while she puts her hand on his check leaning in for a kiss. A second photo of the couple sharing a light kiss during their Lake Arrowhead Engagement session. Rothwell lifting Abby into the air as she smiles down at him and he smiles up at her. Black and white photo of the couple surrounded by little pine trees. They are hugging each other around the waist and touching their foreheads together. A close up photo of Abby's 1920 Deco engagement ring on a pine cone. A second photo of the couple hugging each other around the waist and touching their heads together while looking at the camera during their Lake Arrowhead Engagement session. Abby is wearing a red full length dress with sleeves to her wrists. Rothwell is wearing a brown button down shirt with tan khaki pants and a brown belt with boots. Abby is smiling at the camera as Rothwell smiles at her. Rothwell is twirling Abby in the forest and he leans in for a kiss. A second photo of Rothwell hugging Abby from behind and smiling at her and Abby giggling down her shoulder and twirling her hair. Rothwell leading Abby by the hand deeper into the forest during their Lake Arrowhead Engagement session. Rothwell hugging Abby tightly while nuzzling into her temple. Abby smiling at the camera. Black and white photo of Rothwell hugging Abby from the side around her shoulders and Abby hugging onto his arms with her hands and both of them are smiling during their Lake Arrowhead Engagement session.Abby & Rothwell sharing a light kiss with the forest, trees, and fog behind them. A second black and white photo of Rothwell lifting Abby and the couple touching noses. Abby & Rothwell cuddling on a rock together and Abby being twirled by Rothwell as he smiles at her. Close up of Abby's 1920's Deco engagement ring on a rock. And a second photo of Rothwell kisses the top of her forehead and Abby leaning on Rothwell's shoulder during their Lake Arrowhead Engagement session Abby running her fingers through her hair as Rothwell leads her by the hand further into the forest during their Lake Arrowhead Engagement session Abby & Rothwell walking through the forest hand in hand. A second photo of the bride leaning her head on his shoulder with her eyes closed and her other hand holding onto her dress. A wide photo of the couple cuddling together with the large pine trees behind them. A black and white photo of Abby & Rothwell hugging each other around the waist with large pine trees behind them during their Lake Arrowhead Engagement session Abby & Rothwell hugging each other around the waist with the sun and trees behind them. A second photo of the Abby hugging Rothwell around the waist and Rothwell holding Abby's cheek with their foreheads touching. Abby & Rothwell holding each other close as Rothwell kisses her nose during their Lake Arrowhead Engagement session Abby placed her hands on his chest and Rothwell pulls her in tight around the waist and their foreheads are touching. Rothwell kissing Abby's forehead as she smiles at the camera with glowing trees behind them. Abby & Rothwell sharing a hug as he kisses her temple. And a photo of the couple touching noses and smiling at each other while holding hands during their Lake Arrowhead Engagement session The bride and groom touching foreheads and hugging each other around the waist as the sun comes in from the right side of the photo behind a large pine tree during their Lake Arrowhead Engagement session.The couple is holding hands and Rothwell is holding Abby's cheek pulling her in for a kiss. A second photo of the couple sharing a kiss. Rothwell kissing the side of Abby's head as she smiles at the camera, and a second photo of the couple smiling at the camera together. Abby & Rothwell sharing a kiss while holding hands as the sun makes them backlit and glowing from behind. A second photo of the couple standing on a large fallen tree. Abby's hand is on Rothwell's chest and his arm is around her pulling her in tight. A portrait of Rothwell looking off camera. A second photo of Abby smiling at the camera as she runs her fingers through her hair. Rothwell pulling his fiancé in close with his arm around her waist and his other hand pulling her chin in for a kiss. Abby is standing on the tips of her toes to give Rothwell a kiss during their Lake Arrowhead Engagement session.

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