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Sofia & Joey | Whispering Rose Ranch Engagement

Imagine this. White brick walls holding two large metal gates. A white brick divider between them covered in vines and roses. The push of a button and the gate opens. A long driveway with one way in and one way out. Tall trees bursting with new growth. Large and expansive branches and leaves that create a beautiful archway above you. Brown wooden fences on each side. On the other side of the fence horses and their babies running next to you as you make your way down the driveway at a slow pace. Welcome to Sofia & Joey’s Whispering Rose Ranch engagement session.

The Whispering Rose Ranch is a working horse ranch located in Santa Barbara County and has so many beautiful locations throughout the ranch. We visited Sycamore Lane and the Bride’s Stone Cottage and even snuck a peek at the Saloon to show Sofia & Joey. The Saloon is the COOLEST place we can think of for a groom and his groomsmen to get ready on their wedding day! (Imagine shuffleboards, billiards, saddles, rifles attached to the wall, and a photo of the owners chilling with James Dean!)

But our favorite location: The Mountain Vista. There are antique doors that were added onto the house many years ago. Red roses are planted above them and lush green vines wrap along the walls that hold the doors. A beautiful fountain placed near the edge of the wall and as promised, mountain views all around. It’s drop-dead gorgeous.


A beautiful fountain placed near the edge of the wall and as promised, mountain views all around.


As the golden sun began to set the ranch, we knew Sofia & Joey’s session would be nothing short from straight out of a fairytale. Earlier, we’d just driven out of the gloomy skies, and into the magical lighting of the Santa Ynez Mountains. And as we broke out of the cloud layer we instantly knew we were in for an amazing session. The location, the weather, their outfits, it was all perfect for this couple’s love story! Not to mention, Sofia & Joey traveled from Florida to Santa Barbara for their engagement session, and it was Sofia’s first time in California!

Sofia & Joey, we are so glad you had the chance to make the trip from Florida, all the way across the country, to the west coast! We had so much fun with you during your Whispering Rose Ranch engagement session. From exploring the ranch, seeing the horses and deer, and taking in the beautiful views together. We love how laid back you are, and how comfortable you are to be around. And the way you two look at each other is pretty adorable! We are so excited to celebrate your wedding with you next year in your neck of the palm trees. Eleven more months and Florida here we come!

And a very special thanks to Ankur & Skye at Our Perfect Night for planning this gorgeous Whispering Rose engagement session!

Sofia is wearing a white jumpsuit with heels and Joey is wearing khaki pants and a collared shirt with a blue vest and brown shoes. They are smiling at the camera with their heads touching. Sofia & Joey are holding each other closely while Sofia smiles at the camera and Joey smiles at Sofia during the couple's Whispering Rose Ranch Engagement session. Joey is smiling at his bride and Sofia is giggling down her shoulder with her hand on his chest. A photo of Joey smiling at his fiancé and Sofia looking over Joeys shoulder at the camera. A second photo of the couple walking down Sycamore Lane while holding hands. The couple is walking down Sycamore Lane holding hands during their Whispering Rose Ranch Engagement session. The couple's backs are to the camera as they walk away from the camera holding hands. Sofia's long hair is curly down her back. Joey is smiling at Sofia and she is smiling over his shoulder with their heads close together. The couple is standing close together on Sycamore Lane and he is smiling at her and she is smiling at him. Black and white photos of the couple's backs are to the camera as they walk away from the camera holding hands. Sofia's long hair is curly down her back. Joey is smiling at Sofia and she is smiling over his shoulder with their heads close together. The couple sharing a kiss in front of the Bridal Suite during their Whispering Rose Ranch Engagement Session The couple sitting on a rocking bench in front of the Bridal Suite just off the path that leads to the door of the Stone Cottage. A second photo of the couple sharing a kiss in front of the door. Sofia & Joey sharing a light kiss during their Whispering Rose Ranch Engagement Session. A second photo of the couple sitting on the bench out front. a black and white photo of the couple sharing a kiss. Sofia's has one braid along her forehead to the side of her head. Her arms are wrapped around Joey's neck. Sofia & Joey are standing close to each other as the sunlight hits them from behind making them glow. He is smiling at her and her hand is on his chest. Second photo of Joey kissing Sofia's forehead and her hand is on his cheek. The promise ring in the shape of a heart outlined by diamonds. And a second photo of Joey hugging Sofia from behind as she smiles back at him. A close up photo of Sofia's engagement ring. There is one large oval diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds and more diamonds along the band. Sofia is wearing a long blue flowy dress and heels. Joey is wearing khakis and a collared shirt with a blue vest and brown shoes. Joey is sitting with his bride in front of him with their backs to a large open window and green leafy vines above their heads. The couple is holding hands and forehead to forehead with their backs to the camera. The groom is holding his brides head and giving her a kiss as she wraps him up in a hug. Pulled back photos of the couple sharing a moment forehead to forehead and a close shot of the same thing. The couple holding hands with their foreheads touching in front of a window with green leafy vines hanging on the wall above them during their Whispering Rose Ranch Engagement Session Black and white photos of the couple sharing a moment forehead to forehead in front of a window with the sunlight peeking through. A second photo of the couple sharing a light kiss in front of the same window. The couple smiling at the camera standing next to each other underneath a tree. A second photo of the couple standing in front of antique doors with red roses above them and the walls covered in leafy vines. Joey twirling Sofia in front of the antique doors with the roses above. The couple touching their foreheads together in front of a fountain with the mountains and sun setting in the background. black and white photos of the couple in front of the antique doors sharing a kiss and holding hands down with their chests together. A second photo of the couple holding each other close during their Whispering Rose Ranch Engagement Session The bride wrapped her hands around her groom's neck and he wrapped his arms around her waist. She is giggling down her shoulder and he is smiling at her with his face close to hers. The fountain is behind them and glowy tones from the sunsetting. The couple standing in front of the fountain sharing an intimate moment during their Whispering Rose Ranch Engagement Session. A second photo of a close up of the couple smiling at each other. Joey hugging Sofia from behind with his hands and her hands holding each other on her stomach. A second photo of the couple holding hands with their backs to the camera enjoying the view next to the fountain.The couple smiling at the camera with the antique doors behind them during their Whispering Rose Ranch Engagement Session black and white photos of Joey smiling at Sofia as he holds her close to him during their Whispering Rose Ranch Engagement Session. The couple sitting on the fountain. Sofia is leaning up against Joey and holding his hands. Joey is giving Sofia a kiss as she smiles at the ground in front of her while they sit on the fountain during their Whispering Rose Ranch Engagement Session The couple walking arm in arm with the antique doors behind them. They are looking at each other and smiling. The couple touching foreheads and holding hands down low with the sunset in the background and rolling grassy lawns. The couple surrounded by trees while standing on the grass. They are holding hands down low and the sun is peeking through the trees. black and white photo of the couple sharing a moment as the sun sets during their Whispering Rose Ranch Engagement Session. The couple forehead to forehead and sharing a kiss in these two black and white photos. The couple smiling at each other as Sofia holds onto her hair underneath a large tree with enormous branches during their Whispering Rose Ranch Engagement Session.

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