From Emily: “To say that we were excited about Amanda and Grant’s engagement session would be an understatement. There were so many fun elements to anticipate – finally meeting these two that we had been emailing for months, exploring southern California for the first time, scouting out their beautiful wedding venue, and snuggling with Paisley and Poppy!! Oh, and I suppose also taking their engagement photos at Balboa Park. That too!
Amanda and Grant have an amazing love story – and I’m so excited to share it with you! These two met in law school in Nashville and quickly became fast friends. They could talk for hours, make each other laugh, go out with friends, or spend time together as the two of them. Every Sunday, they would head to their favorite bar and watch their teams play. Amanda fell for Grant pretty quickly. Grant, however, just knew Amanda was his best friend. After some time, Grant began to realize that dating your best friend would pretty amazing. So they had the conversation about how their relationship would evolve, and they were both willing to take the risk – good thing! They were both so close already (umm – three 30-hour road trips will do that to you), so their relationship progressed easily from there.
They got engaged a few months later, and now they’re planning their November wedding at Estancia Resort in La Jolla! We can’t wait to be a part of their celebration!”
Amanda and Grant’s wedding was a few weeks ago. As you might expect, Poppy and Paisley were available for some photos. You can see photos of their beautiful La Jolla wedding here.
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About the Ganeys: Based in San Francisco, California, and Seattle, Washington, the Ganeys specialize in wedding photography. They are available to travel.
Melissa Chapman says
Such a gorgeous couple and the two golden retrievers are so beautiful. This shoot really showed how much in love you two really are.
Alli Smith says
Beautiful photos! I always enjoy looking at the engagement photos you share and these are gorgeous. The dogs and the couple are lovely.
Amber Myers says
What fabulous engagement photos! This is such an amazing location as well.
Brianne Tursi Manz says
First, let me just say that your fur babies are GORGEOUS! This photo shoot turned out amazing and the love between you all is obvious!
Balboa Park is breathtaking, the perfect background for this gorgeous quartet.
Denay DeGuzman says
Paisley and Poppy are so adorable! They’ve stolen the show! You can tell how well loved they are. It makes my heart smile.
Ruth I says
You all look super adorable obviously. The photos says a thousand words and stories. You guys made my day!
How beautiful are these photos! So festive and elegant! It seems a fairy tail!
Lisa Favre says
Can we talk about how absolutely beautiful your dress is?! I love these engagement photos. So original and so beautiful!
What a beautiful couple. They look so happy together and those dogs are gorgeous. I bet they have a beautiful wedding.
Such lovely engagement photos. I have always adored golden retrievers. They just seem so friendly and sweet.
Esther Irish says
These are spectacular! I wish I had thought of including my dog back in the day. What great memories.
These photos turned out so beautiful. I love the idea of having dogs in there too. I think it can make it even more special that way. They look so cute here too!
Victoria @Giveaways4Mom says
What beautiful engagement photos. I love everything from the location to the pups being allowed to be included in their special moment.
These are beautiful photos. I think it is so.sweet that they included the dogs!
I am from San Diego and I’ve been to Balboa park many times. It’s a beautiful place, perfect for this type of photo session!
Amy H says
Oh My! These are amazing photos! I love how happy the couple looks – as well as how happy the pups look! The wedding photos are beautiful as well!