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Derek & Season – Mount Diablo Engagement Photos

Soooo in love with these beautiful Mount Diablo Engagement photos that I did with Season and Derek a few weeks ago. In the middle of winter we got a beautiful, dreamy sunny summer day and I couldn’t have asked for more. These two totally brought the cuteness to our session and with a killer location and one wonderful (and authentic!) prop, this engagement photo session is an absolute favorite.

First of all, we started with this beautiful tree and stunning light. Loved Season’s skirt and Derek’s green shirt and these two getting cute and cozy in front of my camera.

Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

With such dramatic light and a beautiful setting, this image in black and white totally works. Love it!Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

This candid moment, when they fell apart in laughter, is also a favorite image. You can’t say anything except *HEART EYES* to marrying your best friend who can also really really make you laugh. <3 Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

UHM, HELLO. Can we talk about Season’s stunning diamond ring?! This engagement ring is an absolute dream – I love the shape, the details, the color… And in this light it looks beautiful on that rock. Love!Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

I had to include a few different photos to really give you a dream view of the thing. Love the details on this bling!Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

We can obsess over the ring as much as we want, but I want to make sure to focus a little bit on the two that matter most in this picture. ;) These images of Derek looking relaxed and happy make me smile.
Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

And these of Season looking stunning and with her gorgeous knock-your-socks off smile also make me the happiest photographer. Derek did a good thing for himself here. ;) xoBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

And because I was obsessed with the tree (I am always enamored with the trees), I adore the next two images in the sunshine and the shade. Too beautiful.Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

Although I could have photographed these two under that one tree for the whole session, I figured we should probably include some variety in the images ;) haha. We headed over to the rock and I think Summer and Derek look like models, sitting pretty and enjoying the view down over the valley below Mount Diablo. With afternoon light like this, it was just too too good.Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

And a couple when they thought I wasn’t looking… haha. Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

Some happy snuggles with your favorite human on the planet.Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

And then off into the sunset. Because, you know, wedding dreams and happily ever after. <3 Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

We headed up the hill to another favorite location that I had scouted – I love the soft rolling hills peppered with bushes and trees and the view out over the Bay Area.Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

Derek is a musician and so at the last minute they stuck his guitar in the car and brought it. I couldn’t be happier that he did.Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

Never one to say no to an impromptu concert on the top of a mountain at sunset (can you blame her?!), Season was treated to a dreamy solo serenade. The resulting images, in which these two got lost in their own happy little world and I captured the real moments, are some of my favorites, well, ever. This is what their love looks like and this is what their life looks (and sounds!) like. Amazing.

Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

This one better be getting printed large and in charge for their home!Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

A few romantic songs later, we put the guitar away and I let these two just soak in the sunshine and appreciate the sunset. Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

We chased the last rays of sunshine to the top of the mountain and snapped some last photos as dusk settled over us and the warm bit of winter summer we’d enjoyed faded into a chilly (but happy!) evening.Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

Love this one – definitely a favorite.Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.comBeautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

And ending it with a happy silhouette.

Beautiful Mount Diablo engagement session in Walnut Creek with a guitar - musician groom. // SimoneAnne.com

Season and Derek, thank you both so much for having me along to celebrate your love and document your engagement. I had the best time exploring and laughing with you both and I cannot wait to celebrate your wedding with you! XO

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