Chelsea and Drew

Coto De Caza, California



Photography | Sam & Austin Photo | @samandaustinphoto

Location | Thomas F Riley Wilderness Park

From the Photographer

Chelsea and Drew are a carefree and easygoing couple who try not to take life too seriously. They like to try new things together and make new traditions instead of adhering to old ones. Their yearly OC fair date is commemorated by a film strip each time, including the year Drew got to one knee and proposed right there in the booth! This gallery showcases the sweet and silly dynamic that embodies Chelsea and Drew.

Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet?

We met in college while taking Spanish. I got her attention by showing up late to class, almost every day, and begging her to tell me what I missed.


What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. What makes your relationship unique?

We don’t take each other too seriously. We always make sure that we communicate and express how we feel so everything is on the table. We are sorta foodies but I’m (Chelsea) a little more cautious whereas Drew just dives in and pushes me into trying new foods too. We both love spending time with our fur baby Charlie.


How did you know your partner was the one? When did you first know this in your relationship?

Chelsea: I knew he was the one when I took him to meet my family for fourth of July the first year we were dating and it was as if he had always been part of my life and family. He just fit in… it’s like he competed us.


Drew: I knew the first time we went to the OC fair together. Even though I hate rollercoasters, I still wanted to go on one with her. Then it became a tradition for us to go on a date there every year after.


Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise? What was the planning process?

I did it at the orange county fair. It was the one tradition we always kept up. She knew i was going to propose, but she didn’t know when, where or how. I had no plan other than that I was going to do it in the photo booth. As per our tradition. We have a photo strip of every year we have been together. I waited until the first photo was taken then i got down on one knee and did the deal.


We’re all about the bling… Tell us all about that ring!

Chelsea picked out her ring its from a company based out of Utah named Staghead Design. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it because it was so elegent and simple yet timeless. I wanted something that also looked a little vintage.


What are you most excited about when it comes to your wedding planning?

We were most excited about the food we always hear about people who hate the traditional chicken or steak so we are having fun with Mexican food like tacos and spanish rice… stuff that we love to eat!