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Christian & Bree // Mermaid inspired engagement in Malibu

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It all started January 9, 2019, when we matched on a dating app called Coffee Meets Bagel. As two old-fashioned individuals, we never imagined we would meet our future spouse this way, but God had other plans! We met for lunch on a Saturday, and had a great time chatting with each other. We both felt there was something special, and we’ll never forget the first words out of Bree’s mouth: “I’m so glad you look like your picture.” From then on, God continually grew us closer together and blessed our friendship. After 4 months of dating, praying, laughing and learning, we felt God leading us to take the next step of pursuing marriage.

On March 13, 2020, I got down on one knee at our favorite place, Disneyland, and asked the best question I could ever ask my girl: “Will you marry me?” Our engagement was the biggest step in our journey so far and easily the most incredible. God has given us such a deep, Christ-like love for each other, and we long to glorify Him by faithfully choosing to love each other for the rest of our lives. With Jesus being our first love, we consider ourselves beyond blessed for the gift of marrying the second love of our lives. 

The closer we get to saying “I do”, the more surreal it becomes. To say we’re excited to marry our best friend is a flagrant understatement. As the groom, the moment I am looking forward to the most is seeing my beautiful bride, Bree, in her dress for the first time as she walks down the aisle. As the bride, the moment I have daydreamed about the most is watching Christian’s face when he looks at me for the first time in my wedding dress. We both long to hear the words, “I now pronounce you man and wife.” The most wondrous anticipation of all is the joyous privilege of honoring, serving, and loving each other for the rest of our lives. 

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  • BreeAugust 8, 2020 - 1:44 pm

    these pictures are stunning! Wow!ReplyCancel

  • TiffAugust 8, 2020 - 2:48 pm

    I adore this session!! ReplyCancel

  • SunSparrowAugust 8, 2020 - 2:49 pm

    So glad that we could be a part of your fairytale story! ReplyCancel

  • ChristianAugust 8, 2020 - 2:50 pm

    simply gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • KylieAugust 13, 2020 - 8:22 am

    I love this couple and these photos are a dream!!! ReplyCancel

  • HayleyAugust 13, 2020 - 8:26 am

    I am soo excited for you guys to get married!! These pictures are lovely! ReplyCancel

  • Lydia graTlandAugust 13, 2020 - 8:36 am

    So beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle pageAugust 13, 2020 - 8:36 am

    As someone who makes ENGAGEMENT and wedding rings for a living, i meet and see a lot of couples. Bree and Christian are by far one of my favorite couples ever! Their Love for one another and their God pours out of them! These pictures are AMAZING!! YOU’VE captured the essence of who they are! Gorgeous! Stunning! Im overjoyed for them both! 

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    • SunSparrowAugust 13, 2020 - 9:56 am

      I agree with you fully. These two bring so much joy to my heart. They have so much humility and beauty that they carry. I can’t wait for their wedding and share in the glory of what God is doing in the next years of their lives.ReplyCancel

      • MIchelleAugust 13, 2020 - 1:58 pm

        Yes!! It is going to be so WONDERFUL to watch these two go through life together! I can’t wait to see the beautiful pictures you take of their wedding too!!

  • KaitlynnAugust 13, 2020 - 8:38 am

    These are soooo beautiful, Little mermaid vibes coming in strong! Such a dreamy setting! ReplyCancel

  • Lydia gratlandAugust 13, 2020 - 8:44 am

    these are so gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • AshleyAugust 13, 2020 - 9:25 am

    What a beautiful couple. Love you. ReplyCancel

  • MarioAugust 13, 2020 - 9:25 am

    fairytale coupleReplyCancel

  • AshleyAugust 13, 2020 - 9:26 am

    I love you both! You are such a beautiful couple, inside and out!
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  • NikkiAugust 13, 2020 - 9:28 am

    These are gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • JenAugust 13, 2020 - 9:37 am

    BEAUTIFUl!!ReplyCancel

  • DanielleAugust 13, 2020 - 9:45 am

    These are so dreamy and so lovely!! A fairy tale! ReplyCancel

  • KellyAugust 13, 2020 - 9:46 am

    So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • LydiaAugust 13, 2020 - 9:50 am

    So gorgeous!! Wow!!ReplyCancel

  • IsaacAugust 13, 2020 - 9:52 am

    Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • ShainaAugust 13, 2020 - 9:58 am

    Beautiful, so happy for you!ReplyCancel

  • IdaAugust 13, 2020 - 10:03 am

    You guys are so cute!ReplyCancel

  • AnonymousAugust 13, 2020 - 10:10 am

    Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • JacquiAugust 13, 2020 - 10:32 am

    Wow! What a beautiful story… and what gorgeous pictures!! Congratulations!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  • Mary Lynne MikhailAugust 13, 2020 - 10:50 am

    I remember Christian telling me that he met someone and he thinks she’s “The One”. I was so excited for my cousin!!!! I can’t wait for you two to get married and for Ava to be in your wedding. We absolutely love Bree and can’t wait to add another cousin to our family!!! I love your pictures so much. You two look stunning. ReplyCancel

    • MichelleAugust 19, 2020 - 9:07 am

      Awwww! I love this comment so much!! ReplyCancel

  • JaimeAugust 13, 2020 - 11:00 am

    So beautiful they look like dIsney magic Pictures. I’m so excited for both of you. Love you ReplyCancel

  • GraceAugust 13, 2020 - 11:01 am

    Picture perfect couple!!!!ReplyCancel

  • J$August 13, 2020 - 11:04 am

    These are amazing!!! ReplyCancel

  • Courtlyn TrowAugust 13, 2020 - 11:33 am

    These photos are gorgeous! ReplyCancel

  • SarahAugust 13, 2020 - 11:34 am

    I want to pin all of these photos on my wedding pinterest board! Absolutely stunning! ReplyCancel

  • BrittanYAugust 13, 2020 - 11:50 am

    I love these! So gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • LamaAugust 13, 2020 - 12:11 pm

    You are so beautiful ReplyCancel

  • shannonAugust 13, 2020 - 1:05 pm

    Omg the sunlight, the dress, your hair!! I remember in 2018 we were all talking about your wedding day and i can’t believe it is so near! Congratulations you gorgeous people!ReplyCancel

  • MeliAugust 13, 2020 - 3:10 pm

    BREATHTAKING!!! Wow wow wow!ReplyCancel

  • Sam mayhewAugust 13, 2020 - 5:29 pm

    The photos are beautiful. They express the joy and love that these two have for each other, the beauty of love as God designed it. I thank God for his blessings to Christian and Bree, and rejoice in their faith in Christ and their desire to live lives pleasing to God and glorifying Him. ReplyCancel

  • Mom #2August 13, 2020 - 5:59 pm

    You two look HeavEnly Especially thE way you gaze in each others’ eyes!ReplyCancel

  • JodieAugust 13, 2020 - 7:17 pm

    Stunning photos for a stunning couple!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleAugust 13, 2020 - 10:02 pm

    Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • MICHELLEAugust 13, 2020 - 10:04 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! ReplyCancel

  • RoseAugust 14, 2020 - 12:36 am

    Such a beautiful photo shoot of such a beautiful couple.  Congratulations i just adore the love felt in theses photos. There really capture the love you have for each other!ReplyCancel

  • SCOTTy BurkholderAugust 14, 2020 - 7:21 pm

    Very happy and excited for my cousin Bree and her groom Christian. as we grew up together as kids (even though im a little younger), she is basically my sister and i want nothing but happiness for her.ReplyCancel

  • Grandma SueAugust 14, 2020 - 9:03 pm

    i feel that the pictures tell a story. i love stories. they make me want to cry. ReplyCancel

  • Grandpa dennisAugust 14, 2020 - 9:05 pm

    I’ve always wanted to have a mermaid in the family. and these photos prove it! can’t wait to watch them live out their lives together. ReplyCancel

  • Meli oliverAugust 17, 2020 - 12:06 pm

    So sweet ReplyCancel

  • Claudia ErmeyAugust 17, 2020 - 12:22 pm

    YOUR photographer really nailed iT!! STUNNINGReplyCancel

  • J BlockAugust 17, 2020 - 12:51 pm

    What beautiful people, inside and out!

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  • KristinAugust 17, 2020 - 1:17 pm

    What beautiful pics!!!ReplyCancel

  • SaraAugust 17, 2020 - 2:24 pm

    So beautiful!! 

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  • Cheryl BurkholderAugust 17, 2020 - 2:35 pm

    These pictures are wonderful. Bree and Christian have been blessed by God. it shows in their expressions, smiLes and warmth that was captured perfectly by the camera! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Steve BurkholderAugust 17, 2020 - 2:41 pm

    Beautiful pictures, Godly couple, “All praise to our Triune God!” G-ho ho, AZReplyCancel

  • KaitlynAugust 17, 2020 - 3:21 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Love this couple. ReplyCancel

  • JtAugust 17, 2020 - 3:22 pm

    Such great photos!ReplyCancel

  • KimiAugust 17, 2020 - 4:58 pm

    These pictures are amazing! Beautiful! – love, KimiReplyCancel

  • SarahbethAugust 17, 2020 - 5:34 pm

    The most beautiful photos! 

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  • MeganAugust 17, 2020 - 9:46 pm

    Love these! So excited for you both!ReplyCancel

  • JackAugust 17, 2020 - 10:32 pm

    Holy macaroni! What a great couple!ReplyCancel

  • KimiAugust 17, 2020 - 11:33 pm

    You look amazing!! BeautifulReplyCancel

  • KileyAugust 18, 2020 - 7:38 am

    These pictures are gorgeous! So excited for you guys! ReplyCancel

  • AustinAugust 18, 2020 - 1:00 pm

    Like a Fairytale!ReplyCancel

  • AllisonAugust 18, 2020 - 1:32 pm

    Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • NatalieAugust 18, 2020 - 4:17 pm

    Wow! These are so beautiful! Right out of a fairytale!ReplyCancel

  • Ann mayhewAugust 18, 2020 - 4:24 pm

    The pictures are beautiful!!!!!❤️❤️ReplyCancel

  • Samantha E CooneyAugust 18, 2020 - 4:29 pm

    100% Disney couple! They are so truly amazing and deserving of all things happy and beautiful. Absolutely stunning!

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  • Linda MesserAugust 18, 2020 - 4:37 pm

    incredible Photos – couLd be models – cant wait to sEe these two marry and Serve christ Together!ReplyCancel

  • Korah CollisonAugust 18, 2020 - 4:38 pm

    So beautiful !!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer BrownAugust 18, 2020 - 4:43 pm

    These pictures are so beautiful they are ethereal!

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  • SunnieAugust 18, 2020 - 5:08 pm

    Oh my goodness! These are stunning. Everyone of these pictures should be in a magazine!! I love all of them. 
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  • Patricia A GilletteAugust 18, 2020 - 6:29 pm

    The essence of their love was truly capturedReplyCancel

  • CarrieAugust 18, 2020 - 6:42 pm

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple! Looking forward to a new member in the family!!! Love you both!!ReplyCancel

  • AnonymousAugust 18, 2020 - 6:55 pm

    Bree, you look like a model in these photos! What a very creative and awesome photographer! You both look beautiful and so happY! Congratulations!❤️❤️ReplyCancel

  • ConnieAugust 18, 2020 - 7:00 pm

    Bree these photos are beAutiful! You both look so happy. What a very creative photographer! Congratulations!❤️❤️ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen LaCanforaAugust 18, 2020 - 8:04 pm

    Look at this beautiful princess and her Prince Charming! I can’t wait to work with you to help make their wedding, their best day ever!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa chowAugust 18, 2020 - 8:13 pm

    Beautiful photos! Dreamy, romantic, and true to the couple. CONGRATULATIONS, Bree! ReplyCancel

  • Nina eiversAugust 18, 2020 - 8:23 pm

    Just stunning you two! Beautiful ❤️❤️ReplyCancel

  • Joan HullAugust 18, 2020 - 9:04 pm

    Beautiful PHOTOS of a beautiful COUPLE!ReplyCancel

  • Christine RichterAugust 18, 2020 - 9:16 pm

    this photographer has the gift of being able to share a story in pictures…love ya BreeReplyCancel

  • Pam GarnerAugust 18, 2020 - 9:34 pm

    I cant wait to see this darling couple get marriedReplyCancel

  • ToddAugust 18, 2020 - 10:55 pm

    I don’t have Instagram but i am Bree’s step father and these pictures are phenomenal!!!!ReplyCancel

  • AnonymousAugust 18, 2020 - 10:57 pm

    Christian and Bree THESE are the most beautiful pictures! I could have never imagined them to be even more beautiful I love you both, MomReplyCancel

  • AnonymousAugust 18, 2020 - 11:20 pm

    Bree,  the photos are stunning   congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • HannahAugust 19, 2020 - 12:14 am

    I heard disney is going to base their next Princess movie off of this Beautiful couple’s photo shoot ReplyCancel

  • TammyAugust 19, 2020 - 7:27 am

    amazing pictures!ReplyCancel

  • David LovikAugust 19, 2020 - 9:08 am

    Wonderful! I like everything about this.ReplyCancel

  • NinaAugust 19, 2020 - 9:55 am

    This is by far the most beautiful photo shoot I’ve ever seen! the photographer hit this out of the park. it doesn’t hurt to have two beautiful people who OBVIOUSLY love one another. Bree you are simply stunning. your beauty glows from the inside out. CHRISTIAN your name says it all. love it!  ReplyCancel

  • Diane burkholderAugust 19, 2020 - 11:25 am

    I am so happy to be welcoming Christian into our family.  You have made my beautiful granddaughter very happy and our family has gained a wonderful new member with Christian. The pictures… stunningly beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Myla SAugust 19, 2020 - 1:01 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photos!!! Love you both so much!!ReplyCancel

  • TaylorAugust 19, 2020 - 1:03 pm

    Literally a fairy mermaid queen! Yall deserve a free canvas idc what anyone says.

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  • Halie kreitzAugust 19, 2020 - 1:10 pm

    LOVE this couple. They are so precious and BEAUTIFUL!!! ReplyCancel

  • HalieAugust 19, 2020 - 1:12 pm

    So BEAUTIFUL ReplyCancel

  • EmmaAugust 19, 2020 - 1:27 pm

    So excited and happy for you both!ReplyCancel

  • April schussAugust 19, 2020 - 1:32 pm

    Wow!!!! So veautiful you two!!!! ❤️❤️ReplyCancel

  • Casey SearleAugust 19, 2020 - 1:58 pm

    Beautiful as always! So excited for you.❤️ReplyCancel

  • CraigAugust 19, 2020 - 2:31 pm

    The pictures are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • RyanAugust 19, 2020 - 2:50 pm

    Who needs disney princesses when you are a real princessReplyCancel

  • Kit CameronAugust 19, 2020 - 2:57 pm

    Your pic are incre gorg ReplyCancel

  • Doug DarrellAugust 19, 2020 - 2:57 pm

    Howdy family partners, you is a bringing a tear to my eyes wit your confound beauty like. Youve done did your parent folk proud by many ways. Stay on this bull called life and itll take you to the right barn. Yehaw alL the wayReplyCancel

  • Winnie the PoohAugust 19, 2020 - 3:01 pm

    Oh bother… my beautiful breeanne is all grown up now, the 100 acre wood wont be the same without you. But the hunny will be here when you get back loveReplyCancel

  • Vinny “the spunk”August 19, 2020 - 3:07 pm

    Hey hey hey, look at my boy Chris. Seems like a forever ago when we mEt in that dark subway under the new York suburbs. Looks like you landed yourself a real beauty There kid. If she can make a the spaget like me mama then shell take a care of ya alrightReplyCancel

  • Chris 3August 19, 2020 - 3:11 pm

    You guys are simply the greatest! Love having you in my life!

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  • AlfonsoAugust 19, 2020 - 3:22 pm

    Yooo! Look at these angels man! ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer WrightAugust 19, 2020 - 3:57 pm

    Amazing pictures! I can see the love!ReplyCancel

  • ChristinaAugust 19, 2020 - 4:08 pm

    so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Amy LovikAugust 19, 2020 - 4:10 pm

    Gorgeous photos!!ReplyCancel

  • Gail PeterikAugust 19, 2020 - 6:41 pm

    these photos are magnificent! you two are just too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Ann ReinekeAugust 19, 2020 - 6:56 pm

    Breathtaking photos that capture their beautiful love for Christ and each other.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Lynne MikhailAugust 19, 2020 - 7:48 pm

    I can’t wait for your wedding!!! You two are so such a good looking couple!ReplyCancel

  • MYlaAugust 19, 2020 - 10:54 pm

    SO beautiful!!!! ReplyCancel

  • MichelleAugust 20, 2020 - 11:43 am

    Love! I Can’t even imagine the wedding being more beAutiful or magical!ReplyCancel