Meet Matthew and Mara, an adorable couple who are all the more adorable because of how in love they are with each other. We got to do this sweet and steamy shoot with them and the amazing Jose Villa on a recent trip to CA. Without further adieu here are some of our favorite images from their love session at the stables…

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Stay tuned for Part II of Mat and Mara’s beautiful session coming up next!

Photography by Jose Villa

Styling/Flowers by Joy Thigpen

Cinematography by Joel Serrato Films

Hair/Makeup by Mar for TEAM Hair and Makeup


Comments (15)

Patricia | Reply

she is STUNNING! wow

La Belle Bride | Reply

sigh. love horses. and this couple is such a beautiful couple! | Reply

Oh so lovely! Joy and Jose know how to make everything so beautiful!!

Mara | Reply

Emily, it was so great to meet and work with you on this! Thank you for being so sweet and fun! I love how everything turned out so beautifully!

Rhonda Giedt Photography | Reply

Ohhh! I love the horses and the photos are awesome.

Joel Serrato Films | Reply

these are gorgeous!!!! so great working with Mara and Matthew! they are so in love !

jose villa | Reply

so great working with mara and matt, such a genuine time spent with them. thank you for the nice words :)

Carter & Cook Event Co. | Reply

beautiful, beautiful couple and lovely photos! love the ribbons!

Alicia | Reply

Love Mara! These are amazing photos, what a gorgeous couple!

Heather | Reply

It doesn’t get any better than this! What amazing images!!!

Kelile | Reply

i adore mara’s blog and these photos of her and her boyfriend are fantastic!!!! love them!

GM photographics | Reply

Adore these photos, thank you for sharing!

joy thigpen | Reply

thanks for all the sweet words everyone!

knack | Reply

wow! simply stunning!

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