Meagan and Reuben met as undergraduate students at Columbia University during a pre-orientation backpacking trip in the Catskill mountains. They had both elected to join a moderately strenuous hiking group, and we're assigned to the same team where their struck up a friendship. After losing touch post-graduation, they reconnected and they found themselves developing a relationship as they traveled around Northern California and Southern Oregon, hiking through Lassen National Park, Crater Lake, and the Lost Coast. Meagan and Reuben only told their friends and family that they were dating upon returning to San Francisco. For their engagement session, they wanted to capture their love for the great outdoors, so my favorite redwood grove in the Oakland hills was the perfect backdrop.