Nov 18, 2011

Luis and Grace | Sacramento Engagement Photographer

What is there not to love about Luis and Grace? Nothing. They met at a salsa club. She thought he was too old and he thought she was too young. But despite his thoughts Luis asked Grace to dance. She refused. Luis went through four months of being denied by Grace until finally he asked her a different question, “Will you go on a date with me?”

And what did they do on their first date? They went salsa dancing!

Side note: I hadn’t been inside the State Capital since I was in third grade. Wow, I forgot how beautiful it was. Grace was able to gain clearance from a Senator to photograph inside. Thank you Mr. Senator. Everywhere we turned there was another gorgeous spot for photos.

Grace, what do you LOVE about Luis?

“His big warm hugs!”

Luis, what do you LOVE about Grace?

“LOVE her giggles!”

Ummm… Adore!

And of course the two of them had to Salsa on the checkered floor!

Luis, how did you propose? 

“We were visiting my family in Puerto Rico and I asked Grace to marry me in front of La Coca Waterfall.” If you want to see the real deal, click here. So adorable!


Luis and Grace, you two are soo much fun to be around! Thank you for running through the Capital halls and dodging rain drops with me.


  1. Amanda

    November 18th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Great Photos!!!!!!! Such a cute couple:). All the best!

  2. Cathy Kurtz

    November 18th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Awww! Great pictures! LOVE the black and white on the stairs – very romantic. 🙂 Love her dress too! 🙂 Such a cute couple!!! 🙂

  3. Amy Chamberlain

    November 18th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Beautiful pics Mariea!! They are an adorable couple!! The proposal made me cry too!! So sweet!!

  4. Christine

    November 18th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Lovely couple. Both playful and passionate. Great pics Mariea!

  5. Angie

    November 18th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Love it! The one with the B&W tile floor is beautiful.

  6. Lizzi Robertson

    November 19th, 2011 at 6:53 am

    What a sweet couple! I love the 1940’s dancing flair. Kinda felt like I was looking at Cary Grant and Debra Kerr! Love it!

  7. damon

    November 19th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    These photos are awesome. Super lucky you are to photograph a great couple at the capitol of all places. Love it!

  8. Kristin

    November 19th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Hot Couple!! Love the pic of those two kissin on the stairs! Beautiful pics Mariea 😉

  9. Christine

    November 20th, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Love these. So original! great location and fun clients!

  10. Veronica

    November 20th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Georgeous pictures Mariea!! I love seeing the Capitol since I also haven’t been in quite sometime. This couple is quite elegant and look adorable!!

  11. Grace and Luis

    November 21st, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    We are very happy with the engagement pictures! You captured the setting well. We really love the staircase shot, the black and white floor and the dome. Its hard to choose a favorite. Thanks all who commented about “us.” Glad you think we’re cute and adorable.

    Big smile going out to all.

    Grace and Luis


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