Lisa and Derek chose spots that were meaningful to them for their engagement session with Julia Franzosa Photography: one of their favorite hiking trails and Butterfly Beach. They first met four years ago, and Lisa was literally the girl next door! Derek was working at Elements Restaurant and Bar, and she lived right down the street. The first time they met was on the porch of Elements; Lisa was going to be turning 21 in a few weeks, and Derek wanted to be the first to buy her a drink, so he gave her an Elements gift card. Soon after, they started going on hikes and Lisa said, “We fell in love on the many hikes we took on the cold springs trail… Thus he chose Montecito Peak for a proposal spot.” After time on the trail, they wrapped up the session on Butterfly Beach with a beautiful Santa Barbara sunset.