Just recently I met up with Connie and James on Coronado Island for their engagement photos. Starting by the ferry landing, we then wandered around the east side of the island, by the beautiful shops of the ferry landing, through Centennial Park overlooking the skyline of downtown San Diego. We then drove to the far west side of the island where the historic Hotel Del Coronado stands over the Pacific Ocean. The beach in front of the Hotel Del is one of the most incredible in San Diego, and I always love photographing engagements and weddings here. Connie and James are such a cute couple and I had an absolute blast photographing them, and wondering what they were whispering to each other the whole time. Whatever it was they each had the easy ability to make the other smile and laugh, which of course made my job that much easier. After spending some time by the ocean and as the sun was setting, we went back to the bayside of Coronado Island to grab a few images of the twilight sky and the San Diego skyline all lit up for the night.
To see a handful of my favorite images from our engagement shoot together, click on the image above or scroll down through all the images below.
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I met Rob and Janai in Pacific Beach for their engagement session, right by the entrance to the historic Crystal Pier. They brought their bikes and flip flops all ready to make not just their engagement photos, but the engagement photos that they would use for their ‘Save the Date’ cards. Hooked to the back seats of their bikes the hand made signs reading ‘getting hitched’ and attached to the soles of their flip flops ’6 22 2013′ they were not only prepared, but had a total idea of the images they wanted for their Save the Date cards.
In addition to their save the date cards, we wandered around Crystal Pier, underneath it and on the beach as well as along the boardwalk and all around Pacific Beach during their engagement shoot. They were a super fun couple to photograph and as you can see from the images, totally comfortable in front of the camera. Rob and Janai definitely were able to turn it on for the camera! Thanks for including me in your wedding plans guys! I’m super excited for your wedding in June!!!
We shot the first half of Evi + Jonathan’s engagement photos at Balboa Park in San Diego and had planned to hit the beach on the same day for the second half of their shoot. Unfortunately, San Diego traffic had other ideas for them and they got stuck in a standstill heading south on the 5 from Carlsbad … stuck in the traffic at Del Mar as the race season had just begun! We still went to Sunset Cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean for some great twilight shots, but decided to schedule a second session at Torrey Pines State Beach just north of La Jolla in San Diego. For the second half of their engagement session, we met earlier in the day, and were surprised to see how many people were out enjoying the beautiful weather. As always in San Diego, we flirted with the marine layer, that was constantly threatening to sock in the entire beach with that bright soft white light.
We took a long walk down Torrey Pines beach along the cliff faces, and to a beautiful set of stairs carved into the sandstone rocks and up to the hiking trails above the ocean. It was really great having the opportunity to shoot Evi and Jonathan on a second day, especially since they had the opportunity to see the first set of photos, and definitely seemed much more relaxed and to have more fun throughout the second shoot. Check out a few of my favorite images from the second day by clicking on the large image above or any of the smaller thumbnails below.
Evi + Jonathan, I am so looking forward to your wedding next year at the Twin Oaks House!
Evi and Jonathan are awesome! And I am totally excited for their wedding next year at the Twin Oaks Garden Estate in San Diego! For their engagement photos, we started at Balboa Park, where Jonathan proposed to Evi during a picnic in front of the Botanical Gardens. On the 3rd of July, we joined what seemed like thousands of people in Balboa Park (they were there for the pre-4th of July concert) for their engagement session. We had planned to start at the beautiful Spreckles Organ Pavilion at Balboa Park, but the concert put a kibosh on those plans, so in the land of endless kachinks (that’s a shutter sound) we found several remote locations to shoot, and Jonathan and Evi managed to forget all the traffic stress getting to Balboa Park, all the people wandering through the park, and be with just each other. They did a fantastic job forgetting about me even, and there were times when I would pack up and leave them alone for what seemed like minutes before they realized I wasn’t there still photographing them. After Balboa Park we had planned to visit Sunset Cliffs for the second half of their engagement session, but we had such a good time in Balboa Park, we lost track of the time, and ended up at the beach well after sunset. Since we were there, we made a couple of quick images, while Evi froze and Jonathan held her close (to keep her warm of course), but ultimately decided to save the beach portraits for another day. So keep tuned in for day two of Evi and Jonathan’s engagement session, in the meantime, enjoy a few images from the first day!
Click on the large image above or any of the smaller images below to view a gallery of Evi and Jonathan’s engagement photos from Balboa Park in San Diego.