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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Well, you’ve waited long enough! Here it is … JJ + Adrian’s Trash the Dress Session on Coronado Island! The whole time we were doing the shoot, Adrian and JJ were saying to each other … can you believe we’re actually doing it!? Adrian told me that JJ had mentioned wanting to do a trash the dress session even before their wedding date, and it seemed almost as if it was the same conversation I hear couples go through on a wedding day “Can you believe we’re actually getting married today!?” It was as if this session was an opportunity to again celebrate their new marriage. They were married back in September of 2011, but were waiting until the spring to go on their honeymoon, so just days before leaving for their honeymoon we met to do the Trash the Dress together.
Kristy and I met JJ + Adrian at Star Park, not far from the Hotel Del Coronado. We started here, because of the special meaning the park has to them as a couple. Even though they now live north of LA, JJ grew up on Coronado Island and met Adrian while she and her family still lived here. They actually met at her grandmother’s old home not a block away from Star Park so we definitely wanted to include some of the backdrop of that area which was the place their relationship started. There’s so much great scenery all around Coronado Island, we could have walked in any direction and had amazing backdrops, but it was so fun to just wander the couple streets making fun casual portraits together before actually ‘Trashing’ her dress. After a while, we started to make our way down to Coronado beach in front of the Hotel Del Coronado. Slowly working our way towards the water. JJ + Adrian were brave as I just heard the surf report yesterday say that the water had warmed up to 62° which to me is still REALLY cold!
JJ + Adrian … thank you so much for getting in touch with me about your Trash the Dress photos! I’m so glad to have been a part of this with you guys, and am so happy for you both! I hope you had a fantastic honeymoon and hope to hear all about it!