Evan Bishop Photography

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Category Archives: Ocean Beach

Balboa Park Engagement Photos | Evi + Jonathan Part I

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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.

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Janna + Pon | Trash the Dress Session | San Diego Wedding Photographer

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Janna and Pon traveled from their home in Kansas to San Diego for a long weekend retreat after all the stress of planning their wedding.  Before they left, Janna got in touch with me after seeing my article on Trash the Dress and Day After sessions on the blog and wanted to bring her dress along to San Diego to get some great shots including palm trees and the ocean … scenery they obviously didn’t have in their wedding photos.  Since Pon has family in San Diego, they have vacationed here a lot, and truly love the scenery so it made sense to them to have images that were not only unique from their wedding photos, but also from a place that holds many fond memories for them.

We started in Balboa Park, the land of endless ‘cachinks’ (the sound of a camera shutter) as I like to call it.  Seriously, everywhere you turn here is another amazing backdrop and photo opportunity.  I absolutely love the huge roots of the Fig trees in the park which I found the first time I did a day after session there with Melissa and Bryce.  After that shoot and exploring the park some more, I found another tree with an even more extensive root system so I wanted to bring Janna and Pon here to see what we could come up with.  After shooting in Balboa Park, I knew that Janna wanted to include the ocean in the background and loved the Sunset Cliffs shoot with Josel and Brad so we headed to Ocean Beach.  Unfortunately the tide was too high to go to the cliffs at Sunset, but we were able to get under the pier, and onto the rocks next to Newport Avenue for some fun creative shots.

Kristy came along to help with lighting, and posing, and we had such a blast hanging out with Janna and Pon during their shoot.  Check out a few of the images from the shoot below!

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