Laura and Zsombor are planning their wedding on the beach in Oceanside, California, so when we were talking about where they would like to do their engagement sessions they wanted to avoid the beach. I thought, as I think Laura did that given Zsombor is an architect they would want to include some San Diego skyline, or perhaps some of the architecture at Balboa Park. But no, Zsombor told Laura he wanted to shoot outside, someplace like Julian. Maybe that’s because Laura’s an archeologist and he wanted her to be comfortable since she spends her days digging in the dirt avoiding snakes, scorpions and un-exploded ordinance from an old army bombing range.
Although there’s not the amazing apple pie that Julian is noted for at Mission Trails Park in San Diego, there’s plenty of beautiful tall grass, old split rail fences and open trails to wander with rolling hills in the background. So we packed a picnic and hit the trails. Check out a few of the images from their engagement shoot below. You can also view more on my facebook page.
Oh! And word to the wise … when it says “Gates close at 7:00pm” what they mean is, “Gates close at 7:00pm, and you and your car will be locked in!” I don’t know how I didn’t understand that. We did manage to get let out at about 7:40pm.