Pacific Beach Engagement Photos | Crystal Pier, San Diego

As you can probably tell from my website, the majority of my work is with families & kids. However, I LOOOOVE me a good engagement session! I used to do a lot more of them back when I shot weddings, and while I don’t miss 12 hour wedding days, I miss engagement sessions terribly. So I always get super excited when an engagement shoot inquiry comes in!

These two were visiting San Diego & decided there was no better place for their engagement shoot than by the beach! We met at the Crystal Pier in PB for our sunset session, and I absolutely loved getting to know these two (they’re fellow Friends fans, so we had a lot of Friends references to drop!).

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San Diego Family Photos | La Jolla Cove

I’m not going to lie; La Jolla Cove in the summertime is a bit hectic. The beaches tend to be crowded & parking is tough. But when these guys fell in love with it, I just couldn’t say no, and I’m so glad I didn’t! It was the perfect spot for their family photos with their almost 2 year old. We loved the beach, cliffs, rocks, and grass backdrops & with a little Photoshop work, we had the beach to ourselves! :)

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Coronado Family Photos | Hotel Del Coronado Photographer

Gloomy days at the beach can be a bit of a bummer if you’re hoping for bright blue skies & pretty sunsets. But for most photographers, we LOVE overcast beach days for beach portraits! Here in San Diego, we tend to get really unpredictable weather in June, and this shoot day was no exception! I swear, the rest of the county was bright & sunny but Coronado Beach decided to be cold & gray. No worries, this family wore such bright & vibrant colors they cheered up the entire evening & I love love LOVE the photos!

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Coronado Beach Couple's Portraits | Hotel Del Coronado

I first met these two almost TEN years ago for a portrait session, and was so thrilled to get to work with them again! Theresa told me they were looking for beach photos, and they really wanted a mix of posed & unposed moments, which is totally my jam! I suggested the beach in front of the Hotel Del Coronado, as it works well during high tide & is one of the prettiest beaches in San Diego.

These guys wanted some fun shots & their outfits were absolutely PERFECT! The sky was a cotton candy kind of magical, we had so much fun playing around a bit during sunset, and I loved photographing these two!

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