Category Archives: Engagement Photography

What to wear for a successful photo shoot at the beach

Framed by blue sky that stretches from horizon to horizon and the endless expanse of the mighty Pacific, the beach provides the perfect dramatic backdrop for a family portrait. With sun, waves, and breezes, the beach is nothing like the average tame photo studio. You’re out in the elements, baby! So keep these simple suggestions…

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Tips for your engagement photos, from one of your favorite San Diego photographers

Once seen as just an option on the engagement must-do menu, engagement photographs are now an essential piece of the action.  The photos, often taken in natural settings like parks, beaches, or backyards– ah, the magic of natural lighting!– can be a great way to announce your upcoming wedding. Some couples like to get cute…

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San Diego proposal on the beach in Coronado

Brandon reached out to me at the last minute to photograph him proposing to his girlfriend Gabi, on the beach in Coronado. He had decided that he would keep the photographs a secret until I had fully edited them and they were ready for viewing. I was instructed to “just photograph the proposal only”, meaning…

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Blake hired a professional photographer to photograph his proposal to Alicia

Alicia thought she was visiting San Diego, Ca doing the tourist thing. She was casually out on a hike, in Torrey Pines, with her boyfriend when her life radically changed in an instant.  Unbeknownst to Alicia, Blake hired me to capture every minute of the proposal. We did some engagement photos right after she said yes….

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Anniversary portraits | La Jolla beach | Del Angel Family

You don’t really need a reason to hire a San Diego photographer to take portraits of you but an occasion like an anniversary is the perfect reason! The Del Angels left their kids at home and opted for a nice little get away in San Diego for their 5 year anniversary. They googled San Diego…

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Engagement photos on the beach | Coronado, Ca | Tasha and Josh

Tasha found me by word of mouth. Nothing unusual there but she happens to live in Phoenix and heard about me because she was in an invitation shop and bumped into one of my previous clients who happened to be showing off her engagement photos. Tasha overheard, saw the photos and contacted me for her…

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Beach lifestlye engagement photos | La Jolla, Ca | Kim and Ryan

These two lucky kids get to marry in Mexico, in the Spring. Although I don’t photograph weddings anymore, they invited me to come along and of course, I was torn. I just COULDN’T pass up the opportunity to explore this crazy, sexy world we live in. They seem to travel a lot and have the…

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A surprise wedding proposal | La Jolla, Ca | Bryce and Megan

Megan didn’t know it when she woke up that morning but her life was about to change. Bryce met with me secretly to plan out where he would ask Megan to marry him. We decided on this small strip of beach in La Jolla, for the surprise wedding proposal. Bryce had lunch plans at a nearby…

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Underwater engagement photos | San Diego, Ca | Jonathan + Lea

Its only natural that this girl would want her engagement photos underwater, right? Lea was an actual mermaid. She lived in Hawaii and met Jonathan while performing mermaid skills underwater. Her employer was putting on a show for the military. After she finished, she dried off and met the personnel, including her future husband! I love…

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