Since 1929, between Oceanside and Carlsbad, a little slice of Europe known as St. Malo has found a home along the Pacific Ocean. Brittney and David are getting married on the beach here in September, and they flew in from the East Coast a few weeks back so I could shoot their amazing Oceanside beach engagement photos!
On certain days in San Diego, there's a certain quiet. The coastal fog thickens, dampening the sounds of the city. The cool air keeps the tourists away, making places like Balboa Park unusually serene. It is on days like this where the beauty of Balboa Park is fully visible: A mix of architectural styles coexisting beautifully despite the perception, the quiet pun[...]
For Katie and Brett's Del Mar engagement photos, we shot in one of the many dozens of small fields just off the side of the road strewn about northern San Diego. Most of the year the vegetation in these fields is brown and dry, looking slightly out of place adjacent to the lush green landscapes of the surrounding estates. For a few weeks in the spring, however, they[...]
Amidst a landscape paved with strip malls and convenience stores, sits a gem that harkens back to the beginning of civilization as we know it in California. This gem is called Mission San Juan Capistrano, and it was the first location for Lauren and Robert's Orange County engagement photography. The Mission is in wonderful condition and the management are surprising[...]
I won't go into too much detail, but shortly after the first image was shot, Haley and Thomas decided to sit together on the large horse. The horse didn't care too much for that and, figuring she'd had enough of the two lovebirds, reared back and sent Haley and Thomas tumbling to the ground. The fact that Haley and Thomas were able to regroup for some killer San Die[...]
I've lived in San Diego since I was a little boy and I'm constantly in awe about how much of the county I *haven't* seen. Patricia and John, who are getting married on the beach in La Jolla next month, wanted to do their Chula Vista engagement photos at a large park near their home. Nestled at the foot of Mt. San Miguel, this location offered a ton of great looks. [...]