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 come to life; grasses and wildflowers awakening. Brett and Katie were thoughtful enough to bring some fantastic props: An acoustic guitar, a picnic basket filled with wildflowers and--the pièce de résistance--a wonderful bottle of prosecco.
Our journey then took us to downtown Del Mar, where Brett and Katie make their home. The village, a tad quiet even for an early spring Sunday, was made brighter as the dashing couple strode the avenues.
True to their UC Santa Barbara roots, Katie and Brett love their beach cruisers, so we rallied the bikes and headed to the beach.
The shoot was wrapped in the waning light on the beach. Thanks, Katie and Brett, for an unreal shoot!