Soaking in the summer with this Carlsbad beach engagement session.
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. The lovely couple brought along John's young son, Chase, who was an absolute gem during the shoot.
Let's just say there's something really cool about wandering around shooting some USS Midway engagement photos with someone wearing a Navy uniform. Brooke and Brad are getting married this coming July at the Admiral Kidd Club. Really looking forward to working with them, and I can't wait to see what ideas they have in mind with Cortnie from Canvas and Canopy!
This past Monday I met up with Melissa and Brendan to shoot part II of their San Diego engagement photography. After our session on Monday, their wedding in October can't come fast enough! We started the shoot at the Tractor Room, a super-cool bar/restaurant on Fifth Avenue. We got there a few minutes before they opened, but Melissa and Brendan looked so cool against the entrance to the bar I couldn't resist making a great photograph.
After photographing the couple amongst the racks of antlers and sharing a few beers, we headed down to Coronado for some photos on the beach. I love shooting on the beach in Coronado because it's just so *huge* and there's this really cool emptiness to it. Also, with Melissa and Brendan dressed to the nines, their wardrobe looked really great juxtaposed against the expanse of the beach.
On Sunday afternoon I met Melissa and Brendan for their Balboa Park engagement photos. I usually take care of any Save the Date needs when I shoot an engagement session, but due to scheduling conflicts, we needed to shoot the Save the Date ASAP and move the main engagement session to next week. From the moment we met at the carousel at Balboa Park, I knew working with Melissa and Brendan would be awesome. Melissa was dressed in a killer black dress while Brendan was dressed in a really sharp black suit. I had no idea they'd be so dolled up for their shoot, but if it's a sign of things to come, the next engagement shoot should be awesome!