It’s so thrilling to share Echo and Ryan’s Ponto beach engagement photos!
You may remember part one of their shoot, well now it’s time to get out of the factory and dip your toes in the sand!
Is Ponto Beach a Great Spot for Engagement Photos?
Ponto is such an amazing beach for engagement photos because there’s such a variety of terrain! For example, you can get a high angle from the bluff at the very south end.
In addition, there are two jetties that offer couples the chance to get off the beach for a different experience. It’s the perfect situation to break out the drone and get something different!
Furthermore, on the north end of Ponto, the beach is covered in cobblestones. This makes for a nice change of pace from the usual sandy beach. Plus, when shot from a low angle, you can really pick up the texture!
Why Ponto? Lots of Different Looks!
I think it’s important to provide a variety of angles and compositions for my clients’ engagement photos. So, after working from a distance for several of their Ponto beach engagement photos, I like to move in and get close. Capturing emotional reactions is so important!
It’s also important to break up your poses! My favorite is a simple walk for a few reasons. For example, a short walk allows the couple to relax and take their minds off being photographed. In addition, you can play with different takes on connection (holding hands, clutching arms, etc.) to create variation!
Pulling back again, this time back on the jetty! A very simple composition that creates an amazing picture!
Another reason Ponto is one of my favorite beaches for engagement photos are the lifeguard towers! Instead of the usual steps to the tower, each one has a long ramp with chrome railing. In the image above, I’m shooting down towards them and using the natural vanishing point of the rails.
In this image, I’m shooting from a distance with a long lens to compress the background and really make them pop!
Getting to Ponto Beach
Ponto beach is fairly easy to get to from anywhere in San Diego. Use the interactive Google Map below to get customized directions!
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