17Jan

California Dreamin’ in Ocean Beach | Rubie and Jason

By, January 17, 2017

Rubie and Jason are San Diego locals, and one of their favorite date spots is nearby Ocean Beach. So for their engagement shoot, we headed straight to the coast! The couple’s special connection to the beach – and particularly Sunset Cliffs – was evident from the moment they hit the sand. Here are a few of our favorite moments from the day!

Engaged couple embrace and kiss next to vintage Volkswagen Bus at beach

Embracing the nostalgia of the day with a 1960’s beach vibe, the couple rode in this vintage green Volkswagen from ZElectric Motors

Engaged couple embrace and lean against vintage Volkswagen bus during engagement session

Jason rocked a classic Hawaiian shirt throughout the day’s shoot:) 

Two images of Engaged couple holding hands and kissing in Volkswagen bus during beach engagement session

Taking note of the Volkswagen’s sunroof, we let in some rays and played around with different perspectives. By utilizing the pier nearby, we were able to gain a bird’s eye angle and use the roof as a frame while Rubie and Jason leaned in for a kiss.  Then, inside the vehicle, we split the composition to include both the open sky and the couple’s reactions. 

Groom-to-be drives Volkswagen bus as Bride-to-be sits behind him

For a brief moment, Jason grabbed the wheel as Rubie looked on with affection. To capture the spontaneity, and remain unobtrusive, we positioned ourselves looking in through the front window.

Engaged couple sit against vintage Volkswagen bus on sandy beach during engagement session

Two images of engaged couple leaning against and sitting in vintage Volkswagen bus on beach

With a variety of angles, we loved bringing new life to this classic vehicle, and adding to the overall story of the day.

Reflection of engaged couple kissing in metal hubcap of volkswagen bus

Noticing the metallic reflection of the tire’s hubcap (above), we placed Rubie and Jason out in the sand for a creative portrait. 

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Later, we cruised over to Sunset Cliffs as the sun began to set in the sky. We love that Rubie and Jason chose somewhere close to their hearts with a personal connection.

Engaged couple embrace and look at one another on rocks overlooking ocean during beach engagement session

To show off the landscape, we placed the couple at a lower angle and positioned ourselves on higher ground. By taking an elevated perspective, and adding a hint of off-camera flash, we captured the colorful sky and surrounding ocean.

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We had so much fun photographing this fun, laid-back couple and look forward to photographing their beach wedding at Scripps Seaside Forum next year!

Silhouette of engaged couple kissing during sunset
Check out more moments from Rubie and Jason’s vintage beach engagement session.

10Mar

Beautiful Sunset Cliffs Maternity Session | Anna Rose and Arturo

By, March 10, 2016

We love reconnecting with our wedding couples, and watching them grow into families :) A couple of years ago, we photographed for Anna Rose and Arturo at their amazing Rancho Valencia wedding. Very recently, we had the opportunity to document another big moment in their lives – a baby to be!

Anna Rose decided to show off her adorable baby bump, and Sunset Cliffs was the perfect place to do so. To highlight this stunning new momma-to-be, we incorporated various backgrounds and textures, and made full use of the natural beach environment. Here is a selection of our favorite images from this maternity photo session.

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Sunsets and bare bellies? Yes please. :)

Maternity Photography Session

Maternity Photography SessionStunning bare belly maternity photo at beach during sunset.

We are so excited for Anna Rose and Arturo. We can’t wait to land our eyes on their new arrival!

13Aug

Splashy Ocean Beach Engagement Shoot | Charli and Tyler

By, August 13, 2014

Charli and Tyler attended Indiana University at the same time, and had mutual friends, but didn’t meet until years later. This fun couple now lives in Ocean Beach, and they absolutely love the area. So we all decided to focus the engagement shoot around their favorite part of town – the beach! The Sunset Cliffs area made for the perfect backdrop, and gave the entire shoot a natural, relaxed atmosphere.

Late in the day, we we got down really close to where the waves were crashing. Out of nowhere, a huge swell rolled in and soaked us all! It created an unforgettable moment, and ended the shoot with a splash :) We are looking forward to photographing Charli and Tyler’s upcoming Palm Springs Wedding, and wish them lots of luck with their preparation!

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