Beach Engagement

Tiffany and Erick's Balboa Park and Coronado Engagement Session

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What an amazing couple of weeks! And these 2 have raised the engagement session heat to a whole other level. It was a sunny clear day, and the horizon was clear after our rainy weekend. We started the day at Balboa Park and explored some new spots they had never been to. It's really hard to go wrong with all the gorgeous buildings there. I think my favorites from Balboa are definitely in the Botanical building. The light is perfection!

Then we headed to Coronado to the spot where in August, Erick got down on his knees and asked Tiffany to spend the rest of her life with him. And I can't imagine a more romantic spot than the dunes in Coronado. 

In Tiffany and Erick's love story, their friends brought them together but their love of delicious food really cemented their interest in each other.  The sweet love between these two is so evident. Erick loves Tiffany because he can be himself around her. He feels a bit closed off from others usually with a harder exterior, except with Tiffany. She loves that she can be a kid with Erick, and he helps her take the time and just relax, and be herself. Every day they work together, and even after 8 hours at the office, they always want to talk to each other. 

They are such a perfect balance and I loved spending such a fun afternoon with them. I can't wait for their wedding later this year. Tiffany & Erick, I hope you love these heirlooms, because I love them so much!





Vendor Details

Venue 1: Balboa Park

Venue 2: Coronado Beach

Flowers: Native Poppy

Brides Black dress - Charles Henry

Brides Heels - Banana Republic

Brides Floral Maxi dress - Morning Lavender

Engagement Ring - David and Sons

Make up - Make me Blush (Taylor Solorzano)

Hair - Blo Blow Bar

Grooms Dress Shirt - Banana Republic

Grooms Dress Pants - J.Crew

Shoes - Kenneth Cole

Grooms Beach Shirt - Banana Republic

Grooms Chinos - J.Crew

Grooms Shoes - Steve Madden

Heather Smith and Chad Patteson San Elijo Lagoon/Solana Beach Engagement Session


I am more than thrilled to be sharing this gorgeous engagement session from yesterday evening. Heather and Chad are an amazing couple who I was introduced to through my very good friend Megan. Yesterday was touch and go, with the costal clouds rolling in and out, and we were worried we wouldn't get any golden light. But luck was on our side and we got nothing but gorgeous sunlight and literally chased the sun away as we left San Elijo Lagoon and headed to the beach.

These two are light hearted and warm with each other, and made this session just a dream. From tender kisses and sharing a champagne flute of beer on the beach, these two were up for anything. And you can see their passion and love for each other in all of these images. Heather & Chad, thank you for choosing me to be your photographer. You're engagement session went so well and I can't wait for your wedding this next year. I Hope you love these sneak peaks (I shared so many!!!) and I can't wait to get you the rest of these stunners.