San Diego 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

Sarah + Matt's Rainy Day Torrey Pines Gliderport and Scripps Pier Engagement Session

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It was Rainy and foggy when I left my house in Cardiff yesterday and I was a little concerned. I've done weddings and engagements in the rain but I usually have some cover to count on. That was not the case yesterday. But I drove the coast with confidence in my skills and feeling lots of cool kid vibes in my dads vintage Mercedes (Thanks Dad!). I just knew in my bones it was all going to work out. Sarah and Matt showed up and were ready for adventure and man was it a good one yesterday.

I drove down the 101 out of Del Mar and was welcomed to La Jolla with high clouds, snippets of blue, and light breezy and my excitement grew. We got up to the Glider port and it was perfect! Matt and Sarah, were warm and ready to listen to all my ideas. And they did an amazing job, just being themselves. And I shouldn't have been surprised, these two have a love story of full of adventure and the open sea (they met and started dating by working on the same sail boat traveling through the Caribbean for a month). And they both have the same flexible and carefree vibe that worked so well for dealing with less than ideal weather.

Sure we got grey skies, and little rain, but that never stopped their excitement at being there, or their genuine love for each other. These two are getting married at The Pearl, later this year, and Sarah and I wanted to show that vintage vibe through their throw back clothes and my dad's sick car. Even when we moved down to the beach, they continued the fun by running down the beach in the rain and snuggling on the blanket under my cute bright yellow umbrella. 

I hope you both love these sneak peaks and I can't wait to share more and for your big day! 




Venue 1: Torrey Pines Gliderport

Venue 2: Scripps Pier

Engagement Ring: James Allen

Hair and make-up: Cynthia Preclaro / cpweddingartistry

Brides outfit 1

Dress: Modcloth

Sweater: Cynthia Rowley

Shoes: Isola

Grooms Outfit 1:

White shirt: Rag and Bone

blue pants: Nautica

brown shoes: Cole Haan

Brides Outfit 2:

Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft

Jeans: Kensie

Boots: Rocket dog

Grooms Outfit 2:

Green shirt: LL Bean

Jeans: Levi 511

Shoes: Birkenstock