San Diego Engagement

Ashley and Molly's Anza Borrego and Julian Engagement Session

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When I first was getting to know Molly and Ashley, and I heard their engagement story, I KNEW I wanted to go to the spots they went on that special day. From a stunning hike in Anza Borrego, to pie in Julian, it sounded like the perfect day. So that’s what we did this past weekend. It was a bit hazy out but the sun was shinning and these ladies were up for an adventure.

I don’t think i’ve ever shot an engagement session with more laughter. These two danced and laughed the day away, and even when things didn’t go to plan (random stops on the side of the road, and crazy crowds in Julian) they never stopped smiling. I am so excited to share these sneak peaks and I can’t way for their big day in April.

Big Hugs!


Emily and Justin's Liberty Station Engagement Session

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Yesterday's engagement session with Emily and Justin was full of laughs (and a few tasty drinks from Soda and Swine)! We wandered around the beautiful grounds of Liberty Station and made our session into a little mini date before these two went to dinner for a real date. We walked, we talked, we danced and just generally had a great time. You don't always find couples who are willing to try new and sort of goofy things for pictures but these two willingly (sort of) went along with all my ideas. 

I think something I really enjoy about engagement sessions is that this is an opportunity for my couple and I to become friends. We trade stories, learn a lot about each other, and our families, and I get to learn how a couple naturally moves together.  I love Emily and Justin story, it's full of travel and real adventure. They met on a birthright trip to Israel in 2010 and didn't really connect with each other until right at the end of the trip. But that connection was strong enough to keep them talking and then eventually dating long distance.

It was strong enough that when Justin decided to move to Costa Rica to open a restaurant, Emily decided to move from New York to come along and help build something together. And they've travelled all over ever since, together, because when home is a person you can move any where and belong. 

I am so excited for your wedding, and I hope you love these sneak peaks! 





Venue: Liberty Station

Restaurant/Bar: Soda and Swine

Bride's Shoes: Wild Diva Lounge

Bride's Dress: Mismatch Boutique

Bride's Hair: Jesse Estella at Dye

Ring: Tourbillion Jewelers

Bianca and Robert's USD Engagement Session

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Yesterday was the first sunny day in almost a month (thanks June gloom) and it was beautiful! Blue skies and light breezes made our session so easy peasy.  I met Bianca and Robert on the USD campus, right in front of the building where Bianca works. We had the best time wandering around this gorgeous campus, taking turns making each other laugh. I am so thrilled to be their wedding photographer this September. 

This sweet couple met when Bianca delivered her sister to her guitar lessons with Robert. Their conversations grew longer and longer after the lessons, and then they began hanging out. What started out as casual conversations has blossomed into one of the sweetest loves I've ever had the honor of documenting. Their kindness and consideration for each other was apparent through out the afternoon, and I am so excited to be able to show that through these images. 

I loved to watch them talk about each other and look at each other while thinking about the future. It reminded me of this sweet poem:


And as I sat and looked at her

and the rolling hill she sat upon

I thought, what amazing luck I have

that the world had created

such beautiful things

and given me the eyes to see them.



May you both always look at each other and see the promise of tomorrow in each other's eyes. :)