Engagement sessions are included in most of my wedding collections as they offer an opportunity to collaborate before the big day and capture photos with a relaxed and informal vibe. For many couples, this is the first time they are posing for official professional photos together, and it's normal to feel a bit nervous in the beginning. However, after a few minutes, we usually ease into it and start having fun with the photo shoot. I enjoy taking the sessions at locations that hold special significance to the couple, but I also have some favorite engagement spots around San Diego.
Little Italy is a fun spot; everyone loves the sign, and the different-colored walls and storefronts make for great backgrounds. Balboa Park has so many unique areas. It has amazing architecture, incredible doors, fountains, rod iron gates, strange tree roots, wood bridges, botanical gardens… just about everything is there. Windansea and La Jolla Cove are great locations for beach photos with the seascape of rocks, beach and ocean; they also feature some wonderful sunsets. Downtown San Diego in the Gaslamp District makes for some great urban photos. There are so many incredible things to photograph down there, including trolleys, taxis, train tracks, fountains, metal art sculptures, brick buildings and cool doors… lots of great urban texture. It might be my favorite engagement location in San Diego. Centennial Park is another good spot. Located on Coronado, it has a stunning view of the San Diego Skyline. There is also a small little beach that is nice to use. The Historic Hotel Del Coronado makes for another great location with it's beautiful white sand,rocks and amazing sunsets.