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The Ampersand – Awesome Wedding & Engagement Prop

The Ampersand – Awesome Wedding & Engagement Prop

Have you thought about using the ampersand symbol as a wedding or engagement prop?  You should. The ampersand is a fun prop that symbolizes  love and togetherness, newly engaged couples love it!

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Rob and Bobbie | A Fun and Romantic Carlsbad Wedding

Rob and Bobbie | A Fun and Romantic Carlsbad Wedding

Rob and Bobbie are a wonderful couple we have grown to love over the past year.  We had the honor of being both their photographers and friends.  Upon meeting them for the first time at the engagement session it was clear that they were perfect for each other, they balance one another in every way.

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Jillian and Ryan | Kate Session Park Engagement Session

Jillian and Ryan | Kate Session Park Engagement Session

Jillian and Ryan wanted to show off their college pride, so they started out the session in their school T-shirts, then we had some fun around the  park.  At sunset we headed down to the beach for a romantic stroll and some breathtaking photos by the crashing waves.

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Travel Themed Engagement Session Ideas | World Travelers In Love

Travel Themed Engagement Session Ideas |  World Travelers In Love

If you and your fiance love traveling and are trying to think of what your engagement session should look like, here are some awesome ideas for world travelers.  Train tracks to train stations,  diy paper airplane props to a pic nic in the woods with vintage suit cases and globes, get inspired and check out examples of travel themed engagement sessions our photography studio has done for couples.

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Sweet As Apple Pie | Kate and Curtis Engagement Session

Sweet As Apple Pie | Kate and Curtis Engagement Session

Kate and Curtis wanted an engagement session that focused on their Texas roots and love for the USA. Curtis is in the US Navy and was recently stationed in San Diego, so Kate come over to visit and get their engagement session done in Sunny San Diego. Fun little touches like cowboy boots, and the flags really created a sweet session.  

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Romantic Sand Dune Sunset | Marissa + Brian’s Engagement Session

Romantic Sand Dune Sunset | Marissa + Brian’s Engagement Session

Both Kelley and I are San Diego natives, and for the past two and a half years I have been dreaming of an engagement session like this! As a child my parents would always take me out the the Anza Borrego desert for hiking, camping and off roading.  Knowing of all the beautiful sand dunes, open highways and gorgeous plants that are in our local desert I was itching to shoot an engagement session there.

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Jake and Laura’s Vintage 50′s Engagement Session | Love Like The Movies

Jake and Laura’s Vintage 50′s Engagement Session | Love Like The Movies

Jake and Laura are high school sweethearts.  Jake joined the US Navy after high school and Laura went to college.  Jake knew he couldn’t live without the love of his life, so he proposed to Laura.  He was stationed in sunny San Diego and wanted to have memorable engagement photos that told the story of their young love.  Laura flew out from their home state of Kansas to spend some time with Jake, and take some fun and memorable engagement photos. 

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Amanda + Chris | Ashton Gardens Wedding In Texas

Amanda + Chris | Ashton Gardens Wedding In Texas

We had the  pleasure of traveling to the state of Texas for Amanda and Christopher’s wedding this past April.  About a year or so ago, Chris and Amanda did their engagement session with us, Chris serves in the US Marines and was about to be deployed for an entire year.  He would actually be coming back a week before their wedding day!

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Laura + Douglas | Afternoon picnic and a stroll on the beach at sunset

Laura + Douglas | Afternoon picnic and a stroll on the beach at sunset

Laura and Douglas are a fun loving couple that enjoy to spend time together at the tide pools or playing board games.  They also love their dog Rudy, he just had to come along for the second part of their engagement session.  First stop were the tide pools they love to hang out together at, then over to Marian Bear park to have a romantic picnic, and finish the night off with a sunset at Windansea beach.  

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Bohemian DIY Wedding

Bohemian DIY Wedding

Taylor and Alex had the most epic  DIY wedding we have ever photographed !  They had their wedding ceremony at Sunset Cliffs and then had the reception in a nearby front yard of a close friend.  Taylor is the ultimate DIY bride, she made everything you see decorating the tables and even her adorable flower crowns her bridesmaids were wearing!

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An Ocean Cliff Stroll in Del Mar | Brynn and James Engagement Session

An Ocean Cliff Stroll in Del Mar | Brynn and James Engagement Session

Brynn and James are going to be getting married in Hawaii later this year, they wanted their engagement session to reflect their fun personalities and their appetite for adventure.  They love traveling together and seeing the world, “If we could do one thing together it would be, to travel to all of the worlds beaches” We shot photos at the breathtaking Del Mar Beach cliffs, and capture a bright orange sunset.  

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Keeri + Joe | A fun vintage engagement session downtown

Keeri + Joe | A fun vintage engagement session downtown

Keeri and Joe both have a fun and vibrant personality.  When we asked them what they loved to do together they said travel together and eat sushi.  We spent the afternoon downtown at the Sante Fe train depot, then headed to Little Italy for gelato and lastly over to Coronado for a romantic sushi dinner on the San Diego bay skyline.  

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