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torrey pines gliderport engagement photos, san diego wedding photographer; a man and a woman sitting on a blanket amongst plants while holding up their small brown dog, they are smiling

Here is a (growing) list of what I think are some of the BEST locations and hidden gems in San Diego to take engagement photos! San Diego is known for its beautiful beaches, great weather year-round, great food and drink, and so much more. Because of all these perks, there are SO many great spots […]

Best Locations in San Diego to Take Engagement Photos

black's beach engagement photos; san diego wedding photographer; a husband and wife and their dog, they are smiling and laughing with each other

Black’s Beach is a GREAT spot for engagement photos in San Diego. Fair warning, it IS a nude beach…so just know that ahead of time! To be honest we only saw a few people partaking, the rest of the beachgoers were clothed. Anyway! I loved taking Loren & Pat’s engagement photos at Black’s Beach in […]

Black’s Beach Engagement Photos in San Diego, CA | Loren & Pat

Black’s Beach Engagement Photos in San Diego, CA | Loren & Pat

san diego engagement photos at sunset cliffs; san diego wedding photographer; a man and woman sitting on a blanket at sunset cliffs in san diego, they are kissing

I LOVE taking engagement photos at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, CA. This spot is so so gorgeous and perfect for photos. Ashley & Nick are so cute and totally rocked their engagement session despite saying they are not good in front of the camera. Total lies! They knocked it out of the park. They […]

Sunset Cliffs Engagement Photos – San Diego Wedding Photographer

LGBTQ+ wedding photographer in san diego; a lesbian couple holding hands and touching foreheads together

Hayley & Sarah’s cutie little session in Laguna Beach was such a blast! Sarah and I had been chatting via Instagram for a while and finally found a date that worked to take some pics! I love taking engagement photos in Laguna Beach, so I knew this spot would be perfect for this couple’s session. […]

Laguna Beach Couple’s Session

Laguna Beach Couple’s Session

san franciso city hall elopement, san diego wedding photographer; bride and groom holding hands and running down cement steps, the words "city hall" are on the building behind them

OKAYYYYY. Wow. SO so so beyond stoked to F I N A L L Y get to share this San Francisco City Hall wedding! The best word to describe Hanna & Brian’s relationship is spontaneous. Why? Three months after they started dating, they moved in together. A few months later, they got a puppy (Penelope […]

Hanna & Brian – Secret Elopement at San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco, CA

Crystal Cove Micro Wedding in Orange County; bride and groom walking down the aisle after they said I Do

Like soooo many couples in 2020, Tina & Troy’s big wedding plans were changed due to COVID-19. Instead of waiting until next year to get married, they decided to just have a small micro wedding in Orange County at Crystal Cove with just their immediate families! Honestly, I LOVE when couples do this. The wedding […]

Crystal Cove Beach Micro Wedding in Orange County, CA

Crystal Cove Beach Micro Wedding in Orange County, CA

Newport Back Bay Engagement Photos; a couple kissing while holding hands, the woman in the photo is holding up a peace sign

Amanda & Tyler’s engagement photos at the Newport Back Bay in Newport Beach, CA were SO FUN to take! I know these cuties from college, so it was a ton of fun being able to take their engagement photos! I love that they brought along champagne to pop during their session too! Photographing champagne spray […]

Newport Back Bay Engagement Photos in Newport Beach, CA

Hartley Botanica wedding photography; bride and groom posing for a photo, groom is looking at the camera and bride is kissing his cheek at hartley botanica, an outdoor wedding venue in southern california

WOWWWWIIIEEE y’all –  Colleen & Steven’s Peaky Blinders inspired wedding at Hartley Botanica was SO cool. Hartley Botanica is one of my new favorite outdoor wedding venues in Southern California! You might remember these two and their cool, unique style from their super fun engagement session! From taking their engagement photos, I already knew they […]

Colleen & Steven – Peaky Blinders Inspired Wedding at Hartley Botanica in Somis, CA

Colleen & Steven – Peaky Blinders Inspired Wedding at Hartley Botanica in Somis, CA

bride and groom showing off their rings on their wedding day while laughing and smiling; orange county elopement photographer

This was my first COVID micro wedding! Jayne & Nolan’s wedding in Hawaii got postponed due to the coronavirus, but they didn’t want to wait a whole year to get married, so they did it anyway! Instead of having a huge event, just their immediate families attended. They had their micro wedding in a beautiful […]

Jayne & Nolan – Orange County Micro Wedding

bride and groom saying their vows in front of foliage at Valentine DTLA wedding venue

OMG you guys. I’m sooooo so so beyond obsessed with this wedding. A little backstory: I came across the Valentine DTLA wedding venue in Los Angeles one day and instantly fell in love with it. I told myself I HAD to shoot a wedding there soon and basically manifested for the first time (lol). A […]

Mel & Drew – Romantic Wedding at Valentine DTLA in Los Angeles, CA

Mel & Drew – Romantic Wedding at Valentine DTLA in Los Angeles, CA