Serena + Josh : Engagement Session : Downtown San Diego : Coronado

We were to meet at 3:30pm on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Coronado, where it views the Coronado Bridge and Downtown San Diego Skyline. It was the perfect day to photograph the girl with a million dollar smile and the charming boy from Virginia.

At 10:06am, I receive an email from Serena: We are getting ready…for some reason I’m kinda nervous about taking pics.

First thought, its 10:06 am. My eyelids are still stuck to my contacts, what is she doing up so early?

Second thought, she’s a natural beauty. She doesn’t need to get ready this early.  This girl is fierce, hands on hip fierce.

I was right, she is a natural. They both are. They were comfortable, relaxed and quite the cutest couple. I am glad to know the GEICO telephone made its way back to Josh. Congrats to the both of you and I am very, very happy for the 2 of you.

Here is a little peek at your session.


Courtesy of the Coronado Sandman, who is known for his work of Sand Art all over Coronado. A very sweet man.







I just want to say: Stop it. Stop it you two. You’re so cute.


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Maryanne + Rey + Grandmother = Rain

I had the pleasure of meeting Maryanne for the first time, a newly bride-to-be.  Can I just say how excited I am to shoot their engagement photos?!  I am very lucky to meet people who are just as crazy as I am.  The shoot is a surprise but we are both loving it!  SO completely different from the rest…  Alright, that is all I am going to say.  I cannot wait, I cannot wait.  I CANNOT WAIT!

She was telling me about their wedding party, she had to convince her fiance to narrow down his groomsmen from 16 to 8. “Cut throat REY! Cut THROAT!”  Now the poor guy has to choose his best man when he wants all 3 to be his best man.  She also started a wedding blog for people to get to know them, you know, the story of their life, their “about us.”  Maryanne made sure to do most of it to make it easier for Rey.  She finished her about me section which talks about where she graduated, her interests, her family and where she she is today.  Alright Rey, your turn, please.  All you have to do is fill out your “About ME.” She walks away to leave him to it, comes back and sees FOOD! under his profile.   That’s it.  Food and exclamation mark. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Of course, off subject, we found out that our grandmas are very similar.  How they choose to make use of the Costco bucket, by the way my Grandma uses a Bavarian filling bucket from the donut shop.  How conserving water is the way to go.  Rain is not really rain.  Now I’m singing “My bucket, my bucket.. where ever I go…”

This is going to be fun.  By the way, someone left their nifty clicky pen.  I was about to chase you with it and then I looked back at the pen and thought.. hmmmm.. this is a very nice pen.  But its yours if you would like it back.

So about that camping trip?  Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure.  It will be my pleasure to have a drink off with you and Rey.

Angela + John {Engagement Session}

Not only as a photographer, do I get to fulfill my need to be creative, get a bit artsy or colorful with my couple but my favorite images are images not intended for the camera.  The moment they actually forget you are there.  When they get a bit silly with each other.  Or when he looks at her and falls in love with her all over again.

Here’s a clip of your video: Gosh I’m gushing for the both of you.
Angela & John. Spending the rest of my life with you.


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Location: La Jolla Cove, San Diego.