Mission San Juan Capistrano Engagement Photography | My & Ray

He got down on one knee and she immediate knew what was gonna follow… the box with the bling and the question!!  But to her surprise, Ray didn’t pull a box out from his pocket.  Instead it was a check!! Haha.  I thought it was quite unique and refreshing… don’t you think?!  The surprise was obviously there since My had no idea he was even planning a proposal.  And it’s pretty thoughtful that he wanted her to pick out the perfect ring! So read on for Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography!

My and Ray put a lot of thought into picking out where they wanted to do their engagement photos.  We toyed with the idea of having their engagement pictures at the LA Arboretum and having a botanical & garden backdrop.  Then, we thought of having a more rustic and “Western” background at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills.   And as they were looking around, they fell in love with the texture and peacefulness of the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano.  What a great choice of location!!  Mission San Juan Capistrano is one of my favorite locations and is always a treat to visit.  There are so many photo opps inside the Mission as well as around and nearby. I can honestly be there all day hanging out and photographing this beautiful couple!  With their wedding (at the Vellano Country Club) rapidly approaching in January, I’m so excited and know it’s going to be a blast!!

Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography

I call this my “old Asian-couple” pose!!  Haha

Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography

love, love the textured walls… makes for awesome photos!!

Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography

LOVE this one!!

Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
With flowers!
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography
Lily pads in the main fountain
Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement photography

Los Rios Historic District

The small town outside the Mission is also really cute for photos. The Los Rios Historic District is a hidden little gem in San Juan Capistrano.

Los Rios Historic District Engagement Photos

Gavin does this to me all the time too… just cause I’m much shorter than he is!  LOL

Los Rios Historic District Engagement Photos

I had to get a picture of them in front of this!!  Remember how many boxes of Cracker Jacks we had to eat to find the ring that’s inside?!  Well… Ray didn’t have to find the ring, he simply got down on one knee with a check!! Smart man!!  =)

Los Rios Historic District Engagement Photos
Los Rios Historic District Engagement Photos
Los Rios Historic District Engagement Photos

Love these pictures… but we almost died!! LOL

Los Rios Historic District Engagement Photos
Los Rios Historic District Engagement Photos
Los Rios Historic District Engagement Photos
Los Rios Historic District Engagement Photos
Los Rios Historic District Engagement Photos
Los Rios Historic District Engagement Photos

This engagement photography portrait session starts at the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, with more photos in the surrounding area including the Los Rios Historic District. We also shot at on train tracks, though we must insist that it’s done with caution and respect for the danger that train tracks present.

For more examples of our engagement photography in Orange County, please look around our blog. For example, here are more examples of engagement and wedding photography done at Mission San Juan Capistrano. You can also check out our Instagram account for more of our recent work. Here’s a wedding photo we took at Mission San Juan Capistrano:

If you are interested in booking us for an engagement photography session, make sure to visit our online Orange County engagement photo session prices page. Unlike many wedding photographers, we believe in transparency with our prices and being honest with our couples (versus bartering people based on what we think we could get out of them). It’s the way we’ve run our business for over 15 years now and it’s the way we would want our wedding photographer to be.


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