Cameron and Whitman are a very San Diego -ish couple, so what better than a shoot at Balboa Park in San Diego, followed by a beautiful sunset at Sunset Cliffs. Cameron and Whitman met at college, where they were both actually swimmers (which was funny since I’ve shot Olympic swimmers before). They are having a wedding out of the country, but wanted local photos for their engagement photography session. So what better than in scenic San Diego. Just look at the image below, with the water surrounding their ankles with the sunset in the background.
Balboa Park Engagement Photography
We started the shoot in Balboa park with their adorable dog.
Here’s our couple in front of the very large pond in front of the arboretum at Balboa Park. How much does this represent the character of San Diego?
It’s amazing all of the little hidden spots inside of Balboa Park. It’s truly a playground for an engagement photographer.
Here are the large columns at the auditorium, because we just have to take engagement photos with them!
We wandered down to the more jungle like area of Balboa Park, getting lots of greenery and trees.
And how picturesque is this wooden walkway above the trees?
Engagement Photos at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego
We then drove over to Sunset Cliffs for what else but the sunset. This is an awesome place in San Diego for capturing the sunset.
And just look at that sunset in the background!
And this picture right here is amazing. The water and waves and the way things are textured, perfection.
Our couple being cute during the engagement photos.
We did a longer exposure here to blur out the water and turn it into soft silky strands of water.
Funny thing is I lost a strobe for this photo. A wave came up and washed my light away, or really just knocked it over and it crashed into a tide pool.
But it was worth it.
San Diego Engagement Photography
San Diego is home to many beautiful locations for engagement photography (San Diego has it’s own charm and culture). From the beaches to parks to downtown San Diego, engagement photography here is a pleasure and fun. The beaches are varied and beautiful, showcasing some of the idyllic cliffs of southern California. The parks are historic and picturesque, which also matches the culture and livelihood of San Diegans. The downtown region is bustling and fun, from restaurants to stores to carriage and wagon rides.
To see more examples of engagement photography in San Diego but also engagement photography in Los Angeles and Orange County, make sure to check out the rest of our wedding photography blog. This engagement session was shot at Sunset Cliffs at the beach in San Diego and started at the iconic Balboa Park in San Diego. We also have our engagement photography pricing page right here.