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When I had my first phone call with Taylor, I instantly knew we were the perfect match. Our interests and personalities just clicked and we hit it off from the start. Top that with the fact she’s getting married at Hidden Castle and she’s pretty much my dream bride. When we planned out her and Ian’s Windansea engagement photos, I knew they’d be absolutely adorable and romantic.
Bird Rock Engagement Photos
Since they spend a lot of time at Bird Rock Coffee, we began our session with a cup of coffee before exploring for bougainvillea-filled alleyways. Never underestimate the power of an alley, my friends. They’re often full of beautiful flowers and natural reflectors that make a perfect combination for engagement photos. By this point in the session, we stumbled across the most gorgeous backlit patch of bougainvillea that paired perfectly with the couple’s soft blue outfits.
Windansea Engagement Photos
After leaving Bird Rock, we drove to Windansea to chase the setting sun. Taylor’s stunning blue gown looked amazing with the bouquet created by Compass Floral. Flowers always make a beautiful detail for engagement sessions and I highly encourage that my brides invest in one for their session. I mean, what bride doesn’t love flowers?
At one point during the session, I asked Taylor and Ian if they had any pets, to which Taylor replied with a hopeful no. She explained that they do desperately want a French bulldog, but aren’t in the right place for a dog just yet. As if a genie in La Jolla heard our conversation, a precious French bulldog puppy showed up on the beach not ten minutes later and Taylor and Ian couldn’t contain their excitement. I asked the owner if we could include the little grey pup in some photos and she was more excited than I was about the idea. It’s a miracle none of us sneakily ran off with him, as his precious face and sand-covered nose were almost too cute to handle.
Taylor and Ian, I cannot even begin to tell you how thrilled I am to be working with you two. I am so excited for your wedding this fall!