When I arrived at Nolan’s parents’ home on Coronado Island, I was greeted by Mary with a huge hug and her telling me that she felt like she knew my already. I adore the connection I have with my brides and grooms and it makes me so happy to work with them. Today I have the pleasure of sharing Nolan and Mary’s Hotel Del Coronado engagement photos that are so romantic and dreamy. We even had a few surprise guests in the form of Nolan’s pets. Give me cats and dogs both in one session and I am over the moon!
Red dress and navy suit, Formal Coronado Cays Engagement on film, Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

Coronado Cays

We spent time exploring the gorgeous streets of the Coronado Cays, where Nolan’s parents live. I’d never been this far south on the island before. I had always assumed there wasn’t much to see, but I was so wrong. The canals alone drew me in and we actually saw a gondola ride past us at one point during the session.

Red dress and navy suit, Formal Coronado Cays Engagement on film, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Red dress and navy suit, Formal Coronado Cays Engagement on film, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Red dress and navy suit, Formal Coronado Cays Engagement with bouquet, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyRed dress and navy suit, Formal Coronado Cays Engagement with bouquet, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyRed dress and navy suit, Formal Coronado Cays Engagement on film, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in navy suit, Formal Coronado Cays Engagement on film, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Red dress and navy suit, Formal Coronado Cays Engagement on film, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 
During my sessions, I am such an explorer. I usually have a general area to start and then look for soft light and lovely backdrops. By being a little spontaneous, it allows me to be inspired by my surroundings and to get creative with my couples. A spot many people might pass without notice might truly draw me in. For Mary and Nolan’s session, I found so many beautiful gems and am delighted with the images!

Sailboat canal Coronado Cays Engagement on film, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Sailboat canal Coronado Cays Engagement, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Sailboat canal Coronado Cays Engagement, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Sailboat canal Coronado Cays Engagement on film, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographySailboat canal Coronado Cays Engagement on film, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographySailboat canal Coronado Cays Engagement, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyRed dress and navy suit, Formal Coronado Cays Engagement on film, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Cat with bouquet during engagement session, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom with dog for engagement session, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

Hotel Del Coronado

After an outfit change, the sweet couple and I headed to the Hotel Del Coronado for the last half of their engagement session. Of course, I had to capture them with the Del’s iconic red roof in the backdrop. Few people were on the beach at this point, so it was the perfect opportunity to photograph Mary and Nolan on the sand with a backdrop of the ocean and rock formations. After this session, I am so very excited for their wedding at Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn in March. Stay tuned for their wedding day! 
Romantic Hotel Del Coronado Engagement, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyRomantic walk in front of the Hotel Del Coronado Engagement, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyFilm photo, Romantic Hotel Del Coronado Engagement, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Film photo, Romantic Hotel Del Coronado Engagement, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Film photo, Romantic Hotel Del Coronado Engagement, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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Film photo of a bride with beautiful makeup on the beach, Romantic Hotel Del Coronado Engagement, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Film photo on the beach, Romantic Hotel Del Coronado Engagement, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Running on the beach, Romantic Hotel Del Coronado Engagement, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyFilm photo of a bride with beautiful makeup on the beach, Romantic Hotel Del Coronado Engagement, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyFilm photo of a groom on the beach, Romantic Hotel Del Coronado Engagement, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyFilm photo of couple running on the beach, Romantic Hotel Del Coronado Engagement, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

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