We headed down to Dana Point for some awesome beach photos today! Little did we know that the skies would open and pour down on us. After capturing a bunch of sunny images, we headed down to the beach in the rain for rainy engagement photos. It’s funny how sometimes the simple things you don’t want, like rain, don’t necessarily ruin the images. In this case these beach engagement portraits were so much more romantic because of the rain. I only wish I had video of Josh desperately trying to cover me as I took photos!
When your couple is getting married at Cardiff by the Sea and asks if they can have an epic engagement session near their wedding venue as well as at Balboa Park, I have to say YES! Such beautiful and totally meaningful locations means I must shoot there with my couple! Balboa Park is where they often go for a night out because it’s oh so pretty. And of course the beach by Cardiff by the Sea is where they wanted just a few extra photos to match their wedding day ones. The locations did not disappoint and Josh and I had a blast getting to know Matt and Mel more. Seriously love this couple! I’m pretty sure Mel and I are going to be friends for awhile!
Who says it needs to be sunset to get amazing photos? Bright and sunny works for me! I love how colorful these images are because of how the water and sea moss reflect the sun. Although my favorite part of this shoot was actually the awesome seal in the background. We started shooting and got all settled in when he hopped up on the rock and totally photobombed us! I just went with it!!