As desert dwellers with a soft spot for all things travel, Tyler + Taylor decided to make the trek to California for their Torrey Pines Engagement Session. Located in San Diego, Torrey Pines is one of the wildest stretches of land on the Southern California coast. With it’s vast landscapes at every turn this made for the perfect location for a destination engagement session!
We began shooting as the sun fell over the coast line after a short hike through Guy Fleming Trail. Guy Fleming Trail is one of the most popular trails in Torrey Pines with it’s lush greenery, rocky terrain and expansive overlook of the Pacific Ocean. As we arrived at our first stop on the trail, the sun vanished behind thick clouds and created the most magical overcast lighting with sun rays only just peaking through into view.
Taylor, with her attention to detail and fabulous style, pieced together their outfits herself to truly tie in a color palette that would enhance the natural beauty of the reserve. Tyler + Taylor brought two outfits along for their Torrey Pines Engagement Session. One, a little more dressed up and the second a more casual option that is easier to move around in. An outfit change is a must during any engagement session because we are then able to capture two entirely different looks. This is an incredible way to get such a nice variety for a guestbook, prints, save the dates or a nice album! A perk offered to wedding clients when you are booked with us is a digital outfit guide emailed directly to you so that there is no second guessing what the heck you should even wear to achieve those “goals” worthy photos.
After spending time at the top of Guy Fleming Trail, we made our way down to the beach, taking in the view from below the cliffs and listening to the sounds of the waves crashing against the rocks. Regardless of the weather being overcast, we were graced with the most breathtaking sunset. A favorite during part two of your engagement session is getting that movement going. The salty ocean water was a perfect prop to splash, kick and dance around getting rid those pre-session nerves! Snuggling on the beach alone, (you heard me right, we really did have that ENTIRE beach to ourselves at the end) was a perfect final touch to wrap up Tyler + Taylor’s Torrey Pines Engagement Session.
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