Balboa Park Engagement Session | Mount Soledad Engagement Session | Simaporn & Miguel

Balboa Park Engagement Session




Balboa Park engagement session photos:

I met newly engaged couple, Simaporn and Miguel, a couple of months before their scheduled e-session at my studio in Downtown Long Beach. Sim was so incredibly sweet and Miguel just a really nice guy, and I knew that it was going to be a lot of fun as their engagement session and wedding photographer.

They wanted to have their engagement session in San Diego, which is a couple of hours drive away, and as I rarely get to visit this city (except when I have a photo shoot scheduled there) I was really excited to capture these Balboa Park engagement session photos.

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The newly engaged couple kiss during a magnificent sunset at San Diego’s Mount Soledad.


Balboa Park engagement session photos:

We drove down to San Diego one morning early in May and headed first to perhaps its most famous green space – Balboa Park. This sprawling area includes restaurants, landscaped gardens, fountains and lots of beautiful architectural features, making it a really idyllic location for an e-session.

We staged some romantic couple portraits beneath its elegant colonnades and an ornate gazebo, as well as utilized the lush greenery and fountain in the images. Sim and Miguel had opted for casual, but vibrant, attire, which worked really well with the relaxed feel of these Balboa Park engagement session photos. Although it was actually quite cloudy, the diffuse lighting really made the colors stand out.

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Simaporn kisses Miguel within the lush gardens of Balboa Park during their engagement session in San Diego.

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A black and white portrait of the couple in front of an ornate architectural arch at San Diego’s Balboa Park.

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Capturing a playful moment between Simaporn and Miguel as they explore the hedgerows at Balboa Park in San Diego.

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The couple embrace within an elegant colonnade at Balboa Park during their San Diego engagement session.

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Capturing an intimate embrace beneath an ornate gazebo at San Diego’s Balboa Park.

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Simaporn and Miguel embrace next to a fountain during their Balboa Park e-session in San Diego.

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Looking through the lush greenery of Balboa Park towards the newly engaged couple during their intimate e-session in San Diego.


Mount Soledad engagement session photos:

As the sun started to sink towards the horizon, we headed up Mount Soledad to capture some romantic sunset shots overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I photographed the couple’s warm embraces as the sky transformed into rich oranges and purples behind them, as well as got creative using an off-camera flash to illuminate a kiss.

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A black and white shot of Simaporn and Miguel holding each other tight at Mount Soledad in San Diego.

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A creative off-camera flash shot of the newly engaged couple kissing during their Mount Soledad e-session in San Diego.


Balboa Park engagement session photos:

It was a wonderful day spent with Sim and Miguel and a real pleasure to work at some San Diego locations that I don’t often get the chance to visit. I’m looking forward to reconnect with them later in the year as their wedding photographer when they officially celebrate their marriage amongst family and friends.

May 29, 2014

Engagement Session

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