Downtown San Juan Capistrano Engagement Session | Christine & Mike

Downtown San Juan Capistrano Engagement Session

CHRISTINE & MIKE

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Downtown San Juan Capistrano engagement session photos:

I’ve actually know groom-to-be Mike for a few years now. I was the wedding photographer for two of his sisters’ weddings (Edel and Ryan in 2014 as well as Helen and Daniel in 2010), and I was honored that Mike had thought of me when it came to capturing these Downtown San Juan Capistrano engagement session photos.

He met his beautiful fiancé Christine online around a year ago and they have been inseparable ever since, becoming engaged a couple of months ago. Their natural chemistry and love for each other definitely shone through during their e-session and it was such a fun and relaxed afternoon. They decided on San Juan Capistrano as it was one of their favorite areas and we began the afternoon in the downtown area around the train station.

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Christine and Mike embrace in a grassy field during their San Juan Capistrano engagement session.

 

Downtown San Juan Capistrano engagement session photos:

San Juan Capistrano has a really classic, vintage feel, which worked perfectly for the style of e-session that Christine and Mike wanted. We wandered around the train station and nearby alleyways, and also utilized the train tracks themselves seeing as there were no trains coming through. We found a rustic old red train cart which made a characterful backdrop for these Downtown San Juan Capistrano engagement session photos, together with a local cafe where they staged a kiss. We then drove about a mile north to a local park for a more nature-themed e-session, with the late afternoon setting sun providing a whimsical ambiance. I tried to be as creative as possible with a mixture of silhouette, black and white, and starburst shots, with the magenta color of Christine’s dress really popping against the natural backdrop and a corrugated iron warehouse we found.

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The newly engaged couple kiss against a rustic red train cart during their urban e-session.

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Christine leads Mike through the streets of San Juan Capistrano during their vintage style e-session.

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Mike embraces Christine in front of an old red train cart during their rustic e-session.

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A close-up shot of the newly engaged couple during their Downtown San Juan Capistrano e-session.

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Christine and Mike kiss at a cafe table during their urban-themed engagement session.

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The newly engaged couple were clearly in love during their Downtown San Juan Capistrano e-session.

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Christine and Mike stop to kiss as they walked along the train tracks of San Juan Capistrano.

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A close-up shot of Christine leaning on Mike’s shoulder during their romantic e-session.

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The couple embrace beneath the San Juan Capistrano train station sign during their Southern California e-session.

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A playful shot of Christine and Mike in front of a bright red train cart at San Juan Capistrano station.

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Christine kisses Mike during their nature-themed e-session at a grassy park in San Juan Capistrano.

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Capturing an intimate portrait of the couple, illuminated by the late afternoon sun.

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The newly engaged couple walk hand-in-hand through a nature park during the sunset “golden hour”.

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A silhouette shot of Christine and Mike during their San Juan Capistrano engagement session.

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An intimate black and white shot of the couple embracing during their San Juan Capistrano e-session.

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Capturing a tender moment between Christine and Mike sitting on a fence during their nature-themed e-session.

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Capturing a playful embrace between the couple in front of an industrial corrugated iron wall.

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Mike lifts Christine into the air as the couple kiss during their San Juan Capistrano e-session.

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Mike carries Christine through a park during their nature-themed e-session.

 

Downtown San Juan Capistrano engagement session photos:

It was a real privilege to be Mike and Christine’s engagement session photographer and I can’t wait to capture their special day next February. It’s going to be a great opportunity to reconnect with Mike’s family, and also get to know Christine’s loved ones!

August 24, 2016

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