Mission San Juan Capistrano Engagement Session | Downtown San Juan Capistrano Engagement Session | Victoria Beach Engagement Session | Jennifer & Pam

Mission San Juan Capistrano Engagement Session

JENNIFER & PAM

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Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement session photos:

I first met engaged couple Jennifer and Pam when I was the wedding photographer at Pam’s sister’s wedding back in 2013. When I received an email from Jennifer a few months ago asking if I would not only capture these Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement session photos, but also travel to the Philippines to photograph their wedding, I really was over the moon.

I remembered her immediately and each of the emails she sent to me were so detailed, considerate and sweet (which we later joked about seeing as she had typed them so meticulously on her smartphone!)

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Capturing a heart-felt kiss between Jennifer and Pam in the grassy fields of San Juan Capistrano.

 

Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement session photos:

We started the e-session in San Juan Capistrano – a small, classic town in Orange County that is known for its historic mission. There are lots of beautiful Spanish-inspired architectural features to work with, as well as religious icons, benches and a lily pond, meaning that we had plenty of elegant backdrops.

Jennifer and Pam had dressed in semi formal attire for these Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement session photos, and just had a really natural chemistry behind the camera.

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A black and white shot of the newly engaged couple exploring Mission San Juan Capistrano during their romantic e-session.

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Capturing a playful moment between Jennifer and Pam on one of the benches at Mission San Juan Capistrano.

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Jennifer and Pam embrace against the Spanish-inspired brick architecture of Mission San Juan Capistrano.

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A reflective portrait of the newly engaged couple in a lily pond at Mission San Juan Capistrano.

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A creative portrait capturing an intimate embrace between Jennifer and Pam during their Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement session.

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A close-up portrait of Pam kissing Jennifer during their Mission San Juan Capistrano e-session.

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A silhouette shot of the couple in front of a cross at Mission San Juan Capistrano.

 

Downtown San Juan Capistrano engagement session photos:

We then headed into Downtown San Juan Capistrano to stage some couple portraits at the train station and a local cafe, before walking to a nearby grassy field. Jennifer and Pam had brought along quite a few props, and we set up a whimsical picnic setting within the golden grass. Jennifer’s close friend Janis had come along to assist us, helping us to set it all up as fast as possible to make the most of the light we had available.

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The newly engaged couple kiss at a coffee shop table during their e-session in Downtown San Juan Capistrano.

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Jennifer and Pam enjoy a romantic picnic in a grassy field during their Downtown San Juan Capistrano e-session.

 

Victoria Beach engagement session photos:

We finished the day with a sunset e-session at Victoria Beach – a small curve of sand within the residential area of Laguna Beach. In addition to some intimate couple portraits taking in the sweeping Pacific coastline, Jennifer and Pam were real sports to even get a bit wet with some playful shots in the shallows.

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The newly engaged couple stroll hand-in-hand along Victoria Beach during their Laguna Beach e-session.

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A close-up black and white portrait of Jennifer and Pam embracing during their Victoria Beach engagement session.

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An off-camera flash shot of Jennifer and Pam getting playful in the shallow waters of Victoria Beach.

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The newly engaged couple embrace on a rocky promontory at Victoria Beach during their Laguna Beach e-session.

 

Mission San Juan Capistrano engagement session photos:

I really can’t say enough about Jennifer and Pam and what a wonderful couple they are. Needless to say, I am filled with excitement and anticipation about traveling to the Philippines for their destination wedding early next year.

May 14, 2014

Engagement Session

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