Victoria Beach Engagement Session | Riley Wilderness Park Engagement Session | Leah & Kyle
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Victoria Beach Engagement Session

LEAH & KYLE

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Victoria Beach engagement session photos:

Like all of the newly engaged couples I have the pleasure of doing e-sessions with, Leah and Kyle were very much in love. I met this easy going couple at the Riley Wilderness Park in Rancho Santa Margarita where we had planned their first shoot. The images that resulted from this mid-afternoon session, as well as the following Victoria Beach engagement session photos, really exuded the warmth and intimacy of Leah and Kyle as they planned to spend the rest of their lives together.

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Leah and Kyle cuddle their Bernese Mountain dog during their Riley Wilderness Park e-session.

 

Riley Wilderness Park engagement session photos:

As we were starting this e-session in the mid-afternoon, I wanted to head somewhere that offered natural diffuse lighting. The leafy shaded areas of the Riley Wilderness Park, combined with its golden, grassy fields, makes it perfect for whimsical, romantic engagement photography. The couple had opted for semi-formal attire in pastel tones, which really complemented the natural setting of their e-session.

One of the fun things about the Riley Wilderness Park e-session was that Leah and Kyle had brought along their gorgeous Bernese Mountain dog. So in addition to photographing candid portraits of this loved-up couple, I was also trying to capture just how important their dog was in their relationship. Needless to say, the photos we came away with had a real family feel to them.

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The trees at the Riley Wilderness Park create fantastic diffuse lighting for engagement photography sessions.

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Portrait of Leah and Kyle, with their loyal Bernese Mountain dog, during their engagement photography session at Riley Wilderness Park.

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Leah embraces Kyle along one of the Riley Wilderness Park walking trails during their e-session.

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A portrait of Leah and Kyle’s Bernese Mountain, with the newly engaged couple in the background, during their Riley Wilderness Park e-session.

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The newly engaged couple opted to wear semi-formal attire for their Riley Wilderness Park e-session.

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These two (or three) were inseparable throughout the Riley Wilderness Park e-session.

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A warm embrace in the rich golden light of Riley Wilderness Park during Leah and Kyle’s engagement photography session.

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The Riley Wilderness Park has plenty of beautiful natural features you can take advantage of during photography sessions.

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The newly engaged couple, captured in the whimsical afternoon light of the Riley Wilderness Park.

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Leah and Kyle embrace in the grassy fields of the Riley Wilderness Park during their e-session.

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Leah, Kyle, and their Bernese Mountain dog in the natural e-session setting of Riley Wilderness Park.

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A portrait of the couple beneath one of the sprawling trees in the Riley Wilderness Park.

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Kyle kisses Leah’s forehead amidst the golden grassy fields of the Riley Wilderness Park.

 

Victoria Beach engagement session photos:

As we entered into the golden light hour, we headed to secluded Victoria Beach in the residential area of Laguna Beach. Here I captured intimate shots of the couple walking hand-in-hand along the sands and embracing in the late afternoon sunshine. As the sun hit the horizon, I also got creative with some silhouette shots of the couple, with the never-ending Pacific Ocean as their backdrop.

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The newly engaged couple, illuminated by the setting sun, in the residential area of Laguna Beach.

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Kyle and Leah playing on the rocky ledge of Victoria Beach during their sunset e-session.

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The rich, late-afternoon light creates a beautiful, romantic beachside ambiance for e-sessions.

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A silhouette of the newly engaged couple, backed by the setting sun, during their Victoria Beach engagement session photoshoot.

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A warm embrace between Kyle and Leah, just after sunset at Victoria Beach.

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Leah leads Kyle through the shallow waters of Victoria Beach during their late-afternoon e-session.

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The couple were full of love throughout their Victoria Beach engagement session photoshoot.

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The newly engaged couple opted for a semi-formal, bare-foot look for their Victoria Beach e-session.

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A close-up portrait of Leah and Kyle during their e-session at a secluded beach in the residential area of Laguna Beach.

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The couple embrace on the sands of Victoria Beach, with the rocky headlands in the foreground.

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The couple walk hand-in-hand along the sands of Victoria Beach during their late-afternoon e-session.

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Kyle “piggybacks” Leah along Victoria Beach during the couple’s e-session.

 

Victoria Beach engagement session photos:

I felt that the Victoria Beach engagement session photos were rich and glowing, and I hope Leah and Kyle feel the same way!

October 1, 2015

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