Balboa Park Engagement Session – Molly and Derick

We love engagement sessions and think they’re so important that we include them in every wedding photography package we offer.  They are a great way for us to get to know a couple and how they’re best photographed, and it lets them get used to being in front of the camera.

A little while back we took a little trek down to the heart of San Diego to do a Balboa Park engagement session with the beautiful couple you see below!  Molly and Derick are an adorable set who we felt like we just knew forever from the start.  Not only are they super photogenic, but they’re two of the warmest and most inviting people we’ve met.  You can just tell by the way the hold and look at each other they’re just crazy about one another.

Balboa Park was a fun special place for them and it turned out to be a great shooting location as well.  Tons of little nooks and great spots right off the main street and gorgeous gardens were in full bloom.  Such a treat to find so many fun spaces in one area!

There are lots of fun things you can do with engagement sessions, from sign in books to postcards to table numbers.  Molly and Derick knew they wanted to make Save the Dates for their guests using their engagement photos.  So naturally they brought some custom street signs to the shoot [awesome!], which will later be incorporated in their wedding decor.  Note the clever use of the last names and the numbers for the date of the wedding.  The photos we go are super cute and it was a blast to hang out and learn more about this great couple.  Molly and Derick, we can’t wait for the wedding!

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  • Judy - I like how the last two couples you posted photos of were wearing color coordinated outfits! Especially the couple wearing pink, posing with the pink flowered tree at Disney Hall. Did you suggest color coordinating, or was it a nice coincidence?

  • Nick Rose - What a stunning location and beautifully captured!

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