San Diego Engagement Photographer | Carlsbad Beach Session

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As a San Diego engagement photographer, it’s not uncommon for me to get asked by my couples to do a session at the beach.  But who could blame them?  After all, we have so many spectacular beaches and (mostly) perfect weather year-round.  This makes it possible to have beach engagement sessions in the winter, which is exactly when this one took place, on a beautiful November evening.

Carlsbad Beach Session


I’ve shot intimate weddings and portrait sessions at Carlsbad beaches before but never at this exact spot. I was really glad the couple picked it because it turned out to be a great location!  In fact, I think it’s one of my new favorites.  The rocks really enhanced the scenery and I love the variety we got with the portraits on the rocks and on the beach.

We lucked out with the sunset too! I love it when the sky shows off for us and I get a beautiful color palette to work with in post-processing. Winter sunsets are the best! Plus, it helped that Marissa wore a long flowy pink dress that coordinated perfectly with the beach scenery and colors of the sunset.  Just an FYI, I give my couples a comprehensive styling guide filled with tips on what to wear and how to get ready for your engagement session.

I hope you enjoy these engagement photos on the beach in Carlsbad, San Diego along with some fun photos of Marissa and Allen sharing a Guinness and some pizza. I really like it when couples incorporate things like this into their session!  It makes it fun!  Not to mention, it’s a great way to get to know your photographer in a relaxed setting.  Then you won’t feel as nervous on your wedding day!

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Want to see more San Diego beach engagement photography?  Check out another session at Windandsea Beach in La Jolla, California.

Would you like some beautiful portraits on your wall like these?  Contact me here and let’s get to work on planning an engagement session for you!

If you’re not local to San Diego and want to learn more about visiting Carlsbad, check out their Chamber of Commerce page for more info.




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