couple walking along the beach during an engagement session

Engagement Session in Big Sur

When this adorable couple asked me to photograph their engagement in Big Sur, I was initially hesitant. The drive would be long and the road might be closed. After checking on the road conditions, I agreed to the session. I’m so glad I did! The drive is long, but it’s one of the most beautiful drives you can take in California.

I got there early and explored a little while they finished getting ready. Big Sur really is everything it’s cracked up to be. Any time the mountains meet the sea, you’re bound to have nothing but boundless beauty.

We started out engagement session right on time and our first stop was just steps from the parking lot at Sand Dollar Beach. Just when the trail started, I saw this little dirt path that looked just right for some quick photos.

Where The Mountains Meet The Ocean

After a small hike down to the beach, we decided to head toward some large rocks both on the shore and in the ocean. We started at a small cave area. Then we headed a little further down the beach for some fun in the water.

Big Sur Beach Exploration

After a quick clothing change, we headed to the other side of the cove for a slight change of scenery. My favorite thing about this couple is there willingness to do whatever ridiculous game I suggest. They had so much fun together and their smiles are absolutely priceless.

Wrapping It Up

To wrap up this incredible Big Sur engagement session, we headed back to the stairs. I love it when couples have fun during their session and I try to shy away from any stiff, posed pictures. I rarely ask people to smile. Those aren’t the kind of smiles I want. I want to get the real, genuine smiles and this couple had an abundant supply. I absolutely loved working with them and I know life had wonderful things in store for them.

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