engagement photography

Jim + Isa | Engagement photography at Solana Beach during the rain

  Last week was full of crazy rain and a few tornado alerts were popping up across San Diego. As we were driving out to this engagement session, we knew that the rain could be a huge problem, but we were going to have the session anyway. We planned on keeping it indoors.

We started out at a small winery in Solana Beach off of Cedros and we started our session in the little parking area that was covered. We liked the purple bricks and used it to start our session to stay dry.

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The winery we held the session at was small, but we found some great moments in there despite the tight area. Jim and Isa were amazing and had a glass of wine and enjoyed their time with each other.

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Our first attempt to shoot outside after the winery had a lot of rain pouring down and we had to hurry to get some cover. We used that little moment to get a few sweet moments.

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As the rain let up, we noticed that we could have an awesome sunset and we were just hoping that the rain would hold off long enough to get some awesome photos.

The rain held off and the sunset was incredible.

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We even were able  to get down to the beach to take some photos. Since it was raining out, the beach was all ours. Be Still Photog San Diego Wedding Photographer_0043

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Engagement Photographer: Be Still Photog | Ernie Padaon | Fiona Padaon Location: Solana Beach | Carruth Cellars | Fletcher Cove

Rancho Las Lomas Engagement Session | Chris + Cheryl

San Diego engagement Photographer_0030.jpg Rancho Las Lomas Engagement Photography session with Cheryl and Chris at Rancho Las Lomas Photographers: Be Still Photography | Ernie Padaon | Fiona Padaon Location: Rancho Las Lomas | Silverado, CA

What an amazing engagement session we had with Cheryl and Chris at Rancho Las Lomas. The location was amazing and provided an amazing backdrop to this beautiful couple. Both Chris and Cheryl were great during the day.

These two were a blast to hang out with during the day. They were playful during the shoot and also had some very romantic photos.

Rancho Las Lomas was a beautiful location. The atmosphere was great and the staff was friendly. They even let us take some photos behind the bar. We were just going to grab some of their Red Head brew, but ended up getting some great photos back there as well.

To start out the session, we had a couple of brews at the bar to loosen everyone up and to get to know each other a little better. It got some of the nerves of taking photos out of the way.

Chris and Cheryl met at a dog park where they both were taking their dogs out to get some time outside. They never knew that they would be doing more dog dates in the future.

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Engagement Session Photographers: Be Still Photog | Ernie Padaon | Fiona Padaon Engagement Session Venue: Rancho Las Lomas

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Photographers: Be Still Photography | Ernie Padaon | Fiona Padaon Location: Rancho Las Lomas | Silverado, CA

We got the opportunity to take photos at the beautiful Rancho Las Lomas over the weekend and had a great time with these two. They were fun to hang out with and we enjoyed some delicious brews at the winery.

Here are some shots straight out of the camera before we get some editing done on them. We are excited to go through this group of photos.

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Engagement Photos | Bantiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, CA | Patrick + Natalie

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What an awesome engagement session. We were able to work with a Rolls Royce during the shoot. The couple won the right to use the car during their engagement session at a bridal show that they attented. It was great to work with the beautiful car with the beautiful couple on the shoot.

We look forward to this wedding in February. They are a great couple.

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Proposal Shoot | Balboa Park | Sunset Cliffs | Jimmy + Dulce

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So... here was the plan. This whole shoot was supposed to be a family/couple style portraiture deal with the dog. It all took place in Balboa Park and we were going to end the day at Sunset Cliffs. At Sunset Cliffs, Jimmy was going to get down on one knee and ask Dulce to marry him.

Dulce and Jimmy have this joke about tying his shoe and proposing. It was going to be great!!!

When we got to Sunset Beach, I was supposed to tell Jimmy that his shoe was untied and he would drop to one knee to tie his show. He then responds "it is not untied" and I go right back to say "just kidding!"

Jimmy then would look to Dulce and say, "since I am down here...."

Check out the photos from the day.

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