Fall engagement photos in La Jolla

Where do we begin... Sam and Molly are some of the most genuine people we have met and can not wait for their wedding next year in Milwaukee Wisconsin. We met Sam and Molly at Zack and Nicoles wedding who we recently shot at Secluded Gardens. After talking to them further, we set a time for when they would be back here in California to take engagement photos. Sam and Molly could not have picked a better time to come visit, with fall in full swing we hit the trails at Marian Bear Memorial Park and made it to Scripps Pier just in time for sunset. Take a look at a few favorites from their engagement shoot and read about how they both met, Congrats guys!


Q: Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet? We were introduced by mutual friends when we were in college. When we first met, I had no idea who he was! But little did I know, he had had his eye on me since my freshman year and finally asked me out his last semester at Trinity. We dated through his last semester and just never stopped going on dates :)

Q: What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. (example: pushing each other to new limits, love to travel, huge comic book fans, foodies, etc.) What makes your relationship unique? The very first thing that drew me to Sam was the way he became completely intoxicated by live country music. We’re both captivated by the simple rhythm of life it celebrates, and our schedule basically revolves around Wisconsin’s country concert circuit. We love quick weekend escapes to places we’ve never been, we love wine, and we love laughing with our favorite people over good food as often as possible.


Q: How did you know your partner was the one? When did you first know this in your relationship? (these may often be the same moment, but aren’t always). I was pretty sure after our first couple dates. I remember telling my girlfriends that I felt completely insane and may have been losing my mind but that I had this crazy feeling that I had just been on my last first dates, & Sam felt the same!

Q: Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise? What was the planning process? Well, I thought I was going out to Buffalo Wild Wings with Sam and a few of his friends from football, but when I got there his friends started me on a scavenger hunt that took me back to where we had our first date and eventually to the shore of Lake Michigan where he got down on one knee & I said yes! When I got back to my apartment, Sam just kept the surprises coming with family and friends from all over the Midwest who had drove down for the weekend to celebrate us that night. I had never felt so insanely special in my entire life.


Q: Tell us all about that ring! Eek! My ring is a rose gold halo with a delicate band of smaller diamonds. It’s sparkly as can be and the rose gold gives the diamonds the most beautiful blush hue right around sunset each night. It takes my breath away every time.

Q: Are you excited to start planning your wedding day? Do you have any ideas in mind yet? Yes yes yes!! I love planning parties of absolutely any kind, so planning a party the size of a wedding is a dream come true for me. Soothing, even. We will be getting married in a white barn in a little town north of Milwaukee, WI. We’re filling our day with all our favorite things: barbecue, music, and our people. We’re over the moon about the wedding and I have no idea how we’re going to stand this much excitement over the next few months.


Being able to coordinate locally with couples is amazing! Being able to coordinate with couples out of town, as stressful as some may think, makes it just as fun if not more! When planning a destination wedding there are obvious choices like the dj, dress atire, florals etc. but one option that couples are sometimes on the fence about is their wedding film. After our own wedding we realized how crucial wedding films are, videos capture moments that you may have forgot about. Videos help document your wedding differently than wedding photos do, the reactions of your mom when you first put on your dress, or the speeches from your grandparents, these are moments that when highlighted in your wedding film make you so glad you went with one.

 We are stoked to now be offering videography in San Diego and have been a part of some amazing weddings in the past couple months, for some of our favorite moments check out our highlight reel on our website. Our team has some of the best creatives in Southern California allowing us to create your vision for your wedding video. If you are getting married locally from San Diego to Temecula or even a destination, we would love to help document your big day!

 As San Diego wedding photographers and videographers we want to make sure we provide top quality and service for you to make sure you are getting the best videographer in San Diego. There are so many beautiful locations to elope or get married  here in San Diego, we are photographers in Pacific Beach and love being able to consider ourselves beach photographers in San Diego. From Oceanside to La Jolla there are so many incredible beaches to explore, if you are searching for a budget friendly videographer in San Diego we offer affordable wedding photography that can fit your needs. While our packages are in line with local photographers we try to make sure we offer great rates for our clients, message us for an Affordable wedding photographer. We help you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and have fun while exploring. Thats why we love engagement sessions as it is a time to work with each other, for more tips on photo ideas, check out our recent post.

 Still searching for a local beach wedding photographer in San Diego? Get to know us – We are Andy and Brittney, husband and wife destination photographers who love to capture organic raw moments...we love experiencing ne moments and is why we love to travel so often, it allows us to see new areas and get us out of our comfort zone. our objective in life is pretty simple: live to create endless memories, and wedding photography definitely helps us accomplish that goal! Sometimes in life, it can be flat out hard to meet new people and is why we love engagement photography so much. Many of our clients have become lifelong friends with engagement shoots often leading to dinner dates and drinks. If you are looking for more than typical engagement photos and looking to build a relationship, shoot us a message and we can talk San Diego wedding photography and life goals, hope to meet soon!