Updated: Nov 8, 2018

Living in Southern California, we are always looking for ways to spice up our engagement sessions at the beach and a beach cruiser engagement session seemed to be rather appropriate for these two loves. One of their favorite things to do in their spare time is take beach cruiser rides together through their neighborhood and just enjoy the environment. Whether that be cruising Neptune Avenue at Windansea or stopping into one of their favorite restaurants for a delicious IPA, they are always up for an adventure. With IPAs in mind, these two surprised us at the end of their engagement session with a bottle of Pliny the Elder, our all time favorite IPA. We saved it for a special occasion and enjoyed with a toast to Karisa and Ryan, and so many of our other clients that we feel so lucky to work with. Cheers! Special thanks to The Hair and Makeup Box for sharing their talents with us for this shoot

This Windansea engagement session was one of our all time faves. We were so excited to hear from Sara and Justin shortly after shooting Kat and Karl's wedding at Ponte Winery. We didn't know it then, but one of the very last images in that post was a shot of these two cuties! After seeing themselves on our blog and having watched us work with their friends Kat and Karl, they reached out and asked us to be a part of their special day! For their engagement session, it was only fitting that we shoot at Windansea as they love spending time at the beach, especially in La Jolla. It was such a fun afternoon getting to know them better before their wedding this May. Shout out to Veuve Clicquot for making the afternoon a little extra bubbly ;) We can't wait for these two to tie the knot this spring!

"Crazy Love". That is the name of the their boat and for good reason. Amanda & Matt have this love for the water: it's the same love that April has for all things ocean, Catalina and boating. For us, meeting these two lovebirds was a match made on water as we spent much of our first wedding consult with them chatting about boats, the ocean....you get the picture. So, when it came time to start planning for their engagement session, there was only one direction to go and we were so happy that they chose to shoot their super fun engagement session down on the docks and on their boat, Crazy Love. This nautical engagement session has everything we love: water, boats, an adorable dog named Yosie and most of all, love. Amanda & Matt are getting married this April at the Crossings in Carlsbad and we will certainly be back on the blog to share the beautiful images from their special day. We can't wait! This shoot was also featured on Exquisite Weddings The Bride Suite. You can check out their feature here.