At first, I was almost joking. “Maybe I’ll have a reason to come to San Diego and we can do your engagement photos down there?” I said. And before I knew it, I was booking a flight for a one day trip down south to visit Maya + Phillip for their engagement session!! It’s been 5 months since they moved their lives to SoCal and I thought it would be appropriate to showcase their new stomping grounds in their session. We started at Balboa Park, where they are museum members and frequent visitors and all-around fans. (You might remember my trip here last year to the Prado to celebrate 35 years for Karen + Mark!) Everywhere you turned, there was a new, more gorgeous photo op. I was in heaven and these two were so sweet and natural in front of the camera. But wait…. there’s MORE. We wrapped up at Balboa Park and headed over the bridge to the beautiful Hotel Del Coronado. (A total side note: my parents lived in Coronado right before I was born, and our family has had a painting of the hotel hanging in our house my entire life. I had never set foot on the island until Maya and Phillip’s session, and they were kind enough to share a special moment celebrating this fact 😉 but I digress…) The hotel is just magnificent and the beach provided a stunning backdrop. We even had time to stop for a quick bite of ice cream while we waited out the sunset before catching my flight back to San Francisco. Maya and Phillip – what a fun day – I’m ready for another trip just to hang out with you both!! Enjoy your amazing photos!!
One last stop at the Ferry Landing for this epic shot of downtown San Diego… Enjoy your new home, friends!!