One of San Diego’s timeless gems for engagement and wedding photography is the urban cultural Balboa Park. It was here that I met with Nora and Sam to create their Balboa Park engagement photos. I’ll be photographing the couple’s wedding in just a few short weeks, so the engagement photography was a great way for us to get to know each other a bit more. One reason why I like engagement photo sessions so much is because it helps all of us get to know each other more, and it gets everyone comfortable with the camera ahead of the day of wedding photography. And of course, shots like those created in a Balboa Park engagement photos session always create a wonderful collection of photos from before a couple is married.
Another great thing about engagement photos is that the photos can be used for wedding invitations, a large print to display on the wedding day, which even be signed by guests. Something else that can be signed and created for the wedding day is a guest book made with engagement photos. This is something I often create for couple’s and is made with the same Italian craftsmanship that I use with wedding albums. Nora and Sam don’t need a wedding guest book, but they will be displaying a nice larger print, mounted and ready to hang. This print and others is included in their engagement photo session package. With so many wonderful shots from their Balboa Park engagement photos, I think they are going to have fun selecting which of the many favorites images to print.
Featured on this page are some of my favorites of Nora and Sam’s Balboa Park engagement photos. The couple of course get a complete collection of engagement photos consisting of a couple hundred different poses, each edited and shot from locations throughout the park. I said poses but in actual fact that’s what I try not to create. Instead, I think the best engagement photos are those that look as natural as possible, almost as if the couple were out enjoying themselves without me being there. To help with that sense of natural-looking photos, the engagement photography session should always be a fun experience, too, and I think we accomplished that nicely at Balboa Park in San Diego.
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