Rachel + Graham | Montana De Oro Beach Engagement

Jun 19, 2018 | Engagement, Wedding

Couple kissing by beach on rocks

Beautiful pebbled beach, a cotton candy colored sunset, the pounding of the rough waves on the rocks, what a perfect setting for a gorgeously fun engagement session.

It had been windy and cold in Morro Bay all day and I wasn’t too sure how it would be at Montana De Oro. I had NOTHING to worry about. Not only was it hardly breezy, but the temp was perfectly coolish-warm (is that even a word? Oh well, I’m running with it). It had been so long since I had been to the beach after moving from San Diego to inland Central California. I miss it a lot, so I certainly soaked it all up when I first got to the beach for their session.

A cool thing about central coast is the scene is quite different than southern coast. These jagged rocks were SOOOOO cool! Not something I see in San Diego’s beaches. I loved how it gave a cool texture to this session.

When we first arrived, the tide was up and the water was “frothy” from the waves. I loved the way everything looked. We took off down the beach near the cliffs to start off their session. I like to start simple and a basic shot of couples looking at me and smiling or just embracing before getting into the more fun stuff. This way, my couples become more relaxed, stop thinking so much about what they should do, and let’s their guards down to have fun and “goof off”.

I just love their laughs throughout the session, don’t you? They seriously made my job so easy. They seemed to had forgotten I was even there and just enjoyed each other while at the beach.


my favorite part:

Her engagement ring has been in his family for over 100 years. I was just taken so aback when they shared this with me over the phone. How special and amazing is that? Something treasured for so long and has been gifted to his love. What an honor. I couldn’t WAIT to see this piece of family history. Check it out and prepare for “oooos” and “ahhhhs”


Congratulations to Graham and Rachel on their engagement and upcoming wedding in February! I’m so thrilled how your engagement session went and cannot wait for your wedding!

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