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Grace & Alfonso’s Wonderful Water Engagement Session in La Jolla

Jan 15, 2021

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Grace and Alfonso- full of wonder, adventure, and love! They are caring, cute, charming, and courageous. When I first talk with my clients, I like to get to know them a little- where do they like to spend time together, doing what, special interests, what makes them unique, etc. Quickly their love for water came up- going to the beach and a new found love for snorkeling! I had just ordered a new underwater housing rid- so this felt like the perfect opportunity to break it in. An underwater engagement session! Unfortunately, it didn’t arrive in time. Fortunately, I still had my old housing rig. So I busted that thing out for this special couple.

The water was freezing!! You wouldn’t know it from the pictures, but oof, believe me!! We braved the cold and swan in the murky water and secret tidepools. There was something truly majestic about how some of these shots turned out, with Grace’s dress, the reflections, and the lighting from above when we were underwater.

I love that we did a water session. It is so meaningful and symbolic of them, not only because they share their time and interests there, but also they are eloping in Hawaii next month! And I, too, have a special place in my heart for the ocean and love spending time there (and the desert, but y’all already knew that).


  1. Oh, I love barefoot! And really cool rock formations. Beautifully captured!

  2. These are breath taking! I love the above water photos just as much as the below ones and the fact that the shoot centered around something the couple loves so much!

  3. Sandra says:

    Oh my goodness, this looks like such a dream come true and those underwater shots are KILLER! So well done!

  4. Lucy says:

    I love ocean sessions! The water is just so gorgeous. And OMG those underwater shots are AMAZING!!! Great job!!

  5. Steph says:

    Wow! These are such beautiful images. You captured their personalities so well. They look so happy together and at ease in your presence. The underwater shots are on another level. Amazing work!

  6. Donna says:

    Wow wow woowww, these are so amazing! I loved that we were game to get underwater, those shots are awesome!!

  7. Jessica says:

    Oh my, such a stunning collection of images! If these are their engagement photos, I can only imagine what their elopement photos with you in Hawaii are going to look like! Wow!

  8. thijsiena says:

    The underwater ones are amazing!! i love them. cant wait to see your elopement pictures on hawaii. (not jealous at all 😉

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