Gorgeous Engagement Shoot Inspired by 'The Notebook' is the Ultimate in Chick Flick Inspo Styled Shoots!

hey girl….I think we can all agree that The Notebook is one of the all-time best of the bunch chick flicks - an old fashioned true love romance for the ages! And that’s why this talented team of wedding pros cerated this charming and old fashioned engagement styled shoot inspired by the Ryan Gosling Rachel McAdams movie and of course book by Nicolas Sparks. We love the gentle beauty and slowed down Southern feel of this shoot!

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Photographer Infinite Imagery

Hair & Makeup Stylist Marissa Torres

Videographer: http://www.instagram.com/dvphilm

Event Planner Carmen Navarro Designs

Styled Shoot Designer My Infinite Adventure with Natasha Hayes

Downtown Engagement Session Shows Off San Diego's Cool Urban Side

Engagement session are so fun for showing off a couple's personal style!  As New York transplants, Ryan and Kelsey love the big city and wanted an urban setting for their engagement photos! San Diego wedding photographer Paul Douda decided to photograph their session in downtown San Diego. Ryan & Kelsey met through mutual friends 4 years ago in Atlantic City. Their chemistry was immediate and undeniable so they moved in together only 3 months later and then moved to California in 2016. One year later, while picnicking at Sunset Cliffs, Ryan proposed to Kelsey and she said yes! They plan on marrying in America's most cool and urban city....New York City! We love this shoot - who knew crossing the street could look so stylish and sweet?! 

Photographed by one of our favorites; Wedding Photographer Paul Douda, whose artist background really shows in the composition of these shots, in The San Diego Gaslamp.

Tim Otto Photography brings Beauty and Drama to your Engagement Photos

We caught up with local wedding photographer Tim Otto to get a little insight into this talented artists' aesthetic and why so many couples rave about working with him for their engagement and wedding photography! 

Q: So Tim how would you define your style?
T: I like to blend a variety of styles when I photograph weddings: everything from a photojournalistic editorial approach to a contemporary fashion edge to classic romantic style.  I am comfortable photographing grand elegant celebrations at large venues and small intimate weddings on the beach. I can give direction to make sure everyone looks great and is in the best light but also can observe and make sure I'm in the right place to capture the spontaneous moments.

Q: Tim tell us a little about you.
T: I have been photographing for over 20 years but the last 15 have been devoted to weddings, engagement sessions and family portraits. I can’t imagine doing anything else. I truly love what I do and I aspire to produce the finest photography I am capable of without compromise. Creating photographs that you love is priceless. I was drawn to wedding photography and telling the story of the day by capturing the personalities, emotions and the desire to create amazing photographs!

Q: You are clearly a creative art photographer, why weddings?
T: I always enjoyed photographing people and capturing their individual spirits; I think this is what drew me to weddings. I love weddings! I love telling the story of the entire day by capturing the many personalities and emotions on display as the events unfold.  I want to capture not only what people look like, but show what they feel like.  I want to give my clients, dynamic and beautiful photographs that they will treasure for a lifetime! I want to create an amazing and fun experience by making my couples feel comfortable in front of the camera without interfering with the flow of the day. A wedding is a celebration of love with family and friends; truly an amazing event.  I am honored and privileged be part of your day.

Q: We know you love to travel, where have you shot? 
T: I have photographed weddings through out the United States and countries around the world including Dominican Republic, Italy and Mexico. 

Q: Anything special you like to do on days off?
T: I love deep sea fishing, camping in the High Sierras, watching the Chargers and Padres, cooking, music, wine, sushi, landscape photography, road trips and traveling to exotic locations... of course with my camera. 

Thanks Tim for these lovely engagement photos! See more of Tim's photographic talent on his website and galleries

Attention engaged couples one of San Diego's fave engagement shoot locales is now open!

One of SanDiego's most popular engagement session photography locations is open for the season! The famous Carlsbad Flower Fields welcomes hundreds of engaged couples each year looking to capture their love amongst the beautiful endless fields of flowers.

Amateur photography is free but professional photography requires an advance application, a photography fee and proof of insurance so be sure to read and follow their rules for photos in advance.

Colorful Ranunculus are a beautiful pop of color

Colorful Ranunculus are a beautiful pop of color

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Lavender Fields and Lots of Love Fill this Joyful Southern California Engagement Session

Beautiful lavender fields and dappled sunlight through oak and pine tree branches at the Highland Springs Ranch and Inn (famous for its lavender festival) make this joyful engagement session with photographer Rosanna Hanson a treat. Rosie & Israel wanted to incorporate lavender in their wedding and take advantage of these beautiful California lavender fields at the end of the season with this romantic day of love.

Adorable engagement shoot with barn cats and horses down on the farm

If you follow us you know we love dogs in engagement photos! But we are finally able to give some equal attention to cats in this charming engagement shoot captured on a beautiful farm replete with barn and yup even a horse. 

Thank you to oden + janelle wedding photography for this love and fur filled day!  

Says the photographer "We had a sweet engagement session with Jennifer and Anton at Black Star Farms - a winery and Inn where Jennifer's sister is the wedding coordinator. The little barn cat followed us around throughout the session which gave us the shot of a lifetime!" We have to agree as that cat stole the show by photobombing the couple at just the right moment.

Reflecting YOU with Your San Diego Engagement Photography Shoot Location

Engagement photos have come a long way from the in-studio, perfectly posed shots of previous generations. Photographers and couples are pushing the envelope and creatively capturing a relationship in one image.

One of the components that creates a unique photo is the location of the shot. The perfect setting is one you feel comfortable in, has meaning to you and photographs well. For engaged couples, it’s about finding a relevant place that reflects your relationship.

What about that coffee shop you frequent every Sunday morning, or that beach you first kissed on, or where your families met in Balboa Park, or the roof-top view where he got down on one knee, or that vineyard where you first met while wine tasting? Every couple has some special place that’s unique to them. Here are some images that will inspire you two to have as much fun remembering those locations as you will have picking out your wardrobe! Thanks to wedding photographer Aaron Huniu for the amazing photos! See more photographers in our wedding resource directory.