TORREY PINES ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS
What better choice for a romantic beach engagement shoot for Sinthia and Jose. We began at the top of the trail by the Torrey Pines State Reserve office. Making our way west, we stopped here and there at the prettiest places. Almost nobody was hiking on the trails. Having a gorgeous location all to yourselves for engagement photos is such a dream! We got so lucky for their shoot. That’s also a perk of scheduling engagement sessions during the week instead of weekend. This spot would have been packed on a Saturday!
Eventually we drove down to the beach. Again, it was so empty from the weather and it made our shoot so easy. Sinthia and Jose were happy to oblige my requests for playful engagement photos. I joke that my couples get in a mini workout during their session, especially on a beach where I ask them to run. Don’t they look so adorable together? We shot until the light disappeared and made so much magic together. Stay tuned for their wedding photos next July. I can’t wait to see how they design their day!
They are going to tie the knot at Paradise Point this September, so stay tuned. State Natural Reserves have outstanding or unusual natural or scenic values. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is a wilderness island in an urban sea. This fragile environment is the home of our nation's rarest pine tree - Pinus torreyana. Once this tree covered a larger area. It now grows only here and on Santa Rosa Island off the coast near Santa Barbara. The park preserves not only the trees, but also one of the last salt marshes and waterfowl refuges in Southern California. The reserve features high broken cliffs and deep ravines on headlands overlooking the ocean. Hikers can follow trails through stands of wind-sculpted pines. A picturesque, pueblo-style structure that served as a restaurant when it was built in 1923 houses the visitor center, featuring interpretive displays. Picnicking and camping are prohibited in the reserve. The reserve's rich plant community features wildflowers in the spring and visitors can see the California quail gathered in coveys in the early mornings of fall and winter. Torrey Pines State Reserve