Santa Cruz Cliffside Engagement
I can’t help but smile as I think back to Alyssa and Brian’s breathtaking engagement session along the majestic cliffsides of Santa Cruz. The connection I had built with this couple began over a year ago when I had the honor of photographing Alyssa’s sister, Julianne’s, enchanting wedding in Paso Robles. The love and joy that radiated from that day were simply unforgettable. Little did I know, the bond I formed with their family would lead me to document another extraordinary milestone – Alyssa and Brian’s engagement.
Check out some of my favorites from their Santa Cruz cliffside engagement photos
How He Asked
During a trip this past May, Brian found the perfect moment surrounded by the embrace of nature’s beauty to make his move. Standing atop a cascading cliffside in Ireland, they gazed out at the vast expanse of the ocean when he knelt down on one knee and asked Alyssa to spend forever by his side. It was a moment that froze in time, a declaration of love that forever shaped their journey as a couple. With a heartfelt ‘yes’, their engagement was set in motion.
The Cliffsides of Santa Cruz
As we ventured to Santa Cruz for their engagement session, the weather looked rather gloomy. The sky was adorned with muted tones, yet somehow, it only added to the ethereal atmosphere surrounding us. Every step we took along the rugged cliffsides seemed to bring us closer to the very essence of Alyssa and Brian’s love. Their connection, palpable with every stolen glance and gentle touch, spoke volumes about their deep admiration and respect for one another. As their laughter echoed in the salty breeze, I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed by the genuine joy that emanated from their hearts. It was as if time stood still, encapsulating their love in a perfect, fleeting moment.
The Best Companion
Near the end of their engagement session, we were met with a pleasant surprise. The appearance of their beloved furry friend! Their dog, Emmy, brought extra warmth and playfulness to the session. These lighthearted moments added a layer of joy and authenticity to their story, reminding us of the unconditional love that animals bring into our lives.
Alyssa and Brian, I am grateful for your choosing me to be a part of this incredible chapter in your lives. Your session, filled with love, resilience, and a touch of Mother Nature’s magic, holds a special place in my heart. As you embark on this incredible journey toward marital bliss, I hope it becomes a tapestry woven with countless more unforgettable moments, surpassing even your wildest dreams.
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August 13, 2023