Mark and Emily’s engagement photos at Mission San Juan Capistrano was one of the most beautiful, unique sessions I’ve had the honor of photographing! I’m just so obsessed with the sheer range of scenery that Southern California has to offer from missions to beaches to fields. If you’re looking for some unique Southern California engagement inspo, this blog is for you!!

Mark and Emily’s Engagement Session at San Juan Capistrano

These two were an absolute DELIGHT to work with, I seriously could not have asked for a better couple to spend the day with! They had just moved to the San Juan Capistrano area and wanted to incorporate photos of the city into their new home. What better way to do that than with your engagement photos?!

The Mission that they chose to have their engagement session at absolutely blew our minds! It seriously felt like we were in a completely different country without even leaving California. Mission San Juan Capistrano is such an amazing place to take your engagement photos if you want a European/destination vibe! Of course, if you want to have an actual destination engagement session somewhere outside of the United States, I’m totally down for that, too!! My bags can be packed in a heartbeat!

Not only was the location AMAZING, but Mark and Emily’s outfits completed the Mission so perfectly. If you have no idea what to wear for your engagement photos, take inspo from these two! They were coordination (not matching!) and chose outfits that really popped against the architecture. It was just absolutely perfect!

If you love the look of this Mission, then I can’t wait until you see the wedding venue right next door. Tons of couples choose to get married at Franciscan’s Gardens if they want wedding photos at the Mission! It’s SUCH a romantic wedding venue with tons of greenery and florals, I guarantee you’re gonna love it.

Ready to book your Southern California engagement session?!

I am so ready for you!! If you’re interested in booking an engagement session with me in Southern California or anywhere else, I would love to chat with you. Head over to my contact form and I’ll get back to you ASAP!

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I am so happy you found me! Here’s a bit about this fun-loving girl behind the lens. I am a born-and-raised beach kid from Carlsbad, CA—a small, coastal town in North County San Diego. These days, I’m based in Long Beach and I travel around this big, beautiful world doing my dream job, which is capturing the moments and memories you want to relive over and over again.