Jennifer & Jason
Bolsa Chica Reserve Engagement | Huntington Beach, CA


Jennifer and Jason are definitely troopers! Once we met up, we dragged them straight into the weeds and dirt, climbing up and down hills, and getting poked by nasty thistle…ouch! Whatever the circumstances, they were up for it, and a blast was had by all. This time of the year the reserve is just stunning and beautiful. The flowers are in bloom, and the fields are just high enough, but not yet overgrown. Natural environments like these make me wish I were shooting with vintage film cameras, because I just feel that it compliments the surroundings so well. Maybe I was a hippy in a previous life? Hard to believe with my love for electronics..hah!

My idea for this shoot was just to get the two of them out in the middle of this beautiful, natural environment and just see what happens. I always like shooting with whatever available foreground elements are around, and of course with plenty of depth to get some nice, creamy bokeh all around. I think this was successfully achieved by getting low, shooting through the field, and definitely by using the creeper lens aka 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM ii. Sometimes it may be hard to focus with so much foreground, and the 70-200 makes super weird focus noises, but once you get that focus with nice foreground and background elements, it’s just butter.

The kids came along to join in the fun, so we took some nice shots with them also. Their boys are so polite and well behaved, I can’t believe it! We celebrate the soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. and look forward to their wedding this June! Congratulations again you two!!