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San Diego Engagement Photos at Palomar Mountain

Eric & Alex’s San Diego engagement photos were such a blast to take! Keep reading to find out more about the dreamy sunset engagement photos + about Palomar Mountain. At the end I’ve also got a quick list of some of the best places to take engagement photos in San Diego!

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The Dreamy Sunset Engagement Photos

Eric is actually a San Diego wedding videographer who shoots with me a ton, meaning I’ve known him for a while now! So when he asked me to photograph his & Alex’s upcoming wedding I got sooo excited!! 

These two love being in the outdoors sooo much. So we threw out some options and eventually landed on Palomar Mountain for their engagement photos!

I’m totally in love with the dress Alex wore, too – so take alllll the engagement photo outfit inspiration from her!! I mean, she rocked that deep burgundy velvet dress so hard – you can find a similar one here.

At the end of their sesh we did a super fun Truly spray in front of their truck when the sun went down. If you know me you know I always talk about bringing your fav drinks to your session or wedding and these two did just that!!

(Click here for a recent blog post all about how to incorporate your favorite drinks into your wedding/session!)

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About Palomar Mountain

Palomar Mountain State Park is a gorgeous area filled with trees and mountain views in northern San Diego. It only costs $10 (per vehicle) to get in, and there are sooo many spots to stop at. Plus it’s a dog-friendly park, so feel free to bring your pups along to your session if we go here!!

For Eric & Alex’s sunset engagement photos, we started at the Doane Pond for some moodier, shade-covered pictures. Then we ended up near the entrance of the mountain to end their session with some fun photos with their car! I love creating variety in couples’ photos by using different light and just getting creative. So I’m obsessed with how their car photos turned out!!

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Best Places to Take Engagement Photos in San Diego + Surrounding Areas

Need a few more quick ideas for your own session? Here are a few more of the best places to take engagement photos in San Diego + the surrounding areas!

Find more San Diego location details here!

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Thank you two these two for waiting till sun down to get some fun photos even though it was FREEZING outside. ❤️ The benefits of photographing another wedding professional is they’re up for anything to get a sick photo!!

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