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Sara & DavidJulian Engagement PortraitsJulian, CA

I sat down with Sara and David earlier this year to discuss their upcoming Los Angeles wedding this fall. As Sara started describing their wedding day details, it became evident these two have a deep appreciation for art and style. I expect their day to be nothing short of flawless beauty.

I am always excited to work with a couple up for an adventurous engagement session. That was Sara and David’s session in a nutshell. We tossed around a few different ideas before agreeing on a day trip to the wild mountains in Julian.

The woodland hills were still lush with spring grass that glowed in the afternoon light. Up near the trees we found a teepee made of branches that made a great first backdrop. We drifted back down toward the lake just as the last rays of sunlight danced on the water. Then we hightailed it to the car and hit the road.

The open roads up there and the way the mountains suddenly fall back to reveal the rolling Anza Borrego desert landscape is truly breathtaking. We made a pit stop at one of the scenic vistas on the way into town.

Julian is a sleepy town and shuts its doors right around 5 pm, knocking our plans to post up in a coffee shop. We made due with the eclectic exteriors of some of the shops instead. As we were walking on the main road, I spotted the sun lighting up this bare tree in the parking lot.

The sunset that night was a fiery red-orange- the kind that kisses your hair and makes images look 10x more romantic. A blessed way to wrap up our shoot together before shivering our way back to the car in the freezing wind.

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