One of the most beautiful places in Southern California is Julian. From the sweet little town to the wheat fields, and the mountains, it really does encompass so much. That is why for this couple, I suggested exploring this sweet little town in the mountains. There is so much that it offers.
In an engagement session, I try to give as much diversity as I can from my poses to angles of the photos, and the backgrounds. Julian is such a perfect place for that. I hadn't been to Julian in about 10 years so I really had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I knew it would be fun. I told the two of them, I didn't have an exact plan but I really just wanted to explore with them, and that is exactly what we did.
We started in the town of Julian. We walked around and were able to get some beautiful shots near some of the buildings. It was a little busy in the walkways on the main street, which was one of my plans, so I decided to get in the car and just drive around. Was I nervous?! Yes and no. I was nervous that I didn't know exactly we were going to go, but I also knew that no matter which direction we went to it would be beautiful. They wanted a rustic feel, and Julian was perfect.
We started to drive out in the rolling hills and came across these wheat fields. If you know me, that I LOVE open grass and wheat fields. They are my absolute favorite, so when I saw these wheat fields I pulled us over to an open area on the road and we went out to take some photos with the beautiful landscape, then we started to have fun in the middle of the road. By being just open and having a little fun and exploration we all were able to loosen up and just be ourselves. That is always the goal of any engagement session!!
Then once I felt we had enough we hopped back in the car we went to a spot that one of my other friends just explored the week before. We drove to the spot and it ended up being pretty windy and the bride changed into her dress which was definitely meant for warmer weather. So, we really had to heat some things up with running, jumping, cuddles, and dancing!! Nothing is quite better than those things right?!
So here are the photos from that same engagement session (: