For this blog I just need to start with the fact that Ryan and I feel so blessed to be doing what we love, photographing amazing couples who are deeply in love. And to be doing what we love in such an amazing location, California is definitely one of our favorite states that we have been able to call home. I feel like these pictures illustrate just how beautiful our surroundings are here in San Diego and too often we can take for granted that we live in this breath taking vacation destination. This engagement session features some of our favorite things:

Our brave military members

dogs <3

couples madly in love

the beach

the ocean

golden hour

and rogue waves that make for that perfect photo

All elements combined make this engagement session one for the record books! Heather, Jim and their two fur babies showed up for their engagement session at the dog friendly beach called Ocean Beach and we instantly hit it off. The conditions were perfect for photography just the slightest overcast skies offering up soft diffused light. We were able to get some amazing engagement photos with the dogs despite the distraction and excitement of being at the beach. But our favorite photos came later in the day as golden hour edged in on us we took a stroll toward the pier. It was beautiful the way the pier framed out the photos and how the sun illuminated them from the side. As the tide picked up a wave came and swept over Heather & Jim’s feet enveloping them beautifully for an amazing shot worth getting wet for. They were such amazing sports despite getting wet. They just laughed it off and we continued along the beach towards the rocky shoreline. The sun began to set making for some amazing sunset engagement photos. Overall, one of our favorite engagement sessions, hands down!

Engagement session with dogs. Engagement session under a pier at the beach. Sunset engagement session at the beach.


Ryan + Emily Burhop

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We are wedding photographers for those who believe in love, because Emry originated out of love. Love for each other, for imagery and for creating things that were made to last. We serve southern California & beyond. Outside of photography, our life revolves around our son, Jude and our families.

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