Laguna Beach Engagement Photography: Brent + Jen

Why does it seem to be freezing cold in mid-July whenever I shoot? Overcast and a chilly breeze at the highest peak in Laguna Beach— sounds fun right? Well, it actually was because I was in the company of some great people. They are good-sports and braved the cold mid-summer weather. Brent + Jen are are getting married in the desert this fall which will likely be very cold at that time too. But I am sure they’ll brave those elements in order to get some awesome shots ;)

We shot their session at The Top of The World park in Laguna Beach, CA. I had never got the chance to shoot there before so it was certainly a treat to do something new. If you hike just a little ways down you get an unobstructed 360 degree view of the Orange County mountains as well as the beach.

I lost a little light quickly due to dense layer of clouds which gave me an opportunity to do a little creative off-camera flash work. When the sun did peak through a little crevice shortly we got some AMAZING red tones reflecting off the mountains. Crazy how the light can just shift everything in an instant!

In any case, we had a great time despite the chill factor and I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in October!