Mission San Juan Capistrano Engagement: Kylene + Jonas


I truly am full of gratitude when couples share their stories with me. It just never gets old to hear about that first date or first kiss… or even how she wasn’t interested until that one moment and then *bam* sparks fly. Each story is unique and special in its own way and I realize I am just one small lily pad on their entire journey. The future that has yet to be written.

Kylene + Jonas traveled a long way to end up where they currently live in Costa Mesa, CA. They have done long distance in different time zones. Moved in together in San Diego. And now Orange County while Kylene gets her graduate degree. They are getting married in March of 2020 at The Hacienda in Santa Ana. Shortly after their wedding Jonas will ship out to Kuwait serving his country as an Army Reserve. The thought of being long distance again could really put a damper on things— but not with Kylene and Jonas. Their out look is strong. It is positive. Hopefully and above all else it is loving. Faith and trust in each other is the pillar of any relationship. These two clearly have it in spades.

Enjoy their engagement session at Mission San Juan Capistrano. This historic site was the perfect place for their shoot as it totally fits the theme with their wedding venue. The adobe walls add a certain warmth and vibrance to every image. After our time at the Mission we headed across the street for a stroll through a historic neighborhood that is adjacent to the train tracks. We got ALL the editorial looks. You got to scroll down because they look like they’re straight out of a magazine!!! Any way— a super fun and creative session. Cheers ~