Sherley and John are getting married next spring in West Chester, Pennsylvania, but when we were discussing their engagement photos I discovered that they have a passion for travel just like I do! It instantly clicked that I should photograph them discovering a new place together to celebrate their engagement. We ended up deciding to head out to one of my favorite places – Big Sur, California – to shoot this incredible adventure engagement session!
John and Shirley are high school sweethearts and seriously so sweet! After growing up in a small town only two miles away from each other, they realized that they hadn’t spent much of their time outside of their neighborhood. As they grew into adults, they discovered their love of travel and have made it a huge part of their relationship over the years. Anyone who knows me will know that I love to travel more than anything, so I was so excited to take these two to Big Sur for the first time! We spent the evening walking along the rocky shore and hiking along the coast as the California sunset on the water. It was so lovely getting to photograph these two in their element and doing what they love.
Big Sur is one of my favorite places in the country, not only to photograph, but to visit! The area has so many different ecosystems and scenic spots you could spend weeks exploring there and still have so much to see! From the redwoods in the north, to the beaches and coastal cliffs – this is an absolute dream for any couple looking for an adventurous couples’ session or elopement. Although Pennsylvania is my home, I think a part of my heart stays behind each time I leave the west coast!
Sherley and John, we had so much fun exploring the California coast line with you both! I’m so glad I got to show you around this place that I love for the very first time together. I absolutely can’t wait for your wedding next spring!
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