Santa Monica Beach Engagement Photos // Ben + Quynh

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Beach engagement photos are a beautiful and classic setting for any engagement session. From engagement pictures to Los Angeles wedding photography, you simply can’t go wrong with a beautiful beach portrait. And, depending on what beach is selected, the time of day and weather conditions on that particular date, you can often end up with extremely unique looking images that celebrate any important milestone in a relationship. The Palisades Park is one of my favorite spots in Santa Monica because of it’s amazing view of the Santa Monica Pier and surrounding beaches, as well as it’s close proximity to some great dining and shopping spots. And because I love variety when it comes to backdrops and locations for any photo shoot, I knew I had to take Quynh and Ben to this park to start off their engagement session before heading down to the beach.

Ben and Q are such a sweet and laid back couple, not to mention unbelievably gorgeous! I was thrilled to finally meet both of them in person and couldn’t have had a better time chatting and getting to know more about them while snapping some fun engagement photos. We met up on a perfect Los Angeles evening down at the beach in Santa Monica where we were greeted by a cool sea breeze and some extra dreamy lighting! These two lovebirds will be tying the knot early next year at the Surf and Sand Laguna Beach, but because they don’t live locally in Southern California, they decided to have their engagement session done while they were visiting last month before jetting across the Pacific for a vacation in Hawaii! I am beyond thrilled to document their beach side wedding in Orange County and am so looking forward to seeing these two walk down the aisle!