While we crossed our fingers for sun, when the day arrived for Nancy and Nick’s engagement photo session, what we got was overcast and chilly. For some couples, this might be a problem. But Nancy and Nick, who chose the Hotel Del Coronado for the occasion, found opportunity.
These two just radiate positive energy. They love to laugh, which helped to keep the mood light during what could have been, let’s be honest, a cold and uncomfortable shoot. Their effervescence was never more evident than when they were able to see the silver lining on all those aforementioned clouds. While a sunny day at the Hotel Del Coronado would have been ideal, this is what we got. And ever the fun-loving, optimistic couple, Nancy and Nick saw the less-than-stellar weather as an opportunity.
They had the beach to themselves, making this shoot a rare and intimate experience. (It’s SO much easier to relax in front of the camera when you’re not surrounded by an audience and a beach full of would-be photo-bombers, yes?) We created images that perfectly capture their personalities. You can tell that they love to laugh and they love each other. Not to mention that they can make the best of a potentially hypothermia-inducing situation! – Just kidding… but by San Diego standards – not kidding 😉
And Nancy! What a trooper! You’d never know how truly freezing it was out there when you look at these striking images of her. I’m talking I was shivering in my hoodie-puffy-coat-combo cold. Nancy never second-guessed the situation, lost her composure or complained–she just got out there like a natural.
If this day is any indication of Nancy and Nick’s future as husband and wife, these two are going to be a force to be reckoned with. It’ll take a lot more than some cloudy weather to dampen their outlook. Whatever hiccups we faced during the shoot, they took them on together with grace, optimism, and teamwork. The sun may have been absent that day, but this allowed Nancy and Nick to shine even more brightly.
If you’re interested in booking a San Diego Photographer to capture your wedding or next life milestone, please contact Mandy Ford to learn more. Mandy specializes in fine-art film hybrid photography, and creates genuine moments that will turn into tangible memories for you and your loved ones to cherish for a lifetime
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