Adventurous Big Sur Beach Engagement with Dog
The California Coast is riddled with stunning beaches, Big Sur is by far one of the most popular! This couple and photographer made sure to capture the beautiful ocean and rocky shore. They celebrate with champagne and running the beach with their dog. This Big Sur Beach Engagement will have you feeling all sorts of love and wanderlust!
About this adventurous couple:
The two are total adventurers, they love hiking, camping, exploring the mountains (especially Yosemite), but also spend their weekend’s wine tasting in Napa Valley. When they decided to leave the Midwest. They did a cross country road trip to California starting from the East Coast. It was along the way that Brian proposed.
They hiked up to the top of Mt. Pemigewasset in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. When they got to the top, he said something like. “Look at this view” and reached for his hiking binoculars which were hooked to his belt. Instead of pulling binoculars out of the case, he pulled out a ring box. She had no idea he was planning to propose! She was so tired, that it was the last thing she was thinking about when they got to the top.
Photographers’ favorite moment!?
We chose Big Sur because of the dramatic coastline that creates a beautiful backdrop for any shoot. The entire day was structured into 2 main locations in Big Sur. Which gave us the opportunity to photograph two completely different looks – the rugged coastline and the most quintessential location in Big Sur – Pfeiffer Beach. Jessica chose to wear a short dark dress at the beginning of the session. Then changed to a long boho dress for the beach sunset shoot.
She was a trooper the entire time, hiking down the rocky formations barefoot and in high heels and I secretly whispered to myself “holy moly, she is a badass!”
Their dog Lily was a part of the beach shoot and kept collecting sticks and digging holes in the sand. When I prompted Brian to chase Jess for some fun shots in the waves of the ocean, Lily obviously wanted to be a part of it.
She was a riot. Jessica and Brian love a good bottle of bubbly, so we planned to pop some sparkling wine from Napa around sunset. I love it when a photo session feels like you just met your best friends for a chat because it definitely felt like it with these two. We talked about life, the best hikes, and exciting travels. I can’t wait to see Jessica walk down the aisle and capture their wedding!
Photography: Yana Benjamin