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Epic Coastal Cliff Engagement

Cliff engagement photos overlooking the ocean in San Diego

Epic Coastal Cliff Engagement at Wilder Rance in Santa Cruz

Stunning Santa Cruz cliff engagement cliffside! Cliffside engagement sessions are always romantic and adventure-filled!

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From the photographer:

I have had such cabin fever since the pandemic began. I would stare at the computer screen night after night looking up great spots so I could find an epic location for a gorgeous photo shoot. When we talked to Giulianna and Randy, they were immediately on board with going someplace epic. They particularly loved the idea of doing their engagement photos with a beautiful coastal background, and we were thrilled!

Giulianna and Randy were all smiles when we met them at the Wilder Ranch Coastal trailhead, and we instantly knew it was going to be an enjoyable shoot. They make each other laugh so effortlessly! They are head over heels for each other, and that love was such a joy to photograph. And the way the wind played with Giulianna’s hair and the dress was just stunning. It was pretty cold out there, but she was SUCH a trooper! It was a fantastic shoot, and we cannot wait until the big day!

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Their Proposal Story?

I went wine tasting with my two best friends, thinking we would have a “girls day.” We got to the winery, and the hostess gave us a glass of wine and told us to go down to this little nook while we waited and take pictures. We get down there, and I turned around, and Randy is walking up to me. I was so shocked; I had no idea! They pulled off an excellent surprise, and we were able to spend the rest of the day celebrating in the beautiful wine country.

What do you love most about your partner?

I love Randy most because he always makes me laugh, even on the most challenging days.

Randy: “everything! She’s beautiful and smart and thinks she is funny.”

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The biggest challenge of wedding planning?

The biggest challenge in planning the wedding thus far has been all of the uncertainty with the pandemic. Our most important thing is having everyone unique to us celebrating our day with us. We hope we can safely do so!

Favorite Memory from their Cliff Engagement?

We loved discovering Wilder Ranch and all the beautiful scenery it had to offer. Especially looking out over the cliffs toward the ocean, it was breathtaking! It was fun just laughing and getting over the awkwardness together.

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Reception Venue: Wilder Ranch

Photographer: ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography





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