We had the most amazing engagement session on a perfect evening at one of my favorite small coastal towns in Northern California, Half Moon Bay! The weather was warm, the sun was shining, and the skies were clear! This made for an exquisite setting for this beautiful couple, Monae and Cecily, who brought their own warm energy to the session. These two have so much love for each other, and you can feel it just by looking at their sweet engagement session!
A Romantic & Dreamy California Half Moon Bay Engagement Session
Half Moon Bay is located just south of San Francisco. It’s well known for its small-town charm and incredible coastline views. From beaches to redwoods and forested hills to cliffs, this coastal town that looks out onto the Pacific is the perfect place for photos!
We first strolled to the top of the cliffs to look at the coast and meandered near the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Hotel for a few photos. Then we wandered down to the beach at sunset to dip our toes in the water. We of course had to also pop a bottle of bubbles to celebrate the engagement of Monae and Cecily! The soft sandy beach and the sound of the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean provided the perfect backdrop for Monae and Cecily’s playful yet intimate engagement session. I was also lucky enough to capture this couple’s inclusive celestial-inspired wedding at The Bloc in Roseville, CA! It was such a dream to photograph, and I highly suggest checking it out here!
Tips To Make Your Beach Photoshoot Go Smoothly
Thinking about having a beach engagement photoshoot? There are a few things to consider so your session will go smoothly, and so your photos will come out exactly as you imagined (if not better)!
- Wear soft natural colors. Natural colors work well with the lighter background of the sand. They also help give a more grounded vibe to your images.
- Long and flowy dresses create movement and texture for your photos.
- Bring champagne to celebrate (of course!) and for a cute photo op.
- Book your session just before sunset. This way the lighting is soft and romantic (because really, who doesn’t love a gorgeous beach sunset!?)
- Bonus tip: Pack a picnic and bring a blanket to cozy up for sunset! Plus, you’ll probably be hungry by the end of the session.
Plan Your California Half Moon Bay Engagement Session Next!
So, if you’re ready to plan your own dreamy California Half Moon Bay beach engagement session, then let’s do it together! It would be such an honor to capture this special time in your and your fiance’s life! Here at Bloom Photography, all love is welcome, and every couple deserves to be celebrated and loved! You can learn more about me here. If you think I’d be the perfect Northern California photographer for you, then inquire with me here! I can’t wait to hear from you!
Bloom Photography | Northern California Wedding + Couples Photographer
Come see more of Monae and Cecily’s dreamy California Half Moon Bay Engagement Session below!