Laguna Beach Engagement | Steven & Rose

Laguna Beach Engagement | Steven & Rose

This life? It ain’t perfect. But when you surround yourself with the right people, life is oh-so-very beeeeaaauuutiful.  That’s what Steven and Rose know in their deep-down-core. That when you have a ride-or-die partner who is willing to go through the hills and...
Sunset Cliffs Engagement | Jake & Sarah

Sunset Cliffs Engagement | Jake & Sarah

Jake and Sarah are best friends who fell in love through a mutual love of music, adventure, and a lighthearted approach to life. These east-coast transplants met in San Diego about five years ago through a mutual friend, and the more time they spent together (and the...
Cardiff-by-the-Sea Engagement | Andrew & Jenny

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Engagement | Andrew & Jenny

When Jenny saw Andrew for the first time, it was at a masquerade party. We can almost picture it like a scene from a movie: a beautiful, smiley blonde and a carefree, handsome gent spot each other from across the room… they take off their masks, and voilá, they fall...
Solana Beach Engagement | Kyle & Lorin

Solana Beach Engagement | Kyle & Lorin

When the big moment came, Kyle got down on one knee, pulled out a gorgeous ring, and professsed his love to Lorin in theeeee most romantic place on earth: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. #yessssssss Kyle and Lorin proudly identify as ‘geek-chic’...
Your Perfect Engagement Outfit

Your Perfect Engagement Outfit

Before we begin, we must tell you that we’ve been there.  Pulling outfit after outfit from the closet… wandering the mall with a vague-but-vital picture in our heads of the perfect ‘look’… There is no shortage of sympathy from us as we help our couples pick the...
Presidio Park Engagement | Corey & Jen

Presidio Park Engagement | Corey & Jen

Jen knew right away that Corey was the guy for her.  Corey is hard-working, intelligent, and a complete gentleman – but it was really the romantic softy in him that made Jen fall head-over-heels! I mean, he serenaded her on their first date. With his guitar. And...
Imperial Sand Dunes Engagement | Mike & Ellen

Imperial Sand Dunes Engagement | Mike & Ellen

These two… *heart eyes* Is it the way they look at each other? Or the most majestic golden light touching their skin?? Or the way they oh-so-gracefully traverse the desert, hand-in-hand??? Whatever it is, these lovebirds have been WOW-ing us every step of the...
Sunrise Highway Engagement | Doris & Jon

Sunrise Highway Engagement | Doris & Jon

The outdoors is their solace. It’s where Doris fell in love with Jon (he’s an ultimate frisbee master), it’s where Jon proposed to Doris (on an EPIC outlook in Yellowstone National Park!), and it’s where their best conversations have occurred...
Hotel del Coronado Proposal | Luke & Mikayla

Hotel del Coronado Proposal | Luke & Mikayla

Luke and Mikayla are two sweethearts from Missouri, deeply in love, hopelessly adorable, and GETTING MARRIED! We captured the moment it became official, on a very serene evening at the iconic Hotel del Coronado. An unsuspecting Mikayla was enjoying the ocean breeze...
Balboa Park Engagement | James & Julie

Balboa Park Engagement | James & Julie

It’s written all over their (oh-so-pretty) faces: JOY. When James and Julie are together, their eyes light up, their smiles grow even wider, and butterflies float around in their hearts. Because they share a deep, mutually understood joy. Because when they are...
Manhattan Beach Engagement | Alissa & Oliver

Manhattan Beach Engagement | Alissa & Oliver

Alissa and Oliver are two individuals who passionately chase their dreams. They are always going after the things that make them come alive. And they don’t just walk towards those dreams, they run. It’s what makes them such an incredible team. With Harvard...
Presidio Park Engagement | Thomas & Sabrina

Presidio Park Engagement | Thomas & Sabrina

It’s easy to remember the first time we met Thomas and Sabrina, because our face hurt so much from smiling afterwards! It took daaaays to recover! 😉 These two are the epitome of easy-going, and it’s not hard at all to spend hours just talking with them....
Linen Engagement Albums by Clove & Kin

Linen Engagement Albums by Clove & Kin

In our studio, we love to celebrate stories. We believe your love story is worth telling –  and worth preserving  – from start to finish! And one of the BEST ways to tell your authentic story is with your engagement session – when you guys are in...
La Jolla Engagement | Sergio & Annette

La Jolla Engagement | Sergio & Annette

Each week, Sergio and Annette sit across from each other at a Starbucks table. While sipping their drinks, they talk about life, they share their hearts, and they LAUGH. Oh my goodness – they laugh. It’s been their ritual for almost two years, and those...
Torrey Pines Engagement | Stephanie & Amir

Torrey Pines Engagement | Stephanie & Amir

When Stephanie and Amir are together, they never waste a second. They adore lazy afternoons by the ocean with nothing to tell time with but the sun’s place in the sky, and they could talk for hours over a good meal and a glass (…or a few) of wine. They...
Santa Monica Engagement | Jessica & Jimmy

Santa Monica Engagement | Jessica & Jimmy

Friends, we’ve shown you cute before — but we’re pretty sure Jessica and Jimmy are a whole new level of cute! This couple radiates love, warmth, playfulness, and enthusiasm for life that is contagious. You cannot help but smile when you’re with...
Del Mar Engagement | Katie & David

Del Mar Engagement | Katie & David

For Katie and David, there is no him or her or me. Since they were engaged on Christmas Day, for them it has always been us. They are a team, and they cannot wait to start their lives together! After meeting at Duke University, life took them to different cities...
Alameda Engagement | Megan & Tracy

Alameda Engagement | Megan & Tracy

Football runs deep in the veins of both Tracy and Megan’s families. It’s the link that brought them together, and let me tell you – these two are pretty darn amazing as it is, but together, they are unstoppable. Tracy and Megan share...
Torrey Pines Engagement | Melissa & Larry

Torrey Pines Engagement | Melissa & Larry

Melissa and Larry are one of those gentle, sweet couples that sincerely bring out the best in each other. They slow each other down, make each other laugh, and bring out that twinkle of love in each other’s eyes. They didn’t know it, but for years these...
Liberty Station Engagement | Jenn & Paul

Liberty Station Engagement | Jenn & Paul

There’s something indescribably joyful about Jenn & Paul, like songs around a campfire. From the moment you meet them, your heart just warms and warms until you could toast marshmallows with it! They met years ago as counselors at Camp Ronald McDonald, and...
Little Italy Engagement | Sarah & Michael

Little Italy Engagement | Sarah & Michael

Sarah & Michael met at an oh-so-romantic Coronado Promenade Summer Concert, but when they met, Sarah was sure she wanted to just be friends. But Michael is a persistent guy, and he knew this was the girl for him. Eventually, Sarah agreed to date, and it was...
Point Loma Engagement | Alyssa & Curtis

Point Loma Engagement | Alyssa & Curtis

Alyssa & Curtis met when they were working as baristas at a Starbucks in their hometown. Love was in the air, along with the eye-opening aroma of fresh-ground coffee! They had so much in common: they both loved coffee and comedy, and it didn’t take long...
Shelter Island Engagement | Erin & Jay

Shelter Island Engagement | Erin & Jay

With their wedding in just a few days, Erin & Jay came out to California a few days early. After months and months of wedding planning, they definitely deserve to sit back, relax, and enjoy some seaside sun before the celebration. We’re so happy to share...
North Park Engagement | Stephanie & Herald

North Park Engagement | Stephanie & Herald

From fine wines to craft beers, you can find a lot of delicious drinks to enjoy with your sweetie in San Diego. But our favorite is a lovingly-poured cup of coffee. Just like a romance, coffee takes a lot of care to create, from grinding the fresh-roasted beans just...
Point Loma Engagement | Katelyn & James

Point Loma Engagement | Katelyn & James

For Katelyn & James engagement session, we rediscovered the PLNU campus and Sunset Cliffs, which are two of our favorite places to photograph in San Diego – and two of their favorite places to steal time away together. It was so fun to find the spots that...
Marian Bear Park Engagement | Christine & Daniel

Marian Bear Park Engagement | Christine & Daniel

Christine & Daniel’s dazzling smiles are guaranteed to brighten your day. These two sweethearts are not only adorable – they’re brilliant, too! While studying dentistry in college, they met through mutual friends and became study-buddies. Daniel...
Downtown Del Mar Engagement | Taylor & Ben

Downtown Del Mar Engagement | Taylor & Ben

When Taylor & Ben met each other, they saw stars. So it’s no surprise that their first date took this adventurous pair to the Arizona desert, ending under the moonlit sky. By the end of the date, Taylor knew in her heart that she wanted to marry this...
Point Loma Engagement | Mireya & Ryan

Point Loma Engagement | Mireya & Ryan

Mireya & Ryan’s love story began with a lot of trust. They were introduced to each other by Ryan’s mom, and parental matchmaking can sometimes go spectacularly wrong. But mothers always know best! She introduced her son to Mireya — and these...
Little Italy Engagement | Lauren & Drew

Little Italy Engagement | Lauren & Drew

Lauren & Drew’s gorgeous engagement session in Little Italy takes our breath away, and it’s not just the golden light spilling through the leaves, or the stunning colors that you can find around every corner. What really brought this springtime...
La Jolla Engagement | Ashley & Stephen

La Jolla Engagement | Ashley & Stephen

Ashley & Stephen are usually inseparable, but they’ve had to spend lot of time apart recently, with Stephen serving bravely in the Marines. Now that they’re together again, their gorgeous wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar is just two months away and...
Little Italy Engagement | Danielle & Joseph

Little Italy Engagement | Danielle & Joseph

It was so fun to join Danielle & Joseph in the neighborhood they love. Queenstown Public House just opened around the corner from their house in Little Italy this year, and is already one of Danielle & Joseph’s favorite places. We can see why! The...
Sunset Cliffs Engagement | Jenn & Mack

Sunset Cliffs Engagement | Jenn & Mack

Jenn & Mack are two of the most confident, outgoing, and friendly people we’ve met. They’re also talented athletes and totally brilliant! They met at Princeton in their freshman year, and as they fell in love with each other they excelled in their...
Marian Bear Park Engagement | Jessica & Ricky

Marian Bear Park Engagement | Jessica & Ricky

Jessica & Ricky have had an incredible adventure so far, and we are so excited for the next chapter in their love story. They met at San Diego State as lab rats for a kinesiology fitness experiment and when Jessica walked in on the first day, Ricky was pushing...
Coronado Engagement | Kelly & Mike

Coronado Engagement | Kelly & Mike

Sitting on the dock of the bay under the San Diego skyline, Kelly & Mike are two of the sweetest, most romantic people we know. I love their crisp, classic style, and their chemistry is explosive. (Mike’s a brilliant chemist, after all.) He’s from...
Balboa Park Engagement | Devon & Brian

Balboa Park Engagement | Devon & Brian

Devon & Brian love hiking and camping, but in San Diego you don’t have to go far to get off the beaten path — if you know where to look. When it came to their engagement session, we really wanted to explore someplace we thought we knew, to look at...
Marines Homecoming | Nicola & Kevin

Marines Homecoming | Nicola & Kevin

“I’ve been waiting my whole life to meet you.” There’s a lot of reasons to celebrate the homecoming of HMM-364. It’s a helicopter squadron that’s been serving our country for over half a century. It’s full of heroes who have...
Coronado Engagement | Nicola & Kevin

Coronado Engagement | Nicola & Kevin

We’ve loved capturing Nicola & Kevin’s summer love story , from Kevin’s epic homecoming from deployment to their wedding in Washington, D.C. in less than a week! I’m so glad we got to spend some time with these two one more time before...
Laguna Beach Engagement | Kate and Nathan

Laguna Beach Engagement | Kate and Nathan

When I met Kate & Nathan, I fell in love with them, and I’m pretty sure that all their friends and family had the same experience. That’s why at every turn their friends and family have been trying to set them up, and move them closer and closer...
Pasadena Engagement | Kendra & Matt

Pasadena Engagement | Kendra & Matt

Books, fresh flowers, a farmer’s market, tasty froyo, a bridge at sunset, and an incredible couple are a winning recipe for a perfect afternoon! We got to spend a few hours with Kendra & Matt, who are just SO much fun! We just couldn’t get enough of...
Kate Sessions Park Engagement | Sarah & Denny

Kate Sessions Park Engagement | Sarah & Denny

You know those people who light up a room when they walk in? People who just make the world brighter, more vivid, more alive? What I love most about Sarah & Denny is that they bring color, too. (Literally!) They’re so fun, so playful, so full of energy and...
San Diego Zoo Engagement | Sarah & Brian

San Diego Zoo Engagement | Sarah & Brian

We’re animal-lovers here at Clove & Kin, and we think that one of the best ways to spend a day is with a bunch of the most exotic, amazing animals the world has to offer. Sarah & Brian agree! We got to spend hours with these sweethearts, wandering the...
Boomers and Beach Engagement | Harry & Jennie

Boomers and Beach Engagement | Harry & Jennie

Harry and Jennie’s story so far is like something out of a movie. They grew up together, they went to high school together, they were in the same circle of friends — but they didn’t start dating until they were halfway through college! They really...
Universal Studios Engagement | Mel & Ces

Universal Studios Engagement | Mel & Ces

I’ve been waiting to share Mel & Cesar’s engagement shoot since before Christmas, because I know everyone needs a little holiday cheer as winter becomes pretty gloomy. These guys are totally sunshine on a cloudy day! I love seeing Mel & Ces just...
Downtown San Diego Engagement | Justin & Kendall

Downtown San Diego Engagement | Justin & Kendall

Justin and Kendall knew each other for years before they met. How crazy cute is that? See, these two attended the same law school. Justin always had his eyes on Kendall, but didn’t ask her out until they ran into each other at the Waterfront Bar in downtown San...
Torrey Pines Engagement | Nick & Lauren

Torrey Pines Engagement | Nick & Lauren

I hear people talk all the time about their sweeties, calling them “my other half.” The love-of-their-life is their perfect match. They might be really different, but they fit together just right, like pieces of a puzzle. If you know Nick & Lauren at...