When we get a chance to capture not only one but multiple love stories for a family, it means the world to us– and this beautiful Torrey Pines beach engagement session is exactly that!
We had photographed Chris’ cousin, Juan’s, engagement session years prior with his wife Flora, and they had recently returned for a sweet family portrait session with their young son. When Juan found out that Chris’ was planning to propose to Daphne, Juan reached out to gift them an engagement session of their own, knowing that capturing these moments would be something that Daphne and Chris would treasure forever.
Chris & Daphne’s love story began in high school ten years ago. Bonding over common interests and laughter, there wasn’t a doubt in either’s mind; they had found their person.
Over the years as they grew into adulthood, their love only grew with them, with time spent bonding over academic challenges and hiking trips, it took them through college, graduate degrees, and now their post-college lives. As they grew up together, Chris knew what he had known the moment he had met Daphne; he wanted to marry her.
The proposal itself was as perfect as either could ever have imagined! With the assistance of Daphne’s family, Chris planned the perfect occasion; tricking Daphne into thinking she was going to a family dinner in La Jolla, he had her sister help her get dressed up and ready for the moment that laid ahead. With the excuse of a walk before dinner, she was led to the Children’s Pool at La Jolla Cove and all of a sudden, she saw Chris, standing there, and just knew. Her legs refusing to move as the moment struck her with shock and joy, he walked to her, bent his knee, and proposed as their family surrounded them, cheering them and their love on.
The proposal secret spilled, Daphne was let in on another secret – they had an engagement session scheduled a week later with Clove & Kin! It would be be the perfect moment to step back & celebrate their love story and engagement together. The engagement session at Torrey Pines City Beach was a beautiful reminder of the love they’ve nurtured over the past ten years; with laughter and smiles, they recounted their favorite moments of their relationship, making our hearts absolutely melt. As they take their next steps towards marriage, their bond continues to grow stronger, promising a future filled with love, laughter, and shared adventures.
To Chris & Daphne; we feel so, so overjoyed that Juan led you two to us, and that we got to get to know you even better during your Torrey Pines beach engagement session. What you two have is something so special– the way you know one another and help one another through all that life has shown you is what people dream of. We are so excited for all that life holds for you two in this next chapter, and know that you two will only find more joy as you experience the journey that waits ahead.
Did you love this Torrey Pines beach engagement session? We think you might love Hannah & Jack’s time spent exploring this picturesque beach.