Surf Engagement Session with Zach & Giovanna
Zach and Giovanna’s lives revolve around the ocean. They are both avid surfers, and Zach is a boat captain. So, one of the first things they said when we met, was that they wanted to have a surf engagement session. Of course, I could not be happier with this idea.
The day we schedule the shoot was gorgeous, without one cloud in the sky. For this surf engagement session, I made sure to borrow some of the amazing props from Hage Surfboards.
Before heading to the beach, we decided to grab some ice creams at their favorite place: Hendel’s Home Made Ice Cream, in Encinitas. ‘They had tons of fun while eating the best ice cream in San Diego. I can’t think o a better start for the day.
After the sun went down a little, we headed to Cardiff State Beach, also in Encinitas, for the last – and most important – part of this surf engagement session. We got the boards, and went to the water!
We warmed up with a few shots of the couple interaction on the sand. Right away I knew the surfboards we chose were perfect for this surf engagement session. After that, we headed into the ocean, for some more romantic photos of the couple. Zach and Giovanna were amazing, and endured the cold water with a big smile on their faces. For me, it was much easier: since I don’t have to look good, I could wear a wetsuit.
The sun went down, and it was a perfect sunset. The weather is an important factor for a surf engagement session, and I was happy we scored a nice day. The couple got dressed, and warmed each other.
I always recommended my clients try to have as much fun as possible on their engagement session, Zach and Giovanna did that easily, and it shows on this surf engagement session photos.
I can’t wait for Zach and Giovanna’s Scripps Seaside Forum wedding!
Surf engagement session – and home made ice cream!
– Julio Fonyat
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