Engagement Session at Mission Trails | San Diego Photographer

As a photographer in San Diego, there are so many places that offer a gorgeous environment for engagement photos. From the beach to the city to the mountains, San Diego has a wide variety of locations for photographers to choose from when planning photoshoots for their couples and families. Mission Trails is my favorite mountain trail location for engagement sessions. Today, I'm sharing some favorite images from this engagement session plus a few details of this beautiful couples' story.



Mission Trails Engagement Session


I've known this bride-to-be for several years now, as the worship leader at our church, last minute babysitter to my four kids, and now friend. I had the privilege of photographing her brother's wedding this past spring and am now looking forward to capturing her June wedding in 2022!



When I think of Chelsea, the 3 words that come to mind are strong, brave, and vulnerable. I've watched this woman grow from a hesitant worship intern to a spirit-filled worship leader. At just 19 years old she began leading our congregation in worship, and today she not only leads us but ushers in the presence of the Holy Spirit with her powerful voice and beautiful words of truth.



I met Brody at Chelsea's brother's wedding this past spring. He was snarky and sarcastic so naturally, I liked him from the get-go. :) The other thing I really liked about him was his love and admiration for Chelsea. It was and is so evident that he adores her. Their friendship and affection for one another is the sweetest thing to witness.



We managed to sneak in their engagement session a few days after he popped the question and 1 week before he deployed for 6 months. It takes a very strong couple to handle deployments and long periods of separation, but this couple takes it in stride. By the time he returns it will be time for final wedding prep and then the long-awaited day where they get to promise their forever to each other.



Chelsea + Brody, I'm beyond excited for you both! Thank you for the honor of allowing me to capture your love for each other.



XO, Desiree






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