Josh and Olivia | Sunset Cliffs Elopement Session
At the end of June I had the honor of photographing a Navy Beach Elopement for my good friends, Josh and Olivia Espinoza, at Del Mar Beach in Oceanside, CA!
The day they eloped we all decided to keep the photos that day to a minimum so they could focus on celebrating with their family and friends!!! We decided to put together an additional styled elopement shoot the following Tuesday to capture beautiful, romantic photos of them together to further celebrate their new marriage!!!
The Sunset Cliffs Elopement session was held at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park in San Diego, CA and it was a PERFECT evening for it!!!
Since Josh and Olivia had a beautiful beach elopement, it was fitting to incorporate the beach into their styled elopement shoot too!
The beautiful golden light at their Sunset Cliffs Elopement session, the flowers beautifully handcrafted by Studio 2053 Floral and Event Design, the gorgeous bridal jewelry from Chloe and Isabel Boutique, and of course the ADORABLE bride and groom themselves all made for an absolutely GORGEOUS Sunset Cliffs Elopement session!!!
A Little Bit About Josh and Olivia
Josh and Olivia met at the Sunset Market in Oceanside, where they were out enjoying the street fair, minding their own business and they crossed paths. Josh was stuck talking to a sales person trying to sell him their product and Olivia walked up to them. From there on they knew they had something different than either of them had ever had before with another person!
After being together for a couple years, Josh and Olivia started talking about Marriage when they found out they were expecting their first baby! Both of them were so excited when they found out the news that they decided they wanted to get married! One day as they were getting ready to leave the house to go out for the weekend, Olivia ran back up stairs as Josh was getting ready, and found him playing their favorite song and down on one knee!
One of their funniest and favorite memories together was when they learned how to folk dance in Julian, CA. They had went up to Julian for the weekend for hot apple cider, homemade apple pie, and to enjoy the Christmas lights over the holiday season. They walked into a town hall to find a restroom and there were couples folk dancing together in the hall. The couples convinced them to join them and taught them how to folk dance! They were some of the nicest people and Josh and Olivia said they were the ONLY ones who had no clue what they were doing!!! To this day it still makes them both laugh, remembering that moment in their lives!!!
San Diego Wedding Photographer: Kayla Illies Photography | Wedding Florist: Studio 2053 Floral and Event Design // Location: Sunset Cliffs Park in San Diego, CA // Jeweler: Valeria Provenza from Chloe and Isabel
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