Palomar Mountain Wine Picnic Engagement | Julian, California // Sasha & Luis

Sasha and Luis are getting married in April this year, and their wedding will be very first Destination Wedding in Rosarito, Mexico at the Castillos Del Mar Hotel! These two are some of the sweetest souls I’ve ever met, and I can even feel so much love and warmth just through Sasha’s enthusiastic emails! After discussing a few different spots for their Winter Engagement Session in January, we knew that Palomar Mountain in Julian, CA would be the perfect location. As you make your up the mountain, there’s no cell service and Sasha and Luis got a little lost (I just had a feeling!) and I began to drive back down the mountain to look for them. Shortly after, I found them and even though we started their session nearly an hour late, we made the best of it and created some wonderful moments together!

They brought a picnic setup with them, their engraved wedding flutes, and some red wine and truly made it a lovely date night. I’ve been making a habit of giving my couples a little “speech” during their session to get them into the moment, really think about their journey together, and just enjoy this time together. Inspired by Maddie Mae of Adventure Instead in all her infinite wisdom to the adventure wedding community, I’ve become really proud of getting my couples really comfortable and making their session a wonderful bonding time for them. I even made Sasha cry (in the best way of course) and she and Luis shared soaked it all in together as he wiped the tears from her face and they expressed their love for each other so beautifully.

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