Balboa Park San Diego Tangled Inspired Engagement Session | Lauren + Thomas

"Our vision is sort of a Disney meets Lord of the Rings. We want something romantic and rustic, and to tie our two themes into the wedding very subtly.  Let me know if you are interested!"

That was what Lauren's email said when she contacted me about doing her and Thomas' wedding photography!
Um....YES!!!!!! was my answer! 
Lauren and Thomas' engagement session in Balboa Park in San Diego was amazing! For the beginning of her session Lauren wore her Grandma Jeanne's 1940s lace wedding gown. She said it was the dress that her grandma had worn on her wedding day and was married to her Elton for over 60 years! What an amazing way to honor her grandparents' marriage!

For the later part of their session, we chose to channel their favorite Disney movie, Tangled. Thomas introduced Lauren to the movie because her green eyes, blonde hair and gorgeous smile reminded him of Rapunzel. Lauren is currently training a sweet lab, Charlotte, to be a companion dog and she even made a guest appearance at the session. With a little Disney-esque magic, we even incorporated floating lanterns at the end! What a magical engagement shoot! I CAN'T WAIT for the wedding!!!!!