Engagement Photos Inspired by Travel

A bit about the couple’s story from Rachel, “Jason and I met through friends and got engaged on Santorini island after Jason flew out to meet me on a Europe trip. I’m a high school teacher and with my summers free I’ve always enjoyed traveling. Jason’s work for Lucas Oil sponsored race teams has taken him throughout the U.S. and Europe, and he is currently launching his own Lucas Lubes distribution website.

After our wedding we leave for a seven-week backpacking trip through Southeast Asia and Africa. We wanted to make our love of travel a central theme of both our engagement photos and our wedding. With the vintage plane and car as well as the shots near Oceanside’s “Top Gun” house, Justin Lee’s work captures both the adventure of travel and the comfort of home. He is truly an artist, and working with him was amazing.

vintage car

So adorable you guys + really love that you made sure your photos had meaning to you both. Can’t wait for the wedding! :) Photographed by Justin Lee (who is located in San Diego, CA). Thanks also to Julie Wick for makeup and Kalyn Pierce who did Rachel’s hair.

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  1. Loved shooting this…Rach & J killed it! The travel vibe was perfect & we cant wait for the big day, it’s going to be amazing!!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous photos! I love the read about the meaning behind photo shoots like these — so lovely!

  3. Amazing shots and an amazing story!!
    Bon Voyage!

  4. Amazing pictures! They are all so different yet convey the same spirit of love. Beautiful!

  5. I am fascinated by Justins work! wow

  6. Ok, any idea where her dress came from??? I covet it. It’s perfection. And what a great idea – I love when couples incorporate themselves and their interests. Well done!

  7. I love the story behind this beautiful photoshoot! The images are stunning!

  8. Justin is so talented! Jason and Rachel look amazing and so happy. I would love Julie to do my makeup everyday and have Kalyn tend to my tresses:) Love it!

  9. LOVE the first one in the car! gorgeous!

  10. What a gorgeous shoot! This is going in my favorites!

  11. Wonderful in every way–poses, styling, lighting–wow!

  12. Justin Lee continues to elevate his work and push boundaries to create poetry with his images! One of the top photographers in SD county.

  13. These photos are amazing…you can tell Justin makes his subjects really comfortable and gets amazingly natural shots, and his eye for lighting is unreal!!

  14. L O V E .
    L O V E .
    L O V E .

    such a visual treat – an absolute delight to be able to sneak a peek into such impecccably captured moments!

  15. How gorgeous these photos are! The series ties together all the romance, excitement and anticipation an engagement should evoke.

  16. Absolutely Stunning Photography!

  17. These photos are fantastic I had so much fun getting Rachel all prepared! To Sarah the dress I bought a few years ago at Macys believe it or not! It was on sale and fit like a glove I just had to have it!

  18. GORGEOUS!!! The photos are incredible! Rach and Jason look like professionals! Can’t wait for the glamour of the BIG Day!!! ( The car shots are my fav!!) XOXO

  19. There are no words to express how awesome this photo shoot is! There’s just so much character. Amazing photographer!

  20. What a gorgeous looking couple, and such a great shoot concept!

  21. So beautiful and unique. What an awesome way to express your love for travel and each other. So excited for the big day! Kalyn makes hair lovely and she did Jason’s too! Great teamwork.

  22. Absolutely brilliant!

  23. Very stylish – are yousure these aren’t models?

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  24. These photos are beautiful! Love the concept, what a gorgeous couple! Love her hair and makeup.

  25. This is seriously one of the best e-sessions I have ever seen. Rachel’s hair is PERFECT.

  26. I also want to know where to get the dress!

  27. Now THIS is a great engagement shoot. No multiple costume changes or gimmicky stuff. Just a cool, meaningful theme, beautiful people and great photography. Oh and a sweet plane.


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