Engagement Photos on the Beach in San Diego

Yesterday I shared some gorgeous beach weddings and today I have two lovely beach engagement sessions to share. :) The first was sent to me from Katie. Her + Jordan met in Chicago, but both always wanted to move to San Diego. Six months after they met, Jordan got a job offer in Cali and they took it as a sign, moved to Cali and have been inseparable ever since. :)

Although we are having our wedding back East, we both feel like Cali reflects who we are as a couple and our outlook on life. Living here has made both of us more reflective and calmer and we LOVE IT! That is why we had to have Cali as the backdrop for our engagement pictures. In the summer we eat dinner on moonlight beach almost every night after work. We grab a blanket, a quick dinner and go watch the sunset. I always talk about how awesome it would be to bring our dinner table with us, so that is EXACTLY what we did. This shoot was so much fun!

white bouquet

couple wrapped in blanket on the beach

gold tins with white flowers

I try and recycle everything. The vases are cans I spray painted copper and gold. The placecards are made from cereal boxes and left over butcher string. I was also inspired by Jesi Haack’s Hitched table. :)

bowl of cereal

couple on the beach

table on the beach with cereal

couple on the beach

engagement photos on the beach

epic beach photo

I am currently starting my own event design company, Jayne Weddings. I want to help couples reflect their story during their engagment pictures and wedding.

Hair: Jenna Buccieri of Detour Salon
Event Design: Jayne Weddings
Photography: Joey Kennedy Photography
Rentals: Found Rentals
Dresses: Anthropologie and Free People
Mens Clothing: J.Crew and Banana Republic

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  1. What a great shoot. Very beautifully styled.

  2. Aww! The intro story made me all teary and then the photos did their own job. This is so beautiful and even without knowing them, this is so “them.”

  3. Thanks for the post! It is a real honor to be part of Green Wedding Shoes!

  4. Absolutely inviting….friendship and love can be seen in every pic. Great story and awesome idea. You’re definitely the creative one, Katie Jayne! Congrats on the launch. All our love back East.

    Sherrill, Dave, Jaclyn & Dillon

  5. What stunning photos! What a beautiful couple! Your company should have great success.

  6. This is so beautiful, styled engagements really add a nice touch to a future family heirloom! Thanks Jenn for sharing this on such an amazing site as GWS!!!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the little cans of flowers, and the lighting is beautiful! Well done JK Photography.

  8. so pretty! i love that shot of the table and chairs in the water. and her hair is awesome :)

  9. Love Love Love!!! It might help that these two are my dear friends….who I actually set up! So great to see Katie’s talented work displayed :-)

  10. WOW!!!!! This is AMAZING!! What creative ideas :) :)

  11. great shoot…and now i want fruit loops!!!

  12. love this shoot! the florals are fabulous!

  13. The photography is amazing, I luv the shoot with just the table and chairs and those clouds.. wow! Great job in styling and photography!

  14. What a stunning shoot! And Joey, again, your work is amazing. I’m so happy for you and congratulations to the lovely couple!

  15. Love the last two photos… amazing!!!

  16. This is gorgeous, love the story behind the shoot!

  17. cute! is the silverware wooden? it almost looks like it…

  18. wow! thank you EVERYONE for all the sweet and awesome comments! roxi – the silverware is actually wood. which if you knew me, made, me scream in delight when I found them. :)

  19. You both are great in all of the pictures. Fantastic!!

  20. love , love , love everything
    the shoot…the ideas…the flowers ;]
    the couple!!
    Jayne Weddings is inspirational!!

  21. Where did this “silverware” come from?

  22. the “silverware” is from anthropologie. not sure if they have it anymore, but im sure you could find it on ebay somewhere.

  23. Where did you get the chalkboards from? I’m taking engagement pictures next month and would love to get some!

  24. I love stopping by your site every now and again, your featured pics are so inspirational.


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