These San Luis Obispo engagement photos are some of my favorite EVER!!! I may be biased but SLO is one of the most beautiful places in California and such a hidden gem!!
Madison and Jackson are actually local to Sacramento (like me!) but they opted for a wedding package with a bonus of taking engagement photos anywhere in California. I’m so glad they did because seriously this whole evening was straight magical!!!
After sharing a list of my absolute favorite spots in SLO for photos, they chose Pismo beach. Madison’s family has been spending 4th of July week in Pismo every year for over a decade. Jackson has spent many of those years with them there too. It’s always so fun taking photos in a place that is super special to the couple. Not to mention, Pismo is a dog friendly beach and they wanted to include their ADORABLE puppy Woody in the photos. Also yes, Woody is named after Toy Story Woody- they are huge Disney fans just like me!!
We met at the pier and took some photos amongst the hustle and bustle which I thought was so fun!! It’s a true reflection of all the people enjoying the sunny gorgeous day on the beach.
From there we headed down towards the quieter areas and caught the most gorgeous sunset I’ve possibly ever seen!!! There are beautiful cliffs with colorful ice plants at the base of them and some unique rock formations in the middle of the beach. We got so much variety in the photos.
My favorite part was how freakin’ fun and carefree Madison and Jackson were!!! Run through the water? Sure. Pop some champagne? Yep. Roll around in the waves? Heck yes!!! I just loved their energy!!! I genuinely think the dirtier the clothes, the more fun you had!!!
If you’re looking for San Luis Obispo engagement photos, let me know!!! I would freakin’ love to be a part of your day!! Even if Pismo Beach isn’t your jam, there are so many gorgeous locations I’d love to explore with you!!!
Photos by Rachel Christopherson, San Luis Obispo Wedding Photographer