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I’m obsessed with Santa Cruz engagement photos! I grew up going there every summer with my best friend’s family. One of my favorite things about my photography career is that I’ve gotten to go back so often and capture so many love stories!!! Kelsey and Quin are getting married next year and booked me for my 9 hour package! That one comes with a NorCal engagement session and I was so stoked when they chose Santa Cruz from my list of recommendations!!!

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Santa Cruz beach and forest engagement photos

I have a few favorite spots in Santa Cruz that differ in backdrop and feel!! Some are at the beach like this one, some in the forest, and some in the downtown area!!! Quin is a self proclaimed beach lover while Kelsey loves the forest so we split our time between two locations!! I love their ocean and redwoods combo!!! I love a variety of photos for any type of session!

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Planning your couples session!

Not only do I provide location recommendations customized to your interests, I also provide a detailed engagement photo guide so you can prepare for the best photos ever!! On top of that, I believe some locations require additional and specific tips, especially for couples who aren’t quite as familiar with it! For example, for couples who opt for Yosemite, I share an additional Yosemite guide as well. It’s super important to me that you have allll of the information you need before we meet so then you can just relax and have the best time ever!!

Not getting married (or already married) but still dreaming of some NorCal couples photos? No problem!! I have a couples adventure session package too! These packages are custom made to you and your experience so shoot me a message and let’s plan yours!!! You deserve to make adventurous memories and not worry about a single thing except having a great time together!!!

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Photos by Rachel Christopherson Photography, Santa Cruz engagement photographer

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