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Ventura Harbor EngagEment Session

A couple weeks ago I went to the Ventura Harbor with Ali and Matt to photograph their engagement session. It was perfect out, like most days in Ventura. There was some clouds and a light breeze, and it wasn’t too warm or cold. We met on a weekday so fortunately the harbor wasn’t overly crowded.

We started their session off with ice cream cones from Coastal Cone. I think ice cream makes almost everything better, and since there’s an ice cream shop on the harbor, it only made sense for Ali and Matt to get some! They finished their ice cream as we walked around to different areas. Ali and Matt were almost immediately natural in front of the camera, hardly needing any direction from me at all. I’m gonna credit the ice cream for that… like I said, ice cream makes everything better. 😉

After spending some time exploring the Ventura Harbor, we walked across the street to the beach as it got a little closer to sunset. There’s some sand dunes on this beach so we started there. I love the almost otherworldly feel the dunes have to them. Especially with the light haze from the marine layer, against the setting sun. Those photos are probably some of my favorites from their Ventura Harbor engagement session.

As it got closer to sunset, we could tell it wasn’t going to be one of those super colorful sunsets we often get in the winter, but it did have this gorgeous, dreamy, almost ethereal glow to it. (Or maybe that was just them being all cute together?) Either way, it was a beautiful sunset and I had such a nice time capturing it with them.

Ali and Matt are getting married next year at Limoneira Ranch, really looking forward to their wedding!

Check out some of my favorites from Ali and Matt’s Ventura Harbor engagement session.

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