Think Rome, maybe just imagine the ruins, cut it down to smaller scale but still jaw-dropping, here’s that plus a beautiful couple, and me as their photographer, then scroll down to see the result of their Mission San Juan Capistrano Engagement Session!
I grew up in SoCal and always liked saying the city name Capistrano. I didn’t even know where it was, but I knew it existed. This year, I’ve visited a handful of times and this time I got to explore one of its dearest locations!! The Mission! AND I did a Mission San Juan Capistrano Engagement Session and it was beautiful! I also learned that the full name of the city was San Juan Capistrano, not just Capistrano though it’s the most fun part to say.
Anyway, this Mission was freaking beautiful. It’s the closest thing to a ruins that I’ve been to. It felt, as corny and naive as it may sound, like we were in a piece of Rome. ‘Cause that’s all I can compare ruins to, I need to get out more and travel a bit but that’s besides the point. It was jaw-dropping at a very turn.
Kyler and Stacey wanted to do an engagement somewhere that meant something special to them. They’ve been to Mission San Juan Capistrano several times as kids with their families. San Juan Capistrano is where they are starting their lives together, it’s the first place they’ll collectively call home. So it just made sense to start their story here.
It was so neat being able to explore the Mission with them as adults and observe how they saw it in a different way. They noticed things they had never noticed before and were able to appreciate them a lot more this time around. And for me, it felt like a playground of fascinating history and architecture. There was a garden, and ruins, and every corner we turned looked so different. We could have spent several hours there and never feel the time fly by. I kept saying “oooh let’s go there” and then we’d turn the corner and I’d repeat “oooh there too.” It was amazing and they were so much fun.
Their wedding is in just a few weeks and I can’t believe that we’re already here! I’m so excited!! But first scroll down to check out their Engagement Session at Mission San Juan Capistrano. A dream.
Would you like to explore Mission San Juan Capistrano with me? Or the city itself? Or anywhere else for that matter! Let’s start the conversation and book your session! Reach out!