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Beautiful Portraits In Local Big Sur | Steve & Caitlin

Black and white couples portraits in a field of wildflowers

Northern California and especially Big Sur has every type of backdrop for portraits. We have coastal hills, beautiful wildflowers, forests, and of course, the Pacific Ocean. When Steve and Caitlin reached out to me about photographing their Big Sur portraits in May, I was so excited! They are both from Philidephia (my hometown!) and wanted to vacation in Big Sur. Using my knowledge as a local Big Sur photographer, I made sure to show them my most exclusive spots.

Big Sur couple portraits in wildflower fields with the Pacific Ocean behind them
Solo portraits of couples
couple in each other's arms in a field with rolling hills

May is a beautiful time to photograph Big Sur portraits because of all the wildflowers! There’s a good chance of sunshine, great weather, and then pockets of these bright yellow wildflowers that really make everything pop. I am so glad that I was able to capture Steve and Caitlin’s Big Sur portrait experience with these wildflowers!

couple embracing portraits on the beach

We started on the cliffs with the ocean in the background before I showed them the way towards the secret and exclusive beaches. These are spots only locals know about! (This is why I really push for hiring a local Big Sur photographer!) We were sure to capture two different looks: casual and formal, and I love how they turned out! They were so darling.

garden portraits of couple in formalwear
couple touching foreheads in a garden surrounded by tall blue plants
couple dressed in pastel pink dress and navy blue slacks in a garden
romantic couples portrait in garden

One of my portrait photography tips is having my couples choose two different looks with different locations. This way, they can get the most variety out of their pictures. Big Sur is the perfect place for couples portraits! It’s also advised to go with a local photographer (like me!) because they will know all of the difficult spots to get to!

floppy hat couple on beach gown and suit walking down the beach
formalwear couple in pastel pink flowy dress and navy blue sports coat on the beach overlooking the ocean from the coastline
romantic Big Sur beach couples portraits on the sand, navy sports coat and pastel pink dress
floppy hat couple on the coast of Big Sur embracing with rocky cliffs in the background

I would love to photograph your next Big Sur portraits! Contact me here.

black and white landscape couples portrait in a field

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