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whitney & jake | engagement

What better way to introduce our new blog than with this gorgeous couple?

Whitney and Jake were so much fun to hang out with! They own a pass to the Cabrillo National Park and bike around that area quite a bit. We met them on a beautiful San Diego day for some shots near the lighthouse and cruising around the flower fields. They may have been a little nervous when we asked them to go hang out on an outcropping cliff, but they took it in stride and did great. As always, the four of us garnered a LOT of attention from the other people who were at the monument. “Who are they?” What magazine is this for?” 🙂



Something that Jake and Whitney decided to do for their engagement session was to bring a few props with them. We always love it when couples put a lot of time into the planning for their shoot! It really gives us something else to play with and create images that tell even more of our couples’ stories! 🙂 Since they enjoy picnicking, Whitney and Jake brought their gear along with a bit of champagne. Also a great way for them to relax during the session! They offered some to us, but we thought it might be better to actually be able to focus our cameras. That will have to wait until after the session. Hee hee!

blog_0008_jakewhitney9blog_0009_jakewhitney10blog_0000_jakewhitney1Time to ride bikes! It was great chasing these two around Liberty Station. Really great light at that time of day and so much greenery! Add in the cool architecture and you have a photographer’s dream!blog_0003_jakewhitney4blog_0004_jakewhitney5blog_0005_jakewhitney6blog_0006_jakewhitney7

After a full afternoon of shooting, we like to hang out with our couple. Jake and Whitney worked up an appetite (as did we) so we headed on over to Wine Steals for some GRUBBIN’ pizza and wine. We HIGHLY recommend their Pinot Noir pizza, with proscuitto and fresh arugula. Yummmmm.

Thanks for a great session guys—we had such a fantastic time! We are looking forward to your big day! 🙂


  • Whitney Johnson - Wow! I love love love all of the shots! Thank you Jeff and Betsy for all of your hard work. Additionally, I love your new website. Gosh, I am so content with our decision to work with you for our wedding photography! I could not be more pleased.

  • Jeff - I’m so happy that you love the pix Whitney! You and Jake are an ADORABLE couple. 🙂 Also, thanks for the kudos. You’re making me blush!

  • ohana photographers - david & kimi - how cute are they!!! loooove the last shot guys!!!

  • Amanda Dahlgren - LOVE your new blog!!! And your beautiful photographs, of course!

  • ed atrero - great job on the bloggy guys!

  • Erin Youngren - Love, love, love the new blog! Great shoot – these two are so cute and you captured them so well!

  • Jeff Youngren - Yo! Nice blog – LOVE the big images!!! WAHOOOOOWEEEEEE

  • Melissa - LOVE the new blog design!!! And this engagement session! The crispy colors, the cute couple, and the artistic imagery are picture perfect! See you two soon!!!!

  • Stephen Knuth - Great job on the new blog! I love these shots from NTC. I walk through those spots every week on my way to church. So glad you found it too! 🙂 Great work!!

  • Michelle Bellofatto - Oohh la la! Great e session guys! Love every shot. The blog is fabulous too.

  • Scott Hatlestad - Great work guys. Love the look of the new blog. So crisp and clean! The slideshow was awesome.

  • Shari - Fabulous! You two never cease to amaze me! What is captured in your photos is absolute beauty!

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