couple hugging during their photoshoot

Artsy Engagement Session at Dog Eared Books Valencia, SF

I recently had the absolute best time capturing Carmen and Andrew’s engagement session, and let me tell you, it was amazing! This wasn’t your typical outdoor engagement shoot. Instead, we got to play around in a unique and stunning indoor venue. From the moment I met Carmen and Andrew, I knew that they were a couple who weren’t afraid to step outside the box and let their personalities shine through. So, an artsy, indoor engagement session seemed like the perfect fit for them. The venue, with its unique decor and lighting, offered us a variety of backdrops to play with.

Casual & Artsy Engagement Session

But let’s talk about Carmen and Andrew. They were SUCH a joy they were to work with! Their love for each other was so palpable that it made my job as a photographer so easy. They made each other laugh, they held each other close, and they allowed me to capture their beautiful love story. The entire session was filled with laughter, lots of creativity, and, of course, love. Carmen and Andrew were open to my ideas and also brought their own! We played with props, experimented with different poses and lighting, and, most importantly, had a great time doing it!

As a photographer, I find it incredibly rewarding when I get to work with couples like Carmen and Andrew, who are not only in love but are also best friends. Their session was a beautiful reminder of why I love doing what I do. It’s not just about taking your engagement photos; it’s about capturing moments, and memories, that you guys will cherish forever! Remember, your engagement session is a chance to let your love story shine. So don’t be afraid to get creative, have fun, and let your personalities shine through. After all, these are the moments you’ll look back on and cherish forever. If you are planning your engagement session, don’t hesitate to reach out! I would love to capture your session in a way that truly reflects who you guys are as a couple! Can’t wait to hear from you!

Rachel C. Photography | Northern California Engagement photographer

Come see more of this casual and artsy engagement session below!


Hosts: @earthfirstshootouts | Venue: @dogearedvalencia | Models: @carmenbeeword @andrewheringer