Moody Blue Hour Bridal Session at Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park

June 20, 2019

I had the great opportunity to head back to Southern California earlier in June to photograph my cousin Angelica’s wedding. We did a bridal session in Riley Wilderness Park a few days before in beautiful Coto De Caza. It had been a cool day, and by the time we got there the marine layer was rolling in, creating a gorgeous, wistful landscape. We started in the park’s butterfly garden, and then kept shooting on the rolling hills even after it started getting dark, which added even more to the atmosphere. When the sun dropped behind the hills, things got really filmy and gritty and nostalgic. There’s always been something about darker, moodier images I’ve always enjoyed. It’s slightly melancholy and cinematic and I just love it.

I love doing bridal sessions in Riley Wilderness Park all throughout the year because it’s always beautiful no matter the weather. It’s easily walkable even with a wedding dress on, and it’s so fun getting to wander around with my couples amongst the fields and oak trees. Bridal sessions like these really give us time to get those beautiful, frameable photos without the stress of the big day. I can’t recommend bridal sessions enough!

Dress: Off White Bride
Florals: Whole Foods
Makeup/Hair: Evelyn Sanabria

Hope you love this session as much as I did! If you want to take your very own moody blue hour bridals, head over to my contact page and let’s chat!