Coastal Cowgirl Engagement Session

Allison and Dylan always wanted a coastal cowgirl inspired session done on the beaches of California. As a documentary style wedding photographer, who also does engagement and couple sessions, I was beyond excited to fly out from Kansas City to Los Angeles to do this session for them!

There were some hiccups along the way from figuring out the tides to picking out the perfect beach, but nonetheless, this became the perfect cinematic, storytelling session.

To allow my couples to feel comfortable, I bring along my speaker and play their favorite music. This allows for the empty, quiet spaces to be filled with something as well as allow the couple to bring out more of their natural emotions. For Allison + Dylan’s session, we went with a classic — 90/2000’s country music.

And that is what we want in storytelling documentary photography!

Music plus guiding them through prompts that allow movements ultimately allows everyone to relax while having a great time!


As nervous as they told me they were, Allison and Dylan were naturals in front of the camera! Swing dancing on the beach, running through the sand, to even getting into the water, it was a blast documenting their love both digitally and on the Super 8mm film camera.


So if you are looking to live out your cowgirl couples or engagement session dreams, make sure to hire me to document it for you! Don’t worry, I’ll pack my Tecovas to match the vibe!