Santa Monica Pier Engagement Session – Alicia + Devin

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Have you ever been to Santa Monica Pier on a breezy October day? Now, imagine adding the magic of an engagement session to that picturesque setting. That’s exactly what unfolded for Alicia and Devin last October.

The Pier’s Timeless Charm

Santa Monica Pier, with its iconic Ferris wheel and the soothing sound of waves, has been a silent witness to countless love stories. As a photographer, there’s an unspoken thrill in capturing the beautiful images at this location. The weathered wood beneath their feet added an authentic touch to Alicia and Devin’s engagement session.

Alicia and Devin's engagement session at Santa Monica Pier
Alicia and Devin's engagement session at Santa Monica Pier
Candid Moments, Genuine Smiles

In the middle of their engagement shoot, we found great joy in documenting Alicia and Devin’s candid moments. There’s something very beautiful about genuine smiles, stolen glances, and the quiet laughter. Every picture we  took seemed to grab a piece of their genuine connection, a whole mix of feelings that these photos will forever hold.

CONNECTION BEYOND WORDS

Taking pictures for couples who are engaged is about more than just snapping a few photos. It’s about capturing special moments that show how close they are. Alicia and Devin had a special way of connecting, without even saying a word. They just clicked, you know? As a photographer, getting to see these moments up close is an honor that never gets old. The way they looked at each other showed how much they’d been through together, and how excited they were about their future.

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Session
EMBRACING IMPERFECTIONS

In a world full of picture-perfect moments, it’s the little quirks that give love stories their character. Alicia and Devin’s session showed us the beauty of embracing the little things. The wind messing up Alicia’s hair, people in the background, or a spontaneous laugh – those little things were like the threads knitting their love story together, making it something that’s completely their own.

SUNSET MAGIC

As the sun started going down, spreading this warm, golden glow all over the pier, the magic kicked up a notch. The sunset brought in a bit of romance, making the perfect setting for Alicia and Devin’s love to really stand out. It’s these natural vibes that really amp up the whole engagement session.

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Session

THE IMPORTANCE OF CONNECTION

Beyond the camera and the beautiful setting, Alicia and Devin’s engagement session really showed how important their connection was. The way they held hands, exchanged looks, and had a good laugh together just revealed this deep bond that can’t be captured by any camera trick. The photos weren’t just pretty pictures; they were like proof of the real warmth coming from their connection.

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Session
Santa Monica Pier Engagement Session
PRESERVING MEMORIES

Being a part of Alicia and Devin’s engagement session wasn’t just about capturing moments; it was about preserving memories. Ultimately, these photos will act like time machines, taking them back to a day full of love, telling a story that could be passed on for generations.

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Final Thoughts

Santa Monica Pier wasn’t just the setting for Alicia and Devin’s engagement – it is now part of their story. As photographers, we got the awesome job of turning their moments into something they can go back to and show how genuine their connection is. 

We’re so excited to share more of their wedding day which took place last month in Palm Springs. More to come!

Two Fourteen Photography is a Southern California based wedding and portrait photography and videography team. Ready to travel worldwide.

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