Downtown Ventura Engagement Photography // Sara & Ken

I have to say that I have the most wonderful and most intentional couples on the planet. On Sara and Ken’s Intro Call, I knew Sara and Ken wanted to see their true relationship in the photos and the value it would create for the years to come. We met at Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust on main street in downtown Ventura, California, for a quick cocktail before heading out to create some art.

Downtown Ventura is optimal for getting creative on engagement and portrait sessions. Sara and Ken had shared that they wanted to have a variety of downtown Ventura and some of the beautiful Southern California beach to show the love they have for the ocean. ( I promise, no matching white shirts and blue jeans. ) When we first started their session, I always believe couples need time to fall into feeling comfortable in front of the camera, but these two leaned into the process of loving each other as if no one was around and focusing on being present. Regardless of what situation we were in, or scenario I put them in, they had a blast, made conversation, and laughed with each other.

Something that really stood out to me about Sara and Ken and their relationship came to me on one of my calls with Ken where he said the following,

The times she stumbles over something, are just as adorable as when they go dancing and she is so graceful; when she has painting clothes on vs. her cute Eiffel Tower dress for work that day, they are both her. I don’t want to miss out on the pieces that we usually throw away, or trim because they do not look quite as ideal.

Hearing and reading this reminds me of the statement I have on my website, “Creative Wedding Photography for Value and Purpose Driven Couples”.

Life is filled with perfect moments, but they will come and go. His statement stopped me and made me process what life with our partners is really about. The moments that we share with each other, and create, are not always ideal or perfect, rather, they are moments to value, they are filled with purpose, they are not to be missed or thrown away because of “perfection”. This is why I value these creative sessions with my couples, they give us a chance to create and capture love in action, regardless of the circumstances. It is a reminder of what is truly valuable in life.

Enjoy Enjoy! ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

Thanks for looking! It is always a pleasure to be able to share these moments with you and my couples in a public space like this. If you would like to see more of these types of sessions, leave a comment below, or view older posts. I cannot wait for their wedding!



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  1. Kathleen Robinson Letellier says:

    Such lovely photos ~ I especially love the beach photos ~

  2. Sara Nevé says:

    These are gorgeous! I feel like a celebrity!

  3. Nancy Myers says:

    You captured their joy in each other so beautifully. I look forward to seeing the art you create at the wedding.

  4. These are stunning and exceptional! Playful or serious, the strength and sweet love of Sara and Ken are at the center of all.

  5. Ali Guerrero says:

    Wow those are amazing!

  6. Alicia says:

    Amazing pictures. You guys looks so happy. Congrats!!!

  7. Ashley says:

    Your engagement pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!! So beautiful!!! ❤️

  8. Lolita says:

    ¡Que hermosa!
    Beautiful pictures!

  9. kisha says:

    They are the cutest couple ever, and I love them both so much! Such a beautiful couple❤️

  10. Heather Lingemann says:

    They look so fun, romantic, and beautiful ❤️❤️

  11. Heather Lingemann says:

    They look so fun, romantic, and beautiful!

  12. Riley alegre says:

    Awww! These are great shots! Love it!

  13. Dalu Lingemann says:

    I love the black and white ones!

  14. Richard Neve says:

    Stunning as always!!

  15. Kimberly Yauk says:

    I love the one of you guys sitting on the curb with all the golden light. Looking good, you two!

  16. Holly says:

    Exquisite pieces of timeless art! Love the lighting! Simply beautiful.

  17. Jill cooper says:

    These photos are so lovely. They capture the magic of Sara and Ken’s relationship perfectly. Bravo!

  18. Valorie Luke says:

    Gorgeous photos to capture a great couple. Favorites are dancing on the beach and laughing through the leaves. ❤️

  19. Jenna says:

    Both of y’all are so cute!!

  20. Chelsea Neve says:

    We could not be more happy for Ken and Sara! They are two of our favorite people and it’s so wonderful to see their love and joy captured so well in these photos! Such beautiful shots, as always. Can’t wait for the wedding! <3

  21. F.L. and B.L says:

    Thanks for sharing your love I am not sure if I should feel sorry for Ken having to do all the lovey-dovey pictures. Hip hip. Hooray Yeehaw. We love you two. Cheers.

  22. James Bohol says:

    Truly amazing and adorable couple. They complement each other perfectly.

  23. Katie says:

    You two are adorable!! Love the pictures. So wish we could come to your wedding…

  24. Timothy Hooke says:

    These are beautiful! What an amazing representation of two amazing people. I think these pictures show the meaning of the word love.

  25. Jessika says:

    Beautiful! These photos are so glam!

  26. Monica C says:

    The two of you make a lovely couple. The beach photo is my favorite. Congrats!

  27. Monica Cannady says:

    Congratulations to the two of you!

  28. Leimone Waite says:

    Such sweet photos. Love the lighting.

  29. Mary alegre says:

    You two are the real power couple!

  30. Rye says:

    The neath one of Sara laughing is amazing !

  31. James Myers says:

    That is an incredibly handsome couple!

  32. Jayd says:

    Gorgeous photos and a couple that just radiates fun 🙂

  33. Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations Kenny and fiancé!

  34. Heather Zamora says:

    Lovely photos! Congratulations!

  35. Diane ODell says:

    So sweet! You guys are an amazing couple!

  36. Robert Carson Carson says:

    Great pics

  37. Lisa says:

    You captured their fun, joyful and romantic nature so beautifully.

  38. Betsy says:

    How beautiful! Can’t wait for the wedding!

  39. Sharon Weaver says:

    My favorite is the B&W of them laughing. Sara and Ken are happy people.

  40. Kim Stowers says:

    These are lovely photos! Love the one with just touching hands!

  41. David says:


  42. Jennifer Connolly says:

    These photos are great!!!

  43. Katie E. says:

    So lovely- the setting, the couple, the love. Beautiful photos. Congratulations!!!

  44. Julie Chamberlin says:

    I love the beach photos. So romantic. ❤️

  45. Steven Luke says:

    That’s awesome guys! So beautiful!

  46. Marcy says:

    Love these photos!

  47. Lynda Ramos says:

    Your photography of Ken and Sarah was demonstrated their love for one another in such a creative way. It was a joy to share to all

  48. Paula says:

    Those are just beautiful pictures! So happy for Kenny and Sarah

  49. Haley Gallant says:

    What beautiful photos! So happy for you and Sara Ken!

  50. Andrea Olmstead says:

    Such creative shots! I love them. The beach ones are particularly my fave. You both look beautiful.

  51. Lauren Rowe says:

    Beautiful engagement photos!

  52. Denise Pesmark says:

    Great shots. You have snaptured a lot of joy and silliness that makes this love so special. Glad that you have captured so many fun expressions. Nice work.

  53. Tracy Linney says:

    Wow! Beautiful pictures! Congratulations!

  54. Heather Smith says:

    Wow these are gorgeous! Beautiful couple! You caught their happiness in the photos. Best wishes to the couple for many many many years to come.

  55. Janice Sabo says:

    Beautiful photos!!! What a great photographer!!!

  56. Marlene Montemayor Stout says:

    Great photos….but man Kenny is out of rotation… He was always a great guy….Congratulations!!

  57. Bobbie Jo Richmond says:

    Wow! These are great! Congratulations Ken!

  58. Rick Carlin says:

    Absolutely stunning photographs.
    It makes my heart happy to see true love radiate together from your two wonderful souls.
    Congratulations Ken & Sara!
    Rick Carlin

  59. Shayne Kaleo says:

    Such beautiful photos, thank you for sharing. We’ll written bio, too. Much love to the couple and congratulations.

  60. Kevin Fuller says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures!

  61. Lena says:

    So beautiful!

  62. Catherine Chavers says:

    These are incredible!

  63. Pam Stenberg says:

    Love these photos! So cute. I like how they are in different settings!

  64. Lenore says:

    Congratulations to the happy couple! Beautiful photos!

  65. Pam Stenberg says:

    Wonderful photos!

  66. El Valente says:

    What wonderful photos & what wonderful news! Congratulations Sara & Ken! ❤️

  67. Burton lau says:

    Beautiful Pictures

  68. Marilyn kent says:

    Wonderful pictures!! Thanks for sharing.
    LOVE this special couple!!!

  69. Sarah McLean says:

    Amazing photos of an amazing couple!!!

  70. Teri Carter says:

    Awesome photos. Congratulations!!!

  71. Anita Dickenson says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the people and the photography!!!

  72. Bridget Eckhardt says:

    These are amazing! She captured so perfectly the love and friendship that you and Ken have! Love them and love seeing you so happy!

  73. Andrea Homan says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!

  74. Elena Salazar says:

    Great pics Ken!!! So happy for the two of you! Congratulations!!! ❤️