Downtown San Diego Engagement | Roman and Zlatka

City streets. Downtown skyline. Rooftop romance.

Zlatka is a gorgeous girl that likes to research her options. When making a decision, she will look into every possibility and exhaust the research in order to make her final choice. But there are a couple of things that didn’t take much research. Her ring and her man. Because Zlatka is also a gorgeous girl that knows the best thing when her heart sees it.

And Roman is the best thing. He treats her with care, he respects her incredibly brilliant mind, he understands her heart, and he deeply loves all of the little things that make her so unique. So her.

These two city-lovers have spent the last seven years together, and many of those years were spent living in east village of downtown San Diego. So a classic, elegant downtown engagement session was a no brainer for Roman and Zlatka! First, we walked around our favorite streets of the Gaslamp, capturing the essence of our incredible city before zipping up to the rooftop of the Hotel St. James at sunset – a little known rooftop that’s a total gem!

But honestly, what I love about this session the MOST is that it feels like we could be in any other world city, but we’re in the amazing city of San Diego – the place that we get to call home. And that’s simply magical.



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