Caroline and Matt are Pensacola natives, and man, did they know the spots for gorgeous photos! We spent a gorgeous afternoon at Fort Pickens State Park, one of my favorite places for engagement photos on Pensacola Beach. We started in the fort itself, which is open to the public and gives you the freedom to really walk through all of the interesting nooks and crannies. This nature-loving couple was all about the trails that run through the park, and we found the prettiest little bridge over a shimmering inlet. For sunset, we went to the beach. I have been going to Fort Pickens (and photographing there) for years, and I thought I knew all the secret spots. But Caroline and Matt showed me a hidden beach access that is now my absolute favorite – it starts with a long and dramatic walk through the dunes, and you end up on the prettiest, emptiest beach in Pensacola!