I always love it when couples choose places that are meaningful to them to have their engagement shoots done. Lana and Alex had their first date at Griffith's Observatory and immediately decided upon that location for their engagement session. Alex and Lana are adorable. They're both crossfitters, which I love, of course. ;) Alex is super quiet and Lana is a total goofball, which you'd never expect of Alex until he's around Lana. They're so devoted to each other, it's just joy to be around them. It was a super crowded day, when we went, but somehow we managed to brave the crowds and get some pretty lovely shots. Love you two!
Southern California Engagement Photographer
One of the hardest parts about my job is writing these posts. Not because I have nothing to say, but rather, because I love my couples so much and I love with working with them so completely, that I fear all of my posts will come out the same. I really do feel incredibly lucky that I get to work with the smart, funny, utterly beautiful couples that I do. Ivy and Tristan are such a special couple to me. Ivy likes to say that "they did everything backwards." They actually got married years ago and they have two whip smart, adorable sons. But they didn't get the chance to do a big wedding and so, a year ago, Tristan got down on one knee and asked Ivy to marry him...again. Naturally she said yes. We did their engagement shoot at the gorgeous San Juan Capistrano Mission and a little later at the beach, where they brought their sons to join us. They are such a fun couple to work with, they clearly love each other and their family so much and they just seem to love to laugh. I just loved every moment of this shoot and by far the hardest part of the whole thing was choosing which photos, out of so many gorgeous options, were the best.
Kat and Sullivan are one of those couples that turn into goofballs in front of the camera. Well, they're sort of like that off camera as well. Kat described them as "a pair of awkward dorks." I would say that they're a pair of adorable dorks. We had so much fun traipsing around Pasadena City Hall for an afternoon. Love these two! :)
So this post is a little behind...Claudia and Marc's wedding is in TWO days!! You guys...I'm so excited. They're such a sweet couple. Claudia is just the most vivacious, lovely person and Marc absolutely adores her. They were both worried that being in front of the camera would be awkward, but they were total pros! They were so relaxed and fun and I was just thrilled with the photos from the engagement session. Looking over them now makes me so excited to shoot their wedding on Saturday!
Maddie and Sean are both one of those couples that are so giddily in love you just can't help but be a little giddy with them. They're both super sweet and they're both musicians; Sean plays the classical guitar and Maddie plays the French Horn. Scheduling their engagement shoot ended up being a little difficult as Maddie is finishing her last year of school and she and Sean combined had pretty crazy schedules. We did finally settle on a date, though...that happened to be the day before Thanksgiving. Maddie and Sean had chosen the Fullerton Arboretum as the location they wanted for their shoot (I was really excited about this because the Fullerton Arboretum is one of my favorite locations) but it ended up meaning that both they and I had fairly epic drives braving the pre-Thanksgiving traffic. We were pretty pressed for time, but these two are such naturals that we got all the photos we needed and more. They're such sweethearts and I am so excited to shoot their wedding this June!