Ashley and Henry's engagement shoot was one of the most fun and challenging shoots that I've ever done. They came into the shoot with the desire to use their photos to illustrate the story of their relationship. Their relationship is pretty incredible, it spans 10 years and two cities...most of that time with Ashley in one city and Henry in Los Angeles. They wanted to choose locations that were meaningful in the context of their relationship. We started the day at their home, which Henry had recently moved into, with his cat...Ashley's cat was already a resident and there was plenty of drama surrounding that. Then we went by the original McDonalds, because they love burgers and fries...it's sort of a thing for them (burgers and fries may or may not have made an appearance in their wedding). We ended the day at Bob Hope Airport, where Ashley had picked up Henry every time he flew to visit her. Ashley and Henry are an amazing couple, they're relaxed and so very sure of who they are. They were just a joy to work with and the photos are some of my favorites.
I love when couples include their pets into their engagements, so I was overjoyed when Darsha and James floated the idea of bringing their sweet dog with them to the shoot. We started in Topanga State Park where there were some very exciting squirrel encounters and ended with some frisbee at the beach. James and Darsha are just the sweetest and I loved how important it was to them that their engagement photos reflect who they are as a couple. I'm so behind on posting all of my work currently that...if you can believe it...their wedding is less than a month away! I'm so much looking forward to working with them again!
I was really excited to work with Maggie and Hnedel because, when I spoke to them about what they were thinking about in terms of where they wanted to do their engagement session, Maggie suggested some super amazing locations and she suggested they bring their dog, Sriracha...who, I have to say, is probably one of the cutest and loveliest dogs I've ever met (plus, you can probably tell by now that I absolutely love when people include their animals in their love stories!). Maggie and Hnedel are one of those cool, interesting couples, that always give me couple crush and it gave me such pleasure to spend a day with them and their sweetheart pup. Totally can't wait to shoot their wedding this fall!