{ sara + tri | downtown los angeles engagement }

This session makes my heart so so happy. Brightly-patterned skirts, a pretty bouquet, tall buildings, open fields, a fantastic couple – all shot in this city I love so much. I’ve been going on some photo adventures recently shooting personal work (on film!), and I feel like it’s given me a newfound adoration for LA. Because it has a bad rap sometimes doesn’t it? Urban sprawl, crowded, superficial, trafficky…. But if you care to really explore and see – it’s full of the most amazing little locations.

We started in downtown, rode Angel’s Flight, strolled through Angel’s Knoll Park {500 Days of Summer!}, frolicked by fountains, then finished in a sunlit field in Griffith Park, where the most awesome vintage motorcycle was awaiting us (thanks to Tri’s brother!)

Sara & Tri are fun-loving, laidback, adventurous, and I loved exploring with them! And if for any reason LA has not yet won over your heart, I hope these photos help change your mind…

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14 Responses to “{ sara + tri | downtown los angeles engagement }”

  1. William Kim Says:

    totally diggin this set! great work Adrienne!

  2. Peter Yana Says:

    This is an incredible session from you. I do love your awesome work.. Thanks

  3. Erika Jallins Says:

    I love these and I love how beautifully you captured my favorite parts of downtown!

  4. Gail Says:

    You have OUTDONE yourself with these, woman! Seriously, I think this might be my favorite engagement session of yours. Ever. Love the yellow. The reds. The blues. The 500 Days of Summer location tie-in. Perfection!

  5. Mai Says:

    it just keeps getting better :) beautiful. glad you’re liking LA again ;)

  6. christine Says:

    Love all of these. You make it look effortless!!!!

  7. Casey Says:

    Crazy love the motorcycle shots!!

  8. shipra Says:

    the color…the glorious color! The bride to be has the sweetest smile and awesome style, can’t wait to see what they come up with for their wedding.

    You continually amaze and inspire me, Adrienne!

  9. Hai Says:

    Hey Adrienne!

    Great pictures! Thanks for the shout out. Family and friends can’t stop saying enough about how great it all came out. By the way, Sara and Tri came out nice too!

    It was great to meet such a nice and talented person. Can’t wait till the wedding.


  10. sally Says:

    OMG Adrienne!!! These pictures are gorgeous! I love the colors that your clients chose for their outfits… and it goes so well with the background. You are a genius and I CANNOT wait to see the pictures from the wedding from Waverly. xoxoxo

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  12. Hong Says:

    WOW!!! These pictures are so beautiful.

  13. roshni Says:

    WOW i just randomly happened to see these pictures on your website. stunning, where in griffith park did you shoot? i live in the neighborhood, looks like a beautiful spot!!!

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