Archive for October, 2014

{ shani + seth // cafe pinot wedding photos }

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

So Shani & Seth. They could be models no? They’re both ridiculously good looking and know just how to work it for the camera. But I’m going to let you in on a secret. They’re just as beautiful on the inside as the out. I KNOW RIGHT?? Seriously these two are some of the warmest, funniest, most laidback people I’ve met and I loved working with them every single step up to their wedding, from the second Shani walked into my studio, through their sweet emails, to their engagement session, and of course this perfect wedding day.

And oh how I love shooting at Cafe Pinot! No matter how many times I’m there I always marvel at how it’s such the perfectly tucked away garden in the midst of skyscraper-laden downtown. Hope you enjoy this peek into their day!

{ jingsi + rob // santa monica engagement photos }

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Sometimes I wonder. If I’ll ever get tired of shooting beach engagement sessions. It’s so quintessential LA, and the beach is basically just one repetitious backdrop – no colorful walls, twisted shrubbery, unique architecture – but something about it is still so inspiring to me. The simplicity of the blank backdrop with perfect light. And the fact that despite this simplicity it can look different, every. single. time. Sometimes the less there is to work with, the more there is to the photo? The bareness of the backdrop puts even more emphasis on the couple? Or is it that each couple uniquely fills up the space with their laughter, their smiles, their quiet interactions?

Something like that. All I know is that this? I’m definitely not tired of it yet.

{ desiree + mark // long beach engagement }

Monday, October 20th, 2014

This session was so much fun! I loved that they wanted a pretty nature-y location with trees, followed up by some sun-kissed photos by the water. Looking ridiculously good like these two in front of the camera can work up quite an appetite, so we grabbed sushi afterwards and I got to chat with Desiree & Mark more. I was so excited/humbled when Desiree told me she had actually stumbled upon my work years ago, when I first got started shooting weddings! It made me feel like we were old friends, and so appreciative of her support & reaching out to me for her own wedding :)

Can’t wait for their wedding next month!