Archive for the ‘Engagement Photography’ Category

{ erin + brandon // orange county engagement }

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Erin and Brandon’s dating relationship has truly stood the test of time – they’re going on 17 years! I’ve known them both for maybe half of that time and truth be told, their relationship really does seem to get sweeter each year. There is of course this calm understanding and deep-rooted love that comes from their years together & practically growing up with someone, but I also find that everytime I see them, there is a playfulness in their relationship that never seems to go away. They share an amazing sense of humor and constantly are making each other laugh, and their engagement session was filled with these moments (which made my job so easy! :)

I also adored the simple props they brought along – a bouquet of wildflowers and those amazing vintage chairs that I adequately obsessed over. Can’t wait for their wedding this June!

{ lina + jeff // los angeles beach engagement }

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. It was a bit of a doozy for me – photographed a beautiful wedding and engagement shoot, but all while battling a nasty cold :T Have been willing it away with hot tea and Airborne (I swear by that stuff!), and editing this breath-of-fresh-air engagement session in the meantime :) We planned to do photos just at a park and the beach, but then those sailboats & calm turquoise waters caught my eye on the way to the sand and I’m so so thankful Lina and Jeff were up for shooting by them since they’re some of my favorite images from the session! :) Also, could you tell I was a bit obsessed with her pop of color dress? It complimented the beachy background perfectly!

Lina and Jeff are just as sweet and fun as these photos suggest and I’m so excited for their wedding {and to get to work with the wonderful Sassy Girl Weddings} come August!

{ ala + steve // manhattan beach portraits }

Monday, February 24th, 2014

We didn’t plan for the fog.

We figured out sunset times and when to meet for the optimal golden light, and when I woke up that morning the sun was streaming in my window. It was cheerfully sunny on my drive over as I passed through 4 different cities, and literally just as I pulled up to the block before the beach, the sun hid away and we found the entire shoreline was blanketed in a cloudy mist. And now when I see these photos, I couldn’t imagine it any other way. The fog was perfect. Ala {my dear friend and fellow photographer} and her hubby Steve were perfect. The quiet, calm and empty beach was perfect. Her dress? That flower crown? The simplicity of just this one location, of following a couple and documenting their love? All perfect.

At the end of the session, I told them I could photograph this session all day every day, and I meant it.