Posts Tagged ‘backyard engagement session’

{ myesha + craig | silverlake engagement photos }

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

I always get so so excited when couples decide to do their engagement sessions at home, a place that by default is filled with special memories, cozy corners, and a relaxing atmosphere. And it’s just an added bonus when their home happens to be as beautiful and bright as this one. Myesha & Craig’s house is perched up in those twisty hills of Silverlake, with ridiculous views of the city, a lush backyard, and the most lovely hand-picked pieces (be still my mid-century-modern-loving heart!) Walking in, holding my camera, I had a brief one of those moments – the ones where there is so much pretty everywhere {including the gorgeous couple!} and you have no idea where to start first. But we started with one colorful corner, and then moved along to another one, and in the end I drove home with a big smile and a memory card full of these photos. In addition to being fantastically stylish, Myesha and Craig are so fun and down-to-earth – can’t wait for their wedding in just a couple months!

{ tori + kate | at home engagement photos }

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

There are a lot of beautiful things I saw during the afternoon I spent with Tori & Kate in and around their home. A cozy living room with bright cheery posters. A sun-drenched kitchen. Colorful berries atop homemade vegan pancakes. Matching aprons. A wall of hearts. Sweet terriers and cuddly cats.

But the most beautiful thing? By far?

Was love.

Because this is love you see in these photos. That giddy giggly kind of love. That connected souls kind of love. That feels-like-home, best-friend, you-really-really-get-me kind of love.

I’m counting all my lucky stars that Tori’s sister found me online through Green Wedding Shoes and gifted this session to Tori & Kate. Because of her I was able to meet two amazing ladies and capture a glimmer of their lives together :) These kinds of homey sessions are still always my favorites and this one is no exception… it makes my heart so so happy.

{ Thank you to Green Wedding Shoes, one of my most favorite blogs, for featuring this session! Check out the post here! }

{ liv + greg | santa monica engagement photos }

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Another beautiful engagement session at home – always one of my favorite kinds. I was so excited when I pulled up to their Santa Monica apartment as it was the most lovely and historic one on the whole block. And they had a backyard! A rare & much coveted addition to west LA apartments and townhomes :) We did some cozy shots inside with books & chocolate-chip-cookie-making before strolling around their yard, and then headed down to the beach to finish up.

And I can’t finish up this post without throwing out a mention about crazy cute their cat was. I am a cat person {THERE, I SAID IT, IT’S ALL OUT THERE ON THE INTERNET} and am on a perptual worldwide mission to prove that cats make just as fun & loving companions as their canine counterparts. Liv & Greg’s cat should be the face of my campaign as he was SO full of personality – he ran up to me the second I walked in, desperately wanted to be in all the photos, and as we shot outside along the back and side of the house, he followed us from the inside, meowing from whatever window was closest. TOO CUTE.