Posts Tagged ‘pasadena engagement’

{ kim + matt // pasadena engagement photos }

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Kim and Matt booked me through email (thanks to being introduced by their wedding planner Uyen!) so their engagement session was the first time we met. I was so excited to find that with as sweet as they were through our email exchanges, they were even moreso in person! I had so much fun shooting them among all the pretty blooms of the LA Arboretum and the Pasadena City Hall.

Their wedding will be taking place just down the street from these spots at The Langham next year, and I just can’t wait!

{ maikhanh + jeff | pasadena engagement photos }

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

I always love when a couple chooses a meaningful spot for their engagement photos. Like perhaps, the pretty courtyard of a Thai restaurant where they had their very first date? These kinds of memory-filled locations just instantly seem to have a certain magic to them – you’re transported back to those moments where you had your first quiet conversations, shared your first laughs, where you felt that excited pitter-patter and that glow in your heart, and secretly hoped and wished with all your might that they felt it too. Because a pretty backdrop is pretty backdrop, but it becomes all that more beautiful when it’s a paramount piece in the story of your relationship :)

I had so much fun exploring Pasadena and visiting the gorgeous Saladang Song for this shoot! MaiKhanh and Jeff are so awesome – I remember at our first meeting it felt like we had a million things to talk about, and I loved getting to continue our conversations over delish Thai food at the end of the session. (And on that note, I realized the past couple sessions I’ve posted here have concluded with a delicious meal. I suppose it’s a cold hard fact – if you like food, we’re going to get along just swell :)

{ frances + andrew | pasadena engagement photos }

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

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I always love photographing at the Pasadena City Hall and this time of year was especially perfect, with pretty flowers in bloom around every corner! Frances and Andrew are super laidback and happily went along with my every whim (“can you hold this flower?” “LET’S THROW PETALS!”) and I adore how soft and romantic this session came out. They also have the sweetest and most fun chemistry together, which just added to all the wonderful romanticky-ness of this session :)

Their wedding at the Walt Disney Concert Hall next month {coordinated by my dear dear friend Jenn Yamauchi} is sure to be amazing!

P.S. Frances’s beautiful make-up is by Kelly Zhang, whose studio is right down the street in Pasadena! :)

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