October 21st, 2016:
Melanie + Tyler decided to have their engagement session in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, so of course I agreed and last weekend we met up on a sun drenched afternoon to wander the various streets and alleys. I used to spend a good amount of time around here about 6 or 7 years ago, and I’ve been in and out of the area regularly since then, but what I remember and a photogenic and slightly deserted area has completely transformed into another crowded and busy portion of the city.
Working around the construction, I still found the entire area to have a plethora of photographic opportunities, but I was dumbfounded about how much it has changed and spent a good portion of the shoot chatting with Tyler about this (he used to live in the area).
Not to be dissuaded by a little gentrification, I had an excellent afternoon getting to know these two and I look forward to their wedding next year, Congrats to you both!