March 12th, 2015:
We met Candice and Ron a little more than a year ago at Nathan and Joanna‘s wedding in the Dominican Republic where Candice played the role of maid or honor and sister of the groom, and since I had already spent a few days around them at an all-inclusive resort, I knew in advance that they are very chill people. When they sent over a few pictures of their wild Santa Clarita back yard as a location for their engagement shoot I all about it – when I got there the colors and light just popped and I couldn’t of asked for more.
Thanks to you both for the great afternoon and the chance to visually tell your story! See you soon!
March 9th, 2015:
Engagement pictures season is upon us, and I am in full swing, shooting sessions 4 out of the last 7 days! The most recent of which was Irene + Greg, who I met up with near their home in Long Beach to capture some images in their neighborhood. We started at the CSULB Japanese gardens, before heading down to the Belmont Shore area and then onward to the beach to see what the late afternoon light had to offer.
Thanks again to you both for having so much fun during your shoot and I look forward to seeing you again in September!
March 6th, 2015:
A few days back I headed down to Seal Beach to meet up with Rose and Daniel to photograph their engagement pictures around Gum Grove and the Seal Beach Pier. It’s still that epic time of year in Southern California where everything is green from recent rains and all the flowers are in bloom, so as soon as I walked into this location I was grinning ear to ear. When Rose and Daniel showed up and brought their super casual sense of humor and laid back attitudes it made for a perfect afternoon to be shooting.
Congrats again you two and I’ll see you in June!
October 24th, 2014:
I recently had the chance to photograph Eileen and Adam around some of their old haunts -UCLA, where they first met and the Santa Monica/Venice area, where they lived together for a while. It’s wonderful when couples incorporate places that have significance to their relationships into their engagement session, so it made for an extra fun time hanging out with these two, getting to know them and hearing their stories.
Thanks for the great afternoon and I’ll see you soon at your wedding!
October 7th, 2014:
Jill + Drake love the outdoors, so for their engagement session we wanted to be sure to capture some of California’s epic beauty. We started at Malibu Creek State Park for some time under the rolling hills of oak trees before heading up the coast to El Matador State Beach to catch the sunset and high tide.
They were up for anything, even scampering between the incoming waves to climb the rocks and structures along the coast, trying the whole time not to get completely soaked. We all left the session wet and sandy, but it definitely made for a spectacular California afternoon.
Congrats again you two, I’ll see you next year at your wedding!
October 3rd, 2014:
When I met CJ + Jenn we started talking about their lives together and their story. It came up that the first time they met was at a Starbucks near L.A. live. and since they both loved Downtown L.A. it made perfect sense to schedule their engagement session to start at L.A. Live, take in a couple of “their spots” and then head across town to capture twilight with the L.A. skyline. They were all smiles throughout their session and it made for a very enjoyable afternoon of photography.
They also run a charity together called Happy Feats, that collects socks for kids who are in the hospital, be sure to check it out and help them grow!
Congrats again on finding each other and I am thrilled to be part of your Palm Springs celebration in April!
August 28th, 2014:
In discussing possible spots for their engagement session, I suggested Placerita Canyon Park to John & Lynda. They surprised me by extensively scouting out their favorite spots in this sprawling park, and even spent many hours clearing brush on the trails, so their choice spots would be ready for pictures. Talk about commitment!
Their hard work certainly paid off, as we had an incredible shoot with them. They came ready with travel-related props, since, like Felicia & I, they too met while traveling.
Thanks John & Lynda for being amazing!
August 22nd, 2014:
Blog post by Felicia
Nothing makes us realize the passage of time more than the life progression of our clients: From their engagement shoot, to their December wedding, now L + J are expecting Baby E! It’s incredible how much can change in one year, and we are absolutely thrilled for them. Their baby is going to have some amazing parents!
L + J have been some of our favorite clients ever, and we’re even more proud to call them our friends.
August 7th, 2014:
Last Friday we braved traffic on the 405 and headed down to Venice Beach for Daniel & Mary’s engagement shoot. When Daniel & Mary got there, we realized that they faced the same predicament too, and we took a little walk to the Venice Canals to shake off the “traffic tension”.
We wandered the waterside neighborhood for a bit, then headed down to the beach, where Felicia cautioned us to get away from the water as dark crowds loomed towards the end of the shoot. Thankfully, there was no lightning this time.
Congrats Daniel & Mary! See you in a few months.
July 26th, 2014:
Blog post by Felicia
Earlier this week, we were headed to Anne & Andrew’s engagement shoot in stop-and-go traffic when we got rear-ended hard on the freeway, and the impact shoved us into the car in front of us. Shaken but otherwise (generally) unscathed, we eventually lost sight of the car that hit us. While I called 911, Rob called Anne & Andrew to let them know, in case we had to reschedule: LAPD informed us that they were really busy, and would dispatch an officer when one was available.
Thankfully, we always leave for shoots with a LOT of buffer time, and after a CHP officer arrived at the scene, we sufficiently composed ourselves and made our way to San Pedro for the shoot, arriving well on time.
It was also “one of those days” for Anne & Andrew – including misadventures with accidentally-dyed pants – so we were glad that we could at least go ahead with their shoot as planned.
Luckily for us, Anne & Andrew are so comfortable with each other and were a breeze to photograph. Enjoying easy banter with Anne & Andrew helped me temporarily ignore the nagging strain in my neck, back, and shoulders, although that night I truly felt how bloody heavy my favorite lens is!
Thanks Anne & Andrew for the lighthearted shoot!