Posts tagged Engagements
Malibu Beach Engagement Session: Josh & Brandon
Intimate photo of gay male couple laughing on beach

Josh and Brandon are the sweetest people. They got engaged on the beach, so they wanted to be next to the ocean for their engagement photos too. We chose a quintessential stretch of rocky Malibu coastline just north of Los Angeles and they dressed to impress in black and white suits.

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These two smiled every time they looked each other’s way.

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I loved Brandon’s red shoes with the suit look. They were such a fun detail.

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Southern California has the best sunsets. I love how they soften as they reach the distant horizon over the ocean.

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These matching black-striped engagement/wedding rings are so cool! Especially when paired with their suits!

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Someone later pointed out to me that the clouds between them were shaped like a heart. I didn’t see it as I shot it but I see it instantly now. I can’t help but think this is a sign that the universe brought these two together.


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Colorful Holi Powder Couple Shoot: Glennellen & Adrian

Glennellen and Adrian are the cutest couple! We met up for an incredibly fun shoot in the park. Don't let their white shirts fool you, things are about to get full on colorful!

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They got to play with colored powders (commonly used to celebrate the festival of colors known as Holi). In most cases this powder is just colored corn starch, so it's safe and non-toxic (although it can still dye your clothes!). 

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I think the best sign that a couple is made for each other is if they can play together. You should always be with someone who brings out the kid in you and loves you at your goofiest.

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As the sun was setting it was just glowing through the trees. I can't get enough of that gorgeous pre-sunset light. And in combination with this adorable pair? It's just that much more stunning!

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Valentine's Themed Photoshoot: Breena & Can
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I love Valentine's Day! As a wedding photographer, you'd think that would be because my business is love. And to be fair, I do love adorable couples and cheering on their awesome relationships. But that's not why I think Valentine's Day is so great. Nope.

So why do I love Valentine's Day? Two things: bright colors and sweets! What other day can you deck everything out in red and pink and have people give you candy and desserts? Okay, maybe on your wedding day, but maybe that's why I love weddings too.

So today I'm sharing a shoot inspired by all the things I love most about Valentine's Day, starring a super-adorable couple (Can and Breena), iced heart cookies, and—for good measure—giant red balloons!

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Bow ties are so in fashion right now and I am here for it.

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I love moments like these when I catch a couple just cracking up with each other.

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Can is a dancer, so I had to have him give her a little twirl.

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How cute are these neon signs? It's as if they knew we were doing a Valentine's-themed shoot and just wanted to help out. Thanks for the assist!

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No color has quite as much impact as red!

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And what Valentine's Day shoot would be complete without a mini coffee date and—of course—dessert! 

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Dark Forest Engagement Shoot: Tommy and Natalie

Despite the super hot Los Angeles weather right now, I'm still getting in the fall mood, so it seems like the perfect time to share this gorgeous engagement shoot. I love when couples bring a little punk rock edge into their photoshoots, especially when it's combined with glam outfits. Tommy and Natalie nailed their edgy, dark, forest engagement shoot with their killer black outfits paired with Natalie's braided mohawk-inspired hairstyle and high-top black converse.

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This dress was stunning! Depending on the light it would seemingly change color from purple to black to gray. Plus the scoop back and mermaid cut are ultra-flattering.

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Natalie's awesome braided mohawk was courtesy of Helena of Hair of the Bride.

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Look how gorgeous this ring is! It was so sparkly in person.

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In this area of forest there are some really cool ruins left behind from some older building. I have tried without success to figure out where these came from. Regardless, it just added to the slightly spooky gothic ambiance that was already going on.

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Maybe some day there will come a time where I'm not totally head over heals for the look of Converse with a formal gown. Today is not that day. I AM DYING OVER THIS GORGEOUSNESS!

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