Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Downtown LA Engagement Session

Karina & Luis ~ Engaged! Downtown Los Angeles

I am so excited to share this engagement session, not only because we got to photograph in my fave spot (downtown LA), but also because Karina is a high school friend of Art's! Art told me to make sure and put that they would all hang out studying at a mutual friend's (Nancy) house :) Aaahhh memories! But back to the engagement session! Karina and Luis chose different spots in Downtown LA for the engagement session. I was happy that they even introduced us to some new spots. That's always a plus for us, because it's a brand new canvas for us to work with. What photographer doesn't like that?! I'm not going to lie, we did a lot of walking but it was worth it because we got some amazing shots. Luis and Karina were super thoughtful in bringing us water. With this hot weather we've been having lately in LA, it was much appreciated. Another fun fact, the day of their engagement session there was actually an outdoor concert going on (the Made in America Festival), so during some of their session we even got to hear Weezer in concert. Who else can say they had Weezer playing live during their engagement session? Definitely a first for us! As you can tell, it was a fun e-session and we were so happy and honored to get to photograph Karina and Luis!

Karina and Luis brought a few props. When we got to the "I said Yes" sign below, Art told Luis jokingly "congrats on saying yes, go ahead and hold out the sign." It was too funny and it brought out the jokester side of Luis. I love this photo for the genuineness of those smiles :) But honestly, we all know that Luis was the one popping the question to this gorgeous girl!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Frazier Park Rustic Wedding

Shawn & Mike ~ Married
Wedding Ceremony & Reception ~ Frazier Park Estate

Shawn and Mike had a beautiful outdoor wedding. Very fitting of an amazing couple! Shawn is one of the sweetest and most genuine people I've met. Seriously, she can make anyone feel welcome and like you've known her for years. When we first photographed Mike and Shawn for their engagement session Shawn told me she was a labor and delivery nurse. At the time I was about 6 or 7 months pregnant and I remember thinking "if the nurses I meet when I have Gracie are as nice as Shawn I will be in good hands." Of course, Mike is perfect for Shawn. He is mellow but I think they balance each other :)

Their wedding was full of lots of thoughtful touches, from the key keepsakes used for the table place cards to the sweet speeches said by Shawn and Mike's family members. I loved that they used Mike's parents' home. It added an even more personal touch to the wedding. Plus, it was the perfect setting for their rustic and romantic wedding. We absolutely loved photographing their day!

Can't forget a behind the scenes shot, right when we got to where Shawn was getting ready.

If you want to see more photos of Shawn and Mike, click HERE to see their engagement session!

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