Mother Nature cooperated and provided us with one of the most awesome skies and sunsets we have EVER seen. Classic elegance was evident in every detail of the day. Charmaine’s flowers perfectly enhanced the pale pink accents that went so … Continue reading
Whether you love hiking and frequent the trails around the Placerita Nature Center, spend every free moment at the beach, love to explore the little shops in Solvang, consider your black lab to be an important family member, want to recreate your proposal, love and collect classic muscle cars, need save the date cards to announce your wedding to family & friends, have never had a “good” picture of the two of you together, enjoy strolling the gardens around your favorite restaurant, have a fiancé works for Edison and you love the light post exhibit at LACMA, or have no idea what you want to do for your engagement portraits, we can help you.
We feel there is no better way to express your individuality, get acquainted with your photographers, feel comfortable in front of the camera, and allow us to capture the chemistry of your love and relationship than with an engagement session in a natural, relaxed setting. That is why we include this important session in all of our wedding coverage. Besides, we love getting out of the studio and exploring all of the great places Southern California has to offer.
We hope you enjoy looking at some of the places we have been recently with our couples. Planning for these sessions is the most fun because it really lets us brainstorm and let our imaginations wander. Some couples are more serious, others romantic, others fun loving and silly… that’s what makes it so interesting for us. It’s a great way to set us up for success the day of your wedding, it breaks the ice, and it gives you lots of great shots which you can display at the wedding, or you can use them to create a guest book or sign-in board for your guests to enjoy. It also builds your confidence in yourselves and us and makes the wedding day even more enjoyable as far as picture-taking. Don’t miss out on this important part of your engagement!
The weather can either be a friend or foe when you are an event photographer. We are always carefully tuned in to the weather channel whenever we have location sessions. The weather in Valencia could be beautiful, and an hour away at the beach, it could be raining. We had to reschedule Danielle & Travis’s engagement session once due to wind and rain, so we were really hoping for good weather last Sunday. We had made it through our wedding on Saturday without any drops falling (there was a 20% chance), so we felt confident to try it again with the same prediction on Sunday.
We left Valencia with rain imminent, but as we drove further south and through the San Fernando Valley and across the 101, the skies were blue and with puffy white clouds. It was overcast again by the time we reached PCH. Danielle and Travis were right on time for our meeting, although a little nervous. Danielle was anxious to make sure we captured the fun, romantic couple they were. We were sure it would be easy- just look at these two-and the girl is a dancer-just look at those legs! Now that is what we calling jumping for joy. We knew they were going to make us look good.
Within minutes they were warmed up-although the beach got pretty cool later…and having fun. It was easy to capture this fun loving couple and their slide show is even more evidence of their playful personalities. They really bring out the best in one another. Don’t miss the shot Dave snapped of Danielle clowning in the background as I was showing her where to sit.
Luck really was on our side, because as we got to our cars to brush off the sand and change shoes- the rain started! Thank goodness for the hot clam chowder at the Paradise Beach Cafe. Now that is what I call perfect timing for a perfect couple!
The Bellisima Bride Bridal Show at the Valencia Hyatt was AWESOME! We met so many great couples and really enjoyed being able to talk them about their wedding plans. So many people asked us to see different locations that we thought it would be helpful to post some of them here. This is Part 1 and includes images from Bridgeport Clubhouse in Valencia, Robinson Ranch Golf Club in Santa Clarita, Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, and Valencia Country Club in Valencia.