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Lynda + John | Placerita Canyon Engagement Photography

August 28th, 2014:

Placerita, Canyon, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles, Santa, Clarita, Outdoor
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!

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L + J + E | Orange County Maternity Photography

August 22nd, 2014:

Orange, County, Maternity, Photography, Photographer, Laguna, Niguel

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.

Congrats guys!

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Mary + Daniel | Venice Engagement Photography

August 7th, 2014:

Venice, Beach, California, Canals, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles

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.

Venice, Beach, California, Canals, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Venice, Beach, California, Canals, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Venice, Beach, California, Canals, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Venice, Beach, California, Canals, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Venice, Beach, California, Canals, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Venice, Beach, California, Canals, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Venice, Beach, California, Canals, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Venice, Beach, California, Canals, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Venice, Beach, California, Canals, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Venice, Beach, California, Canals, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Venice, Beach, California, Canals, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Venice, Beach, California, Canals, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Venice, Beach, California, Canals, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles

Anne + Andrew | San Pedro Engagement Photography

July 26th, 2014:

San, Pedro, Engagement, Photographer, Los, Angeles, California

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! 

San, Pedro, Engagement, Photographer, Los, Angeles, California
San, Pedro, Engagement, Photographer, Los, Angeles, California
San, Pedro, Engagement, Photographer, Los, Angeles, California

San, Pedro, Engagement, Photographer, Los, Angeles, California
San, Pedro, Engagement, Photographer, Los, Angeles, California
San, Pedro, Engagement, Photographer, Los, Angeles, California
San, Pedro, Engagement, Photographer, Los, Angeles, California
San, Pedro, Engagement, Photographer, Los, Angeles, California
San, Pedro, Engagement, Photographer, Los, Angeles, California
San, Pedro, Engagement, Photographer, Los, Angeles, California
San, Pedro, Engagement, Photographer, Los, Angeles, California
San, Pedro, Engagement, Photographer, Los, Angeles, California


San, Pedro, Engagement, Photographer, Los, Angeles, California

Jennifer + Daniel | Pasadena Engagement Session

July 17th, 2014:

Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles

Last week I headed to Cal Tech and Pasadena City Hall for Jennifer and Daniel’s engagement shoot. Since they live in the neighborhood, they are well-acquainted with these architectural landmarks, which are also excellent location for photos.

As the sun began to set and we were wrapping up our shoot, Daniel asked what I thought about a unplugged wedding.  As many of you know, I am a huge fan of your guests putting away their cameras to be truly present during your ceremony. It lets them celebrate with you instead of being distracted by a device, and it lets me do my job best: capturing the emotions of your closest friends and families, instead of a sea of iPads (those look like cookies sheets in front of people’s faces), smartphones, and cameras. Better pictures, better experience – It’s really a win-win for everyone.

Anyhow, if the fact that these two are just fun to be around wasn’t enough, I am now completely won over as these two start to think about their guests’ wedding experience 9 months before the big day.

Congrats you both and I’ll see you soon at your wedding!

Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles
Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles
Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles
Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles
Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles
Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles
Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles
Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles
Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles
Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles
Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles
Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles
Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles
Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles
Cal, Tech, Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Los, Angeles

Samantha + Mike | California Pre Wedding

July 12 2014:

Joshua, Tree, Astro, Photography, Photographer, Engagement, Wedding, National, Park, Astrophotography

Blog post by Felicia

Several months ago, Samantha & Mike came from Singapore to California for their engagement photos.

In case you’re wondering: In Asia, these are commonly dubbed “pre-wedding photos”, where the bride actually puts on a white dress, since, on a hectic wedding day, there is usually little time for bride & groom portraits. It’s interesting to note that the white dresses worn during pre-wedding photos aren’t usually the ones the bride would wear on the actual wedding day. (In Singapore, the dresses are rented, so having 5-7 gowns from engagement photos through wedding day is the norm for a typical wedding.)

Sam & Mike requested a “best-of-California” type shoot with major landmarks, and we managed to fit in a diverse range of settings within a couple of days: from the ragged coastline of 17 Mile Drive in Monterey, to San Francisco’s opulent City Hall, iconic Golden Gate Bride and the Victorian Painted Ladies, to the desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park.

The lovely couple just got married in Singapore today, and we are so happy for them! Congratulations Sam & Mike!

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Monterey, Carmel, By, the, Sea, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, 17, mile, drive, Photography, Photographer, California
Monterey, Carmel, By, the, Sea, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, 17, mile, drive, Photography, Photographer, California
Monterey, Carmel, By, the, Sea, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, 17, mile, drive, Photography, Photographer, California
Monterey, Carmel, By, the, Sea, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, 17, mile, drive, Photography, Photographer, California
Monterey, Carmel, By, the, Sea, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, 17, mile, drive, Photography, Photographer, California
Monterey, Carmel, By, the, Sea, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, 17, mile, drive, Photography, Photographer, California
Monterey, Carmel, By, the, Sea, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, 17, mile, drive, Photography, Photographer, California
Monterey, Carmel, By, the, Sea, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, 17, mile, drive, Photography, Photographer, California
Monterey, Carmel, By, the, Sea, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, 17, mile, drive, Photography, Photographer, California
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San, Francisco, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, alamo, square, park, Photography, Photographer, California
San, Francisco, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, alamo, square, park, Photography, Photographer, California
San, Francisco, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, alamo, square, park, Photography, Photographer, California
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San, Francisco, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, City, Hall, Photography, Photographer, California
San, Francisco, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, City, Hall, Photography, Photographer, California
San, Francisco, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, City, Hall, Photography, Photographer, California
San, Francisco, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, City, Hall, Photography, Photographer, California
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San, Francisco, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, Palace, of, fine, art, Photography, Photographer, California
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San, Francisco, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, Muir, Woods, Photography, Photographer, California
San, Francisco, Engagement, Pre, Wedding, Muir, Woods, Photography, Photographer, California
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Joshua, Tree, Astro, Photography, Photographer, Engagement, Wedding, National, Park, Astrophotography
Joshua, Tree, Astro, Photography, Photographer, Engagement, Wedding, National, Park, Astrophotography
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Joshua, Tree, Photography, Photographer, Engagement, Wedding, National, Park, Pre
Joshua, Tree, Photography, Photographer, Engagement, Wedding, National, Park, Pre
Joshua, Tree, Photography, Photographer, Engagement, Wedding, National, Park, Pre
Joshua, Tree, Photography, Photographer, Engagement, Wedding, National, Park, Pre
Joshua, Tree, Photography, Photographer, Engagement, Wedding, National, Park, Pre
Joshua, Tree, Photography, Photographer, Engagement, Wedding, National, Park, Pre

Jake + Noelle | Paso Robles Engagement

May 7th, 2014:

Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination

Blog post by Felicia

Jake & Noelle live up in the Bay Area, so we first “met” them through a Skype call. It was one of those times when we just hit it off instantly. When we ended the call, Rob and I looked at each other and agreed, we sure hope they would book us, because they’re just such cool people and we really wanted to meet them.

Thankfully, Jake & Noelle liked us enough to want us hanging around on their wedding day too, so last week, after jetting from France to San Francisco to Burbank, we slept in our bed for one night, picked up our Prius, and headed back north to Paso Robles for their engagement shoot at two wineries.

We spent a good part of the day with these two, trading stories and LOTS of laughs. I wasn’t sure it was possible, but they’re even more awesome in real life than on Skype! After coming off so much travel, it was so refreshing and invigorating to be with excellent company. It also helped that they made our job ridiculously easy. What a perfect shoot to come home to!

Thank you Jake & Noelle for being INCREDIBLE. Can’t wait to see you again!

Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination


Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination
Paso, Robles, Vineyard, Winery, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Destination

Vince + Jen | Los Angeles Arboretum

June 6th, 2014:

Los, Angeles, Arboretum, Engagement, Photography, Photographer

Blog post by Felicia 

Earlier this week we met up with Vince & Jen for their engagement shoot at the LA Arboretum. Unfortunately it was a sweltering hot day, but they were still good sports, traipsing all over the expansive grounds, and… Vince impressed us with his mimicry of peacock calls. If you’ve never heard a real peacock’s call, it sounds like a mix of cats in heat and a petulant screaming child. Borderline creepy.

Thankfully we weren’t harmed by the peafowl, and had a wonderful time despite the heat.

See you next month!

Los, Angeles, Arboretum, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
Los, Angeles, Arboretum, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
Los, Angeles, Arboretum, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
Los, Angeles, Arboretum, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
Los, Angeles, Arboretum, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
Los, Angeles, Arboretum, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
Los, Angeles, Arboretum, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
Los, Angeles, Arboretum, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
Los, Angeles, Arboretum, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
Los, Angeles, Arboretum, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
Los, Angeles, Arboretum, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
Los, Angeles, Arboretum, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
Los, Angeles, Arboretum, Engagement, Photography, Photographer

Alisa + Dino | Pasadena City Hall Engagement Photography

May 28th, 2014:

Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles

We met up with Alisa & Dino just before Memorial Day weekend, and despite their initial stress of dealing with the pre-holiday traffic, we soon forgot about the evils of LA traffic as we traded travel tales, and discussed the amazingness that is Thailand: where we had, and they will have, their “familymoon”. Yes, a post-wedding trip that involves taking your family with you.

Thanks Alisa & Dino for a fun Friday evening!

Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles
Pasadena, City, Hall, Engagement, Photography, Los, Angeles

Lance + Veronica | LACMA Engagement Photography

May 15th, 2014:

LACMA, Los, Angeles, Museum, Art, California, Engagement, Photography, Photographer

When I first met Lance and Veronica they already knew where they wanted their engagement pictures to take place: right where he proposed at the lamppost art installation in front of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

It was a extra bonus that they are both into music, and brought their instruments along for the first part of the shoot.  We had a sidewalk jam session (unfortunately we didn’t get them busking for their honeymoon fund), then headed off to the rest of the museum to continue their shoot.

Thanks for the great afternoon guys! See you soon!


LACMA, Los, Angeles, Museum, Art, California, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
LACMA, Los, Angeles, Museum, Art, California, Engagement, Photography, Photographer

LACMA, Los, Angeles, Museum, Art, California, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
LACMA, Los, Angeles, Museum, Art, California, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
LACMA, Los, Angeles, Museum, Art, California, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
LACMA, Los, Angeles, Museum, Art, California, Engagement, Photography, Photographer

LACMA, Los, Angeles, Museum, Art, California, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
LACMA, Los, Angeles, Museum, Art, California, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
LACMA, Los, Angeles, Museum, Art, California, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
LACMA, Los, Angeles, Museum, Art, California, Engagement, Photography, Photographer
LACMA, Los, Angeles, Museum, Art, California, Engagement, Photography, Photographer