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Serina + Chih-Hao – UCLA and El Matador Beach

November 8th, 2012:

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

During our consultation with Serina & Chih-Hao a couple months ago, we were tossing around ideas for an engagement session when I casually said, “For example if you both went to UCLA, doing a shoot around UCLA would be pretty cool.”

This was met by stunned looks from the both of them. “We both DID go to UCLA!”. At this point, I had to assure Serina & Chih-Hao that I certainly wasn’t a stalker, and it was a happy coincidence.

And so it is, we started their session at the beautiful UCLA campus, dodging the multitude of young ladies who were there for what seemed like a huge sorority event, then took a scenic drive along PCH to El Matador State Beach for the second half of their shoot.

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

UCLA, Los, Angeles, Engagement Photography, Photographer, Destination, Unique, ALternative, El, Matador, State, Beach

Marie + Huong – UCLA

March 23rd, 2012:

UCLA, University, California, Los, Angeles, Wedding, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Gay, Same, Sex, LGBT, Same-sex

Marie & Huong found us a few months ago through our listing at SoYoureEngayged, and when we met them on a Friday evening for their consultation, we hit it off immediately, talking about anything and everything under the sun. When we finally parted ways, I glanced at my watch while walking to our car, and I said to Felicia, “Shoot. I think my watch battery died yesterday.” The hands on my watch indicated 11 o’clock. We met up with Marie & Huong at 7pm.

Felicia checked her iPhone, and we realized, no my watch wasn’t broken: but we had been hanging out and talking to them for FOUR HOURS! Holy crap! We were thrilled to find clients who became instant friends, but also somewhat embarrassed for taking up their entire Friday night. Oops.

So last Sunday, though we cautiously tried not to take up Marie & Huong’s entire day, we still spent more than 5 hours with them for their shoot at UCLA (where they met) + dinner afterwards. The greatest perk of what we do is really the fact that we get to meet such awesome people and make new friends that we otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to meet! Thanks Marie & Huong for such being so awesome. Just as we were putting together this blog post, Felicia looked at me and said, “I REALLY like them!”.

There you go, a rare seal of approval from The Felicia Wong.

UCLA, University, California, Los, Angeles, Wedding, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Gay, Same, Sex, LGBT, Same-sex

UCLA, University, California, Los, Angeles, Wedding, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Gay, Same, Sex, LGBT, Same-sex

UCLA, University, California, Los, Angeles, Wedding, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Gay, Same, Sex, LGBT, Same-sex

UCLA, University, California, Los, Angeles, Wedding, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Gay, Same, Sex, LGBT, Same-sex

UCLA, University, California, Los, Angeles, Wedding, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Gay, Same, Sex, LGBT, Same-sex

UCLA, University, California, Los, Angeles, Wedding, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Gay, Same, Sex, LGBT, Same-sex

UCLA, University, California, Los, Angeles, Wedding, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Gay, Same, Sex, LGBT, Same-sex

UCLA, University, California, Los, Angeles, Wedding, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Gay, Same, Sex, LGBT, Same-sex

UCLA, University, California, Los, Angeles, Wedding, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Gay, Same, Sex, LGBT, Same-sex

UCLA, University, California, Los, Angeles, Wedding, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Gay, Same, Sex, LGBT, Same-sex

UCLA, University, California, Los, Angeles, Wedding, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Gay, Same, Sex, LGBT, Same-sex

UCLA, University, California, Los, Angeles, Wedding, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Gay, Same, Sex, LGBT, Same-sex

UCLA, University, California, Los, Angeles, Wedding, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Gay, Same, Sex, LGBT, Same-sex

UCLA, University, California, Los, Angeles, Wedding, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, Gay, Same, Sex, LGBT, Same-sex

Congrats, Marie & Huong! Can’t wait to see you both again soon!

Crosstown Rivalry with Mirza + Anthony

February 2nd, 2012:

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

Mirza went to UCLA and Anthony went to USC, but when they met six years ago they didn’t let the standard school rivalry get in the way of getting together. ¬†They both love their Alma mater though, so when it came time to plan their engagement session they instantly knew they wanted photos at both schools. ¬†Both USC and UCLA have amazing campuses, so Felicia and I happily agreed to spend a gorgeous Sunday afternoon wandering about these schools.

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

Fortunately there weren’t any hardcore fans around when Anthony threw on his USC jersey at the UCLA campus.

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

USC, UCLA, Engagement, Photography, Photographer, University, Los, Angeles, California, Travel, Wedding

Congrats again Mirza and Anthony! We can’t wait for your wedding!