Engagement Session

Kristen and Rigo {Engaged} | Vasquez Rocks, CA

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Kristen and Rigo are one of those couples I feel so lucky I get to work with! They are both total sweethearts and trusted me completely to capture the love they share. I can't wait for their wedding next year! 

Ciella and Matt {Engaged} | Malibu, CA

I've known Matt since high school and when I was introduced to Ciella, I knew he had met someone very special. One of the first times I was able to get to know Ciella was when she had booked me for a surprise Portrait Session for Matt and his beloved dog, Jack. At the time, Jack had been diagnosed with cancer and they weren't sure if he was going to live much longer. (Side note: Jack is still going strong!) I thought it was one of the most thoughtful acts of love and I was so happy Matt had found someone to love him that way. Last summer, we played on the same Kickball league and it was so cute to watch them cheer each other on. To me, one of the most beautiful things about love is knowing you've found a teammate who will support you and, sometimes literally, cheer you on from the sidelines.

For our session, Ciella had her grandmother's dress from the 1940's altered into a beautiful, long flowing skirt. I was almost afraid to touch the fabric for fear that it would rip or tear between my fingertips. I thought it was such a beautiful way to honor her grandmother while also continuing the legacy of love in her family for generations.

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Chris and Erica | Big Bear, CA {Engagement Session}

For Chris and Erica's Engagement Session, I wanted to evoke the feeling of coziness and warmth. Erica is a talented Interior Designer, so naturally, we had to shoot some lifestyle images in their home in Santa Clarita, CA. I love the intimate feel of the images so much! There's something so beautiful about the simplicity of cuddling at home with the person you love. The two really wanted to shoot in Big Bear, CA to take advantage of the beautiful snowy landscapes. We put on our snow boots and ventured out into the wild. These two were such champs when it came to me asking them to walk into knee deep snow to get the perfect light. I think I laughed for two hours straight. Erica is just a bundle of light and I loved watching how Chris let's her shine. Chris and Erica, I had so much fun getting to know you at our shoot and I absolutely can't wait to share your big day with you!

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Abigail and Cole {Engaged} Los Angeles, CA

As kids, Cole was best friends with Abigail's brother. Abigail was always nearby, but it wasn't until they grew older that Cole realized girls don't have cooties. When they told me how long they'd known each other, I remember saying, "The love of your life was right in front of you all along." What an amazing thought. The only way I can think to accurately describe Cole and Abigail is that they sparkle. Observing their energy together fills you with love and just makes you want to smile. It's pretty obvious they're best friends who just happen to be crazy about each other. Abigail simply shines and it's clear that Cole has been captivated by her light.

For their Engagement Session, I wanted a location that was just as bright and vibrant as their personalities. So, naturally, I took them to the 4th Street Arts District where we were surrounded by pops of color and adventure around every corner. My favorite part of the session was when we happened to stumble upon a vintage piano randomly sitting in an alley way. I asked them to sit and pose for a few shots and Cole, who just also happened to know how to play piano, started playing a tune. I love when life gives me moments like this.

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Keith + Lisa {Engaged }

Lisa and Keith are such a fun couple! I loved how well the laid back, mellow vibe of the beach setting at their session reflected their personalities. As we walked along the sand during our shoot, I listened to Keith retell the story of how he proposed to Lisa. Knowing he intended to propose to her, he planned a romantic getaway weekend in San Diego...one of their favorite places to visit together. He put together a day packed full of romantic dinners, drives, and movies...hoping the right time would present itself for him to ask Lisa to marry him. The day flew by and night came, they were walking back to the car after dinner and Keith realized the right moment had never arrived. He began to panic. If he didn't ask her now his opportunity that day would be gone. So he got down on one knee right there on the side walk and when Lisa turned around he asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. She said "yes", lit by the glow of the warm street lights, and the rest is history. Sometimes it isn't how you ask, but rather, the intention behind the question that really matters. Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-10Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-13Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-2Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-3-2Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-3Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-3-3Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-4Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-4-2Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-4-3Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-5-2Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-6-2Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-6Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-7Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-8Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-9Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-8-2Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-5Trump Golf Course Engagement Session_-7-2