Tag Archives: Engagement Session

NATALIE + BEN | ON FILM | MALIBU ENGAGEMENT

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We just got this film back from RPL of Natalie and Ben’s drop-dead gorgeous engagement session in Malibu with Bound By. Good grief. We’re literally downloading scans as I type - but there are definitely a few images that I couldn’t help but grab. These are just a few of the images I was immediately drawn to and thought we would go ahead and share them on this newly revived blog, for whomever may still be checking it! I am SO about this couple. Awesome story, great relationship, fast friends over tacos on the beach in Malibu…

The session came together in a really cool way because they were open to anything and wanted to truly convey their relationship in imagery. I loved it. We were able to play around - I actually hiked through a river *WHAT?* - get some swanky vibes going, then morph into their classic and casual style, and wrap it up with the super-hot sexy side of their love story - which was completely amazing. We focused on black and white film with a slight grain during the day, and then amped our grain up for the evening shots. Natalie loves black and white so we told their story through that medium for all of the film we shot. For the photographers reading this: Neopan 400, Delta 3200, all shot and processed at normal rating.

This is but a glimpse, and I can’t WAIT to share more! The digital images we shot during this session are just to die for and Natalie and Ben knocked it all out of the park. Loving that we have so many different looks and mediums! The shots I’m throwing up now, I’m attracted to for the interaction and emotion happening in the frames. I see their personalities and hearts here. Oh, and I see an absolutely gorgeous tree above them. Epic really. I love it. Enjoy meeting Natalie and Ben, and feel free to leave us a little feedback! It’s been quite a while, and we’d love to hear from you :)

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LOS ANGELES ENGAGEMENT | BOUND BY

These are just a couple of digital images we grabbed from this session. We’re really excited to get the film back in the next couple of weeks and share some of the imagery from our afternoon on the beach in LA.

Bound By : R & L | Engaged

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PAM & BILL | ENGAGED | LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHER

Here’s a quick look at today’s late afternoon engagement session with Pam and Bill - who weathered the heat and humidity like champs - and ended up turning up the heat a bit themselves as we progressed through the evening.

I’m so excited to be working with them and shooting their wedding later this summer.  Story of my blogging life…I’m saving the best for a real post down the line; but here are a couple images that jumped out at me, that I find myself intrigued by and happy with…

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A STAIRWELL IN NEW ORLEANS | LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHER

Who isn’t most comfortable in their own space? I love the feeling of familiarity and the intimacy drawn out of those places that came through in these images.

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NEW ORLEANS ENGAGEMENT | AFTERNOON BITS

Something sweet and pretty…something raw and emotional…and a singular peek into the night with something dark and interesting.

Meet Alice and Blake…

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No worries…a legit post is headed this way in the next few weeks.  We shot much of this session on film, and I’m excited to share those images, as well as some digital favorites.

New Orleans.  Much more to come!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! | LOS ANGELES ENGAGEMENT

Today, I closed out 2010 the same way I kicked it off - working and spending time with remarkable people!

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There was no way I could let the day end without sharing a peek at this session, for obvious reasons.  So, here’s a little holiday cheer to ring in the New Year on the blog!

A huge congratulations to Kara and Scott and Happy 2011 everyone!

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SAN FRANCISCO ENGAGEMENT - FILM

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I’m beyond thrilled to post these images.  Meet my cousin Matthew and his beautiful fiance, Kristy!

They got engaged in San Francisco just a couple of weeks ago, and it was such an honor to be able to join them after the big proposal.  My husband and I had the incredible opportunity of spending the weekend with Matthew and Kristy as they embarked on their new journey - preparing to be husband and wife.

The weekend was phenomenal to say the least.  We loved every minute of it.  Truly, one couldn’t ask for better family or company!  We are so blessed.

I shot some images of the newly engaged couple throughout the weekend - all on film. *Photographer’s note: HP5 and 400H*  I love how it all turned out.  This is a timeless couple, in some amazing places - San Francisco and Wine Country - and I feel that in these moments, film was the right medium to convey their relationship and experience.

I love y’all and am so thankful to be in your life.  Congratulations and Best Wishes!

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