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Tag Archives: Los Angeles Engagement Photography

ERIN & ADAM ENGAGEMENT TEASERS {LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHER}

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It’s teaser time! Completely hot and awesome images to come from Erin & Adam’s Engagement Session - but check out a few at random for now. I can’t wait to post this session, and all the others I have backed up. They’re coming soon and steadily from the West Coast! Thank you Erin and Adam for a fantastic day, and for putting up with my driving. It happens…

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BECAUSE IT’S TIME FOR A SNEAK PEEK - MEET KATIE & JONATHAN

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Super hot images to come. (It just seems like a good time for a sneak).

So, I got together with Katie and Jonathan recently to shoot their engagement session. I loved this session because they were just so FUN. At the end of the day, I want my clients to just have beautiful images and a great time…and these two really had fun with each other. It didn’t hurt that Katie might have a double life where she secretly models for a living. I would talk about a concept, and before I got halfway through, she’d say, “Like this?” and BLAM. It was ridiculous. She also laughed pretty much the entire time - so I guess we’re just very like-minded. (Picture me pointing back and forth a lot and going, “we’re like this!”).

I also really appreciated that Katie and Jonathan let me do whatever I wanted. They were up for anything - and I was bound and determined to push myself. We ended up with some pretty cool concepts…I’m not gonna lie. We also did a few things that were just absurd, but that’s part of the artistic experience, right? It’s going to be a lot of fun to share this session when its completed, because I can see a clearer direction of where I’m going as an artist. This has been a slam packed year, and it’s so rewarding to get to the end, look back, and see where your eye and vision are going.

Also, I shot a newborn yesterday - something I almost never do. He peed on a cake-platter. I’ll post some awesomeness from that soon - so there’s another sneak!

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HUGE PROJECT UNDERWAY, AND AN ASHLEY & OWEN SNEAK

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Oh, how I loved my day yesterday! I hooked up with some amazing people to take on a great new “transitional” project for the studio. It’s all secretive for now, but I can’t wait for everything to come together and share it on the blog!

Ashley and Owen were great sports for our project day. In the midst of everything else that was going on, we managed to knock out a pretty fantastic engagement session. What a lovely couple. We laughed, danced a little, played the laying down game, and just enjoyed the day. Super special for this session, we shot on location at Ashley’s great-grandparents’ farm. It was just gorgeous. We also happened upon a car graveyard on the way out there - loved it. Ashley and Owen, thanks for being troopers and heading out into the blistering wind and cold!

Here are a few images from yesterday. I’m saving all the best ones for later - so here’s just a peek at some randomness.

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JENNIFER & JUSTIN - A FEW IMAGES FROM SUNDAY

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Yay for Jennifer and Justin! I can’t wait to post their engagement session and I am so looking forward to their wedding next summer. We had a great weekend in Birmingham, and I really enjoyed my afternoon. It’s so nice to be shooting in nice weather in the South again…

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MICHELLE & BARRETT, GORGEOUS WEATHER, AND BACK TO THE BLOG…

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Okay, I am quite aware that there are about 50-60 sessions I need to blog. I’m trying, really trying, to get back to work on this blog. All of my life transitions have kicked this blog to the curb, but dangit, it will be revived, and victory will be claimed!

Please note that the minute I move to the West Coast, The South starts getting incredible weather again. This very grandiose part of me is convinced that the weather is somehow messing with just me. I would like to remind you that last year in Phoenix, it rained the entire time I was there. Hmmm…

Anyway, you couldn’t imagine a more gorgeous (AND pleasant) day than today in Birmingham! Michelle and Barrett traveled down from Memphis for an engagement session, and we had a stunning afternoon to enjoy. LOVE this couple! They’re fantastic - so much fun, so easy, hearts for each other, focused on Christ. It was a delight to get to know them. We definitely bonded - gotta love it when clients embrace your attention issues and random creative impulses… I’ll do an entire blog post on Michelle and Barrett at some point and do these two justice…

So, here are a few images SOOC (minus the backlit B&W). And here’s to finally blogging a session. Only 60 to go! I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.

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SO I HAD SUSHI WITH MALLORY & TOMMY

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Okay, there was an Engagement Session prior to Sushi - but the point is that I love every moment I spend with Mallory and Tommy. Super fun couple! Mallory and I have grand plans for my life in Los Angeles - so definitely stick around for the full post on this session to hear about all of the slightly sketchy merriment we’ve planned. I’m not even sure if this post counts as a sneak - I just pulled some images to put up because I loved my afternoon so much! Check out a little bit of our day…

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I’m in love with this image for so many reasons…
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I promise I’ll put up a real sneak peek soon! I should have the film from this shoot back in about a week, and I am SO excited about some of the new things we tried. In the meantime, just know that Mallory and Tommy are engaged and fabulous, and their incredible session will be coming soon. And if you’re wondering why I’m not packing - umm….would you be, if you could procrastinate by having dinner with these two and then blog about your day? That’s what I thought…

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ARRAH & MICHAEL - MARRIED! THINK PINK…

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Okay, seriously…I am so in love with Arrah and Michael’s gorgeous wedding! You should probably know that Arrah and I share a common love of pink, that will explain the beginnings of my feelings about their simply fantastic wedding day. Then, I should probably mention that the venue and vendors she choose to work with are out of this world! And follow that up with the only day the whole summer that lacked humidity, and even got CHILLY at the end of the evening - and you end up with one of the best events of the year in Birmingham!

If you follow this blog, you may remember Arrah and Michael from their engagement shoot in Las Vegas. If you missed it, definitely check out some of their rock-star images here and here.

I’m saving the reception images for another post, because they deserve their own moment of glory. Let’s just leave it at that. I may or may not have done some Beyonce dancing…along with the Band (who are absolutely fabulous)! Okay, I really am leaving it there. Come back soon for a behind the scenes look at a truly booty-licious party…can I say that on the blog? I just did…

As they say - LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! And dangit, The Sonnet House is one of the very best locations in the Southeast. The venue is impeccable in every way, and the owners are just delightful to work with. Guys, I would love to be a vendor of yours any day! It’s always so much fun to shoot there and work with them!

Making this pink extravaganza become a reality is the lovely Jill Sampson of Weddings By Jill out of Montgomery, Alabama. I’ve NEVER seen any of her work that I didn’t love. What great style, and a sense of fun - which comes from her fun-loving personality. She is detail oriented in every way, and a true creative genius. The entire theme; all floral arrangements, lighting design, cake design, layouts, were all her vision and creation. I’m including some fun views in this post!

Arrah is such a knock-out! What a great bride to work with - she has such a sense of fun and glamour about her, and yet a tender heart. More than anything, she is loving and hilarious. She makes me laugh until I cry. And thoughtful too! She brought me Red Bull to the wedding. A girl after my own heart.

Her relationship with Michael is hard to put into words. I love the way he cares for her and serves her. Consistently putting her before himself. It was so evident how deeply he loves her in our few days we’ve spent together. Michael is a gentleman through and through. I can’t wait to see them grow as husband and wife. Two people would be hard pressed to find a better foundation and launching point for a marriage.

I loved watching Michael watch Arrah walk down the aisle - what joy! Above all, I had the privilege of watching them marry their best friend. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you both, travel with you, capture your most intimate and special moments. You gave me an incredible gift and I’m blessed to have gotten to know you and call you friends…

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I’m loving these ring shots…

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Most fun shoes EVER? I think so…

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Can’t go to The Sonnet House without jumping in this stellar tub!

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Gorgeous ceremony!!!

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Some of Jill’s unbelievable work!

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The beginnings of a bash to be remembered…

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And then when the party was really getting started!

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And they’re off!

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Check back soon for the only post I’ve ever done on a reception alone!!!

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