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Pre-Wedding Engagement Session in Orange County

Here is a throwback to one of my favorite engagement sessions! I love the locations, Santa Ana Courthouse and Laguna Beach, the couple chose along with their beautiful wardrobe. I also love the perfect balance between more editorial images and the natural, fun, candid smiles that our work is known for. The best of both worlds. Yaaassss!!!

Just check out the stunning attire and colors that contrast so well with the soft and elegant light at the courthouse and the beach. Hope this gives you some inspiration for your own engagement session. Don’t be afraid to try bold colors, a more formal attire, or even a second wedding dress! It’s all about having fun, going out of your comfort zone, and not be limited to any restrictions of wedding day :)

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Engagement Session at Soka University | Orange County Photography

We cannot wait for Judy and Jason’s big day this weekend!! Here is a throwback to their engagement session at one of the most gorgeous and versatile locations in Orange County. Despite running behind to the session and hitting some unforeseen traffic, they were such troopers and we still had a great session!

Taking engagement photos at campuses are popular amongst couples who met at school. But university campuses are no longer just fitting amongst couples who share the same alma mater. Gorgeous campuses like Soka University are great options for portraits. It has a wide variety of backdrops that would usually have you driving from one location to another. Here are a few aesthetics of the campus that may help you consider this little gem :)

Downtown Santa Ana and Laguna Beach Engagement Session

Meet Josephine and Keith. Their engagement session started at downtown Santa Ana and ended in Laguna Beach. Downtown Santa Ana is very similar to the popular downtown Fullerton and many other downtown areas in OC. It has a sprinkle of unique textures all over the two block radius we roamed. The rustic alleyways, brick and stone walls, and architecture and romantic fountains, it’s the perfect place for our down-to-earth couple.

How To Use Your Engagement Photos

Engagements are one of my favorite sessions to photograph. It’s probably one of the very few, if not the first time, the couple has gotten their photos taken professionally. The jitters, the glow, the love shared between the couple at this very moment is unique and marks the beginning of many more in the future. Now, as I talk about all the great feels couples share I’m not dismissing the possible difficulties and struggles couples ALSO experience during this time. An engagement session is a great way to bring the couple together again and remind them what truly matters in all of this- each other.

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Lacy Park and Walt Disney Concert Hall Engagement Session

This engagement session was taken around Los Angeles at Lacy Park, Walt Disney Concert Hall and LACMA. It was another special one to me. Linda and Tom are friends of mine and it’s a little different photographing someone you know personally. Photographers out there, you probably know what I’m talking about. You’re not trying to get to know the couple during the session, because you already know them, and you can read their body language more accurately than perhaps a couple you don’t know well. Most of all, communication is naturally open between you guys so you know exactly that they want.

Walt Disney Concert Hall Engagement Session

Los Angeles Engagement Session | Walt Disney Concert Hall | Santa Monica Pier | Union Station

Danni and Jeff wanted a fun and sexy engagement session that reflected their personality as a couple. We had such a great time bonding with them and going to the Santa Monica Pier, Union Station, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. We can't wait for their film-inspired wedding in September!Danni and Jeff met on a film set where Danni was an actress and Jeff helped out as a boom operator. Danni's natural beauty and warming smile immediately captivated Jeff. It...

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Santa Monica Pier Engagement Session

Stephanie and Ken will have their wedding at the Vibiana in Los Angeles. Their wedding month is the perfect representation of their relationship. December is a wintery, yet strong, month. It's the time of the year that brings family and friends together, as they're both very family and friends oriented. They know when to have fun and be silly, and when to be a responsible adult. They're the perfect mix of youthfulness and maturity. If a month could represent them,...

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