engagement session

Sheena & Ben's Coffee Engagement

Sheena and Ben started out as friends and remained good friends for a long time before falling in love and getting engaged. Together, they share a love of traveling and trying out local coffee shops. We were able to incorporate two special brooches into their engagement session, which were gifts from family members. These are the little personal details I love working into engagement sessions.

Unfortunately, a few days before our shoot, Sheena broke her foot and was stuck in a boot but we were able to roll with it to photograph this park picnic session. Looking forward to their Buddhist wedding ceremony and backyard reception coming soon.

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Hockey and Love: Engagement in Orange County

Even though they’re fans of rival hockey teams, Kelly and Mike make a great team of two. We met up for a stroll in the park near their home in Lake Forest, California for their engagement session, where I got to fulfill my dream of photographing a couple on a footbridge. It’s always reminded me of Anne of Green Gables and is about the most romantic thing I can think of, especially when the light filters through the trees and wraps everything in a warm glow.

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Jenna & Connor’s Placerita Canyon Engagement

One of the things I love most about wedding photography is that I’m always meeting nice new people, and Jenna and Connor are two of the nicest. At first, I met up with only Jenna because Connor was deployed in the Navy at the time. He has been stationed on a ship near Japan. There was a tiny window to schedule our engagement photography session because Connor’s ship was coming to California for only one week then heading back to Japan until December. I was so happy that we were able to meet up at the Placerita Nature Center in Santa Clarita to take engagement photos. It was unfortunately one of the hottest days of summer, topping out at 106 degrees Fahrenheit, but these two were such troopers. They didn’t let the heat get to them and were all smiles, happy to be together.

Having been in my own international long distance relationship before getting married, I can definitely relate to making the most of your time together. It sounds like they had a fun-filled visit with homemade cakes (Jenna is a professional baker), lots of In & Out burgers, and the Antelope Valley Fair. I can’t wait for their March rustic wedding at Rancho Camulos Museum!

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