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Maura & Cole's Romantic Engagement Session in LA Arboretum

Maura & Cole's Romantic Engagement Session in LA Arboretum

I had a blast wandering the grounds of the beautiful LA Arboretum with Maura and Cole for their engagement session. They are one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever met, so full of playful energy, happiness and love! With both of them wearing pastels, they looked like an absolute dream among the gorgeous floral gardens of the LA Arboretum. Cannot wait for these two to tie the knot next summer!

(Engagement session in LA Arboretum; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement film photographer)

Honeymoon Shoot in Paris - Monica & Tim

Honeymoon Shoot in Paris - Monica & Tim

Tim and Monica tied the knot in California, and Paris was always on their list of places to visit together ever since they first started dating. They began their honeymoon trip in Rome and Positano, and Paris to be their last stop before heading back home. 

I couldn't be happier to have the opportunity to work with these two! We started the shoot with the view of the Eiffel Tower, then made our way to a cute Parisian cafe, and ended at the Tuileries Garden. Tim and Monica could not have been any cuter - I loved everything about this honeymoon session, but most of all, the chemistry that these two lovebirds have together. So excited to share a few of my favorites! 

(Honeymoon session shot on film in Paris, France; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement fine art photographer)

Christine & Joel - Romantic Engagement Session at Thomas Riley Park, CA

Christine & Joel - Romantic Engagement Session at Thomas Riley Park, CA

Get ready for loads of heart fluttering romance and beautiful golden fields coming your way! 

Christine and Joel, who are originally from California and have been living in Chicago for the past 4 years, have recently moved back to the west coast and have just settled in San Diego this summer. As soon as they were back, we scheduled their engagement session at Thomas Riley Park in Orange County. I was so excited for this shoot because we'd finally meet for the first time.

These two are an absolute pleasure to be around. Christine and Joel are so down to earth and full of joy - getting gorgeous photos of these two was a breeze! Having trust from them also made a huge difference in creating beautiful and honest portraits, which is one of the many reasons I love engagement sessions. Below are some of my favorites from their shoot - I can hardly wait to photograph their wedding this fall! 

(Engagement session at Thomas Riley Park; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement photographer)

Sarah & Fredrik - Beautiful wedding in Malibu hills

Sarah & Fredrik - Beautiful wedding in Malibu hills

Tucked away just off the PCH, lies this modern and beautiful Malibu estate, where Sarah and Fredrik said their "I do's" among their closest friends and family. 

The guests, that are both California locals, as well as those that came from the lands of Norway, enjoyed beautiful ocean views of this Malibu estate throughout the day, while sipping on 'his' and 'her' cocktails and delicious beer they could get from the cutest self-serving beer station you've ever seen. Sarah wore a gorgeous Allure Bridals dress in a light creme color, which Fred was sure to match with the color of his tie. He was dressed in Moods of Norway, and I don't think anyone else would be able to pull it off as good as a true Norwegian.  

Sarah and Fredrik picked an amazing team of wedding professionals, who made the day a breeze (no pun intended). Alissa Hussey made sure the day ran flawlessly and Butterfly Floral added the perfect touch of romance with gorgeous white flowers everywhere. This was a true fairy tale wedding. A Norwegian king with his Malibu princess - may they live happily ever after! 

(Wedding photography in Malibu, CA; Los Angeles based fine art wedding and engagement photographer)

Maternity Session with Jessica & Curtis - Malibu Creek State Park

Maternity Session with Jessica & Curtis - Malibu Creek State Park

It is always a pleasure to catch up with my couples, especially while celebrating such an exciting stage in their lives!

We went to one of my favorite spots in Malibu for Curtis and Jessica's maternity session. These two are so easy to work with and are an absolute pleasure to photograph. And of course, Malibu Creek State Park never disappoints; open fields, scenic views, wild nature - what a dream! 

Congratulations again, Jessica and Curtis! It is such a special feeling to be awaiting the arrival of a little one and I am so thankful to be a part of this new chapter in your lives.  This will be one gorgeous girl! 

(Maternity Session in Malibu Creek State Park, CA; Los Angeles based wedding, engagement and boudoir fine art photographer)

Michelle & Azer - Gorgeous wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch, CA

Michelle & Azer - Gorgeous wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch, CA

There is nothing about this wedding that I don't absolutely love. The couple, the venue, the style - all totally swoon worthy! 

The first time I met with Michelle and Azer, I knew it was a perfect match. Not only were they super friendly, outgoing and completely smitten with one another, they also fell in love with one of my favorite venues - the Hummingbird Nest Ranch, and traveled from San Francisco to have their wedding there.

These two also know how to throw an incredible party! They truly celebrated both of their cultural backgrounds, and had the best time doing it. Hands down, one of my favorite weddings of the year!

(Wedding at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch, CA; Los Angeles based wedding, engagement and boudoir photographer)

Erika & Casey - Engagement Session in Temecula, CA

Erika & Casey - Engagement Session in Temecula, CA

First of all, I cannot get over this gorgeous couple and the beautiful winery in Temecula, where they will be getting married next year! Erika and Casey wanted to do a shoot there, and although heading over to Temecula from Los Angeles on a Friday of Memorial Day weekend might not have been the best idea, standing in traffic was so worth shooting with these two!

I loved that Erika and Casey thought of every detail and even brought a bike along. Erika went to the flower market that morning and put together this stunning flower basket! I can only imagine how many beautiful details their wedding will have! Also, have I mentioned how gorgeous these two are? They are seriously every photographer's dream. I am as in love with this engagement shoot as these two are with each other!

(Engagement session photography in Temecula, CA; Southern California fine art wedding, engagement and boudoir photographer based in Los Angeles, CA)

Dianne & Christian - Engagement Session in Malibu Creek State Park, CA

Dianne & Christian - Engagement Session in Malibu Creek State Park, CA

Malibu Creek State Park is quickly becoming my favorite location for engagement photos. It is calm, quiet and has stunning views - perfect for lifestyle photography with a romantic twist. 

This was one of those engagement sessions, where I could've posted every single image I took that day with Dianne and Christian. The chemistry between these two is absolutely magical, and Malibu Creek State Park added just the right amount of drama. This engagement session was every photographer's dream! Here are some of my favorite photos from our shoot (it was SO hard to pick!).

(Engagement photography in Malibu Creek State Park, CA; Southern California fine art wedding, engagement, and boudoir photographer in Los Angeles).