Meet Julie and Brian (Engagement)

For every engagement shoot I do I really really really try to make them unique, creative, fun, and at least have one shot I have never done before. I definitely think I hit all those with groupon-shopaholic Brian and rock-climbing-guru Julie.  I was ecstatic when I found out that they would have access to a yacht in Long Beach Harbor, like eye-bulged-and-jumping-up-and-down excited! I’ve done quite a few engagement shoots by now, so anytime I get a cool new location I get pretty excited.

This shoot lasted a little longer than normal for a few reasons. One, Brian and Julie are pretty amazing people. Two, we had a lot of cool locations. Three, I forgot to set my watch an hour back so I thought it was a lot earlier than it was.  But at the end we ended the shoot a nice sit down lunch at Islands (burger joint) where I throughly indulged into a mouth-watering Hawaiian burger complete with pineapple slices in the burger. yummmmmm!!! Thank you guys! Congratulations!!! and ENJOY!

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Harbor Engagement Session Photos Julie and Brian

Long Beach Aquarium Engagement Photos. Long Beach Harbor Engagement Photos.

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Meet Juan, Michelle, and the tummy.

I only photographed this two days ago and I rushed to put this up because I heard…
that Michelle’s having her baby today!!! I thought it might be kind of weird to put up maternity photos long after the baby is out.
But I mean, is it hard to believe that the baby just came out today? Look at her! It looks like she stuck a VW beetle to her stomach. She’s huge!!! I’ve done a number of maternity sessions now, but it never ceases to amaze me (and sometimes scare me) on how big stomachs can get! Michelle’s innie-belly button is now an outie (did I spell that right?) ! My mind still thinks her stomach is fake, even though i’ve poked it (gently) a few times. Congratulations to Juan and Michelle! Their baby girls name is Elena Grace 🙂
It’s such an amazing experience to be with a couple before they get married, when they get married, during their pregnancy, and..I’m certain I’ll be a part of their lives when the baby comes out. What other job allows one to do this? I love my job 🙂

Glendale Montrose Pasadena Creative Black and White Maternity Session

Glendale Montrose Pasadena Creative Black and White Maternity Session

Glendale Montrose Pasadena Creative Black and White Maternity Session

Glendale Montrose Pasadena Creative Black and White Maternity Session

Glendale Montrose Pasadena Creative Black and White Maternity Session

Glendale Montrose Pasadena Creative Black and White Maternity Session

Glendale Montrose Pasadena Creative Black and White Maternity Session

Glendale Montrose Pasadena Creative Black and White Maternity Session

Glendale Montrose Pasadena Creative Black and White Maternity Session

Glendale Montrose Pasadena Creative Black and White Maternity Session

Glendale Montrose Pasadena Creative Black and White Maternity Session

Glendale Montrose Pasadena Creative Black and White Maternity Session

Glendale Montrose Pasadena Creative Black and White Maternity Session

Glendale Montrose Pasadena Creative Black and White Maternity Session

Glendale Montrose Pasadena Creative Black and White Maternity Session

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Meet Connie and Ryan! (Engagement)

Anytime I have to photograph in the same location twice I find it challenging because I’m naturally gravitated toward certain elements so going back to the same place again challenges me to try harder and think differently. But that’s alright I love challenges! This was photographed at the beautiful Santa Monica Pier. The first time photographing here was with Michelle and Brian
This is Connie and Ryan, I’ve known them for a couple years now but it wasn’t until this day where I really really got to know them and learned things that I’m flattered to have them be comfortable enough to share with me. I love good conversations and good stories. I love being inspired. I love being moved. And I had a little bit of all of those that day. It was very and truly incredible.
After our shoot we had some good ol grub at Bubba Gump where I chowed down on a Shrimp po’ boy and they chomped down on some ..actually I’m not sure what they had. I was too busy consuming my sandwich. 🙂 When I’m hungry, I don’t talk very much, all I do is stare at my own food.
Anyways, check out these engagement photos!

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos Connie and Ryan

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Meet Maritza and Son (engagement)

So all you viewers out there, this is what I would like for you to do. I want you go to through all the photos and inside todays blog post you’ll find a story. You’ll know when you see it. Try it figure out what’s going on. I’ll put the answer at the bottom.

Cal Poly Pomona Engagement Photos Pomona Inland Empire Engagement Maritza and Son

Cal Poly Pomona Engagement Photos Pomona Inland Empire Engagement Maritza and Son

Cal Poly Pomona Engagement Photos Pomona Inland Empire Engagement Maritza and Son

Cal Poly Pomona Engagement Photos Pomona Inland Empire Engagement Maritza and Son

Cal Poly Pomona Engagement Photos Pomona Inland Empire Engagement Maritza and Son

If you have trouble reading Son’s sign below don’t worry I did too. It says “I love Maritza because I can by myself with her.Cal Poly Pomona Engagement Photos Pomona Inland Empire Engagement Maritza and Son

Cal Poly Pomona Engagement Photos Pomona Inland Empire Engagement Maritza and Son

Cal Poly Pomona Engagement Photos Pomona Inland Empire Engagement Maritza and Son

Cal Poly Pomona Engagement Photos Pomona Inland Empire Engagement Maritza and Son

Cal Poly Pomona Engagement Photos Pomona Inland Empire Engagement Maritza and Son

Cal Poly Pomona Engagement Photos Pomona Inland Empire Engagement Maritza and Son

Cal Poly Pomona Engagement Photos Pomona Inland Empire Engagement Maritza and Son

So this engagement session is basically the story of how Maritza and Son met! And the reason why there’s laptops in this shoot is because they met online! on eHarmony to be exact!  You know what I love about this couple? They totally embrace the fact that they met online, and they’re truly a loving couple! Let me explain the photos we took at Cal Poly. Son was a member of eHarmony and he’s been on a few dates through and didn’t have any luck with it, so he decides that he’s going to leave it. But then! But then Maritza just signed up for it and she decides to give it a try so her first date off of eharmony was with Son and obviously it worked out really well! Maritza’s first eharmony date and Son’s last eharmony date. So awesome! I hope you enjoyed it! This is definitely THE most conceptual engagement shoot I’ve ever done in my life, and I love it! They brought props and everything!
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