Samantha and Tannon make in insainly happy. They are the kind of couple that just being around puts you in the better mood, and reminds me why I love my job so much. I had high hopes for their engagement shoot, and I couldn’t be more elated with the results. The fall setting, beautiful light, and super sweet couple in love, what else could I ask for? So without further ado, feast your eyes on Samantha and Tannon’s lovely session.
Fall is such a wonderful time in Southern California for photography. The air is chrisp, the weather is mild, and the light is extra beautiful. So naturally the last few weeks have been busy with so many lovely sessions, and I’m extra excited to share this stunning Giffith Observatory engagement shoot today. I’ve photographed here many times before, but with each session I find a new perspective and fall a little bit more in love with Los Angeles.
I believe there is beauty in simplicity. Clean lines, white walls, and just the right amount of decor can really be a refreshing and elegant take on weddings. Lucky for Stely and Mark they recently got married at the beautiful Westin Pasadena, which happens to only be a few blocks away from the always stunning City Hall. With these two elements combined, the stage was set for an absolutely beautiful day, and with the help of Master Plans Events every detail cam together perfectly.
I love how they really embraced their surrounds to create a classically beautiful day. Join me in wishing these two a lifetime of love and take a peek into a few of my favorites from their Pasadena wedding.
Gotta love a first look with lots of laughter and smiling!
Venue: The Westin Pasadena | Coordinator: Master Plans Events – Yingka Chou | Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang Studio | Florist: Three Petals | Cake: Kings Hawaiian Bakery | Chairs & Lighting: Star Event Productions | Music: Dj Jing
Oh, how I love engagement shoots! This might be one of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer, as it gives me an opportunity to really get to know my couples in a fun relaxed setting. It’s also a great warm up for the wedding day, and helps me tailer my shooting style to best compliment each couple.
For Chaia and Chip’s engagement they chose to do the majority shoot at the Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach. This area was perfect for their session, but I’m convinced these two could make any location look fun and amazing. I had a blast spending the afternoon with these two, and take a peek into just a few of my favorite frames.
Following the theme of this weeks posts, I realized I never shared the incredible baby shower I photographed earlier this year with Marla of Fujiko’s Flowers. This mint and pink inspired shower was beyond anything I could have expected! I adored the girly decor, Crossfit inspired activities, and yummy paleo menu. Marla truly outdid herself, and elevated the idea of baby showers in my mind forever! Get ready for some major inspiration, and head on over to Hostess With The Mostess for the full feature.
Event Design and Florals: Marla of Fujiko’s Flowers | Plate, Tub and Bottle Rentals: Town and Country | Table, Chairs, Linens and Silverware Rentals: JC Party Rentals | Jadeite Cake Stand Rentals: Minted & Vintage | Beverage Consultant: Chris Hudnall | Quilt: Beth Norris | Mini Plyo Box: WOD Toys | Catering: Chef Stefan Niemczyk of eliteEATS