Gaby and Oscar's Santa Barbara Engagement Session

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Santa Barbara holds a special place in my heart and when Gaby and Oscar said that their ideal location for their engagement session was in Santa Barbara I knew we where going to have a blast!

Here are a couple of words from the couple about the about their proposal…

“I proposed to her at UCSB! This is where I went to college, and I told Gaby we were going to buy some UCSB apparel for myself and try new places to eat. The proposal happened in between the Lagoon on campus and the ocean. We were overlooking the lagoon and the campus was in the background. This was a place that me and Gaby would go take walks and enjoy the nature or even go on a run around campus. My brother was taking pictures of us overlooking the lagoon and campus and this is the moment where I nervously asked Gaby to marry me!”



 

Nancy and Alberto's Engagement Session at Big Bear during Winter

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Nancy and Albert's engagement session at Big Bear was a winter wonderland! As soon as we arrived at this beautiful location we had one goal in mind to hunt for snow! We became true adventurers for the day! 

Here is a little about their love story: 

We met in 2013 at our previous employer. We became good friends we had the same lunch schedule. Albert was NOT my type and he will say I wasn’t his! 2 years later both of us recently single we started to change the conversations from basic watercooler talks to getting to know each other on a more personal level, suddenly we both started feeling strange feelings for each other we both tried to fight it. Albert left the company and when he did we decided to go out for happy hour, the rest is history we've been inseparable ever since!" 

Nancy and Albert I can't wait to photograph your wedding this coming October! It is going to be so epic! 

 

Ana + John's Griffith Park Engagement

Ana and John are one of the many couples I've had the privileged to photograph who have inspired me to see what love can be.  I was shocked to see how hands on John was throughout their entire wedding.  He was the one who reached out to me and gushed about the beauty of Ana.  He told me all about their plans after their wedding, which included buying their very first home together.  

Throughout the entire session, they had a blast posing like the world was their runway.  I could not get enough of how Ana used her outfit to her advantage, which included her sister's handmade flower crown.  She looked and felt like the most beautiful bride.  This summer day was so worth it as we enjoyed this amazing spot till the sun set behind them.    Afterwards, we enjoyed our summer night eating pizza at my favorite Italian restaurant in Echo Park.  Stay tuned till I show you their beautiful wedding. 

Grayson and Joe Engagement Session

Grayson and Joe are the definition of laid back couples.  From the moment we met we met I knew they were going to be a ton of fun to work with,  I still remember their love for vinyls and old school music.  As we did the session we talked about the different records we own, of course Joe beat me he has THE BEST collection.   This session to me was extra special because we literally created beautiful images right on their neighborhood of El Segundo, getting a closer glimpse of who they are.  It was a beautiful cloudy morning when we did the session, perfect temperature for a summer morning, and I got the chance to finally meet the infamous Lennon! He is such a cutie <3

 I love the way they make each other laugh, how they balance each other out,  and I still can’t get over how amazing her ring is! 

 I got the opportunity to see them and the entire family  again during my Christmas session and what a surprise I received from them,  my very own light blue record player.  I use it every time I am editing my work! It was such an honor to have two individuals who not only are madly in love, but also open their doors to me.  I will forever be grateful to have had the honor to document these special moments in their life. 

 

Ana and Eduardo's Engagement Session

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When I first met Ana and Lalo, straight out the bat I knew he was head over heels for her.  Taking that same energy of this immense love to their engagement session.  I had a blast photographing the both of them, from creating little scenarios with them to having fun in the water! They were such big sports when it came to getting a bit wet.  They loved it! I can't believe their wedding is quickly approaching in February! 

Pasadena City Hall Anniversary Session

Your wedding day is just day one of a new beginning.  You've gotten the chance to know each other inside and out, on good days and bad days.  Resulting in a love stronger than ever thought possible.  

Marlen and Jose's anniversary session, was filled with laughter and tender moments between each other.  I can not wait to see what life has in store with them.    

Melissa and Travis, a love made in Coffee heaven

Melissa and Travis met in biology class during high school.  Their years of friendship made their relationship stronger and deeper than ever. They have a passion for politics and long distance running.  (I wonder if they do both at the same time) They have a deep understand of one another, and share so much of the same mindset, and a love for Santa Barbara.  

Throughout their session, a little bit of their personality started to peak out and I couldn't have loved it more, even though we started our session at a Grand Central's coffee, they acted like such pros when they started to create a small group of viewers ;) 

In three weeks they will be tying the knot and I can not wait to capture their amazing wedding! 

 

Kim +Zach's Forest Engagement Session

Kim and Zach are one of my favorites! Their love for adventure hiking, the great outdoors  and each other made this session one I will always remember.  It was our first time venturing into a different location, a hidden location close to Sequoia, once visited by Kim when she was a kid. We all rode out with Zach's uncles truck following behind us, it felt like we were in a parade driving down the road.  One of the surprising element is while Kim and Zach shared a kiss in the field it started to rain, it made this session that much more special.  We could've stayed here all day, the location was too breathtaking.  Kim and Zach will be getting married this October, I am too excited for their upcoming wedding

Claudia + Sal= An Equestrian Session

Claudia and Salvador met through a family member.  From the first moment they met, it was love at first sight.  If it was up to Salvador he would have married her yesterday, he is crazy in love with Claudia! 

It was an honor documenting this special day for both of them! I had such an amazing time!  They welcomed Edgar and I to their family's home with open arms and we couldn't be more thankful!