Looking forward to this couple's wedding in just a couple weeks! Ahhhh! They are such stunners in front of the camera, I can't wait to see them dussied up in wedding finery!
The fair is fun. Laura & Greg are fun. Ergo, this session was DOUBLE FUN....hence the fun house, naturally! But I think all of our fun is pretty evident in the pictures. Can't wait for this couple's wedding this November!
Ryn and Randy's wedding is this July and I believe they commissioned us last April or May...waaaaaay in advance! The couple wanted to do something a little personalized with their engagement session, and opted to begin at the park swingset where Randy had planned to propose to Ryn. Via a comedy of errors it didn't quite work out that way, however they have fond memories of the entire event and liked the idea of commemorating it with a few engagement pictures there before moving on to a more traditional location.So much personality! They're ordering a life-size pair of photo cut-outs of themselves for their wedding, which is only going to add to the awesomeness on the dancefloor!
I won't go into detail about the harrowing experience Alana and Alex had making their way from Culver City down to Costa Mesa for their engagement session at the fair, but it can be summed up pretty nicely with the word "traffic." Once they arrived and procured an oversized corn dog and crispy turkey leg, they had a grand old time, because let's be honest...it's really hard to not have fun at the fair!
Gorrrrrrrggeeeeouuuuss light and springtime greenery for Nallely and Ivan's engagement session, which is exactly what the couple (getting married this June with an ocean view!) had in mind. This location is my new favorite "secret spot," at least for the springtime when everything is soft and lush!Check out all the widlife we saw during this session! It was so exciting to spot coyotes, toads, woodpeckers, stink bugs, rabbits, and wild parakeets. It must be spring because everyone is out and about on the trails!
Apparently Vanessa's only requests for the engagement party: beer and cheese. Bradley's sister Christy was only too happy to oblige, hosting a relaxed gathering in her backyard featuring beanbag games on custom boards with decals of Vanessa & Brad's faces, and (eventually) beer pong! We count Vanessa, who works at the Hilton Waterfront Resort here in Huntington Beach, as one of our good friends in the events industry and were so flattered that she and Bradley asked us to photograph this!Venue: Private residenceCatering: Bear Flag Fish CompanyFlorals: DIYLinens: Designer Specialty Linens
The couple of the hour, as well as their fur baby Pixie.Vanessa and Bradley gifted family members with personalized beverage glasses depicting nicknames.Vanessa, to any and all children who'd just arrived: "Are you excited to throw beanbags at my face??!"Of course, no backyard party is complete without a beer pong tournament. Vanessa and her mother (yes, her mother!) competed against Bradley and one of his friends.
Lovin' on these photos I just got back from our Luminaire Images associate Carolyn, of one of our June couples in downtown Orange. Such a cute pair! Looking at Ashley and Brian flirting and snuggling kind of put me in a hand-holding mood :)Happy Monday!
Q: Should we both wear our rings in our engagement photos?A: Traditionally, only the bride-to-be wears an engagement ring until the wedding day, when wedding rings are exchanged and both bride and groom wear wedding rings for the rest of their lives. Women also typically wear their engagement rings in addition to their wedding rings for the rest of their lives because when ya got it, flaunt it...right?!However, you do not have to be a conventional bride and groom if you don't want to be---there is no "Wedding Force" who will haul you away if you break from tradition. My brother is engaged and he wears a mens' engagement ring that his fiancée gave him. Nobody minds, it's a token of endearment and an expression of who they are as an (untraditional!) couple.
Q: Should I commission a photographer to take pictures when I propose to my significant other?A: Whether photographers are included in your proposal's "master plan" or not is all a matter of personal taste. If you're sure your significant other will react well (and say yes!) then having a photographer on hand to capture the moment is fun for everyone else who couldn't be there to see it...and great for both of you to be able to remember exactly how and where it happened.One proposal that has been seen frequently featured on this blog as well as several others within this industry depicts our photography of Trevor's proposal to Angela at Disney's CA Adventure.Trevor arranged it so that after he proposed, we all went on to do an engagement session in the park. So by the end of the day the couple had some great proposal photos for their Facebook profiles to break the news to friends, and already had their engagement session out of the way...all within the first day of their engagement!