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Chrissy and John’s Engagement Portraits in El Matador Beach

El Matador Engagement Session

You know when you meet a couple and their chemistry just explodes? That’s what happened when I photographed Chrissy and John at El Matador Beach for their engagement session the other day. Amongst the California super bloom, I witnessed sparks flying and it translated so well onto the photos in this blog post. I mean, swoon!

Although these guys reside in Northern California, most of their families are located in the Los Angeles area, which is where their summer wedding will be. Best of both worlds, am I right? They were such a hoot to photograph, I cannot wait to document their big day this upcoming August!

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Annie and Jason’s Malibu Beach Engagement Portraits

Malibu Engagement Portrait PhotographerMALIBU, CALIFORNIA

For a while, it seemed like the weather god was just not participating for Annie and Jason’s engagement session. How is it that sunny Southern California kept anticipating rain during spring?! Haha, but really, everything turned out just fine for their session. In fact, better than fine. We wandered around El Matador Beach in Malibu and these guys just oozed romance. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding this summer!

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Heidi and Carlos’s Engagement Portraits in the Park


Love was in the air when I photographed Heidi and Carlos, and rightly so as they were a few months away from getting married! We photographed their Los Angeles engagement portrait session at Kenneth Hann Park, a beautiful, and rather large park that overlooked the city once you get up top (you’ll see once you get to the end of the post).

These photos were actually taken a few months ago, and since then, they’ve tied the knot! I can’t wait to show you the photos from their wedding soon!


Ashley and Dylan’s Santa Monica Pier Engagement Portraits

Santa Monica Pier engagement portraits SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA

On a busy weekend, I met up with Ashley and Dylan on the Santa Monica Pier to photograph their engagement portraits.As far as beaches go, there’s none more iconic than the Santa Monica pier. The colors, the carnival games, the street entertainers, and of course, the ferris wheel.

Dylan actually works in Sacramento and comes down to Los Angeles as often as he can to reunite with his fiance Ashley. How romantic! After swooning enough with these images, I can’t wait to photograph their wedding!

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Rebecca and Brett’s DTLA Engagement Portraits

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As a couple of adventurers, Brett and Rebecca wanted to have their engagement session in downtown Los Angeles, in spots that showed a bit more of the culture of the city. It was a location that stayed true to their wanderlust nature (they spent their past Christmas holidays in the Sarengeti!). They knew so much about LA itself that it made me question whether I personally lived in the city as well, haha.

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Justin and Saba at Long Beach Lighthouse

PaperBanPhotography_LosAngelesEngagementPhotographer_JustinSaba_03locationLONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

On a busy weekend day, I met up with Justin and Saba in downtown Long Beach to photograph their engagement session. I have only been to that area once, a long time ago, so when they mentioned they wanted photos with the lighthouse, I was surprised there even was a lighthouse in L.A. county!

Just as if in a movie, Saba, originally from Vancouver but then lived in Orange County, and Justin met briefly in his L.A. apartment building complex elevator, and ended up bumping into each other at a nearby bar, when sparks started to fly. It’s stories like this that makes me believe fate is real.



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