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Jen and Jim’s Beach Engagement

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When I met Jen and Jim for their engagement session, they had just landed in Los Angeles a mere few hours prior. You see, they’re from Sacramento, and the day after their engagement session is actually their wedding day! This is an unusual circumstance to have an engagement session so close to the wedding day, mainly because many couples use these images for their ‘save the date’ or announcement of their wedding.

However, I am so happy we were still able to do Jim and Jen’s engagement session irregardless of dates. One of the reasons is because during this session, it allows the clients and I to get familiarized with each other so that, on the day of the wedding, they are comfortable and relaxed enough with me to let me in their personal space.

Photographing Jen and Jim for this session was a blast. They were so cute together! Because their wedding would be a beach wedding, they wanted their engagement photos to be on the beach as well. In one of the photos, you can see Shutters on the Beach in the background, which is where they’ll be having their reception on their wedding day. You can see Santa Monica Pier in the distance in some of these images as well, and I absolutely love them!

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Carla and Andrew

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If you’ve ever seen any high school movies, you’ll know that transferring to a new high school is not the easiest thing to do. Unknown territory. And the best way to overcome that obstacle is if you knew someone from that school.

When Andrew was faced with going to a new school during his Junior year in high school, he did just that. He sought out a friend that would guide him, which is where Carla came in. What she didn’t know was that it was all a pick-up line.

Oh Andrew – you, sly, you!

Now, after six years together and being true high school sweethearts, Andrew and Carla are preparing for the next milestone in their life. They’re engaged! Oh, I had so much fun photographing their engagement and I can’t wait to document your wedding later this year!

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Claudia and Mark

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I’ve been corresponding on and off with Claudia since around the time that I started Paper Ban Photography this summer. Basically, she’s seen my progression and has been so supportive about it.

I was finally able to meet her and her fiance Mark this past Saturday over at a park in Whittier. She was as lovely and sweet as I expected her to be! Mark is lucky to have her! They’ve been engaged for a year, and have the wedding date set for some time next fall. They’re such a gorgeous and heart-warming couple!

Like I said, we went to a park to photograph their engagement session. Claudia thought that since their wedding is a fall wedding, it would be best to have their engagement photos reflect the season as well. I couldn’t agree more, as the fall leaves, with colors of gold and auburn, created a dreamy and surreal backdrops for this set of images.

Claudia and Mark, thank you for having me as your engagement photographer and I look forward to further photograph your wedding!

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