It’s incredible to think that when I was in the fourth grade, I had a friend named Linda, and she and I stayed connected throughout the years by writing snail mail (before the invention of snail mail) and even went to San Diego Comic Con together for a couple of years. Now, I get to witness her at such a huge milestone in her life – marriage. In just a few weeks!
But until then, we wandered around Huntington Park and then Huntington Beach to take some engagement portraits! She and Vince looked so adorable together, especially as she wore her traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai, and him in a stunning tuxedo. I seriously can’t wait to photograph their wedding!
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I met up with Christine and Abdul in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles to photograph their engagement session. They wanted an urban setting and DTLA became the perfect backdrop. With large pink and white balloons in tow, we wandered the streets aimlessly and found so many little areas within a few short blocks.
It’s always a pleasure meeting couples that met online, as that is how I met my fiance, and hearing the story of how Christine met Abdul through a community website that he started warms my heart. She has such a gentle personality and he a can-do attitude, photographing these two for their DTLA engagement portraits was so effortless. I can’t wait to document their wedding in a few months!
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.