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Tuesday

7

May 2013

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Travels to Los Angeles- A Venice Beach Engagement Photography Session- Emily and Ben

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First off, Emily has some killer taste in clothes, which made their Venice beach engagement photography session all the more awesome. And we asked the owners of this garage to paint it to match their outfits. (Of course!) I am a HUGE fan of Venice Beach and the Venice Canals. There are SO many photo op spots around every nook and cranny. Gah, I could just stay in the sunny sunshine of LA forever. Indeed, remember it was January and I’m not really a winter person. Brrr.

While we were strolling around Abbott Kinney Blvd, our Venice Beach engagement photography session was also interrupted with the crazy clicks of paparazzi (Yup, they too, couldn’t handle Emily’s gorgeousness) It was actually just Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer getting bombarded by paparazzi while doing their weekend shopping.


Venice Beach Engagement Colorful Garage Doors
Emily and Ben are having their wedding this summer at The Redfield Estate near where Emily grew up.

Venice Beach Engagement Reflection Venice Beach Graffiti Engagement Photography

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Sunday

5

May 2013

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Leah and Shrad- California Engagement Session Ventura Beach Engagement Photography

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! We got back from our trip to Colorado and found it only fitting to share our happy engagement sessions from our trip to Arizona and Ventura Beach engagement photography in January. With that, meet Leah and Shrad for their Ventura Beach engagement photography session. 🙂

Ventura Beach Engagement Photography

Leah and Shrad are incredibly sweet, and the perfect blend of two cultures. Leah and Shrad had their Indian Wedding ceremony last month in India, where Shrad is from.  We wern’t there, but I got to peek at Leah’s wedding photos on facebook, and Your dresses were GORGEOUS! They are having their Jewish wedding ceremony this summer in Chicago, so mixing the hometowns with the ceremonies.  Love it.  Leah and Shrad live in Santa Monica, CA and we met halfway between there and Los Angeles for engagement photos in Ventura Beach.  Which is a perfect spot, because we knew of a few nooks and crannies in the town from photographing Jennifer and David’s wedding there two years ago.

We cannot wait to see both of you in Chicago this summer for your big wedding day at Cafe Brauer.
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Thursday

13

September 2012

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Long Beach Wedding Photography: Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) with Mari & Ryan

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Ryan and Mari’s Long Beach wedding photography day is seriously one of my favorites this year.  The colors, the people, the location, and not to mention- the fantastic branding: Gingerbean, which is a delightful combo of their nicknames to each other. And? The logo they made? even more excellent! Given, I expect none the less since Ryan and Mari and a couple of designer/art director Gurus extraordinaire for Speedo and Oakley alike. You’ll see a down into the post the logo and sunny shades, given- I can’t vouch that there were any Speedos there that day.

Molaa‘s venue had some amazing art pieces and colors to shoot with from the forks to the various saturated stucco walls and sculptures through out. Excellent Long Beach venue indeed.

Bride and Groom Under Gian Fork and Knife Wedding Photo Molaa Long Beach California

Shades?  Provided a perfect accessory when shooting in the sun with the bridesmaids.

Mari’s mom- you were glowing that day!

 

Gingerbean logo- boom.

Congrats again you two!  Coffee next time we’re in LA?

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Tuesday

20

March 2012

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Monday

19

March 2012

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Ryan and Mari’ s Long Beach Engagement Photography Session!

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The first thing I learned about Ryan and Mari is that their wedding branding was the Gingerbeans- and instantly I was intrigued.  Ryan and Mari are both designers- and when they emailed me their engagement location idea list, I instantly thought they were AWESOME.  Black, with bold colors- just like their wedding invites (which are amazing as well by the way!) After chatting on the phone, we set up an Long Beach engagement photography shoot for the week that we were also going to be headed to Vegas for WPPI- making a tour of it. And speaking of tour- Long Beach was a festive and fun day of touring as well! From Coffee Shops to Wine Shops to Pike Bar– we also stopped by the beach, and the most amazing antique mall.  Long Beach Antique Mall II – I’m not sure where the first one is, but II is epic!

Ryan and Mari are getting married at the Museum of Latin American Art on Saturday!  Can’t wait!!

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