Engagement photography

John + Brianna

In my opinion, engagement photography is a very important part of the wedding photography process. It’s not only a way to have timeless memories of the couple in a more relaxed environment. It’s also a chance for the bride and groom to be, to learn how to relax in front of the camera. I’m very used to photographing people that have never been professionally photographed before. And, I know how important this time with me before the wedding can be. I always recommend that my clients include engagement session photography in their package.

I met John and Brianna at their local park. They wanted to include their two Bulldogs to the session, Sugar and Cupcake. They both behaved really well, and we were able to get some great images of them all. After that, we went to the place the couple met: The Home Depot. We did a fun shoot at their garden department, their favorite place in the store. 

We were heading to Huntington Beach, for some sunset photos. But, a new outdoor mall called our attention on the way. Many colorful walls were easy to see from the street, so we decided to stop for a few photos. Although I try to have a plan for every engagement photography session, I also keep an eye open for good possibilities along the way.

After the mall, it was time for the beach. It was a beautiful day, and an amazing sunset was ahead of us. The sun started to set behind the pier, and we took advantage of the ‘golden hour’. After the sun was down, I used the pier to frame the couple in some pretty nice silhouettes. 

I want to thank John and Brianna for having me for their Karl Strauss wedding and engagement photography session. 

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