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There are infinite possibilities for your engagement session location. We usually start by asking our couples about their interests or if they have any locations which are special to them. One of our favorite spots for an engagement session is ElDorado East Regional Park in the City of Long Beach.
Julie and Micah spent the first day of the new year in one of the best ways possible—saying "I do". They were married in front of their closest family and friends with the bright blue ocean sparking behind them at Seagrove Park. The park was bustling with people enjoying the weather and the serene view. The busy park just added to the excitement and joy of the day that had come together so perfectly.
I was happy to get Katies call to shoot her religious wedding ceremony. I have known Katie for several years now and she is a delight to be around. She is full of personality and adorable! Her and Brandon make an amazing couple and have tons of fun together!
Amanda and Thomas crossed paths for the first time by colliding into one another on the street. As they both steadied themselves from almost falling, Thomas made a silly remark comparing himself to the Titanic. Amanda's contagious laugh caught him off gaurd and he fell in love immediately. They spoke for a few minutes, then turned to be on their own ways. Thomas knew it was now or never, so with amazing courage he turned back around and asked the beautiful stranger on a date. The rest is history!
We met Jon and Cheryl for their engagement session at Vista Hermosa Park in LosAngeles. They are such a friendly couple, full of smiles and the perfect match.
We shot Sara’s maternity session at 36 weeks. She is due on September 18th with her second baby boy; and we are so excited for her and her family! Her husband Dennis and 2-year-old boy DJ joined us for the maternity session at Gum Grove Park in Seal Beach.
Owen and Dylan flew from their homes in Alabama to Los Angeles early 2020 for a quick vacation and to shoot their Couple’s Video with Danielle’s husband Jamie, who would also be filming their wedding (All Because He Asked). We decided it was the perfect time to get to know them in a casual setting, plus we thought maybe we could try to match their Southern hospitality. [...]
Cassandra and Elmer held their breath waiting to see how their dream wedding would pan out. Ten guests, or 100, these two were determined to be married on June 27, 2020. It was amazing to see this genuine, beautiful couple roll with the punches of getting married during a pandemic. [...]
As identical twins we have always played little tricks on people; we made our first official all-day classroom switch in the 6th grade. From there we were unstoppable, switching classes successfully, and yes, we admit unsuccessfully—once! One of our favorite switcheroos (or at least that we’re willing to share) took place when we were 19 years-old. Danielle double booked herself—tough since it’s hard to be in two places at the same time…. but not for twins! Deanne to the rescue!! She couldn’t get off work so she needed me to step into her shoes as a server at a restaurant.
We were so fortunate to photograph Mina andGeorge’s Persian wedding on March 14th at TheWaterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel. Despite talk of the spreading CoronaVirus, Mina, George and their family and friends were in good spirits and ableto put that aside for the night. [...]
Danielle and I kicked off our 2020 wedding photography with Reily and Tim. This couple set the bar high for all the weddings to come this year. We had so much fun capturing their big day, because everyone was so friendly, and relaxed. [...]
We ended the year with a very special wedding, one that we were so excited to be a part of! Jaime and Drew are down to earth and very well paired. They make each other smile and we can tell their relationship is full of laughter! Jaime is the sister to Danielle’s old boss back when she was a Bartender. When Jaime reached out to us, we were excited! Danielle had a little nostalgia and couldn’t wait to be part of the wedding for such a wonderful family.
Stephanie and Peter met at the pool of the Standard Hotel in Hollywood, spent the rest of Peter’s vacation together, and dove right into their relationship! We know Stephanie found a keeper with Peter because he wakes up at 4am everyday to chat with her from England—that’s love and commitment!
One of the last weddings we shot this year was Mary Grace and Andy. They were such a chill couple whose main goal for their wedding day was to have a good time with their guests and enjoy the party they worked so hard to plan. It’s so easy to get stressed planning a wedding, so being able to let go and just go with it on the actual day is so important!
Jen and Bill met by chance. When going to college in Nebraska, Jen visited her sister in San Diego. She ended up hanging out with Bill’s roommate who lived in the same complex as her sister. When Bill came home to find Jen in his apartment and drinking his Jack Daniels, the sparks flew! They hit it off immediately. While the timing wasn’t right to start a relationship they stayed in touch until it was. Now eleven years friends and four years together they finally got to say “I do”.
Jacqueline and Walker’s wedding had us smiling all-day and evening. This couple doesn’t take themselves too seriously and it’s obvious they truly love being with each other. They met at summer camp when they were camp counselors and they have been together for 10 years now! We know, it sounds like the perfect start to an amazing romantic comedy right?!
Cathy and Adam met in middle school and became boyfriend/girlfriend their freshman year of high School. They have been together for 13 years and finally tied the knot—YEAH! It was clear their parents are both super excited and thrilled they finally made it down the aisle—they were all smiles and already dropping hints for grand kids! Having married my high school sweetheart as well I particularly love weddings like this. Plus my husband was their wedding videographer, which made the event even more special.
Has your mom ever tried to set you up? Ours has…lots…unsuccessfully—stories for another time! Well Brooke and Jakeb are the happy ending to the perfect Mother setup! Jakeb’s mom met Brooke at an event, and thought she would be a great fit for her son, so she orchestrated a coffee date. Brooke and Jakeb hit it off immediately! Their morning coffee meeting turned into an 11-hour date including breakfast, lunch and dinner! The rest is history. Yeah Mom!!!
Kate loves twins, and we are so glad she found us! At an early age she made plans to marry a man and have twins! Okay so both Danielle and I made plans to have twins too and it didn’t work out for us, but fingers crossed she and Logan will have better luck—we have a good feeling about this one!Kate and Logan could have been married at numerous locations in their home state of Alaska. We’re sure the scenery is gorgeous—we’re dying to go! But we couldn’t be happier that they chose to celebrate their big day at Lake Oak Meadows Temecula.
We felt so honored to witness and capture Suzette and Clint’s private ceremony held exactly five years to the day that they started dating. Following their nuptials, and of course lots of Mr. and Mrs. photos, they celebrated by having dinner at the same restaurant they met at for their first date—very romantic!
For Laurel and Will’s wedding I had the honor of being their Day of Wedding Coordinator, while Danielle was their Wedding Photographer. Laurel did such an amazing job planning their wedding all while busy with work and school in Boston. They were married at one of my favorite locations—The Malibu West Beach Club.
We had a blast getting to know and shooting Jen and Bill’s engagement photos in San Diego. They both love to argue, but they agree to keep things civil and prove a little debating keeps their relationship fun! We have to agree they are the perfect fit and we all had plenty of laughs!
Oh boy are we excited to share the wedding photos from Kellen and Chris’ wedding at the beautiful Coto De Caza Country Club. Not only are Kellen and Chris one of the cutest, perfectly matched couples we’ve shot, but also they chose to celebrate their vows at one of our favorite venues. With natural light pouring in from the windows the Coto De Caza Country Club is intimate and cozy. Our favorite part is the cute white tree swing in the front that is perfect for portraits.
Kate and Daniel’s wedding was special to me right from the beginning. Not only did we hit it off during our first conversation, but instead of a formal engagement session they invited me to shoot their photos at their engagement party. This ended up being a great way for me and the whole family to get to know each other. Come their wedding date everything was so comfortable and inviting—I felt like a part of the family! They also have a lot of twins in their family which made for some fun conversations with Deanne and I.
The first time David saw Taylor he knew he had to find a way to meet her; so he convinced a friend to setup a meeting on the pre-tense that he wanted to learn more about the acting business, and get her advice. Taylor who is so kind agreed to the meeting with the stranger. Immediately she felt something very special with David and quickly found he matched her childhood husband wish list almost perfectly!
We love Engagement shoots; they provide us the perfect opportunity to get to know a couple and for them to get to know us. Kellen and Chris are a beautiful, easy-going couple with lots of chemistry! We shot their photos at Victoria Beach in Laguna. The spot offers a cool Rapunzel like castle, and gorgeous green algae covered tide pools—all around a gorgeous backdrop!
What a wonderful engagement shoot. We were a bit worried with it being the day before Easter the beach would be crowded. However it ended up being perfect! I am so blessed to get to meet and spend time with such wonderful people that really love one another. Jakeb was tired from working at The Fire Station and yet he never complained or even gave any air of wanting to be done.
I had a wonderful time taking Cathy and Adam’s engagement photos! The couple traveled out to San Diego for a short visit to finalize some details for their September wedding. It turned out to be the perfect opportunity to snag their engagement photos, and I couldn’t have asked for better weather!
It’s hard to believe this was the last wedding of 2018 for us. The year went by so fast. We were happy to have our last memory of the year with Sara and Jay at The Legacy Ballroom in Glendale. What a sweet couple, and boy do they know how to dance!
We had the honor of shooting Lillian and Jonathan’s wedding at the beautiful Private Estate in Orange County. VIP Events and Weddings did a great job coordinating the event and made everything look perfect. Danielle and I decided we could happily live there!
I knew Rachel and Keith’s wedding would be a blast after I spent time with them during their engagement session at the OC Fair. https://danielleanddeanne.com/2018/08/11/oc-fair-engagement-shoot-rachel-keith
When Kate first reached out to me about her June 29th wedding in Temecula we hit it off immediately. Our conversation flowed easily and I felt like I was chatting with an old friend. Kate and Daniel recently moved to Northern California for work, but still have family in Los Angeles.
Rachel and Keith were nervous about taking engagement photos. They were feeling a bit camera shy and weren’t sure an engagement session was necessary. I encourage all my clients to take engagement photos for many reasons. It’s the perfect way for the couple and the photographer to get to know each other.
Summer in Santa Monica is always bustling with tourists, but that didn’t stop us from getting amazing photos. The weather was beautiful and I had a great time shooting Sara and Jay! Sara has a gorgeous smile and is extremely photogenic; and Jay is so in love with her that it was easy to capture many sweet moments between them.
Susanne and Ben’s wedding was my first at the London Hotel in West Hollywood. The venue offers skyline views of all of Los Angeles, which made for an awesome backdrop at their reception. Some of my favorite shots came from just outside the hotel, when we braved our way across the street into the busy intersection.
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