Santa Monica Engagement Session : Melissa & Sam

They met as roommates. Strangers who needed a place to live in Los Angeles. There was a third roommate but somehow, Melissa and Sam became close. They shared an apartment and before they knew it, they were sharing a life together.

Melissa and Sam are both hilarious, carefree and they don’t take themselves too serious. They claim to look ridiculous in front of the camera but after spending an afternoon with them and going through these photos, I beg to differ. Here are some favorites.

Love those dreamy shots on the sand!

Palos Verdes Engagement Session : Francesca & Richard

Francesca & Richard are no strangers to the camera. Richard loves photography. He’s the friend that is always behind a lens shooting candids or landscapes. Any time Christmas rolls around, Richard is a pro at getting himself, Francesca and their sweet pup Forest to look at the camera. But all of that involves a tripod and a remote and running back and forth to make sure everything is working.

My engagement session was a first for them. For once, Francesca and Richard didn’t have to worry about lighting or camera settings or getting an adorable french bulldog to face forward. This was all about them. Just walking around the lovely South Coast Botanic Gardens enjoying the January sunshine. Just the way an engagement session should be.

um hello. these are absolutely stunning! That light in those first shots is to die for! Gorgeous couple too!

Superbly ilnuimlating data here, thanks!