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Valerie & Chris : Engaged

They have big plans. In life and in love. Valerie works in New York and Chris is attending medical school in Philadelphia. But very soon, things are going to be different. This June, they will vow their lives to one another at the insanely beautiful Union Station in Los Angeles. And they recently found out Chris was selected to complete his residency in Pasadena, CA. So, they’ll be west coasters in no time to begin a new chapter in their lives.

Since they’ll be settling in Pasadena soon, Valerie and Chris decided to document their engagement in the same city. We began at Pasadena City Hall, one of my most favorite locations ever. It holds a special place in my heart but beyond that, it has gorgeous light. Add in Valerie and Chris and we had a perfect little engagement session. They have a quiet love and I think they’re perfect.

Click here to see more of their session!

Valerie – you, my dear, are stunning!

While driving around earlier that day, we found an awesome little field off the side of the road. Thankfully, Valerie and Chris were super trusting and agreed on the location. I’m so glad they did. These are some of my favorites ever.

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  • Joe+KathrinaApril 14, 2010 - 7:01 am


  • DiandraApril 14, 2010 - 7:17 am

    So cute! You find the best random fields 🙂

  • moondogphoto // anthonyApril 14, 2010 - 8:07 am

    Super fresh shoot! =)

  • s h e r r yApril 14, 2010 - 8:10 am

    I love the shot from above on the stairs! And their little yellow hearts are so cute! 🙂

  • megan welkerApril 14, 2010 - 8:16 am

    gorgeous. love the light in those field shots! what a sweet couple!

  • Marissa RodriguezApril 14, 2010 - 8:28 am

    Ala, something about these photos is so different. Don’t know what it is, it’s just perfect! Such a GORGEOUS session!

  • janeApril 14, 2010 - 8:45 am

    i didn’t know you were shooting them too!! chris is a friend and i’ll probably see you at their wedding also. I see TWO cupcakes in my future. 😉

  • Erin SullivanApril 14, 2010 - 8:50 am

    I love these shots in the Pasadena City Hall! I live just around the corner from there and love to shoot there, too! Maybe someday we will be shooting there at the same time… I’ll be sure to say hi! 🙂 Great work!

  • MissKApril 14, 2010 - 8:56 am

    I love the light, the colors !! I love this session ! This couple is so cute !!!! Nice work Ala 😉

  • OleideeApril 14, 2010 - 9:47 am

    WOWZA! Your amazing images, locations, props and music tie in SO PERFECT with this beautiful couple. Such a smooth, serene, feeling effect watching your slideshow. You are an amazing photographer.

  • Gladys JemApril 14, 2010 - 7:47 pm

    Ah, I love how happy she looks on the second one. They’re cute and so are those hearts.

  • connieMchungApril 14, 2010 - 10:30 pm

    such an adorable couple! and the light! just gorgeous! beautiful work! 🙂

  • MireilleApril 15, 2010 - 7:41 am

    Great shots. I love the light and what a cute couple.

  • Marielle HayesApril 20, 2010 - 2:56 pm

    These are stunning. I love each & every single one of them. That field is goooorgeous! What a perfect, perfect engagement shoot!

  • JudieApril 21, 2010 - 12:46 pm

    Ala, these are beautiful. There is a softness about them. Love them!

  • JessicaApril 29, 2010 - 12:18 pm

    Why I love everything about this post especially the heart cutouts!

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