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Vinscena & Sean : Engaged

It’s that connection you make. The first impression, although not always what you dreamed it to be, is important. The feelings you get, the rush of emotion you feel, you never forget that first moment. Vinscena and Sean still laugh about their first meeting. Out for a relaxing evening with her roommate, Vinscena spotted a cute guy across the room. She smiled and before she could do what all girls do, bat her eyelashes in his general direction, it happened. The “cute guy” across the room shot her. You know, that hand as a gun, sharp shooter gesture? Yes, that. After Vinscena and her friend briefly laughed at him, she made her way towards him. A quick conversation, lots of smiles and butterflies fluttering around inside, Vinscena and Sean both knew this was something special. The first impression, the connection, was something they won’t soon forget.

Last week, we met at the same place they met that first night. In Corona Del Mar, we wandered the streets where they go on dates, hang out with friends and where Sean proposed. It was so much fun to hang out and see the in’s and out’s of their relationship. They are getting married September 2011 and I just know it’s going to be fabulous. Click here to see more of their session.

This series of shots were taken in a 10-foot wide alley. I adore the 16-35mm lens. Vinscena, Sean and I chatted at their consultation and we all agreed how fun it’d be to do editorial engagement. This image screams to me! Can we all please pay attention to the styling of Vinscena & Sean? Her sequined skirt & chunky gold necklace, his suspenders & untied work boots…are you kidding me? Everywhere we wandered, the light was just stunning. This is probably one of my favorites from the day. I love the movement. While we were walking, I spotted this patch of light. I also spotted two red chairs inside the Domino’s Pizza next door. Um, you know what happened next! Scena – you, my dear, are stunning! Another favorite of the day. And another reason I just love the 16-35mm. We ended on the beach with literally seconds of sunlight left. Lots of fun and lovin’.

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  • Courtney DellafioraSeptember 20, 2010 - 12:01 pm

    OH MY GAWD. Three words: HOT HOT HOT!!! Ala this is my favorite shoot to date from you!!! SO SEXY!!! LOVE THEM!!!!!

  • CarleeMerissaSeptember 20, 2010 - 12:06 pm

    Absolutly stunning Ala!! SO fun and sexy and her sparkly skirt?! LOVE!!

  • Julie ReneeSeptember 20, 2010 - 12:15 pm

    Beautiful shots, Ala! This is a gorgeous shoot…probably my favorite that I’ve ever seen here! The one of them walking, him putting on his jacket…perfection. LOVE IT!!!

  • StaceySeptember 20, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    GEEZ what a stylish and good looking couple! These photos are beyond beautiful, Ala! Great job! 🙂 Also, I never thought to pair a dress shirt with sequins and although I probably couldn’t pull it off, she looks amazing.

    Great set, again – love them ALL!

  • Rich LanderSeptember 20, 2010 - 12:44 pm

    What a completely amazing shoot! Those images look TOO good! You rocked it!

  • marianne worlowSeptember 20, 2010 - 12:52 pm

    i love it girl!.. your photos are getting better and better. i think this is my fav of all your shoots!!

  • AllisonSeptember 20, 2010 - 1:22 pm

    Ala this shoot is Ahhhmmaaazing! Girl it’s like a J. Crew catalog only with some chemistry… Love it!

  • wrecklessgirlSeptember 20, 2010 - 2:37 pm

    you’ve outdone yourself!! amazing & gorgeous.

  • daisy ottoSeptember 20, 2010 - 3:42 pm

    hey scen ….. from alex ” it looks like a nordstrom/calvin klein catalogue”… you are both too beautiful. love u 🙂

  • ElenaSeptember 20, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    That is one sexy couple! Awesome photos!!!!

  • MikaelaSeptember 20, 2010 - 5:35 pm

    I absolutely adore your fresh style and gorgeous images! Love, love.

  • TiaSeptember 20, 2010 - 6:00 pm

    What a georgous couple! Great shots as always Ala =)

  • NaraSeptember 20, 2010 - 11:17 pm

    Wow, what an amazing set and what a gorgeous couple!

  • priscilliaSeptember 21, 2010 - 3:21 am

    FaBuLoUs !!!

  • Kelly LaneSeptember 21, 2010 - 5:58 am

    You killed it girl! This session ROCKS! I am in LOVE with the styling! They are GORGEOUS!

  • Megan WelkerSeptember 21, 2010 - 7:39 am

    f’real? get out of here. This is probably my favorite e-session you’ve done! hot hot hot! This couple is perfection and their images are just that too!! Ala, you’re fabulous!

  • Jessica :: DelicatessenSeptember 21, 2010 - 3:32 pm

    You had me at those cutout booties. These images are hotness.

  • Puanani Tagoa'iSeptember 21, 2010 - 4:35 pm


  • AndaSeptember 21, 2010 - 7:41 pm

    WOW.ZA. !!! ALA!!! These are blowing me far far away.

  • laurenSeptember 21, 2010 - 9:56 pm

    amazing! definitely my favorite engagement shoot! not only were the people gorgeous and the locations completely on point! but your angles umm ??? Unbelievable! your getting so good i love watching you grow behind the lense!

  • ChandraSeptember 22, 2010 - 5:03 am

    Gorgeous couple!! It’s amazing watching your photography evolve as well…great job!!!

  • Diana LupuSeptember 22, 2010 - 7:25 am

    I literally gasped! What an incredible & oh so stylish couple! A dream for photographers =) And they couldn’t have picked anyone better to capture them… fabulous work!!!

  • gladys jemSeptember 22, 2010 - 1:49 pm

    HOLY COW AMAZING! I want that sequined skirt!

  • VSeptember 22, 2010 - 4:31 pm

    OBSESSED! Ala, my friend, you are one artistically gifted chica!


    PS – Styled by “Rae” (aka yours truly)

  • AlexSeptember 23, 2010 - 12:35 am

    This is so beautifully amazing!!! You’re so talented 🙂 Plus this couple is gorgeous!

  • Angela WaterbergSeptember 25, 2010 - 10:59 pm

    OH MY gosh. Stunning! They have amazing style too! Such a hot session! <3

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