engagement

Ventura Hills Engagement Session

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Rob and Elle are always out an about in Ventura. Their home is a walk from the beach, the city center, and even these beautiful hills. That's why, even though they didn't have an address for me, they knew exactly where they wanted their engagement session.

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We met at a cross roads and they led me into the hills at sunset. They are such awesome people! I loved spending the evening with them, and I cannot wait for their Ventura County Courthouse wedding!!!

Photographed by Brittany

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Grand Central Market DTLA Engagement Session

Amit and Annie are dreamy. Not just in looks and love, but in fierce spirit and character. They are both active in supporting LGBTQ rights and committed to equality for everyone, as well as one another in their own relationship. They each took turns proposing to the other. Annie to Amit with a pack of sheltie dogs on a beach. Amit to Annie with a platter of cheese and trifle. Both instances totally surrounded by friends. Serious #relationship goals, y'all. 

We decided on a Downtown Los Angeles engagement session, focusing on a visit and meal at Grand Central Market. There was no better place to capture their love of a connected and urban lifestyle and their passion for FOOD! I'm not just tossing around the term "passion," people. Amit's instagram is drool-worthy and makes me insanely hungry every time I look at it! 

I so enjoyed our walk, our meal, our conversation, and their adorable faces. I can't wait to share their wedding, soon! xo

Mount Washington, Los Angeles Intimate At-Home Engagement Session Photography

*sigh* I love NELA. I love my neighbors and the couples it brings me. I love the intimate venues. I just love the way it looks and FEELS.

No couple characterizes this better than some of my recent faves - Lauren and Blaise. We had our first meeting at Civil Coffee on Fig (I should have had the meeting at my home office, but Civil is just too damn tantalizing!). 

We shot this calm and lovely engagement session in their Mount Washington home. Lauren and Blaise are sweet, sophisticated. They love food and love each other. I hope it all shows in this set! 

I'll be sharing their (also local!) Huron Substation wedding, soon :) I can't wait!

 
 

Vista Hermosa Park Engagement Session

I SWEAR - Jessica and Joel are a real BKM couple! They just LOOK like models in a perfectly curated styled shoot. All props were courtesy of Jessica's infectious enthusiasm. Jessica's big grin courtesy of Joel ;)

These two are wildly in love and it's so fun to watch. 

We met at Vista Hermosa Park - a little slice of nature looking over Downtown Los Angeles. Their condo isn't far. Their instagram feeds are full of Dodgers games, along with a few snapshots of their Coachella adventures. These two ARE Los Angeles, and I can't get enough. 

Jessica and Joel, I had a total blast hanging out with you on a perfect Southern California evening, sipping wine as the sun set over DTLA. I cannot wait for your wedding!

xoxox
BKM

To see their Classic Los Angeles Wedding photos, click here!

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Breakfast & Beach Engagement Session

Laurie and Hunter had a marathon engagement session that spanned from the early afternoon to sunset. Luckily, I adore spending time with them!

We chatted about their upcoming wedding, family dynamics, and their ooey-gooey love over mimosas and bacon. (Need to bribe me? I'll do anything for mimosas and bacon...)

Laurie and Hunter have known one another since high school. Laurie's long-time crush turned into an ambush that turned into dating...they lived abroad together, then returned stateside to begin (what we now know as) their happily ever after.

They wanted to capture the coziness and intimacy of their longterm relationship with a casual act: making breakfast in their PJs. Laurie is even wearing the same PJ shorts she wore when they met (awwwwww). 

I caught some on-the-bed cuddles, then we finished off the session with a  sunset stroll to the beach.

It was perfect. It was cozy but romantic, practical but sweet. It encompassed who Laurie and Hunter are and what they mean to each other.

Laurie and Hunter, I can't wait to capture your wedding in Mexico!

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Griffith Observatory Engagements

I kind of gushed about this session on Instagram and I totally stand by what I said! Lacey and Peter are so awesome. They are themselves. They are "sweet, funny, goofy, gorgeous." I really can't wait to shoot their wedding in May, but until then, I really wanted to share my favorite engagements images here.

I brought my 35mm film camera to their session, and we wrapped up with a roll of Portra 400 and a partial roll of Ilford HP5. I loooove how they turned out, and I edited the rest of the session based on the film look. 

Griffith Observatory is one of my favorite places to shoot. It's very L.A., very architectural, slightly urban, but also pretty nature-y if you head 10 seconds down any of the trails. Lacey and Peter wanted to focus on the architecture, and that we did. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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First of the Season

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For their album cover.

I'm seriously so full of butterflies and anticipation for this engagement/wedding season. This year, I've been riding a tsunami of creative energy, having a blast with personal projects, and incorporating film into all aspects of my work + life. I've been looking forward to yesterday's engagement session to kick off my official season, and it could NOT have been better! Lacey and Peter are sweet, funny, goofy, gorgeous, and most of all - they really dig each other.

Thanks for a great afternoon, dudes!@larrylulu YOU'RE NEXT.