On a beautiful afternoon recently I had the pleasure of spending a couple hours with Melissa Abarca & Bryan Willis. This was an engagement session that I was VERY excited about shooting… Not only was it a beautiful day filled with amazing locations, but Melissa & Bryan have an amazing chemistry together, which was a joy to capture!
We started the day in the San Fernando Valley at Lake Balboa, and then proceeded to The Getty Center Los Angeles. Both of these locations have their own unique features: Lake Balboa offers large Oak Trees, contoured grassy areas and of course the water element. The Getty Center is rich with architectural features, contours, shapes and also the famous garden area too. Both of these locations provided numerous opportunities for strong, creative imagery. Lastly we made are way to the legendary Santa Monica area visiting 3rd Street Promenade, Ocean Avenue and of course, the coastal scene at the end.
I love shooting engagement sessions for multiple reasons, but mostly because it allows me to connect with clients that I’ve recently booked. Establishing a sense of rapport, and advancing our relationship is vital in the process of creating comfortable yet powerful wedding day images.
Here are a few of my favorite images!