Aquarium Of The Pacific Engagement Session | Trump National Golf Club Engagement Session | Mary & Scott

Aquarium Of The Pacific Engagement Session

MARY & SCOTT

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Aquarium Of The Pacific engagement session photos:

The first time I met newly engaged couple Mary and Scott, was right before their e-session at the Aquarium Of The Pacific in Long Beach. Mary had contacted me several months before, asking if I would be available to photograph both their engagement session and wedding day.

Unfortunately I was already booked on the day of their wedding, but I was honored that they still asked me to be their photographer for these Aquarium Of The Pacific engagement session photos.

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A seal swims behind Mary and Scott during their e-session at the Aquarium Of The Pacific in Long Beach.

 

Aquarium Of The Pacific engagement session photos:

Shooting at the Aquarium Of The Pacific in Long Beach is no easy task. The low-lighting conditions mean that you often need an external flash and I brought along a lighting assistant to help me in this regard. But the rewards of the blue-tinged diffuse lighting and myriad of underwater marine life make it all worth while, and I think the photos we came away with are quite dramatic.

When you are photographing in an environment that is moving, such as with an animal-filled aquarium, a lot comes down to luck. The images we captured with the seal cruising right behind Mary and Scott are just one example! While getting the lighting aspects right can be tricky, I think we really nailed it with this selection of Aquarium Of The Pacific engagement session photos.

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Capturing an intimate portrait of Mary and Scott, reflected in a jellyfish-filled tank at Long Beach’s Aquarium Of The Pacific.

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The newly engaged couple framed in a port hole during their underwater-themed e-session at the Aquarium Of The Pacific.

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Mary and Scott spotting tropical fish during their aquatic e-session at Long Beach’s Aquarium Of The Pacific.

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A silhouette of the newly engaged couple in front of one of the low-lit tanks at the Aquarium Of The Pacific in Long Beach.

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An external flash illuminates Mary and Scott during their underwater-themed e-session at the Aquarium Of The Pacific.

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A portrait of Mary and Scott embracing, backed by one of the Aquarium Of The Pacific’s immense tanks.

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A low-lit, sophisticated shot of the newly engaged couple during their Aquarium Of The Pacific e-session.

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The underwater diffuse lighting at the Aquarium Of The Pacific creates an ethereal e-session setting.

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The newly engaged couple watch a seal swim past during their Aquarium Of The Pacific e-session in Long Beach.

 

Trump National Golf Club engagement session photos:

We then headed over to the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes for a nature-themed e-session in the late-afternoon, golden hour of sunlight. We actually used a park area of the golf club, along the edge of the Pacific Ocean, and Mary and Scott brought along some e-session props to add some focal points to the shoot.

From ocean-backed silhouettes to grass-filled foregrounds with their red balloon flying high above, I tried to get as creative as possible with these Trump National Golf Club images. We were really lucky with the weather, with soft, white fluffy clouds creating dramatic skies above and the sunset illuminating the couple as they embraced to create really romantic, intimate shots.

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Mary and Scott kiss with a red balloon during their Trump National Golf Club e-session, illuminated by the rich, late-afternoon light.

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A silhouette of the newly engaged couple, backed by the Pacific Ocean, during their Trump National Golf Club e-session.

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A close-up portrait of Mary and Scott embracing in the late afternoon sunshine.

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Looking across the natural landscape of the Trump National Golf Club during Mary and Scott’s Rancho Palos Verdes e-session.

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Scott kisses Mary’s hand during their nature-themed e-session at the Trump National Golf Club.

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The couple opted to use a bright red balloon as an e-session prop, which juxtaposed perfectly against the bright green lawns of the Trump National Golf Club.

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Mary and Scott’s nature-based e-session was held in a park area of the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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A silhouetted of the newly engaged couple, looking out across the Pacific Ocean, during their Trump National Golf Club e-session.

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The couple kisses on the rocky shores of the Pacific Ocean during their Trump National Golf Club e-session.

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A silhouette of the couple with their bright red balloon, during their Trump National Golf Club e-session.

 

Aquarium Of The Pacific engagement session photos:

Although I can’t be there on the day, I hope that Mary and Scott’s wedding is everything that they dreamed and that these Aquarium Of The Pacific engagement session photos bring them joyful memories throughout their life together.

September 17, 2015

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