Baldwin Hills Engagement Session | 3rd St. Promenade Engagement Session | Santa Monica Beach Engagement Session | Tiffany & Phillip

Baldwin Hills Engagement Session

TIFFANY & PHILLIP

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Baldwin Hills engagement session photos:

Newly engaged couple Tiffany and Phillip were recommended to me through mutual friends of ours at ME Weddings , Melissa and Elsa. Phillip is actually good friends with Melissa’s husband and I was honored that they trusted me not only to capture their upcoming wedding, but also their Baldwin Hills engagement session.

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The newly engaged couple embrace during their late afternoon e-session at Los Angeles’ Baldwin Hills.

 

3rd St. Promenade engagement session photos:

Although we had a Skype session to discuss their wedding and e-session plans, when I arrived at 3rd St. Promenade for the start of their engagement session, it was the first time we had met face-to-face. After a quick chat to get to know each other a bit better, we got to work around the upmarket shopping district of 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica.

I wanted to get as creative as possible within this urban setting, capturing a range of up-close portraits and silhouette shots which utilized the vibrant street landscapes and grungy alleyways. When we walked by the Tiffany jewelry store I couldn’t resist staging a playful shot of Tiffany dragging her husband-to-be inside!

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Tiffany playfully drags Phillip into the Tiffany jewelry store during their urban e-session at 3rd St. Promenade.

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Capturing a close-up embrace between Tiffany and Phillip in front of a grungy wall during their 3rd St. Promenade e-session.

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A silhouette shot of the newly engaged couple during their 3rd St. Promenade engagement photo session.

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A casual shot of the couple strolling arm-in-arm down 3rd St. Promenade during their Santa Monica e-session.

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Capturing an intimate embrace between Tiffany and Phillip in front of a rustic red brick building during their 3rd St. Promenade e-session.

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A wide angle shot of the newly engaged couple standing outside the Hotel Carmel in Santa Monica.

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A close-up shot of Phillip whispering into Tiffany’s ear during their urban e-session at Santa Monica’s 3rd St. Promenade.

 

Santa Monica Beach engagement session photos:

We then headed over to Santa Monica Beach for a mid-afternoon shoot incorporating some of the area’s iconic amusement rides, games, and the Santa Monica Pier. Phillip loves basketball so I took some playful shots of Tiffany pretending to block him, as well as a few romantic embraces with the colorful roller coaster and ferris wheel behind.

Tiffany had selected a bright red dress and Phillip was in a casual light blue shirt, and I felt that their choice of colors really fitted in with the vibrant street and beach landscapes of Santa Monica.

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The couple embrace in front of Santa Monica Pier’s iconic ferris wheel during their beachside engagement session.

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A playful shot of Tiffany and Phillip looking through one of the telescopes on the Santa Monica Pier.

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Tiffany playfully blocks Phillip’s shot as they try their hand at basketball during their Santa Monica Beach e-session.

romantic couple portrait during santa monica pier e-session

Phillip lifts his bride-to-be into the air, backed by the roller coaster and ferris wheel at Santa Monica Beach.

 

Baldwin Hills engagement session photos:

The final destination for the day was the gorgeous Baldwin Hills range and its walking trails, which provide a whimsical natural setting in the late afternoon light. With stunning views across Los Angeles and white fluffy clouds behind, I worked with the light to capture richly-illuminated portraits and creative silhouette shots of the couple within the grassy fields.

It was a Monday afternoon and we were lucky that there were only a few other people around, but it was actually quite chilly and windy up there! Tiffany and Phillip were real troopers and you would have never guessed they were feeling the cold in these warm Baldwin Hills engagement session photos.

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A whimsical shot of Tiffany and Phillip embracing during their late afternoon e-session at Los Angeles’ Baldwin Hills.

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Looking through the grassy meadows of Baldwin Hills towards the newly engaged couple during their late afternoon e-session.

intimate sunset couple portrait with los angeles cityscape

Capturing a special moment between Tiffany and Phillip, overlooking the cityscape of Los Angeles from Baldwin Hills.

romantic sunset engagement session at baldwin hills

The newly engaged couple stand hand-in-hand, taking in the views across Los Angeles, during their late afternoon e-session at Baldwin Hills.

black and white couple portrait in grassy fields of baldwin hills

A black and white shot of Tiffany leading Phillip through the grassy fields of Baldwin Hills during their Los Angeles e-session.

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A silhouette shot of the couple during the sunset golden hour at Los Angeles’ Baldwin Hills.

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A whimsical shot of Tiffany and Phillip looking into each other’s eyes during their sunset e-session at Baldwin Hills.

romantic couple portrait during baldwin hills e-session

The couple embrace at Baldwin Hills, backed by fluffy white clouds and the cityscape of Los Angeles.

 

Baldwin Hills engagement session photos:

It was wonderful to get to know this loved-up couple throughout the afternoon and I’m looking forward to connecting with them again for their wedding in mid-July and working alongside the amazing team at ME Weddings and Events.

May 5, 2016

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