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Downtown Los Angeles Engagement Session

MARTHA & VICTOR

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Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos:

It was actually an old client from way back in 2008 who referred newly engaged couple Martha and Victor to me, and it was a real honor capturing their Downtown Los Angeles engagement session. The couple had met through friends a few years ago, and although Martha lived in North Carolina and Victor in California, it had been love at first sight and they’d made it work. Victor proposed to Martha during the Christmas holidays last year and they decided to have an e-session while Martha was in California on a visit.

I first met the couple on Skype when we chatted about their e-session and upcoming wedding plans, and they were just so sweet and wonderful. Even talking online I could tell they were so filled with love for one another, and they both had really strong personalities which shone through. Unfortunately I was already booked on their planned wedding date and felt disappointed that I couldn’t be their wedding photographer. But they still wanted me to capture these Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos, and the pleasure was all mine.

nature themed couple portrait in downtown los angeles

Looking through the greenery outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall towards the newly engaged couple during their Downtown LA e-session.

 

Walt Disney Concert Hall engagement session photos:

We went to a few of my favorite Los Angeles e-session locations, starting at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles and finishing at Santa Monica Beach. Victor and Martha had opted for formal attire for the first, urban-styled e-session, with Victor in a suit and Martha in a bright red dress. I captured shots of them against the modern, metallic architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall which is really distinctive.

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Martha and Victor share a special moment in front of the metallic architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall during their urban e-session in Downtown LA.

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Martha and Victor on a staircase during their urban engagement session at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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A close-up black and white shot of Victor kissing Martha during their Downtown Los Angeles e-session.

romantic couple portrait session at walt disney concert hall

The newly married couple walk arm in arm alongside the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA.

 

Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos:

We then headed over to the Broad Museum which I love for its unique architecture and captured a playful shot of Martha dragging Victor along its facade. I finished up with some shots of the couple with the iconic Los Angeles city skyline behind, then got creative with some bird’s eye view images looking down between the downtown area’s buildings.

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Martha drags Victor along the edge of the Broad Museum during their Downtown LA e-session.

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An intimate portrait of the newly engaged couple during their urban e-session in Downtown LA.

creative couple portrait by los angeles engagement photographer

A bird’s eye view of the couple looking through the modern architecture of Downtown LA.

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A close-up shot of Martha and Victor sharing a special moment during their Downtown LA e-session.

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The newly engaged couple walk hand in hand through LA, backed by the city’s iconic skyscrapers.

 

Santa Monica Beach engagement session photos:

We then headed over to Santa Monica Beach in the late afternoon and the couple changed into more casual clothes for a relaxed beach vibe. I utilized the colorful restaurants, amusement park rides, and even a postcard stand during the start of the shoot, then we walked onto the pier for some playful silhouette shots with the binoculars.

As the sunset golden hour set in, we went down onto the sands for some intimate shots of the couple walking arm in arm through the shallow waters and embracing beneath the Santa Monica Pier. Both Victor and Martha warmed to the camera really quickly and I felt like this selection of images really illustrated the undeniable love they have for each other.

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Capturing an intimate embrace between Victor and Martha during their Santa Monica Beach e-session.

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The couple embrace outside Pier Burger during their Santa Monica Beach engagement session.

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Martha and Victor hanging out on the Santa Monica Pier during their beachside e-session.

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A silhouette shot of the engaged couple getting playful with the binoculars on the Santa Monica Beach pier.

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Victor lifts Martha into the air in front of Santa Monica Beach’s roller coaster and ferris wheel.

intimate couple portrait at santa monica pier postcard stand

The newly engaged couple embrace next to a postcard stand during their Santa Monica Beach engagement session.

sunset couple engagement session at santa monica beach

The couple walk arm in arm through the shallows waters at Santa Monica Beach during the sunset hour.

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Victor and Martha embrace beneath the pier during their Santa Monica Beach e-session.

romantic sunset couple portrait session at santa monica beach

Victor and Martha embrace beneath the pier during their Santa Monica Beach e-session.

silhouette couple photo during sunset e-session at santa monica beach

A silhouette shot of Victor and Martha during their sunset e-session at Santa Monica Beach.

 

Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos:

Although I can’t be their wedding photographer in August, I hope Victor and Martha have an absolutely amazing day, and I was thrilled that I got to meet them during this Downtown Los Angeles engagement photo session.

May 27, 2016

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