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Downtown Los Angeles Engagement Session

MISHA & ASAD

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Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos:

I met Misha and Asad the week before their scheduled e-session in Downtown LA, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica Beach, as Asad had me on board to photograph his surprise proposal to Misha. From hiding in the bushes, to capturing their undeniable love just moments after the proposal, it was a real pleasure to be part of this special moment!

Having said all that, I was excited to meet up with them again and really excited to share their Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos we captured. We spent the entire afternoon and early evening together, visiting three different locations in the Los Angeles area.

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Misha and Asad embrace during their engagement photography session in Downtown LA’s art district.

 

Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos:

We started out in Downtown LA’s art district, whose graffiti walls and mesmerizing street art create a grungy backdrop. With lots of bright colors to work with, I asked Misha and Asad to dress in neutral tones to counteract that, and I love the images we came away with. We then headed to the financial district for a more sophisticated, urban style. Dressed in formal attire, I looked for classic shots of the newly engaged couple, backed by the iconic DWP building and city skyline, as well as a few strong silhouettes.

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Misha and Asad walking hand-in-hand through the streets of Downtown LA’s art district during their e-session.

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The newly engaged couple in front of one of the grungy graffiti walls of Downtown LA’s art district.

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Asad silhouetted, with Misha in the background, during their urban e-session in Downtown LA.

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Misha pulling Asad along in front of one of the art district’s captivating graffiti walls.

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An intimate moment between Asad and Misha during their urban-themed Downtown LA e-session.

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The newly engaged couple standing together in front of one of the graffiti walls of Downtown LA’s art district.

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Asad and Misha laughing together during their urban e-session in Downtown LA’s art district.

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A warm embrace between Asad and Misha in front of one of the art district’s graffiti walls.

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Misha leads Asad through Downtown LA’s financial district during their sophisticated urban e-session.

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Misha and Asad looking into each other’s eyes during their urban e-session in Downtown LA’s financial district.

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Misha and Asad, silhouetted against the city skyline, during their Downtown LA e-session.

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Misha and Asad wore sophisticated, formal attire for their urban-themed e-session in Downtown LA’s financial district.

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Capturing a warm embrace between Misha and Asad, with the Downtown LA city skyline behind.

 

Venice Beach engagement session photos:

Still on an energy high after the Downtown Los Angeles engagement session, we headed to vibrant Venice Beach, just as the sun was setting. Here I looked for a mixture of romantic beach shots and creative images that utilized the low-light conditions. Situated at the end of the famed Route 66, Venice Beach has a number of really iconic landmarks, and I tried to encapsulate those into the e-session photos as well.

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Misha and Asad embrace in front of a graffiti wall in the famous Venice Beach area of Los Angeles.

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A silhouette of Misha and Asad, backed by a beautiful sunset, during their Venice Beach photography e-session.

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Misha and Asad walk along the sands of Venice Beach during their engagement photography session.

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Misha and Asad looking out towards the ocean during their Venice Beach e-session.

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The newly engaged couple, illuminated under a sculpture, during their nighttime e-session in Venice Beach.

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A tender moment between Misha and Asad on the sands of Venice Beach during their sunset e-session.

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Misha and Asad, silhouetted under the famous palm trees of Venice Beach, during their sunset engagement photography session.

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Asad leads Misha beneath the iconic lights of Venice Beach during their nighttime e-session.

 

Santa Monica Beach engagement session photos:

We ended the engagement photography shoot at Santa Monica Pier, with some fun and playful nighttime portraits in the gaming arcades and amusement park. From playing carnival games and being silly in the photo booth, to warm embraces backed by the ferris wheel and roller coaster of Santa Monica Pier, these e-session images really illustrate the fun-loving nature of this couple.

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Asad and Misha playing in the gaming arcades of Santa Monica Pier during their Los Angeles e-session.

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Asad and Misha looking into each other’s eyes in front of the famous Pier Burger joint at Santa Monica Pier.

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Misha and Asad being silly in a photo booth during their Santa Monica Pier engagement session photos.

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A romantic embrace between Misha and Asad in front of the amusement rides of Santa Monica Pier.

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Asad lifts Misha into the air during their nighttime e-session at the amusement park of Santa Monica Pier.

 

Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos:

They say “time flies when you’re having fun”, and although this e-session was around 5 hours, it went by in no time, and I had an absolute blast hanging out with Misha and Asad.

December 31, 2015

Engagement Session

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