Downtown Los Angeles Engagement Session | Tiffany & Michael

Downtown Los Angeles Engagement Session

TIFFANY & MICHAEL

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Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos:

Tiffany and Michael were recommended to me by Cindy Pham from Mad Love Events who is the wedding planner for their special day late this September. After briefly chatting with Michael over the phone, I was thrilled that they decided to book me, not only to document their wedding but also this Downtown Los Angeles engagement session.

Tiffany and Michael met several years ago through mutual friends at a music event and have been dating ever since. He’d kept things low-key by popping the question to her on the rooftop of their apartment building, which overlooks the Los Angeles city skyline. Aside from setting up romantic Christmas lights, he’d also hung up pictures of them taken together throughout the years, ready for when Tiffany walked along the rooftop.

Rather than an urban e-session at the usual locations in So Cal, Tiffany and Michael wanted to do something different, with a grungier, more authentic feel. They wanted to capture their shared love of taco stands, as well as the other member of their family – a German shepherd named Toffee.

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Tiffany and Michael look lovingly at one another while standing in the Batman Tunnel with their German shepherd, Toffee.

 

Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos:

We met up at a Starbucks coffee shop in the late afternoon on a Sunday and got to know one another better, as well as going through the game plan for this urban e-session. Aside from their dog Toffee, Tiffany’s parents also joined us and were such an incredible help throughout the afternoon.

We began the e-session in the Batman Tunnel beneath Grand Avenue, with Tiffany and Michael both dressed in classy, formal attire. In addition to capturing shots of them embracing and leading one another through the illuminated tunnel, I also grabbed portraits incorporating the light streaming through from above. I photographed the couple standing hand-in-hand in the middle of the street (something that’s not usually possible), as well as a shot of Michael dipping Tiffany and another as he lifted her into the air.

We then made the short drive down to South-Central Los Angeles to visit one of their favorite taco trucks, with the owner and staff happy for us to take photos. I captured portraits of them pointing at the corn tortillas on a grill and another at the rotary meat, as well as a shot as they placed toppings and condiments on top of their tacos. We then grabbed some playful shots as they tucked into their tacos and fed some to Toffee, who loves tacos just as much as her owners!

Tiffany had requested some portraits with the busy freeway in the background, so we captured a couple of photos of them embracing in the late-afternoon light. We then headed to an abandoned railroad and took photos of the couple walking with Toffee beside a rustic, red-brick building, as well as embracing their German shepherd warmly.

We ended the engagement session on the Fourth Street Bridge in the south part of Downtown Los Angeles. I captured up-close shots of Tiffany and Michael embracing and looking lovingly at one another, as well as a creative portrait with the city skyline of Los Angeles in the background.

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Michael lifts Tiffany into the air during their urban-inspired engagement session in LA’s Batman Tunnel.

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Tiffany and Michael walk their German shepherd, Toffee, through the Batman Tunnel during their LA urban e-session.

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Michael and Tiffany stand hand-in-hand in the Batman Tunnel during their formal urban e-session in Los Angeles.

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Capturing a tender moment between the newly engaged couple during their Batman Tunnel urban e-session.

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Tiffany and Michael share a laugh during their urban engagement session in Los Angeles’ Batman Tunnel.

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Michael dips Tiffany during their formal urban engagement session in Los Angeles’ Batman Tunnel.

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Tiffany and Michael stand with their German shepherd, Toffee, in the Batman Tunnel beneath LA’s Grand Avenue.

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Tiffany leads Michael across a street in the Batman Tunnel during their Downtown Los Angeles e-session.

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Tiffany and Michael embrace outside one of their favorite taco stands in South-Central Los Angeles.

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Tiffany and Michael point at meat on a rotary during their taco stand engagement session in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Tiffany and Michael putting condiments and toppings on their tacos at a South-Central taco stand.

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Tiffany and Michael feeding their dog, Toffee, a taco during their unique urban e-session in Los Angeles.

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Tiffany and Michael lovingly feed their German shepherd tacos at a South-Central LA taco stand.

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Tiffany and Michael look lovingly at one another while enjoying their meals at a taco stand in South-Central Los Angeles.

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A fun photo of Tiffany and Michael eating tacos together during their South-Central Los Angeles engagement session.

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Tiffany and Michael kiss at a taco stand during their unique urban engagement session in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Capturing a romantic moment between the couple during their late-afternoon engagement session in Los Angeles.

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Tiffany and Michael kiss on an abandoned railway with their German shepherd Toffee in South-Central Los Angeles.

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Tiffany and Michael walk Toffee beside an abandoned railway, with a rustic brick building in the background.

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Tiffany and Michael embrace their German shepherd, Toffee, during their unique urban e-session in South-Central Los Angeles.

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The newlyweds walk arm-in-arm beside an abandoned railway during their South-Central engagement session.

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A creative portrait of Tiffany and Michael on the Fourth Street Bridge, backed by the city skyline of Downtown Los Angeles.

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Tiffany and Michael kiss on the Fourth Street Bridge, with the Downtown LA city skyline in the background.

 

Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos:

It was such an incredible experience getting to meet Tiffany, Michael, their parents, and Toffee, as well as getting to explore some new shooting locations near Downtown Los Angeles. I want to give a big shout out to Cindy at Mad Love Events for making it all possible and look forward to reconnecting with them all during their wedding in the Art District near Downtown Los Angeles at the end of September.

July 22, 2019

Engagement Session

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