Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden Engagement Session | Downtown Seal Beach Engagement Session | Bernise & Mike

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden Engagement Session

 

BERNISE & MIKE

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Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden engagement session photos:

Bernise and Mike found me online when searching for a wedding and engagement session photographer, but when I arrived at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden for our e-session, it was actually the first time we had met face-to-face. The couple had met online a few years back, and there was no denying they were very much in love throughout the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden engagement session photos.

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Bernise and Mike embrace overlooking a pond during their Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden engagement session photos.

 

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden engagement session photos:

These beautiful landscaped gardens in Long Beach are an idyllic engagement photography location. Not only is there plenty of lush greenery, but there’s also a quaint traditional bridge, wooden boardwalks overlooking an expansive pond, and even a small bamboo forest. I tried to utilize all of these throughout the e-session, capturing intimate close-up portraits, as well as encapsulating wide angles, and the couple were absolute naturals in front of the camera.

They had opted for semi-formal attire for this garden-style e-session, which was ideal considering the sophisticated landscaping of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden. Some couples I work with need some prompting to make them feel comfortable being photographed, but Bernise and Mike sure didn’t!

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An intimate moment between the newly engaged couple during their e-session at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden.

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Bernise and Mike walk hand-in-hand over one of the beautiful wooden bridges at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden.

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A close-up portrait of the newly engaged couple during their Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden e-session.

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Capturing a warm embrace between Bernise and Mike, backed by the golden trees of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden.

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Photograph of the newly engaged couple, captured through the rails of a silhouetted bridge, during their Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden e-session.

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The lush greenery of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden creates an ideal natural setting for engagement photography sessions.

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Capturing a kiss between the newly engaged couple on a stepping stone at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden.

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A playful moment between the newly engaged couple during their e-session in the bamboo forest of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden.

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Mike leads Bernise along one of the boardwalks of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden during their engagement photography session.

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Being silly in the rich afternoon light during their Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden e-session.

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A tender hug between Bernise and Mike in front of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden’s bamboo forest.

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A portrait of the newly engaged couple, beautifully reflected in a pond at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden.

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The couple exuded love throughout their Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden engagement session photos.

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The couple selected semi-formal attire for their Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden e-session.

 

Downtown Seal Beach engagement session photos:

We then headed over to Seal Beach in the rich, late afternoon light, and there was no shortage of fun feature points to use as backdrops. From a bright red container to cute cafes and vibrant street art, Downtown Seal Beach was an ideal e-session location. Bernise and Mike were fantastic, getting both playful and intimate in a range of different settings, and I feel like these images have a bold, urban feel to them.

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A portrait of Bernise and Mike in front of a street art wall in Downtown Seal Beach during their e-session.

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The bold red container in Downtown Seal Beach provided the perfect urban backdrop for Bernise and Mike’s e-session.

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The couple getting playful outside a cafe in Downtown Seal Beach during their e-session.

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The newly engaged couple stand beneath the entrance of the Bay Theater during their Downtown Seal Beach e-session.

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Bernise and Mike kiss outside an urban-artsy boutique during their Downtown Seal Beach engagement photography session.

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Bernise playfully reacts to Mike’s shadow during their Downtown Seal Beach e-session.

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A warm embrace between the newly engaged couple as we walked around Downtown Seal Beach to capture their engagement photographs.

 

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden engagement session photos:

Unfortunately, I can’t be the wedding photographer for Bernise and Mike’s special day as i’m already booked. But I wish them all the love and success in their marriage for many years to come!

September 30, 2015

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