LACMA Engagement Session | Will Rogers Memorial Park Engagement Session | Rodeo Drive Engagement Session | Annette & Lance

LACMA Engagement Session

ANNETTE & LANCE

Locations:

  • Third location: LACMA in Los Angeles, CA

 

LACMA engagement session photos:

Annette and Lance found me online through WeddingWire. But once we got chatting during a phone meeting, I realized they were also friends with a previous couple of mine – Debbie and Nima. 

They wanted to do a nighttime engagement session on Rodeo Drive and beneath the towering lamp posts of LACMA. Due to the challenges of shooting after dark, I suggested we meet up a little before sunset to begin at the beautiful Will Rogers Memorial Park so Annette and Lance could ease their way into their LACMA engagement session.

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Annette and Lance kiss along Via Rodeo during their Beverly Hills nighttime engagement session.

 

Will Rogers Memorial Park engagement session photos:

My assistant and I met up with Annette and Lance in Beverly Hills’ Will Rogers Memorial Park a little before sundown, with the couple dressed amazingly in a bright red dress and dapper suit. As the light was fading fast, we went right into the shoot.

Annette and Lance were real naturals, with plenty of chemistry between the couple as they embrace in front of the ornate fountain in Will Rogers Memorial Park. I photographed Annette leading Lance beside the central pond and another as they kissed, then captured a reflective shot as they sat along its edges.

We also utilized a huge hedge for some couple portraits during this Will Rogers Memorial Park engagement session, with Annette’s red dress really “popping” against the dark green. I also captured a few shots as they walked hand-in-hand along the pathways in the late-afternoon light and grabbed a portrait of Annette blowing a kiss to Lance beneath a sprawling tree.

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Annette and Lance looking lovingly at one another beside the ornate fountain in Will Rogers Memorial Park.

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Annette leads Lance in front of the central lake in Will Rogers Memorial Park during their Beverly Hill engagement session.

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Capturing a tender moment between the newly engaged couple during their Will Rogers Memorial Park e-session.

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Annette and Lance kiss in front of the gorgeous fountain in Will Rogers Memorial Park in Beverly Hills.

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A playful portrait of Annette peeking out from behind Lance during their Will Rogers Memorial Park e-session.

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Annette leads Lance in front of a huge hedge during their nature-themed e-session in Will Rogers Memorial Park.

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A close-up portrait capturing a tender moment between Annette and Lance during their Will Rogers Memorial Park e-session.

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Annette and Lance kiss beside the central fountain in Will Rogers Memorial Park during their Beverly Hills e-session.

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Annette and Lance look lovingly at one another while dancing beside the fountain of Will Rogers Memorial Park.

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Lance tenderly kisses Annette on the forehead during their Will Rogers Memorial Park engagement session.

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Annette and Lance walk hand-in-hand through Will Rogers Memorial Park during their nature-themed engagement session.

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Annette and Lance kiss beneath a sprawling tree in Beverly Hills’ Will Rogers Memorial Park.

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Capturing a romantic moment between Annette and Lance beside a tall, green hedge in Will Rogers Memorial Park.

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A reflective portrait of Annette and Lance in the central pond of Will Rogers Memorial Park in Beverly Hills.

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Annette and Lance walking along one of the lush pathways of Will Rogers Memorial Park in Beverly Hills.

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Annette blows a kiss while Lance pretends to catch it during their Will Rogers Memorial Park engagement session.

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Lance dips Annette on one of the walking trails of Will Rogers Memorial Park during their Beverly Hills e-session.

 

Rodeo Drive engagement session photos: 

Once the sun had set, we made the five-minute drive over to Rodeo Drive where Annette and Lance changed into another sophisticated outfit. We utilized the gorgeous courtyard of Montage Beverly Hills for some couple portraits, with a beautiful fountain and towering columns serving as the perfect backdrop.

My assistant was indispensable in helping out with the off-camera flash as Annette and Lance embraced and kissed beneath an antique-style lamp before throwing pennies into the fountain. We also took advantage of the bright pink “Beverly Hills is Beautiful” sign for some creative shots as Annette admired her engagement ring and Lance checked his “watch”.

Our aim was to capture a few portraits over on Via Rodeo, which has a real European-esque vibe, so we made the short walk over. But the security is quite strict there, so we were only to grab a couple of portraits before ending our Rodeo Drive engagement session.

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Capturing a romantic moment between the couple in front of a fountain during their nighttime e-session on Rodeo Drive.

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Annette and Lance walk arm-in-arm through the gorgeous courtyard of Montage Beverly Hills.

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Lance kisses Annette beside a column during their nighttime engagement session at Montage Beverly Hills.

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Lance blows a kiss to Annette in front of the “Beverly Hills is Beautiful” sign at Montage Beverly Hills.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the couple during their sophisticated nighttime e-session on Rodeo Drive.

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Annette and Lance walk arm-in-arm beside a fountain at Montage Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive.

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The newly engaged couple throw pennies into a fountain during their Rodeo Drive nighttime engagement session.

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Annette kisses Lance on the cheek during their engagement session at Montage Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive.

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Annette and Lance embrace in front of The Cafe & The Restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills.

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The couple kiss beneath an antique-style lamp at Montage Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive.

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A creative portrait of Annette admiring her engagement ring while Lance checks his watch at Montage Beverly Hills.

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Looking through the cascading waters of the Montage Beverly Hills fountain as Annette and Lance kiss.

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Annette and Lance walking along Rodeo Drive during their Beverly Hills nighttime engagement session.

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The newly engaged couple kiss on the European-styled Via Rodeo during their Beverly Hills nighttime engagement session.

 

LACMA engagement session photos:

Our final destination of the evening was LACMA, with Annette and Lance making another outfit change into a white dress and all-black suit. Despite being a Monday night, it was still busy, so we had to be patient…and a bit lucky!

I captured close-up portraits of the couple embracing and some wide angles with the LACMA lamp posts towering on either side. We ended the evening around 9PM with a shot of them blissfully kissing, seemingly unaware of the people taking photos around them. 

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Annette and Lance hold hands while leaning up against the lamp posts at LACMA in Los Angeles.

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A close-up portrait capturing an embrace between Annette and Lance between the LACMA lamp posts.

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Annette and Lance kiss amidst the towering lampposts of LACMA during their LA nighttime e-session.

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Looking through a row of lampposts towards Annette and Lance as they embrace at LACMA in Los Angeles.

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Annette and Lance walk hand-in-hand between the lampposts of LACMA during their black-and-white engagement session.

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A creative shot of Annette and Lance kissing between the LACMA lamp posts during their nighttime e-session in Los Angeles.

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A low-angle portrait of Annette and Lance looking lovingly at one another during their LACMA engagement session.

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Annette and Lance kiss during a busy nighttime engagement session at LACMA in Los Angeles.

 

LACMA engagement session photos:

It was great to finally meet Annette and Lance in person, although we didn’t have much time to chat due to the rapidly diminishing light that we experience in Southern California during the fall season. I’m looking forward to reconnecting for their wedding this coming Memorial Day weekend and capturing their love at the beautiful Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.

October 20, 2019

Engagement Session

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