Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Engagement Session | Downtown Tustin Engagement Session | Strawberry Farms Golf Club Engagement Session | Edel & Ryan

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Engagement Session

EDEL & RYAN

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Laguna Coast Wilderness Park engagement session photos:

When I received an email from Edel a couple of months before her planned e-session with Ryan I was really excited. She was the sister of a bride I had photographed back in 2010 and I distinctly remembered her from then, despite it being more than 4 years ago! She had accompanied her sister, Helen, when she came to meet me at my studio in Downtown Long Beach, and I was excited that it was Edel’s turn to be the bride and to capture these Laguna Coast Wilderness Park engagement session photos.

Edel came to my studio a few weeks before the e-session, along with her fiance, Ryan, who was so easy-going and good-humored. I knew immediately that this was going to be a fun engagement session, not to mention the wedding planned later in the year.

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Capturing a nighttime portrait of Edel and Ryan kissing with their sparklers during their Laguna Coast Wilderness Park e-session.

 

Downtown Tustin engagement session photos:

Edel and Ryan wanted to stage their e-session at a few places they liked to hang out together, bringing along some props to create really lively, fun images. We began in Downtown Tustin, capturing some relaxed images as we explored the streets, as well as a cheeky staged shot at a local thrift store as Ryan pretended to be jealous with Edel’s affections towards a giant, stuffed Tiger.

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A playful shot of the newly engaged couple during their Downtown Tustin engagement photo session.

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Edel and Ryan brought along balloons as props to incorporate into their e-session in Downtown Tustin.

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Capturing a warm embrace between the newly engaged couple in the mid-afternoon sunshine during their Downtown Tustin e-session.

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Ryan playfully acts jealous as Eden cuddles a giant tiger at a thrift store in Downtown Tustin.

 

Strawberry Farms Golf Club engagement session photos:

Both Edel and Ryan are keen golfers and Edel got permission from the Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine for us to capture some images along the fairways. I loved that the couple wore bold colors that really “popped” against the green fairways, and that they incorporated a save-the-date shot, using the golf balls to display their planned wedding date. With bright blue skies and white fluffy clouds, I felt like the images we came away with were really vibrant.

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Edel and Ryan kiss above their golf-ball save-the-date during their Strawberry Farms Golf Club e-session.

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A wide-angle shot of the newly engaged couple walking hand-in-hand along the fairways during their Strawberry Farms Golf Club e-session.

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Capturing a playful moment as Ryan just misses the hole during his e-session with Edel at the Strawberry Farms Golf Club.

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The newly engaged couple kiss behind their save-the-date golf balls during their Strawberry Farms Golf Club engagement photo session.

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A close-up shot of Edel and Ryan embracing during their golf-themed e-session at the Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine.

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A bird’s eye view of the couple on the green at the Strawberry Farms Golf Club with their save-the-date golf balls.

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A wide angle shot of the couple kissing beneath the white fluffy clouds that floated over the Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine.

 

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park engagement session photos:

We then headed to the beautiful Laguna Coast Wilderness Park where the couple changed into their baseball team colors. Ryan supports the San Francisco Giants while Edel is an Anaheim Angels. Backed by a dramatic sky, we took a competitive-edged shot of the two rivals, before a playful shot as Edel pretended to swing a punch. We ended this Laguna Coast Wilderness Park engagement photo session with some nighttime portraits incorporating the sparkler props they had brought along, which gave the shots a distinctly festive and romantic vibe.

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A dramatic off-camera flash shot of the newly engaged couple looking competitive in their respective baseball team shirts at the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.

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Capturing a cheeky moment as Edel pretends to throw a punch during her fun-filled e-session with Ryan at the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.

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The newly engaged couple light a sparkler together during their post sunset e-session at the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.

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An off-camera flash nighttime portrait of Edel and Ryan kissing during their Laguna Coast Wilderness Park engagement photo session.

 

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park engagement session photos:

With fantastic weather and a really fun-loving couple to work with, this Los Angeles engagement session was an absolute pleasure to shoot and I’m really looking forward to Edel and Ryan’s wedding in November this year.

March 10, 2014

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