Los Angeles County Arboretum Engagement Session | Yalda & Zubin

Los Angeles County Arboretum Engagement Session

YALDA & ZUBIN

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Los Angeles County Arboretum engagement session photos:

I first heard from newly engaged couple Yalda and Zubin a few months ago via email. Not only are they planning a beautiful cultural wedding this summer at Hummingbird Nest Ranch, but they wanted to do a nature-inspired e-session at the gorgeous Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia. When we met up on the day it was a like a blind date for me, having never met the couple in person, but we hit it off from the beginning and it was an absolute pleasure capturing this Los Angeles County Arboretum engagement session.

This wonderful couple had met at medical school when Yalda was actually Zubin’s preceptor, and after a year and half dating they had become engaged at Big Sur over the New Year. They had a radiant chemistry between them and were overflowing with love, making my job incredibly easy.

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A close-up portrait of Yalda and Zubin within a bamboo grove at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia.

 

Los Angeles County Arboretum engagement session photos:

While many of my e-session couples opt for a few different locations, Yalda and Zubin wanted just the one. But with so many stunning features and different landscaped gardens to work with at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, we had no problem filling 2+ hours and coming away with some beautiful photos.

They had decided on two different outfits, starting with vintage-inspired semi-formal attire, before changing into something more casual and playful. Although it was mid-afternoon when we started the session, there were so many shaded areas with beautiful diffused lighting to work with and it was a beautiful day to explore the walking trails and lush greenery of the gardens.

From the Asian-inspired bamboo grove to the scented rose garden, we captured intimate embraces and playful exchanges between the couple in these Los Angeles County Arboretum engagement session photos. There were also park benches, waterfall fountains, and bridges to work with, meaning we had no shortage of photographic features! Yalda and Zubin were great sports, even lying down on the grassy lawns while I captured some bird’s eye view photos of them!

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Capturing a playful moment between the newly engaged couple during their Los Angeles County Arboretum engagement photo session.

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Zubin kisses Yalda during their nature-inspired e-session at the Los Angeles County Arboretum.

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A warm, close-up portrait of the newly engaged couple embracing during their Los Angeles County Arboretum e-session.

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Yalda and Zubin opted for vintage-style attire for their Los Angeles County Arboretum engagement photo session.

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Yalda and Zubin embrace beneath a sprawling bamboo grove at the Los Angeles County Arboretum.

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A black and white shot of the newly engaged couple looking into each other’s eyes during their Los Angeles County Arboretum e-session.

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Capturing a cheeky moment between the couple during their Los Angeles County Arboretum engagement photo session in Arcadia.

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Yalda and Zubin sit on a park bench at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, surrounded by lush greenery.

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A close-up shot of Yalda and Zubin’s warm embrace during their Los Angeles County Arboretum e-session.

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A close-up portrait of the newly engaged couple during their intimate e-session at the Los Angeles County Arboretum.

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The couple decided on a vintage-inspired natural e-session at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia.

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The newly engaged couple on a quaint wooden bridge during their Los Angeles County Arboretum engagement photo session.

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Capturing a playful exchange between Yalda and Zubin during their Los Angeles County Arboretum e-session.

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A bird’s eye view of Yalda and Zubin lying on the grassy lawns of the Los Angeles County Arboretum.

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The newly engaged couple embrace within the romantic rose gardens of the Los Angeles County Arboretum.

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Zubin leads Yalda along a waterfall pathway during their Los Angeles County Arboretum engagement photo session.

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A silhouette shot of Yalda and Zubin within the leafy gardens of the Los Angeles County Arboretum.

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A whimsical portrait of the couple exploring the walking trails of the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia.

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A wide angle shot of the newly engaged couple beside the wetlands of the Los Angeles County Arboretum.

 

Los Angeles County Arboretum engagement session photos:

I really enjoyed getting to know this lovely couple throughout the afternoon and felt really thrilled that they had selected me as their Los Angeles engagement session photographer. I can’t wait to reconnect with them at their Persian wedding this summer and wish them well as they plan for this special day.

April 21, 2016

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