Oak Canyon Nature Center Engagement Session | Jessica & Pablo

Oak Canyon Nature Center Engagement Session

JESSICA & PABLO

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Oak Canyon Nature Center engagement session photos:

I first heard from Jessica and Pablo back in June after they found me online through Yelp. We exchanged a few emails about their wedding plans this coming November at the gorgeous Wayfarer’s Chapel and E-Bell Club in Long Beach before they decided to book me. It’s always an honor when couples trust me enough to hire online and I was excited to finally meet Jessica and Pablo in person to capture this Oak Canyon Nature Center engagement session.

Jessica and Pablo have been together for almost 10 years, having met onlinendedending up at the same community college in Southern California. They tell me that it was instant chemistry and they became engaged a couple of years ago at Iguazu Falls when Pablo popped the question on a trip back to his native homeland of Argentina. They both love the outdoors and wanted a nature-inspired e-session that reflected this.

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A romantic portrait of Jessica and Pablo during their whimsical e-session at the Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim.

 

Oak Canyon Nature Center engagement session photos:

We met up at a coffee shop in Anaheim on the day of the scheduled e-session, which ended up being a Tuesday after we’d had to postpone a previous weekend slot. This ended up working in our favor as there was almost no one in the Oak Canyon Nature Center and we could really relax and enjoy this beautiful setting.

I captured a range of close-up romantic portraits of Jessica and Pablo embracing, as well as some wide-angle shots as they walked along the trails, with stunning shaded pathways and rustic bridges to work with. The golden grassy fields at the Oak Canyon Nature Center provided the perfect setting for some whimsical portraits, together with a wooden stage that was reminiscent of a wedding ceremony site.

While Jessica and Pablo had decided on just the one setting for this Oak Canyon Nature Center engagement session, they did opt for two different outfits. After taking some portraits with Jessica in a floral maroon dress and Pablo in a denim shirt, they changed into slightly more casual attire, with Jessica in a sleeveless white dress and Pablo in a bright purple shirt.

As the sun started to sink towards the horizon, I grabbed some shots of it peeking through the trees as the couple walked along the shaded pathways. Then we headed up to higher ground for some back-lit shots amidst the cacti and some romantic embraces illuminated by the setting sun.

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Jessica and Pablo kiss in a golden grassy field during their Oak Canyon Nature Center engagement session.

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Jessica admires her engagement ring while she and Pablo stand on either side of a rustic tree.

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Pablo kisses Jessica lovingly on the forehead during their romantic engagement session at Oak Canyon Nature Center.

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Capturing an intimate embrace between the engaged couple during their whimsical e-session at Oak Canyon Nature Center.

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Jessica and Pablo look lovingly into each other’s eyes on a rustic wooden platform during their Oak Canyon Nature Center e-session.

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Capturing a tender embrace between Jessica and Pablo at the Oak Canyon Nature Center during their Anaheim e-session.

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Pablo lifts Jessica into the air on one of the walking trails at the Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim.

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Jessica and Pablo embrace in the tall grassy fields of the Oak Canyon Nature Center during their whimsical Anaheim e-session.

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The engaged couple walk hand-in-hand along one of the many walking trails at the Oak Canyon Nature Center.

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Capturing a kiss between Jessica and Pablo in black and white during their romantic, nature-inspired e-session.

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A creative, close-up portrait of Jessica and Pablo embracing during their nature-themed e-session in Anaheim.

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A wide-angle portrait of Jessica and Pablo kissing on a tree-shaded bridge at the Oak Canyon Nature Center.

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A bird’s eye view of Jessica and Pablo lying in a grassy field at the Oak Canyon Nature Center.

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Capturing a romantic embrace between Jessica and Pablo during their late-afternoon e-session in Anaheim.

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Jessica and Pablo kiss against a rustic wooden railing during their whimsical e-session at the Oak Canyon Nature Center.

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Capturing a playful moment between the newly engaged couple during their Oak Canyon Nature Center engagement session.

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Jessica and Pablo kiss as the late-afternoon light peeks through the trees at the Oak Canyon Nature Center.

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A whimsical portrait of Jessica and Pablo walking arm-in-arm along one of the trails at the Oak Canyon Nature Center.

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Jessica and Pablo kiss while being illuminated by the sunset light during their Oak Canyon Nature Center e-session.

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Capturing an intimate moment between Jessica and Pablo during their sunset e-session in Anaheim.

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Capturing a playful moment between the newly engaged couple in black and white at the Oak Canyon Nature Center.

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Jessica and Pablo embrace in a lush, palm-lined valley at the Oak Canyon Nature Center.

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A back-lit portrait of Jessica embracing Pablo during their sunset e-session in Anaheim.

 

Oak Canyon Nature Center engagement photos:

Jessica and Pablo were really sweet and so easy to work with throughout this Oak Canyon Nature Center engagement session. I can’t wait to capture their special day when they get married at two of my favorite Southern California wedding venues in a few months time.

August 14, 2017

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