Santa Monica Beach Engagement Session | Downtown Los Angeles Engagement Session | Walt Disney Concert Hall Engagement Session | Sarah & Nick
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Santa Monica Beach Engagement Session

SARAH & NICK

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Santa Monica Beach engagement session photos:

Sarah and Nick have technically been married for just over a year. But as they’re planning a wedding celebration with their family and friends in October, they wanted to have an engagement session in the lead up to the occasion.

They reached out to me a little over a year ago and I got to know them better during a virtual meeting. They explained to me that after becoming roommates, they fell in love and became engaged while on vacation in Hawaii.

Sarah and Nick were joking with me during the virtual meeting about how they were going to be shy in front of the camera. But you wouldn’t have guessed it during their Downtown Los Angeles, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Santa Monica Beach engagement sessions, with so much love and natural chemistry between the couple.

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Nick spins Sarah on the famous Santa Monica Pier during their engagement session in Santa Monica Beach.

 

Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos:

We met up at a coffee shop near the DWP Building to chat a little about the upcoming engagement session, with Sarah and Nick both really wonderful to connect with. After a shot of them walking across a pedestrian crossing to the DWP Building, we captured a few portraits on the sweeping terrace and around the fountain of the Dorothy Pavilion, with Sarah wearing a striking red dress. I captured a shot of Nick lifting Sarah into the air and another as they embraced holding a bouquet, then we made our way to the ochre architecture of the MOCA Building.

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Sarah leads Nick across a pedestrian crossing during their urban engagement session in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Sarah and Nick share a laugh during their romantic urban e-session at the Dorothy Pavilion in Downtown Los Angeles.

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A romantic portrait of Sarah and Nick walking alongside the ochre-red MOCA Building during their Downtown Los Angeles e-session.

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Nick lifts Sarah into the air during their Downtown Los Angeles engagement session at the DWP Building.

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A playful shot of Sarah covering Nick’s eyes during their romantic urban e-session in Downtown Los Angeles.

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A sophisticated portrait of the couple in front of a bubbling fountain at the Dorothy Pavilion in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Capturing an intimate moment between Sarah and Nick during their urban e-session in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Sarah and Nick walk hand-in-hand across the DWP Building’s terrace during their Downtown Los Angeles e-session.

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Sarah embraces Nick while holding a beautiful bouquet beside the MOCA Building in Downtown Los Angeles.

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A reflective portrait of Sarah and Nick alongside the MOCA Building during their Downtown Los Angeles e-session.

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The couple stand at one end of a reflecting pool during their Downtown Los Angeles engagement session.

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Sarah and Nick lean up against the wall of the Walt Disney Concert Hall during their Los Angeles urban e-session.

 

Walt Disney Concert Hall engagement session photos:

Here we got creative with the reflecting pool before continuing to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, which is renowned for its metallic design. There was a concert taking place during our visit, so we couldn’t fully utilize the space. But we did manage to capture a few portraits on the main staircase and I grabbed a silhouette looking up towards the blue sky.

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Sarah and Nick embrace at the top of a staircase during their e-session outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Capturing a tender moment between the couple during their Walt Disney Concert Hall engagement session.

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A silhouette portrait of Sarah and Nick standing on a sweeping staircase at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Sarah and Nick walk hand-in-hand down a staircase outside Walt Disney Concert Hall during their LA engagement session.

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A reflective portrait of the couple embracing beside the metallic architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

 

Santa Monica Beach engagement session photos:

Our second and final destination for the day was Santa Monica Beach where the couple changed into slightly more casual outfits, with Sarah in a dark blue dress and Nick in a light blue shirt. I took advantage of the iconic Ferris wheel for a shot of the couple embracing and photographed them playing an arcade game, then strolled along the historic pier as the sun slowly sank towards the horizon.

Sarah and Nick kicked off their shoes to walk along the sands while I documented them hand-in-hand. We ended the engagement session with a romantic portrait of them embracing as the sun dipped behind the Pacific Ocean.

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Nick tenderly kisses Sarah’s cheek during their sunset engagement session at Santa Monica Beach.

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Sarah and Nick embrace backed by the iconic Ferris wheel of Santa Monica Beach during their sunset e-session.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the couple while standing on Santa Monica Beach beside the iconic pier.

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A playful shot of Sarah and Nick playing an arcade game during their Santa Monica Beach engagement session.

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A special moment between the couple captured on the sands of Santa Monica Beach at sunset.

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Sarah and Nick walk beneath the historic Santa Monica Pier during their sunset engagement session.

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The couple embrace warmly on the Santa Monica Pier during their sunset engagement session in Los Angeles.

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Sarah and Nick embrace while being backed by the setting sun on the sands of Santa Monica Beach.

 

Santa Monica Beach engagement session photos:

It was great to finally meet Sarah and Nick in person and I want to thank them for trusting me to capture their easy-going engagement session. In addition, I want to send a big congrats on making it through their first year of marriage and all the best in the final preparations for their wedding party later this year.

March 1, 2020

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