UCLA Engagement Session | El Matador Beach Engagement Session | Linh & Nasir

UCLA Engagement Session

LINH & NASIR

Locations:

  • First location: UCLA in Los Angeles, CA

 

UCLA engagement session photos:

Considering they had met at the university, it seemed only fitting that Nasir and Linh would choose this location for their UCLA engagement session photos. This fun-loving couple had first contacted me via email, requesting I be both their e-session and wedding photographer, and I invited them to my studio in Downtown Long Beach to organize both of these special days.

Nasir is Indian and Linh is Vietnamese/Chinese, and I loved that they are combining both cultures into their wedding celebrations. While Linh is fairly quiet and undeniably sweet, Nasir is more of a jokester, combining to make a really fun couple to work with. Once I got to know them a little bit at my studio, I was really excited to capture not only their wedding photographs, but also this UCLA engagement session.

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An intimate embrace between Linh and Nasir during their UCLA engagement session photoshoot at Royce Hall.

 

UCLA engagement session photos:

We met up at UCLA for the first e-session, using the beautiful architecture of Royce Hall as our backdrop. With its elegant arches and stone colonnades, Royce Hall really exudes charm and sophistication. The couple had opted for semi-formal attire, and their flirtation was so natural and warm.

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A wide angle shot of the newly engaged couple in front of the magnificent Royce Hall at UCLA.

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An intimate portrait of Linh and Nasir during their UCLA e-session outside Royce Hall.

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Linh and Nasir dance through an arched walkway of Royce Hall during their UCLA e-session.

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The newly engaged couple being flirtatious during their UCLA engagement session photoshoot.

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Linh and Nasir stand within the elegant stone architecture of UCLA’s Royce Hall.

 

El Matador Beach engagement session photos:

After the UCLA engagement session photo session, we then headed over to El Matador Beach in Malibu. The sun was slowly sinking towards the horizon, illuminating its grassy fields and giving the scene a really whimsical ambiance. In addition to capturing some richly-lit, warm embraces in this golden setting, we also took some photographs in the shallow waters, backed by El Matador’s impressive rock formations.

Although you can’t see it in these photos, the couple actually got a little wet when a wave crashed over them, but they were such good sports about it all! We also stayed for some post-sunset, dusk images, making the most of the rising moon and utilizing off-camera flash for a more dramatic effect.

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A whimsical shot of the newly engaged couple during the late afternoon light in El Matador Beach’s grassy fields.

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A wide angle portrait of Linh and Nasir, with one of the spectacular rock formations of El Matador Beach in Malibu.tador Beach Wedding Photographer Engagement Session Photos

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Capturing a sweet moment between the newly engaged couple during their El Matador Beach e-session.

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The newly engaged couple, standing in the shallow waters of El Matador Beach, during their late afternoon e-session.

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Capturing a playful moment between Linh and Nasir during their El Matador Beach late afternoon e-session.

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An intimate kiss between Linh and Nasir, backed by the spectacular rock formations of El Matador Beach.

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The sun slowly sets between Linh and Nasir during their El Matador Beach engagement session photoshoot.

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An intimate nighttime portrait of Linh and Nasir at El Matador Beach, backed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

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Capturing a warm embrace between the newly engaged couple, with the use of off-camera flash, during their El Matador Beach e-session.

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A wide-angle portrait of the couple during their El Matador Beach e-session, with the moon slowly rising in the distance.

 

UCLA engagement session photos:

After working with Linh and Nasir on these El Matador Beach and UCLA engagement session photos, I was even more excited to capture the multicultural wedding celebration they had planned later in this year.

July 3, 2015

Engagement Session

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