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Union Station Engagement Session

CORI & AUSTIN

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Union Station engagement session photos:

I first had the pleasure of hearing from Cori and Austin at the end of 2018, just after they got engaged. Their email inquiry and booking all happened while I was at Disneyland with my wife and daughter, which was quite special as Cori and Austin are also big fans.

Cori and Austin had been friends for about a decade before they started dating a few years ago, with Austin popping the question while they were out on a morning stroll with their two French bulldogs – Chloe and Maceo. It was wonderful to finally meet them in person when we met up at Union Station to begin their Downtown Los Angeles engagement session.

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Cori and Austin seated on a bench with their two French bulldogs, backed by the LA city skyline at Vista Hermosa Park.

 

Union Station engagement session photos:

After chatting for a little bit to get to know one another, we began with some portraits of Cori leading Austin through an elegant hallway at Union Station and relaxing together on one of the vintage lounges. She’d opted for a golden dress and he a classy suit, which worked in perfectly with the stately architecture of this iconic transportation hub.

I photographed them embracing in a busy concourse and grabbed a shot as Cori pretended to hurry Austin towards a departing train, as well as capturing a photo as they looked lovingly at one another on the train platform. Aside from utilizing the interior of Union Station, we also captured a few portraits in a leafy courtyard outside. We also got creative with a silhouette portrait in one of the tunnels and took a wide-angle shot as they relaxed beside the billboards as commuters bustled in front of them.

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Cori leading Austin through an elegant hallway at Union Station during their Downtown LA engagement session.

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A romantic portrait of Cori leaning on Austin’s shoulder in a vintage seating area at Union Station.

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Cori and Austin look lovingly into one another’s eyes in a bustling passenger area of Los Angeles’ Union Station.

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Austin tenderly kisses Cori’s forehead in a courtyard outside Union Station during their Downtown Los Angeles e-session.

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Cori leads Austin along the edge of the train platform during their urban e-session at Union Station.

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Cori and Austin kiss in a leafy courtyard outside Union Station during their Downtown LA engagement session.

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Capturing a tender moment between the newly engaged couple on a train platform at Union Station in LA.

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A creative silhouette portrait of Cori and Austin in a dark tunnel at Union Station in Los Angeles.

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Cori and Austin stand hand-in-hand on a staircase during their urban e-session at Union Station.

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The couple look lovingly at one another while walking arm-in-arm through a passenger concourse at Union Station.

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A wide-angle shot of Cori and Austin taking a moment out in a busy walkway at Union Station.

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Cori leads Austin through the entrance of Union Station during their Downtown Los Angeles engagement session.

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Austin spins Cori in a tiled hallway at Union Station during their romantic e-session in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Cori and Austin kiss near the light-filled entrance of Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.

 

Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos:

We then make the short drive over to the MOCA building to continue their Downtown Los Angeles e-session, beginning with some photos beside the Angel’s Flight. Cori wanted to capture portraits on this famous funicular railway but unfortunately, it was closed for renovations that day, so we took advantage of its bright orange exterior instead.

Cori had changed into a short white dress and Austin a pale blue shirt, giving a more relaxed feel as we wandered over to the ochre red architecture of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Here, I captured portraits of Cori and Austin embracing and another as he playfully pretended to bite her hand. We utilized the reflecting pool for a mirror-like shot, as well as grabbing a kiss in front of the museum’s window signage.

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Cori and Austin embrace at the top of the Angel’s Flight funicular railway in Los Angeles.

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Capturing a special moment between the couple in front of an orange fence at the Angel’s Flight funicular railway.

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Cori and Austin standing in front of the orange-colored entrance to the Angel’s Flight funicular railway in Downtown Los Angeles.

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A close-up portrait of the couple during their romantic urban e-session at Angel’s Flight in Los Angeles.

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Cori and Austin walk hand-in-hand through Downtown Los Angeles during their urban-inspired engagement session.

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Capturing a special moment between the couple in front of the red ochre exterior of the MOCA building in Downtown LA.

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A reflective shot of Cori and Austin kissing at one end of a garden pool outside the MOCA building in Los Angeles.

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A playful shot of Austin pretending to bite Cori’s hand during their urban e-session in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Cori and Austin kiss outside the Museum of Contemporary Art during their Downtown Los Angeles e-session.

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Cori and Austin look lovingly at one another while standing in front of the MOCA building’s ochre red walls.

 

Vista Hermosa Park engagement session photos:

At around 6:30PM, we drove over to Vista Hermosa Park where we were met by Cori and Austin’s French bulldogs for a nature-inspired e-session. There was another outfit change, this time with Cori wearing a turquoise dress and her spouse-to-be a casual gray shirt.

I captured shots of the couple walking Chloe and Maceo along the grassy lawns and a tree-lined trail, together with a playful portrait as one of them licked Cori’s face. We ended the e-session with a photo of Cori and Austin kissing while seated on a bench with their dogs, with the city skyline of Downtown Los Angeles behind them.

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A creative shot of the couple kissing with their French bulldogs in the foreground at Vista Hermosa Park in LA.

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One of the couple’s French bulldogs licks Cori’s face during their urban e-session at Vista Hermosa Park.

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Cori and Austin kiss while seated on a bench overlooking the Downtown Los Angeles city skyline.

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The couple look towards one another while walking their French bulldogs through Vista Hermosa Park.

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Capturing a tender embrace between the couple on a leafy walkway at Vista Hermosa Park in Los Angeles.

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Cori and Austin walking their French bulldogs along a picturesque trail during the Vista Hermosa Park engagement session.

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A creative shot of the couple kissing while seated on a bench and holding their French bulldogs, Chloe and Maceo.

 

Union Station engagement session photos:

It was really wonderful to finally meet Cori and Austin during this engagement session in Downtown Los Angeles, as well as getting to know their dogs! I’m looking forward to reconnecting for their wedding on Valentine’s Day next year and wish them all the best in the months of preparation leading up to their special day.

June 11, 2019

Engagement Session

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