USC Engagement Session | Walt Disney Concert Hall Engagement Session | Santa Monica Beach Engagement Session | Fabiola & German

USC Engagement Session



  • Second location: USC in Los Angeles, CA


USC engagement session photos:

I first heard from Fabiola back in 2014 after she and her partner German, had become recently engaged. Not only did she want to book me as their wedding photographer in 2015, but also to do an e-session at a few different locations beforehand. After emailing back and forth, it was great to finally meet her and German to capture these USC engagement session photos.

romantic nighttime couple portrait santa monica pier ferris wheel

A nighttime portrait of the newly engaged couple using off-camera flash in front of the Santa Monica Pier ferris wheel and rollercoaster.


Walt Disney Concert Hall engagement session photos:

We actually started out in Downtown Los Angeles to take some images around the Walt Disney Concert Hall. This spectacular, silver building is one of my personal favorite architectural locations, with lots of reflective surfaces to work with, as well as lush, surrounding greenery. Fabiola’s mom also joined us to help out during the e-session, which was a really touching addition to the afternoon.

I captured shots of the couple embracing along the walls of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and around its gardens, trying to get creative images that took advantage of the reflective surface and juxtaposition of colors. We also took some couple portraits with the city skyline of Los Angeles as a backdrop, creating a really modern, urban feel to the photo shoot.

black white reflective couple portrait walt disney concert hall

A black and white reflective shot of Fabiola and German along the edge of Downtown LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall.

beautiful couple portrait downtown los angeles e-session

Capturing a warm embrace between the newly engaged couple, backed by the city skyline of Downtown Los Angeles.

urban e-session walt disney concert hall downtown los angeles

Fabiola and German embrace during their urban e-session outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles.

couple embrace gardens walt disney concert hall la e-session

The newly engaged couple within the leafy gardens of the Walt Disney Concert Hall during their Downtown Los Angeles engagement session.

couple kiss portrait bench downtown los angeles engagement photographer

Fabiola and German kiss along a concrete bench during their Downtown Los Angeles e-session.

creative reflective portrait walt disney concert hall e-session

A mirror-like reflection of the newly engaged couple embracing during their Walt Disney Concert Hall e-session.


USC engagement session photos:

We then headed over to USC where both Fabiola and German had studied. Wearing their alumni sweaters, we captured shots with the university’s iconic fountain, as well as backed by its beautiful, historic architecture. It’s always a pleasure to photograph a place that a couple has a strong connection to, and I hope that was translated through these USC engagement session photos.

romantic couple portrait fountain usc engagement session

An intimate portrait of Fabiola and German behind a courtyard fountain during their USC engagement session photo shoot.

couple walk through usc campus los angeles engagement photographer

The newly engaged couple walking through the campus in their USC alumni sweaters during their USC engagement session photo shoot.

couple portrait historic building usc engagement session

Capturing a warm embrace between Fabiola and German under one of USC’s historic buildings during their e-session on campus.


Santa Monica Beach engagement session photos:

Our final destination for the e-session was Santa Monica Beach where the late afternoon light was warm and glowing, In addition to shooting the newly engaged couple along the Santa Monica Pier and embracing in the somewhat chilly early-spring conditions, I also got creative using an off-camera flash, with the ferris wheel and roller coaster as a backdrop.

couple kiss santa monica pier sunset e-session

The newly engaged couple kiss along the Santa Monica Pier during their late afternoon e-session.

romantic black white couple portrait santa monica beach e-session

A close-up black and white portrait of Fabiola and German during their engagement session at Santa Monica Beach.


USC engagement session photos:

German, Fabiola and her mom were a real pleasure to work with, and I’m looking forward to reconnecting with this loved-up couple again at their wedding.

March 23, 2015

Engagement Session

over 100 5 Star Reviews

over 190 5 Star Reviews

over 280 5 Star Reviews

Having been specifically a wedding photographer for over 10 years and capturing over 450 weddings, it's always a pleasure and privilege getting to know each of our wonderful couples and working with them.

Our focus is to capture the raw emotions/moments, creative portraits, and beautiful details of your big day, and do so in a beautiful, timeless, and personal way. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you're interested in our photography services.

Thank you to all our brides and grooms!