Viceroy Santa Monica Engagement Session | Santa Monica Beach Engagement Session | Leah & Noah
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Viceroy Santa Monica Engagement Session

LEAH & NOAH

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Viceroy Santa Monica engagement session photos:

Loved-up couple Leah and Noah actually live out in Seattle, Washington, but they contacted me about doing a Viceroy Santa Monica engagement session prior to their Southern California Jewish wedding celebrations this summer. They were a referral from my good friend Brooke Avishay at Orange Blossom Special Events, and seeing as all her referral couples are so much fun, I was really looking forward to getting to know them.

We had a meeting early on in the year over Skype to chat about their upcoming Jewish wedding plans, as well as this e-session. They wanted something chic and glamorous, staged at one of their favorite hotels, the Viceroy Santa Monica. Brooke from Orange Blossom Special Events managed to secure us some complimentary shooting time at this iconic Santa Monica hotel, and I was excited to finally meet Leah and Noah when they pulled in at the lobby.

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A sophisticated portrait of Leah and Noah in front of one of Viceroy Santa Monica’s paisley walls.

 

Viceroy Santa Monica engagement session photos:

I loved the formal, classically-styled outfits they had chosen for the engagement session, with Leah in a short black dress and Noah in an open collared shirt and suit. I grabbed some portraits of them incorporating the colorful and unique furnishings of the Viceroy Santa Monica, including their bright yellow couches, black and white outdoor dining area, and iconic plated wall.

I also got creative with some silhouettes in one of the dimly-lit hallways and a reflective shot using the mirrored walls. The Viceroy Santa Monica also has some really distinctive wallpaper which I thought gave so much vibrancy to the images.

Leah then changed into a bright blue dress and the couple got playful with the bride-to-be stealing her future husband’s beloved hat and hiding behind him. I love when my couples bring a lot of life and personality to the images and this was certainly true for this Viceroy Santa Monica engagement session.

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Noah lies on Leah’s lap on a bright yellow sofa in the Viceroy’s lounge during their Santa Monica engagement session.

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Capturing an intimate black and white shot of the newly engaged couple during their e-session at the Viceroy Santa Monica.

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Noah kisses Leah’s hand at the Viceroy Santa Monica’s creatively-styled outdoor dining area.

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A creative, reflective portrait of Leah and Noah during their Viceroy Santa Monica engagement session.

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A sophisticated portrait of the couple during their classic e-session at the Viceroy Santa Monica.

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Capturing a flirtatious moment between Leah and Noah on a yellow chair during their Viceroy Santa Monica e-session.

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A silhouette shot of the couple within one of the uniquely-styled hallways of the Viceroy Santa Monica.

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A playful portrait of Leah and Noah in front of the Viceroy’s iconic plated wall during their Santa Monica e-session.

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Leah playfully steals Noah’s hat during their chic e-session at the Viceroy Santa Monica.

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Leah and Noah kiss in front of a huge window during their sophisticated hotel e-session at the Viceroy Santa Monica.

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Leah playfully peaks around Noah during their flirtatious e-session at Santa Monica’s iconic Viceroy hotel.

 

Santa Monica Beach engagement session photos:

As the late afternoon set in, we headed a few blocks over to Santa Monica Beach and its famed pier to take advantage of the atmospheric lighting conditions. I took some candid portraits of the couple getting playful in front of the amusement park and peering through the telescopes into the ocean…and at each other! We ended the e-session with a romantic kiss, made all the more whimsical by the quality of light beaming in.

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Noah sticks his tongue out at Leah during their fun-filled e-session at the Santa Monica Beach Pier.

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A silhouette shot of Leah posing for Noah on the pier during their Santa Monica Beach sunset e-session.

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Noah embraces Leah while she looks through one of the Santa Monica Beach Pier’s telescopes.

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A whimsical portrait of Leah and Noah kissing during their romantic e-session at Santa Monica Beach.

 

Viceroy Santa Monica engagement session photos:

It was a lot of fun spending the afternoon with Leah and Noah during this Viceroy Santa Monica engagement session and I wish them all the best in their last few of wedding planning. I look forward to reconnecting again at their Jewish wedding at the Skirball Cultural Center this summer. 

May 30, 2013

Engagement Session