Vista Hermosa Park Engagement Session | Cooking Theme Engagement Session | Wanderlust Creamery Engagement Session | Cherryl & Maxwell

Vista Hermosa Park Engagement Session

CHERRYL & MAXWELL

Locations:

  • First location: Home in Glendale, CA (cooking theme)

 

Vista Hermosa Park engagement session photos:

This Vista Hermosa Park engagement session offered something completely new for me, with the opportunity to capture a newly engaged couple doing something that they love best – cooking (more Maxwell than Cherryl :)! I just loved the creative ideas that Cherryl and Maxwell came up with for the afternoon we spent together, not only cooking in their aunt’s kitchen, but also eating ice-cream at one of their favorite hangouts and studying together in a cafe.

Cherryl and Maxwell met a few years back through friends and became engaged during sunset on a beach in Hawaii last year. They’re planning a Catholic wedding ceremony later this Fall, but wanted to have an e-session beforehand which incorporated some of the things that they love doing together.

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Maxwell helps Cherryl to cut mushrooms during their cooking themed e-session at a house in Glendale.

 

Cooking Theme engagement session photos:

We began the afternoon at Cherryl’s aunt’s house in Glendale which has a big, spacious kitchen for us to stage this cooking themed e-session. I captured affectionate shots of the couple chopping vegetables together and frying pancakes, as well as some more playful ones of them holding utensils (with Cherryl always wielding the sharp knives)!

We also staged some fun photos of Maxwell trying to steal Cherryl’s pancakes and a couple incorporating their favorite coffee mugs. I loved how much personality the couple brought to this e-session and you could really see the dynamics of their relationship shining through.

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A playful shot of Cherryl challenging Maxwell with her sharp utensils during their cooking themed engagement session.

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The newly engaged couple cooking pancakes together during their creative Glendale engagement session.

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Cherryl embraces Max while he chops some peppers in her aunt’s kitchen in Glendale.

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Cherryl looks lovingly into Maxwell’s eyes while pouring maple syrup on their pancakes.

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The newly engaged couple holding their favorite coffee mugs with a spread of croissants, pancakes and pastries.

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A playful shot of Cherryl wielding a sharp knife at a scared Max during their fun cooking themed e-session.

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Cherryl and Maxwell hide behind plates stacked with pancakes during their cooking themed Glendale e-session.

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Cherryl and Max tuck into their pancakes during their creative cooking themed e-session in Los Angeles.

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A fun shot of Max trying to steal some of Cherry’s pancakes at her aunt’s house in Glendale.

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A creative shot of Cherryl and Max embracing behind their favorite coffee mugs during their Glendale kitchen e-session.

 

Wanderlust Creamery engagement session photos:

We then made the short drive into Los Angeles to another of Cherryl and Maxwell’s favorite hang-outs – the Wanderlust Creamery – to grab some ice-creams. I want to give a big shout out to the manager and staff there who were really accommodating as I captured shots of them enjoying their double scoop cones together.

We also went across the road into a Starbucks to recreate Cherryl studying for her Physician’s Assistant exams with the help of Maxwell. I captured both intimate shots of them cuddled up together in front of the laptop, as well as playful ones as they snuck a kiss behind a textbook and one of Maxwell pretending to fall asleep.

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The newly engaged couple relax on a bench with double scoop ice-creams during their Wanderlust Creamery e-session.

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Cherryl and Max enjoying one of their favorite past-times – eating ice-creams at Wanderlust Creamery in Los Angeles.

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Maxwell helps Cherryl study for her Physician’s Assistant exams at a Starbucks in Los Angeles.

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Cherryl and Maxwell sneak in a kiss behind one of her textbooks as they study together at a cafe in Los Angeles.

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A playful photo of Max falling asleep while Cherryl studies at a Starbucks in Los Angeles.

 

Vista Hermosa Park engagement session photos:

To make the most of the golden light before sunset, we then headed to Vista Hermosa Park which has an elevated position overlooking the Los Angeles city skyline. I photographed Cherryl and Maxwell exploring its walking trails and relaxing on one of the benches, as well as some whimsical shots embracing on the grassy lawns.

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Cherryl and Max walking through Vista Hermosa Park, backed by the towering skyscrapers of Los Angeles.

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The newly engaged couple embrace on a walking trail in Vista Hermosa Park during their Los Angeles e-session.

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Capturing a tender moment between Cherryl and Max during their nature-inspired e-session at Vista Hermosa Park in Los Angeles.

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A whimsical portrait of the newly engaged couple embracing during their sunset e-session at Vista Hermosa Park.

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Cherryl and Maxwell kiss on the grassy lawns of Vista Hermosa Park during their sunset e-session in Los Angeles.

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A playful shot of Cherryl covering Max’s eyes on a walking trail in Vista Hermosa Park in Los Angeles.

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A romantic shot of the couple relaxing on a bench in Vista Hermosa Park while soaking up the Los Angeles city skyline.

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A whimsical shot of Maxwell lifting Cherryl into the air during their sunset e-session at Vista Hermosa Park.

 

Vista Hermosa Park engagement session photos:

I really enjoyed this Vista Hermosa Park engagement session with Cherryl and Maxwell and putting their creative ideas into action. I wish them all the best as they make their final wedding day preparations and look forward to reconnecting then.

April 26, 2017

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