Vista Hermosa Park Engagement Session | Walt Disney Concert Hall Engagement Session | Downtown Los Angeles Engagement Session | Millennium Biltmore Hotel Engagement Session | Rebecca & Ben

Vista Hermosa Park Engagement Session

REBECCA & BEN

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Vista Hermosa Park engagement session photos:

Rebecca and Ben sent me an email enquiry last fall after becoming engaged just a couple of months before. She is studying psychology and he is an attorney, having met through friends in Washington DC where they are both based. They are planning a Jewish wedding later this summer at the magnificent Skirball Cultural Center, but also wanted to have an e-session in and around Downtown LA beforehand.

I felt really honored that they trusted me and my work enough to book me online and when I turned up to capture this Vista Hermosa Park engagement session, it was the first time we met in person.

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Rebecca and Ben looking into each other’s eyes at a bench overlooking the LA city skyline during their Vista Hermosa Park e-session.

 

Walt Disney Concert Hall engagement session photos:

We started the afternoon at one of my favorite Downtown LA e-session locations – the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Its metallic architecture and sweeping lines provide such a sophisticated setting for urban e-sessions, with lots of great locations to work with.

I captured intimate embraces and creative reflective shots of Rebecca and Ben against the distinctive architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, as well as a few alongside a gorgeous pink blossom tree outside.

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Ben kisses Rebecca affectionately on her forehead during their urban e-session at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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A wide-angle couple portrait incorporating the modern, metallic architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the newly engaged couple during their Downtown Los Angeles engagement session.

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A bird’s eye reflective shot looking down on the couple embracing during their Walt Disney Concert Hall e-session.

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Rebecca and Ben stand either side of a pink blossom tree outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles.

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The couple embrace outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall during their sophisticated urban e-session in Downtown LA.

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Rebecca and Ben walk hand-in-hand along a walkway outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Ben embraces Rebecca against the metallic architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA.

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A playful silhouette portrait of the couple, backed by the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA.

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A whimsical portrait of Rebecca and Ben holding hands during their urban e-session in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Ben leads Rebecca along the edge of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall during their sophisticated urban e-session.

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A creative black and white portrait of Rebecca embracing Ben during their Downtown Los Angeles e-session.

 

Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos:

We then walked across the street to the Department of Water and Power Building which has a fantastic elevated terrace for portraits overlooking the Downtown Los Angeles city skyline. I photographed Rebecca leading Ben along a pedestrian crossing, as well as one of them embracing beneath the leafless winter trees.

Afterwards, we walked a couple of blocks over to The Broad Museum whose white sculpted walls provide another engaging architectural backdrop. Rebecca and Ben had both opted for fairly formal, dark attire, giving these images a really sophisticated look.

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Ben lifts Rebecca into the air outside the DWP Building during their engagement session in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Rebecca leads Ben along a pedestrian cross in the heart of Downtown LA during their urban e-session.

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The newly engaged couple embrace outside the DWP Building which overlooks the LA city skyline.

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Rebecca and Ben embrace beneath the winter trees during their Downtown Los Angeles engagement session.

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Ben kisses Rebecca’s forehead beneath a gorgeous pink blossom tree outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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A playful portrait of Rebecca embracing Ben outside The Broad Museum in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Rebecca playfully pulls Ben along beside The Broad Museum during their Downtown LA e-session.

 

Millennium Biltmore Hotel engagement session photos:

We wanted to switch things up and capture some dimly-lit, off-camera flash portraits, so we headed into the iconic Millennium Biltmore Hotel lobby. Its ornate furnishings and elegant decor are ideal for really classic couple portraits and I was able to get creative with its dramatic interior lighting.

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The couple kiss in an ornate doorway at the elegant Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

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A creative off-camera flash portrait of the couple embracing within the dimly-lit Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

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Rebecca and Ben walk hand-in-hand through the lobby of the elegant Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown LA.

 

Vista Hermosa Park engagement session photos:

Our final destination of the day was Vista Hermosa Park which is an incredibly popular Downtown Los Angeles green space with beautiful views across the city. We were lucky that it wasn’t crazy busy during this sunset e-session and I was able to capture romantic shots of Rebecca and Ben relaxing on the bench together as they soaked up the views, as well as a few of them walking hand-in-hand along the trail.

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A casual portrait of the couple chatting on a bench at Vista Hermosa Park, overlooking the Downtown LA city skyline.

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Capturing a tender moment between the couple on a walking trail at beautiful Vista Hermosa Park.

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A close-up portrait of Rebecca and Ben sitting on a bench within Downtown LA’s Vista Hermosa Park.

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Rebecca and Ben walk hand-in-hand up a walking trail within LA’s Vista Hermosa Park.

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Ben kissing Rebecca’s hand affectionately during their casual e-session at Vista Hermosa Park in Downtown LA.

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A classic portrait of Rebecca and Ben during their romantic sunset e-session at Vista Hermosa Park.

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Rebecca and Ben kiss on a bench at Vista Hermosa Park during their sunset e-session in Downtown Los Angeles.

 

Vista Hermosa Park engagement session photos:

I really had so much fun getting to know Rebecca and Ben over the course of this Vista Hermosa Park engagement session on what was a beautifully warm early spring day. I wish them all the best in the lead up to their summer wedding at the Skirball Cultural Center and am looking forward to working with them again then.

March 13, 2017

Engagement Session

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