Engagements

“When Two Hearts Meet” – The Alex and Jessica Engagement Preview at Joshua National Park

                Like this, Joshua Tree National Park, where the high Mojave Desert meets the low Colorado Desert creates fascinating scenery. The anthropomorphic shapes and sculpted land makes it more perfect. Like this couple, Alex and Jessica. A special kind of people who effortlessly complement to each other. Perfectly matched.

                There are people you just hit it off right from the start.  From the very beginning, Thet and I always fell this is to be true. It is really about our couples to fall in love with. This was easy with Jessica and Alex. They are chill and so much fun to shoot. When we shot their engagement session, there is stillness to Jessica and Alex’s love that draws us in again and again. It’s quiet kind of love, without drama or hype. It is solid and steady; secure and unwavering.

                The small and innocent gestures, but you can see so much from it. We like it best when they find each other and intertwine with ease, fingers falling impeccably into place like it is their natural site. But more than anything, truly, it was such a great way to get to know them. In those days that we all spent together, we got to see how sweet they are with each other. How much Alex looks to after Jessica. How she looks at him with all the love in the world and how he’d pretty much do anything to make her happy. They are really comfortable around us and just get loose and have fun.

                In Joshua tree, beauty shines all day and all night. With amazing sunsets melting into nights filled with endless stars. In Joshua Tree National Park, beauty shines all day and all night. With amazing sunsets melting into nights filled with endless stars. Seeing them so happy together, it’s love like this you will keep forever.  To say that they are a perfect match is an understatement. We look forward to shooting their special day.

And here’s love…

Balboa Peninsula and Victoria Beach Engagement: Sophath + Lucy

            One of our favorite things about being a photographer is getting to visit places we wouldn’t necessarily get to go to otherwise. And now, we are going to Balboa Peninsula for the Sophath and Lucy’s engagement session. It was timely escape from the busy everyday life in the city.

            They were both a bit quiet when the shoot was starting out. If you take them separately, they’re a bit reserved, but when you put them together and they look at each other, the smiles just come bursting forth. But our engagement shoot to the Peninsula wouldn’t be complete without taking a picture and a ride to the Balboa’s famous Ferris wheel. True love can make any situation more comfortable. We love how Lucy lights up for him. We saw how happy they were it just felt like they were the only two people there.

            We continued our photo shoot at Victoria Beach which known for its medieval-looking tower rising from the sand. It is visible from the beach at low tide which is picture perfect scenery. Our session was like a one long silent conversation. They said so much to each other and about themselves, but without using words. Sophath is a quiet guy. He doesn’t say much at all. But he says so much in the way he looks at Lucy. It was amazing to watch. They wanted to photograph as they are. It was just the two of them, my team, our cameras, the birds and the waves. It’s that simple; It’s just who they are.

            Forehead kisses and sunset by the sea. There’s a certain melancholy that comes with shooting at the beach, spent with two people wondrously in love with each other. For Sopath and Lucy, it’s as if the universe conspired to bring them together. And yes, we may have just lifted that from a quote but hearing the couple’s story, it definitely rings true that line. This gallery is for sure is a faithful testament to that.

Congratulations on your engagement! We can’t wait for the wedding!

Los Angeles Arboretum Engagement Session: Dylan + Rianna

We absolutely love Los Angeles Arboretum and were lucky enough to shoot here for Dylan and Rianna’s engagement shoot. Here is a vast Oasis of beauty, tranquility and nature at its best. The location is really diverse in terms of looks in photography. There are unique spots throughout the acreage that really provide a photographer like us an opportunity to get creative. 

We planned their engagement shoot and were thrilled to get a gorgeous sunny day. We like this to be relaxed, fun and no stress. We wander and chat. There’s no pressure to do anything or to be something that you are not. As a photographer, Thet and I, usually take the lead from how they are as a couple. Dylan and Rianna were a little nervous to start, but soon got into the swing of it and enjoyed cuddling and spending time together.

The grandeur of capturing the early evening light was never disappointing. Their love for each other is full of passion and respect. They are clearly a great match. The photographs will tell it all. We feel the good chemistry between them in those moments so we did not want to move them from that good energy. Dylan and Rianna are young lovers who have stood the test of time. It’s very obvious that their love for each other runs deeper that mere infatuation. Spending time with them is very easy and very lovely. They are comfortable in each other’s company and clearly perfect together. It was lovely spending our photo shoot.

We wandered enjoying the session, chatted loads about their wedding plans and what they are looking forward to with the big celebrations coming up. We are all very excited about the fact the next time we could catch up would be on the wedding day! Thet and I can’t wait to shoot their special day!