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“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!

Save The Date: Sabrina and Chris

If there is one word to best describe Sabrina and Chris, the most fitting adjective is the word "down to earth." We swear that this couple is one of the most chill client we ever had. Usually when we do save the date video, we give our clients instructions what they need to do. That was not the case for these two. They seemed to be natural, they do not need coaching.  It was like the beach was their playground. When they smile, their eyes are also smiling. That is when you know when a smile is natural and not forced.

We spent a good three hour shooting their engagement session at the beach. Too bad though that there were security officers on the day we had the shoot which prevented us from capturing aerial footage of the beach's beautiful landscape. Also, there are times when waves got crazier and so we had to stop. Fortunately, they brought few outfits which allowed them to have various looks. We truly enjoyed shooting their save the date video. :)

Orange County Engagement: Chris + Sabrina

We are so excited for the warm weather and the beautiful sunsets. This means more sessions on the beach and it also means more gorgeous photos! This is exactly what we got with Chris and Sabrina’s engagement photo shoot here at Victoria Beach - known for its white sandy beach and beautiful blue-green waters.  It is a perfect setting, and for them as a couple has an even greater significance.

 We started our session walking around in this beautiful sunny day with two really fun people. The couple was relaxed, which allows them to enjoy their day as it is unfolding, safe in the knowledge that their photos will reflect the joy and the love they have for each other. Chris and Sabrina were so much fun getting to know and having in front of our cameras. We enjoyed their down to earth attitudes and genuine spirits. They made us feel completely at ease and can clearly be seen in the stunning images that we produced throughout the day.

They really rocked their session. Every photos are beaming in love. They enjoy the shallow water of the beach, sandy feet and warm embraces. These two are adorable together – two people with unconditional love for each other. This engagement shoot is all about the story between two people full of love. The joy, the smiles, the love are captured in this beautiful shoot.

Thanks to Chris and Sabrina for helping us to create the magic together for this photo shoot. We had such an amazing time in our session.

They are tying the knot this coming August. It was such a pleasure to capture their love story and to capture their big day! And we are excited to share our work on this shoot. Enjoy!

 

Victoria Beach Engagement: Issa + Claire

Engagement shoots are so fun, and they’re a great opportunity to visit some of your favorite places as a couple, and capture gorgeous snaps while you’re there.  Not only they are lovely opportunity to spend time with your other half, but they are also great way to loosen up in front of your wedding photographer, have them learn how you naturally pose and get some casual but striking poses.

It was a beautiful day, the sky and the water is as blue as can they can be. You can listen carefully and you’ll hear waves lapping on the shore and feel the sand between your toes. Our amazing couple Issa and Claire took their engagement photo shoot her at the long white sandy Victoria Beach. Known for the Victorian La Tour Tower – the stair tower commonly referred to as a lighthouse structure.

Our couple was a bit self conscious when we started the engagement shoot, but their handsome photographer (LOL) instantly put them at ease and this is the breathtaking result. With super chic outfit changes, fun on the sun, kisses in the sea and snapshot into the laidback beach setting. They are like two puzzle pieces that fit perfectly together – complementing each other. Claire and Issa have the sweetest disposition and most kind hearts. We love the way they look at one another ad find comfort in each other’s arms.

We always start with a little warm up with all our couples and our couple nailed it? Thet and I love their facial expressions and personalities. They are absolutely perfect together.

Congratulations Issa and Claire! Wishing you all the best for your wedding plans, we are no doubt it will be one seriously stylish soiree!

Treat your eyes to this pretty engagement photos.

Victoria Beach/Yorba Park Engagement: Walter + Honey

We couldn’t resist sharing a romantic engagement shoot of our lovely couple, Walter and Honey. The session was captured here at the historic setting of Yorba Park. We love the flourish of natural colors of outdoors shoot which made a perfect backdrop for Walter and Honey flashy outfit.

They wanted a session with a picnic theme. They brought all the props, the flowers, sweets, and champagnes. This delightful shoot captured by our team with a simple and serene setting which gave us of lots of lovely lighter color tones, as well as making use of the lovely natural light. Walter and Honey wore outfits which complimented each other so well.  Not to mentions their kids, who are both stylish and smart.  The strong bond between them was evident from the start and very heart warming. The natural images which reflect the mood of the moment and some tenderness and affection between our couple is our ultimate goal. They were so playful yet wonderful tender with each other- a joy to photograph.

But we are still not over, Walter and Honey continued our engagement shoot at Victoria Beach. This shoot was calm, peaceful and dreamily romantic. As the sun lowered in the sky, we were able to capture beautiful tender moments between our lovely pair! The light was just beautiful that evening. The light gave options creating some interesting silhouettes. Walter and Honey were such good company and needed little direction. They’re so fit naturally together.

With the super talented photographer, Russ and Thet (LOL) capturing moments of our gorgeous couple. The style is just stunning. The light, the laughter, the love story - this makes for one seriously gorgeous engagement shoot.

Congratulations to Walter and Honey! We wish you happiness on your upcoming wedding.

We are delighted to share the results of our photo shoot.