Michelle + John Engagement: Pacific Ocean Park – Santa Monica

I’ve had photo shoots at the Santa Monica pier before, but never like this. Michelle and John met me for their engagement shoot at the pier on a summer Sunday afternoon. I love Pacific Ocean Park for the vibrant colors and fun atmosphere. However, summer time weekend crowds at the pier are no fun at […]

Patty + Anthony Engagement: Shoreline Park – Long Beach

Shoreline Park in Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbor is a great place to take photos on a typical sunny Southern California day. I love Long Beach. I was born and raised here and can’t be happier living here. When couples want to take their engagement photos here, I get excited. Anthony and Patty were great to […]

Jennifer + James Engagement: Heisler Park – Laguna Beach

Heisler Park in Laguna Beach is my new favorite Orange County beach photo location. It’s similar to the cliffs of San Pedro or Palos Verdes, but Laguna Beach blows the LA County spots out of the water! James and Jennifer have never been to Heisler Park and neither have I. With stunning natural settings and […]

Stephanie + Dana Engagement: Seal Beach

I had a blast photographing Dana and Stephanie for their engagement shoot at Seal Beach recently. As is the case with many couples, it was their first real photo shoot. They would have fooled me as they shined as if they were veterans in front of the camera. It was hilarious to see them running […]

Erica + CJ Engagement: Old Town Pasadena

CJ and Erica’s lovely vintage themed engagement session was lots of fun to shoot. Thanks to a tip from a fellow photographer, I checked out a strip of Old Town Pasadena on Green Street, looking for cooI photo spots with a nostalgic feel. I couldn’t have been happier when I saw what they brought to […]

Nicola + Kevin Engagement: Manhattan Beach

It was the engagement photo shoot that was nearly rescheduled, as the morning and early afternoon was ugly and wet. Yet, the sun made its way through the clouds and provided a wonderfully sunny afternoon for Kevin and Nicola’s photo shoot at the Manhattan Beach Pier. I LOVE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA! It’s March and it felt […]

Michelle + Cameron Engagement: The Pike, Long Beach

Cameron and Michelle’s engagement photo shoot was the first one of the year. If it was any indication of how the year in wedding photography will go, 2011 is going to be fantastic! Downtown Long Beach has a lot to offer visually. I’ve been eyeballing a wall of murals near Pine Ave. and Ocean Blvd. […]

Michael + Marisol Engagement: Malaga Cove, Palos Verdes Estates

I had the pleasure to photograph Michael and Marisol for their engagement shoot at the stunning Palos Verdes Peninsula. Strangely enough, I’ve never actually visited the west side of the peninsula next to Redondo Beach, even though I grew up and lived in the Los Angeles area all of my life. So, it was a […]

Marc + Christine Engagement: UC Irvine pool

It was the coolest engagement photo shoot I’ve ever been a part of. Marc and Christine’s underwater photo shoot was tons of fun, but also pretty challenging and physically demanding. I teamed up with fellow photographer Jeff Lewis to shoot a couple who share a passion for water polo and wanted some unique engagement photos. […]

Mike + Liz Engagement: Redondo Beach Pier

With rain in the forecast, I feared the engagement photo shoot with Mike and Liz was going to have to be rescheduled. Luckily, all of the forecasts were dead wrong, and we were able to have a successful shoot under sunny, blue skies… although it was a bit windy. The Redondo Beach Pier on a […]

Danny + Mary Engagement: The Pike, Long Beach

It couldn’t have been a more sunny, perfect day for a walk down the Pike in Long Beach, CA, for an engagement photo shoot with Danny and Mary. Thanks to a quick drive near the Aquarium of the Pacific a week before, I knew that the area in front of V2O would make for some […]