Let me start out by saying that I think these two suprised themselves! They were a little nervous to begin with, and on top of their nerves, this shoot was a reschedule. We had to cancel their original date because Mother nature rained us out! (BUMMED) But, oh my, were we glad it was raining that day, because a few weeks later the weather was perfect, and Im sure that extra two weeks this couple had to wait to get these photos couldn't have been any more amazing! The flowers were in bloom and love was in the air! John and Kim eased themselves into the shoot by starting in an oh-so-familiar place.... their neighborhood. What is more personal than the carming street you live on. We even got a few shots on their front stoop. (adorable!) Then we ventured to their local watering hole in Downtown and wrapped up the shoot with some shots right outside Chino State Park. We want to thank these two for being such troopers though the reschedule and we really hope that this shoot got you both excited for the BIG DAY! CAN'T WAIT!
John & Kim's engagement Photos
Kevin & Amanda EnGagement
The engagement shoot for Kevin and Amanda got off to a bit of a late start. Poor Kevin was stuck on a conference call all morning, and even showed up to the shoot still working! It was a first for us to work around an I phone and headphones as accessories, but if anyone knows about a busy work schedule its us, so we totally made it work! And as soon as that conference call was over, I can tell you... we had two almost professional models on our hands! Amanda was chasing the seagulls (total notebook style..awwww), and kevin tota brought the romance. We were so delighted to see that Amanda had taken our advice and accessorized the shoot as well! She even went her local park that morning to find a piece of tree bark to write their wedding date on! It was Perfection! This couple was also quite daring... they had us on train look out to get that ever so incredible shot of the two of them laying on the tracks together! We had such a blast shooting with these two and really cant wait to capture the wedding day!
JOhn & Kim's Engagement Party
Everything from the occasion, to the location and the company was just magic on this brisk evening. It was such a treat to swoop by John and Kims Engagement party and document all the special little details for this couple to remember forever. This family is so special to us, and Kim's mom Jen is so clever and creative, that we just couldn't imagine all of those precious little details going without photographs. It was such a romantic evening that im sure will be remembered by all.
After hearing of the details for this event and knowing the short amount of time this super-couple had to plan for the over 200 guests in attendance at the beautiful Morgan Run Country Club, We were really excited to see this love story come together! These two deserved an award for pulling this off!! It was fabulous! The weather was perfect, just enough light, with dramatic clouds and a nice beach breeze. The bride looked so incredible in her beaded gown and the groom cleaned up so nicely in his sleek suit! And their families.... well... lets just say they know how to have a good time! From the moment we arrived on the grounds, the bridal party was toasting to the long awaited nuptuals of these two high school sweethearts, and such endeering momnets shared by Ariel and her father moments befor they walked down the isle while they listened to the live Mariachi band. And of coarse, with large families... come large wedding parties and with 8 bridesmaids and 8 groomsmen their to support these teo it always makes for a good time! And the little ones at this event were just precious! Ariels 3 nephews as groomsmen and her superstar neice strutted their stuff and were clearly not a stranger to the camera. The Tipton wedding was one of those extra special occasions that really touched our hearts! They were just absolutely surrounded by love.... it was infectious! Cheers to the bride and groom!!!
Jon and Voula made it look easy to be in front of the lens. These two had an awesome shoot and we all had a blast while we were at it, even sneaking in some MASSIVE Umami Burgers for a mid shoot pick me up to beat that SoCal Heat. We shared so many laughs and were so thrilled with how these pics came out!! Voula and Jon have that spark of love thats totally infectious and what made their shoot even more amazing was their creativity! Hats off to Jon with the accessories that he brought to give their photos a personal touch. His guitar really added that something unique and personal, and Voula doesnt miss a beat with her accessories! I always remind our couples to jazz it up a bit and IM THRILLED that she totally got it! Those statement necklaces and even the little tennis bracelet give each shot its own style POP! We really loved shooting these photos for you guys and we just cant wait to be a part of the Wedding party in October!!!
Married Photographers Demetri & Cara Angelopoulos we live to capture the love and emotion in every picture!