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Category: ENGAGEMENT

South Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley Engagement Session Photographer

I always find shooting in new locations incredibly exciting!  Although I’m based in Pasadena, I had the opportunity to shoot this couple’s engagement session up in the Bay Area.  Anyone recognize this building?

Glendale, Alhambra, Altadena Wedding Photography

San Marino, Pasadena, Altadena Engagement Session Photographer | Katrina & Hollie Sneak Peek

Here’s a little sneak peek of Katrina and Hollie’s awesome engagement session.  This was such a fun session to shoot, and as you can see, we were lucky to get gorgeous light.

Glendale, Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley Wedding Photography

Griffith Park Engagement Session: Allison and Jim | Los Angeles Engagement Session

Jim was my next door neighbor in my freshman dorm, and he also played clarinet in the Stanford Symphony Orchestra with Evan.  We met Allison after we moved to Pasadena, and she too is a Stanford alum.  They are such a sweet couple, so happy together.  They have diverse career interests, with Allison pursuing a Ph.D. in comparative literature and Jim pursuing one in chemical engineering, but they’re extremely well-matched.

Their proposal story is equally sweet.  Jim surprised Allison over winter break by greeting her when she got off the plane in her hometown of Boise, Idaho, and taking her in a limo to a park in downtown Boise.  Her beautiful ring is made of diamonds from his grandmother’s ring.  So romantic!

We had tons of fun touring Griffith Park in Los Angeles for this engagement session, and the hours just flew by.

We asked Jim and Allison to bring a prop for the session, and they found the perfect one.  Jim’s saxophone looks awesome!  It’s easy to hear jazz when you look at these photos.

Favorite!  I loved the light in this part of the park.  Allison, you are gorgeous!

Los Angeles Griffith Park engagement session (South Pasadena, La Canada Flintridge, San Marino anniversary newlywed / day after portrait session)
Los Angeles Griffith Park engagement session (South Pasadena, La Canada Flintridge, San Marino anniversary newlywed / day after portrait session)

Thanks so much, guys, for such a fun session!  We had a blast with you two!

Glendale Oakmont Country Club Jazz Wedding Reception Details | Pasadena & Burbank Day After/Newlywed Session Photographer » Los Angeles Children's Photography: BAMBOO SHOOTS PHOTOGRAPHY - […] gorgeous Oakmont Country Club jazz wedding reception in Glendale.  If you recall their Griffith Park engagement session, you’ll remember the fun we had with Jim’s saxophone.  The saxophone was back in full […]February 21, 2011 – 1:49 am

Pasadena & Los Angeles Day After/Newlywed Session | Wedding Portrait Photography with Kendall & Graham » Los Angeles Children's Photography: BAMBOO SHOOTS PHOTOGRAPHY - […] keeping with the musical instrument tradition from Allison and Jim’s Griffith Park engagement session, Graham brought his banjo.  Love […]September 8, 2010 – 2:53 am

Jim - Thanks for a wonderful engagement session, Truc. The photos are fantastic! We will definitely consider using you again in the future.July 11, 2010 – 8:04 pm

Marci - BEAUTIFUL and so creative!!! I love the back to back, silhouette photos, the ring circling around Allison’s face, and especially the last one…all so good! You have a wonderful gift to share. :>)June 8, 2010 – 2:49 pm

Allison - Truc, we had a blast with taking pictures with you! Every minute of our session was fun, and we love the results. You got an awesome variety of shots, and they captured the moments brilliantly! For our save-the-date cards, we’re going to use the eighth photo from the top on this post–the one where we’re walking and holding hands. That expanse of sky at the top left is the perfect place to put some text with our names and the date. I’m so impressed with your artistry and professionalism!June 6, 2010 – 12:28 pm

Peggy - Fantastic photos! These could be magazine covers!June 5, 2010 – 3:55 pm

Cathy - I love love love that last shot! Gorgeous!June 4, 2010 – 3:01 pm

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Evan - Jim and Allison, you look gorgeous! Allison, you got your paws on one cool cat. You two look like you could hold your own in a smoky basement bar at 2 am: Jim with some cool blues on the sax and Allison with some sultry vocals. Here’s hoping for many jazzy years together.June 1, 2010 – 11:06 pm