2008 Best of Chelsea Elizabeth Engagement Photos

 2008 Best of Chelsea Elizabeth Engagement Photos. Before the wedding is the engagement session.  I love these sessions!  After looking back on 2008 and reflecting on the weddings that did have engagement sessions and those that I didn’t, I do have to say that I think they make such a huge difference and have such value.  Engagement sessions are a great way to capture who you are as a couple everyday.  You get to wear street clothes and pick a location that really fits who you two are together.  It’s just the three of us and no one is waiting for you… we have all the time in the world to play around. It’s these fun relaxed shots that your grandchildren will love to see 40 years from now.  I can just see them saying “Grandma & Grandpa.. you were so hip!” or whatever the cool word of the generation is ;)  There are just some poses you can’t do in your fancy clothes.  We can jump, sit, and run.. roll in the sand or jump in the waves!  I love getting the chance to bond with couples before the wedding. We get to know each other and I feel like a certain wall is taken down before the wedding that really allows me to get those close intimate shots on the wedding day.  You already know the drill so couple shots on the day of are a breeze and just a good time.

View the Best of 2008 Engagement Slideshow

Bree + Kevin | Downtown Santa Barbara, Train Station & Beach

View their wedding Blog | St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church and Westlake Village Inn Wine Cellar | Westlake Village, Californa

Bree-and-Kevin

Seta + Sako | Gardens of the World | Thousand Oaks, California

View their wedding blog | Ararat Home of Los Angeles | Van Nuys & MIssion Hills, California

Seta-and-Sako

An + Aaron | Pasadena City Hall Pasadena, California

An + Aaron | Hyatt Regency Orange County | Garden Grove, California

an-and-aaron Santa Monica pier

Laura + David | Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California

View Wedding Blog | Westlake Village Inn | Westlake Village, CaliforniaLaura-and-David

Gia + Tyler | Gardens of the World | Thousand Oaks, California

View wedding blog | Los Posas Country Club | Camarillo, California

Gia-and-Tyler

Becky + Jon | Paramount Ranch and Malibou Lake | Agoura, California

View Wedding Blog |Tierra Rejada | Simi Valley, California

becky-and-jon

Alex + Mike | Agoura, California

View Wedding Blog | Camarillo Ranch house | Camarillo, California

Alex-and-Mike

Jenny + Brian | Santa Barbara Courthouse, Santa Barbara Mission and Beach

View Wedding Blog | Lost Canyons Golf Club | Simi Valley, Calfornia

Jenny-and-Brian

Jennifer + David | Santa Monica Pier

View Wedding Blog | Firestone Winery | Los Olivos, California

Jennifer-and-David

Kate + Jason | Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica, California

Kate + Jason | St. Lawrence Matyr Church | Palos Verdes, California

Kate-and-Jason

Alisa + Kelly | Santa Barbara Mission, Train Tracks and Beach

View Wedding Blog | Canary Hotel | Santa Barbara, California

Alisa-and-Kelly

Kim + Bill | Union Station & USC | Los Angeles, California

View Wedding Blog | Firestone Vineyard Crossroads Estate |Los Olivos, California

Kim-and-Bill

Erin + Ernie | Embassay Suites Mandalay Bay Hotel | Oxnard, California

View Wedding Blog | Church of Our Saviour and Ye Olde Kings Head | Los Angeles and Santa Monica, Californi

Erin-and-Ernie

Gary + Nathan | Santa Monica, California

gary-and-nathan

Leslie + Carlos | Valencia, California

Leslie and Carlos will be getting married in the Caribbean in 2009!

Leslie-and-Carlos

Andi + Ignacio | Paramount Ranch, California

Andi and Ignacio were actually one of my 2007 couples. They came back for a session with the new puppy! He’s too cute!

andi-and-ignacio

Kaoru + Patrick | Santa Monica, California

Kaoru and Patrick wil be getting married at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes later this year!

Kaoru-and-Patrick

Desirae + Graelon | Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica, California

Desirae and Graelon are getting married at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo later this year!

Desirae-and-Graelon

Kip + Davina | Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica, California

Kip is my amazing second shooter. You might see him at some weddings this year!

kip-and-davina

Amanda and Andrew | Camarillo Ranch | Camarillo, California

Amanda and Andrew are getting married at Hartley Botanica Later this year!

Amanda-and-Andrew

Michelle + Steve | Channel Islands Harbor and Ventura Pier

Michelle and Steve are getting married at Seabridge Club House later this year!

Michelle-and-Steve

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