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.
Bree + Kevin | Downtown Santa Barbara, Train Station & Beach
An + Aaron | Pasadena City Hall Pasadena, California
Laura + David | Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California
Alex + Mike | Agoura, California
Kate + Jason | Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica, California
Kate + Jason | St. Lawrence Matyr Church | Palos Verdes, California
Gary + Nathan | Santa Monica, California
Leslie + Carlos | Valencia, California
Leslie and Carlos will be getting married in the Caribbean in 2009!
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!
Kaoru + Patrick | Santa Monica, California
Kaoru and Patrick wil be getting married at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes later this year!
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!
Kip + Davina | Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica, California
Kip is my amazing second shooter. You might see him at some weddings this year!
Amanda and Andrew | Camarillo Ranch | Camarillo, California
Amanda and Andrew are getting married at Hartley Botanica Later this year!
Michelle + Steve | Channel Islands Harbor and Ventura Pier
Michelle and Steve are getting married at Seabridge Club House later this year!