Dec 182012
 

Meet Amy and Dan!  They met through the help of Match.com and have been inseparable for two years since.  They were an instant match.  Friends and family knew immediately, which is why they were asked to surround the couple on the day of their  proposal.  Dan proposed in Griffith Park after a long hike.  Amy claims she got them lost and Dan was afraid she was going to give up on the hike and announce that she needed to turn around but they pressed on, jumped a chain-link fence and finally made it their destination.  It was all a surprise to Amy when she suddenly realized what that destination was, a scenic vista where their friends had set up a romantic picnic for them. Dan dropped to one knee and proposed as quickly as he could get the words out. And Amy?…said yes.  And so here we are, their engagement shoot.  They both loved the vintage flair offered within Los Angeles’s Union Station and so instantly decided on it for the backdrop to their engagement shoot.

engagement session, union station

engagement session, union station

engagement session, union station

 They were playful, naturally flirtatious and so in love.  It was fun documenting them and served as a great introduction/warm up to the big enchilada… their wedding.  It’s always a great idea to have an engagement shoot, not only for the fantastic shots you’ll have for all of your announcements but to also to work with your chosen photographer and become more comfortable with them, all in prep for the big day.  And what a day it was,  Just wait till you see their wedding, gorgeously planned and originally crafted and…. coming to the blog soon.  So stay tuned. ;O)

engagement session, union station

engagement session, union station

 After Union Station, we managed to snap a few at the Bradbury Building.  The Bradbury building is absolutely stunning and can be seen in many films such as “Blade Runner,” “(500) Days of Summer” and “The Artist,” to name a few.

engagement session, union station

 

May 012012
 

On a recent engagement shoot, we hired “Treelawn Productions” to come out with us and document what it’s like to work with the {jcp} team and we are over-the-moon with the final short they then put together for us.  We’ve worked with “Treelawn Productions” before,  on a variety of weddings and events.   They have always been fun, professional and talented.  And they consistently carry a fierce work ethic with them.  So naturally, we hired them for our own project and naturally, they delivered.  We love you Treelawn!

So here it is, in all its glory, a {jcp} first…. our very first commercial!

We hope you enjoy.

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May 042009
 

Today, Zen Todd Photography and I headed to downtown LA for an exciting engagement shoot. Downtown has always been one of my favorite locations to shoot. Its weathered streets and aged architecture always offer a wide variety of colorful backdrops. It always inspires and always looks great on film (or CMOS sensor).

Union Station, one of Downtown’s many ancient archetypes, was built in 1939 and is considered to be “The last of America’s great rail stations.” It’s also an excellent location for an engagement shoot, especially if the couple is willing to play and dress the part.

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