LAX Los Angeles Engagement Photographs | Cynthia & Joel
May I introduce Cynthia and Joel, a totally cute and down-to-Earth couple who have been able to overcome the obstacles that come with long-distance relationships. These two have been able to make their 400 mile relationship grow and work and are an example for those who don’t believe that long-distance relationships can survive. After a few years of flying from San Jose to Los Angeles and from Los Angeles to San Jose to see each other, they were ready to make the final commitment to each other.
We started our day off at LAX. I know what you’re thinking, “That’s not a typical location to take engagement pictures, is it?” It’s not, but Doug and I were able to work with it and came out with some really cool shots. Since they were in a long-distance relationship the whole time they were dating, the airport was the place they would hug each other hello and hug each other bye-bye for now, so it was a sentimental place to them. We like it when couples pick memorable locations like that.
After several shots at LAX, we headed to Maxwell’s Cafe in Venice, where they liked to come for epic pancakes. They treated us to brunch and before we left, we asked if we could take a few pictures of the two. It happened to work out because they were about to close and didn’t have any other customers at the time.
We headed to the Getty Museum in hopes of wrapping up the engagement session there, but once we got there, we got the bad news that they were closed that day. So with Doug’s quick thinking, we decided to head to UCLA. Here are a few shots that we got inside the Powell Library at UCLA. It’s such a beautiful library and I still get amazed every time I shoot there.
It’s safe to say that we all had a great time working together and running around the west side of Los Angeles. Even though we weren’t able to take engagement pictures at the Getty Museum, I think we got the look and feel that they wanted there at UCLA. Their wedding was at Calimigos Ranch in Malibu and I was humbled to be their photographer for their big day. I’ll blog about their wedding day and their Day After pictures soon! You guys are awesome and congrats, Cynthia & Joel!
I have plenty more to come! Stay tuned!