Engagement session season is in full swing. With Summer weddings approaching, all the couples are preparing for their e-sessions. The first question I usually get is, “What’s a good location?” My response is that it really doesn’t matter. LA is full of great places to do engagement sessions. To me location is 3rd on the list of importance; number 1 being the couple’s connection and number 2 being the quality of light. Yes, it’s nice to have a grand backdrop, but a parking garage or alley can be just as awesome. The “wow” factor increases when any element of the image is unexpected.
Aleli and Randy were down for any location. They wanted fun and modern. I’ve done a couple of Photog Shootouts in Claremont but I haven’t shot any of my couples there yet so I thought this would be a great chance. I could literally shoot all day just in the parking structure. We found some cool textures and searched for the best quality of light. Most important for me was that Aleli and Randy were comfortable and had fun. Aleli seriously looked like a model just standing there. I gave her a few tips and by the end of the session she was rocking it. Randy, was a natural too. He perfectly complimented his bride to be. We ended the day at one of my favorite spots, Cal Poly. Again, looking for the best lighting situations and helping Aleli and Randy tell their story.
Claremont and Pomona don’t sound like fabulous places to shoot. But add a great couple like Aleli and Randy and ANY place is gold.