Sarah and Vijay’s relationship began and blossomed at the University of California, Irvine. As students they shared a college experience that helped them grow as a couple and individuals. It was a perfect spot to start their engagement session. If you’ve read my last posts you’ll know that the possibility of rain has been a small factor in each session. Finally, Spring arrived and we were greeted with a warm Sunday morning. As we expected the campus was nice and quiet that weekend. We had the run of the joint. Sarah and Vijay showed me around and shared stories of where they studied, worked, and spent time together. It was a great way of really getting to know them and how they started. I was literally walking through memorable locations in the history of their relationship. I could see it in their faces as they held hands and strolled down the walkways. There were noticeable changes to the campus since they graduated, new buildings and student facilities. Just like them the campus grew and changed a bit, but the memories were still there.
For a change of scenery we headed to Downtown LA for some formal portraits. Time to make new engagement session memories for Sarah and Vijay. The Bradbury Building is one of the most historic buildings in LA. It’s been featured in a number of movies for it’s obvious architectural splendor. Visitors are limited to the first floor but we made the best of it. Although there were a lot of great angles to shoot from I hunted for the best quality of light. I positioned the couple near the biggest light sources. The buildings interior textures and natural shadows added great drama, but of course capturing Sarah and Vijay’s intimate moments was what made the shots.
Congrats Sarah and Vijay!!