When Allison and I met Kim and Stacee for the first time at their shoot, it was like we had known them forever! They are so fun, so in love and such amazing people. We had so much fun creating their downtown Los Angeles Arts District engagement photos. We cannot wait for their wedding at SmogShoppe in Culver City – early next year! Enjoy!
Downtown Los Angeles Arts District
The Arts District,occupies the eastern side of Downtown Los Angeles, USA, east of Little Tokyo and west of the LA River.
LinLin and Jimmy are hilarious and I think it might show in their Venice Beach engagement photos! These two live in Houston and came out to Los Angeles to spend a couple of hours with us walking the streets and alleys around the boardwalk in Venice Beach. So strap on your seatbelts and let the hilarity begin!
Venice Beach is Los Angeles’ number one tourist attraction. From street performers to skate parks, t-shirt shops, restaurants and more, there is literally something for everyone. If you have not been, you should check it out!
Venice Beach Engagement Photos
1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291
Terrell and Ashly’s downtown Los Angeles engagement was photographed minutes from where they both went to college at the University of Southern California. The last few images were photographed at the Los Angeles State Historic Park right next to Chinatown. It is currently under construction. We can’t wait for it to open as it will be the largest green space in downtown LA.
If the Terrell looks familiar, its because you watch football – it’s Terrell Thomas who was drafted by the NY Giants and played for 4 seasons in the NFL. Our Los Angeles clients will love this: he began his career at USC where he played for the legendary Pete Carroll.
Downtown Los Angeles Engagement
Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
This morning I have some special news: my photo of Sofi and Amit, from their wedding in Mamallapuram in eastern India, aptly called Bengali Bride Fish, is the National Geographic Photo of the Day. This is really such an honor and a dream come true! Click the photo to see the article on the National Geographic website!
In the latest issue of Rangefinder Magazine, our own Lead Associate Lauren Belknap is named one of 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography – 2014. A Rising Star is a wedding photographer who is selected by the artistic and creative quality and uniqueness of their portfolio and the fact that they are new to the industry, less than 5 years to be exact.
This is HUGE news and an amazing accomplishment! Especially when you consider that Lauren first came to work with us only 3 summers ago and just 2 months after graduating from Brooks College in Santa Barbara. Since that time we have continually worked with Lauren on her craft while photographing weddings with us in places like Bora Bora, Hawaii, Mexico and all over the US. She even had a small image of Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas on the cover of US Weekly!
She is a rare talent who now primarily shoots as a Lead photographer for Callaway Gable, and trains our newest shooters. You can see her portfolio on our Callaway Gable Associates page. Lauren exemplifies the idea that hard work does pay off, and no one deserves this more than she. Way to go Lauren!!! We love you and cannot wait to see what’s next!