01Nov

Stylish Little Italy Engagement | Stephanie and Omar

By, November 01, 2017

Stephanie and Omar met at a college beach party one summer when they were both designated drivers for friends. Omar says he fell in love with Stephanie’s calm, easy-going spirit and ability to make anyone feel at home. The two now live in Little Italy, which is where they requested to do their fun, stylish engagement session. The couple booked a 2-hour session, which enabled us to capture the neighborhood during both day and night conditions. 

After talking with Stephanie and Omar about their favorite spots, we decided to photograph at the Waterfront Park, Broadway Pier and Little Italy. This enabled the couple to stay close to home, and be photographed in locations with personal significance. It also created a nice balance of cityscapes and nature views.

Here is a selection of our favorite images from this fun and stylish engagement session in Little Italy. Enjoy :)

Future bride and groom holding hands during stylish engagement session in Downtown Waterfront Park
In addition to poses that were fun, laid back and playful, we set up shots that were more stylized, and gave character to the stunning architecture/scenery.
Future bride and groom on jungle gym during fun engagement session at Waterfront Park
Night engagement session at Broadway Pier with USS Midway in Background
Future Bride and Groom walk in front of Downtown skyline during fun engagement session in Little Italy
. While Waterfront Park is known for its playground and nearby Courthouse, it also offers stunning views of the Downtown landscape.
Future bride and groom embrace during fun, stylish engagement session at park
Fun engagement session with future bride and groom playing around at Waterfront Park
Night photo of future bride and groom in red chair by Little Italy sign
Stylish sunset engagement session in Downtown Waterfront Park
Future bride and groom slip down slide during fun engagement session at Waterfront Park
Romantic sunset engagement session in downtown
As the sun began to set, we wanted to capture the vibrance of the shifting colors in the sky. For the shot above (right), we exposed for the background, thenu00a0used an off-camera flash to illuminate the couple.
Future bride and groom kiss under Little Italy sign during engagement session

View more images from Stephanie and Omar’s fun, stylish engagement session in Little Italy.

18Aug

Mission San Juan Capistrano Engagement | Neeka and Garrett

By, August 18, 2017

When Neeka and Garrett chose the Mission San Juan Capistrano for their engagement session, we knew we were in for a romantic photoshoot. This historic site features charming stone arches, bright flowering gardens, and pure Southern California sunshine. The location provided a fitting backdrop for this couple’s classic style.

Throughout the shoot, Neeka and Garrett cut striking silhouettes against the Mission’s towering walls, whitewashed by centuries of southern California sunshine.  Here are a few of our favorite images created that day.

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True Photography outdoor engagement session
Fun engagement photography Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Mission's courtyard offers ample opportunity for photos with depth and character. We stepped back and used a telephoto lens for this image, showcasing the background while utilizing the stunning flowers to naturally frame Neeka and Garrett in this scene.
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Stylized outdoor couples photography San Juan Capistrano
We love to photograph with a shallow depth of field, which draws attention to our subjects by separating them from the dreamy softness of the background. In this photo, sunlight naturally filled the arched walkways surrounding the Mission's courtyard, providing flattering shade for Neeka and Garrett.
Couples engagement photos in flowers
True Photography stylized engagement session San Juan Capistrano
We're always looking for shots that will really pop in both color and black & white. Neeka and Garrett wore dark navy, which stood out beautifully against the textured backdrops at the Mission.
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Want to see more? Check out Neeka and Garrett’s engagement session

31Jul

Bankers Hill and Balboa Park Engagement

By, July 31, 2017

Lauren and Linda are a lovely couple, and they wanted to incorporate both Bankers Hill and Balboa Park into their engagement photo shoot. So they opted for a 1.5 hour shoot, which gave more time and flexibility, and allowed allowed us to photograph for them in completely separate locations. As day turned to evening, there was also an outfit change, which gave a nice variety to the photos :)

The shoot started off in Bankers Hill, at a charming pedestrian bridge over Maple Canyon. We took the opportunity to photograph on the bridge, as well as underneath it, making use of the leading lines. The chemistry of this happy couple resulted in many fun standout images!

For the second half of the photoshoot, we ventured to Balboa Park, which is officially one of our favorite places. Lauren and Linda went with formal attire for this part, which paired well with the classic architecture of the park. Enjoy!

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Night time engagement photo shoot
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High angle portrait
Under bridge portrait
Engagement photo at Balboa Park
Lens flare engagement photo
Engagement photo on bridge

For more of this perfectly paired couple, check out their amazing wedding at Twin Oaks Garden Estate.