Catching up on some Spring & Summer sessions we’ve had…
I met up with Shefali & Hitesh after a bit of extra planning & coordination…I live in the Bay Area, but Shefali was in San Diego and Hitesh was in Chicago. So where to meet for portraits when everyone’s in a different city? Los Angeles!
It was actually a lot of fun planning this session out. Shefali really wanted to do some interesting with modern architecture as well as mix in some traditionally romantic photos. So we settled on 3 great spots in LA & the Westside…the Disney Center in Downtown LA, the UCLA campus in Westwood, and the pier & beach in Santa Monica. So let’s get onto the photos!
I just love, love, LOVE the Disney Center’s architecture. The shapes are just so interesting and offer a lot of options for us. And when you get closer, this awesome exterior surface of the walls just draw your eyes in.
This is one of those little nooks that I love about the Disney Center. It’s such a tiny spot and it’s the type of thing I love to find.
For this next shot, Shefali & Hitesh look totally calm, but what doesn’t show on their face is a bus hurtling at them at full speed I didn’t know about this bus until after I took the shot since my back was towards it. Needless to say, we ran very quickly
And moving onto my alma mater, UCLA is always a fun place to do portraits. It’s always so relaxing there on weekends and it really lends to a more fun & relaxing shoot. Plus there’s so many spots for a lot of fun stuff. Here’s just a few of the spots….
And who could complain about Santa Monica on a nice spring afternoon?!
Out of the entire shoot, I have to say, this is my favorite shot. It wasn’t something I asked Shefali to do, but the look in her eyes is just so memorable for me.
And with that, I’m going to end this post. Shefali & Hitesh, thanks for a wonderful afternoon of portraits. I can’t wait for your wedding next month!