A Beautiful Engagement Session with Evelyn and Bernardo in Big Dalton Canyon

I am so excited to finally write this blog post about two of the most gentle souls I’ve had the pleasure of working with. They are Evelyn and Bernardo. They knew that they wanted an engagement session where they’d be surrounded by the quiet and beauty of nature. The scenery around us that day was like a beautiful reflection of the love that Evelyn and Bernardo have for each other.

We began the engagement session by having a look around…

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And then…things got sooo sweet and flirtatious! ;)

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Evelyn and Bernardo's Engagement Session in Big Dalton Canyon.JPG

The mood was such that a little dance in the forest was the perfect thing to do! And it was sooo sweet!!

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And then there was a little bit of this… :)

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And this…

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And then it was time for a few close-ups of the ring. :-D How gorgeous is that ring!

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To end the session these two were up for a little adventure off the beaten path and literally off the rocky hiking trail. I was so hyped that they were willing to do this for these beautiful shots where they were surrounded by a vignette of greenery.

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Evelyn and Bernardo's Engagement Session in Big Dalton Canyon.JPG
Evelyn and Bernardo's Engagement Session in Big Dalton Canyon.JPG

Finally, we ended the evening by watching the sunset. It was the perfect ending to a lovely engagement session. Thank you Evelyn and Bernie for letting me be witness to your love. Stay tuned for their wedding blog! That’s coming soon! <3

If a mountainous engagement session is something you desire for your engagement session, then don’t hesitate to contact me and we’ll set it up! I can be reached at francinemirelesphotography@gmail.com, on Instagram, Facebook, and here on my website. And if you enjoyed this blog post please hit the ‘love’ button down below and share it on social media. A ‘love’ or a ‘share’ are always appreciated. :-)

Love,

Francine

A Downtown Los Angeles Engagement Session with Kayla and Roman

Kayla and Roman flew in from Kentucky to immortalize their dream engagement session in Los Angeles, and boy was it an engagement session to be highlighted and remembered! :)

The day started on the westside of Los Angeles at the LACMA’s Urban Light display installation. This iconic art piece was at the top of my bride’s engagement photos list, and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

Urban Lights magic &lt;3

Urban Lights magic <3

Urban Lights, LACMA, Mid-Wilshire

Urban Lights, LACMA, Mid-Wilshire

From the LACMA, we headed back east into the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. The second stop on our engagement photo trail was at Vista Hermosa Park. The view of the DTLA skyline from this little hill was just gorgeous! You might recognize this exact spot from the movie, 500 Days of Summer.

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Vista Hermosa Park, Kayla + Roman Engagement Session
Vista Hermosa Park, Kayla + Roman Engagement Session

After taking a few photos at this dreamy little location, we made our way over to DTLA. We started on Bunker Hill at The Broad and then at the Disney Concert Music Hall.

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Kayla and Roman DTLA engagement session.JPG

Afterward, we made our way to the Los Angeles City Hall Building for more epic photos. It was quite a warm day in LA, but Kayla and Roman handled it like champs!

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Kayla and Roman DTLA engagement session.JPG

City Hall is a magnificent backdrop for some epic engagement photos. I highly recommend it if you’re trying to decide on locations for your DTLA engagement session. :)

Following, we walked to the Central Market where the lovely couple relaxed a bit over a delicious iced coffee. I couldn’t help but get a ring shot while they were at it. <3

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Kayla and Roman DTLA engagement session.JPG

And finally, we ended this sunny DTLA engagement session on the old Angels Flight trolly and back on the streets of Bunker Hill now having walked full-circle.

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AND THAT’S ALL FOLKS! :) I hope you enjoyed re living this engagement session with me. Stay tuned for Kayla and Roman’s wedding blog. That one is coming soon!

If a DTLA engagement session is something you’re interested in, then don’t hesitate to contact me and we’ll set it up! I can be reached at francinemirelesphotography@gmail.com, on Instagram, Facebook, and here on my website. And if you enjoyed this blog post please hit the ‘love’ button down below and share it on social media. A ‘love’ or a ‘share’ are always appreciated. :-)

Love,

Francine

A Mountainous Engagement Session with Chynna + Patrick in Glendora, CAWalking

Chynna + Patrick's engagement session took place off the beaten path in the mountains of Glendora, California. The photoshoot was not only picturesque but wildly adventurous!  

It started just before the sun set. Chynna and Patrick were ready for the adventure that lay ahead, and we all had a blast, to say the least! Instead of writing about the session, I'll let you view it here. As the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words", so let the photos speak for themselves. :-) 

Enjoy!!

The beginning.

The beginning.

Aren't they the cutest?!

Aren't they the cutest?!

We were obviously having waaaay too much fun! :)

We were obviously having waaaay too much fun! :)

Ring shot. :)

Ring shot. :)

The sign read "DIP", so we were just following directions. :-D

The sign read "DIP", so we were just following directions. :-D

Serene.

Serene.

Flirting. :-)

Flirting. :-)

Getting creative. :)

Getting creative. :)

&lt;3

<3

*sigh* &lt;3

*sigh* <3

Through the thicket.

Through the thicket.

Romance beyond the brush.

Romance beyond the brush.

Sillouette

Sillouette

I'll carry you through thick and thin.

I'll carry you through thick and thin.

Romantic

Romantic

Timeless

Timeless

Vintage

Vintage

Texture

Texture

Ring shot #2

Ring shot #2

Walking this path of life by your side. &lt;3    I hope you enjoyed viewing this session! I had a great time capturing Chynna and Patrick's beautiful love! Thank you, Chynna and Patrick for being vulnerable in front of my camera! I can't wait for your wedding!!! &lt;3  ...I feel so blessed to be able to photograph couples in love!! :)  Always,  Francine

Walking this path of life by your side. <3

I hope you enjoyed viewing this session! I had a great time capturing Chynna and Patrick's beautiful love! Thank you, Chynna and Patrick for being vulnerable in front of my camera! I can't wait for your wedding!!! <3

...I feel so blessed to be able to photograph couples in love!! :)

Always,

Francine