Pasadena Huntington Library and Gardens Engagement Photography

I was so excited when Mihaela called and told me she was engaged.  Mihaela and I attended the same church until we moved a few months ago, and I was genuinely happy that she found someone special for her.   I was even more excited when she said she loved my photography and wanted to know my wedding pricing.  I feel honored that she chose us to photograph her wedding.  I enjoyed getting to know Sterling as well during our engagement session.   She truly has found a special soul to compliment her.  I couldn’t be happier for them.

Sometimes couples ask whether they really need to do an engagement session.  Even if they already have engagement pictures, I always encourage them to do an engagement session with me.  It helps us get to know each other so they will feel comfortable on their wedding day.  I often reflect on how much time couples spend with us on their wedding day – more than anyone except their new spouse.  It’s important to know and like your photographer as a person since you are spending so much time together.  The engagement session also helps couples relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera – something that’s hard to do on your wedding day.

This first series are my favorite photos from the session, and they were almost the first ones we took!  Mihaela and Sterling are just so happy and in love and it shows.  I hardly had to give them any direction at all.  I just sat back and recorded their natural interactions.

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What a beautiful couple.  I love Mihaela’s beautiful smile and Sterling’s piercing blue eyes.

pasadena los angeles huntington gardens engagement photography

pasadena los angeles huntington gardens engagement photography

We chose to do the engagement session at The Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena.  I’m glad we did.  The gardens are beautiful and the lighting was golden.

pasadena los angeles huntington gardens engagement photography

pasadena los angeles huntington gardens engagement photography

I was going to say that this one makes me happy, but then I realized they ALL make me happy.  This couple just radiated their joy and warm spirits.

pasadena los angeles huntington gardens engagement photography

pasadena los angeles huntington gardens engagement photography

After a quick outfit change, we headed back to The Huntington Library and Gardens just in time for sunset.

pasadena los angeles huntington gardens engagement photography

Mihaela has the best laugh.  It is so contagious.  I’m laughing just looking at this picture.

pasadena los angeles huntington gardens engagement photography

Ahhh – I love the warmth in this one.

pasadena los angeles huntington gardens engagement photography

and the sparkle in this one.

pasadena los angeles huntington gardens engagement photography

pasadena los angeles huntington gardens engagement photography

pasadena los angeles huntington gardens engagement photography

I have nothing left to say, other than your pictures make me happy.  I know that is because you two are happy.  I can’t wait to share images from your wedding at the LDS Los Angeles Temple and Cal Tech in Pasadena.  It was the perfect day.

3 Responses to “Pasadena Huntington Library and Gardens Engagement Photography”

  1. cAREEN jONES Says:

    WOW – awewome shots …… so personal and so beautiful. Their personality shines in the photos!

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