KEVIN & FRANCESCA // LOS ANGELES PRIVATE RESIDENCE ENGAGEMENT

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I have had the sincerest pleasure of planning and chatting with Kevin & Francesca regarding their upcoming intimate wedding and to boost the wedding spirit we shot their engagement session whilst cooking an amazing meal. Kevin and Francesca prepped their ingredients and their home so that when I arrived they were well on their way to the perfect meal. We laughed and shared and it was wonderful! 

After the chefs and I shared a meal we wandered into the backyard for some gorgeous LA sunset photos. Oh that breeze... if only all of my shoots had that sort of wind! My favorite.

I LOVE that they didn't need everything to be perfect, (note: we shot inside an unfinished pool) they just needed to both be themselves. Thank you Kevin & Francesca for sharing your evening, your meal and your friendship with me!

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Some Extras:

There are two reasons that I love engagement shoots... no three. 

Firstly this kind of shoot prepares you for being in front of the camera on one of the most important days of your lives! You don't want to be camera shy on your wedding day. An engagement shoot offers clients and myself an opportunity to work together instead of just talking about it. You learn how I shoot and I learn how best to encourage and steer you. We learn how to communicate.

Secondly, after you marry life changes. It just does. Not immediately but over time until you wake up one day and the beloved beside you has spent more years with you than you than apart. And in those years life has taken many turns and twists, beautiful and difficult, but together none the less. The life that you had before the I do-s seems, and is, many lifetimes ago. Yet, ever so important. It is the life that brought you two together. Documenting who you are today is so beautiful and worthy of remembrance. 

Thirdly, It's fun. That's it... It's just fun!