From the moment I first got Jenny and Andy’s inquiry last year, I knew I wanted to be a part of their big day. More than just sharing the same names as me and my husband, I found that we had so much in common and I loved that. They are both extremely down to earth and laid back, which I think would be a good way to describe us too. And, they both have fun, creative professions and a very similar aesthetic to my own.
From choosing Millwick as their venue to their vision for the engagement photos, I saw how they were drawn to finding balance in juxtaposition… modern with vintage, romantic with fun, edgy with soft. Those are also the things I try to incorporate into my work and I wanted to find as many ways to bring that out in their photos.
As their wedding date approached, I got to thinking about how I could create a set of images that expressed all these things I loved about them and I came up with the idea of getting them up on top of one the parking lots near their venue that had a great view of Downtown LA. My plan worked out perfectly and I whisked them away after the ceremony for some of my favorite photos ever.
Simply put, I love this family. Mom and Dad are definitely doing all the right things because they have the happiest, sweetest kids! They were all feeling the love during our shoot and, hopefully, that comes through in the photos.
This was my second chance to photograph the Beyer family. Just as with the first session just about a year before, we had a blast playing, exploring and generally having fun at one my favorite spots in Pasadena. (Just the way I like my family sessions to be.) The big difference between the two shoots was the addition of their beautiful baby girl who had me smitten. She took a minute to warm up to me and then she was all smiles!
One of the absolute best things about my job is when wedding clients become family clients. It’s such a treat for me to get to keep telling their stories and to work with people I already know and love. It just feels natural and they get me! They really get me!
I have loved getting to know them through engagement photos, boudoir photos and their beautiful wedding at the London last year. I was so happy when Vivian called me with the good news that they were expecting and double happy when she asked me to capture this exciting new chapter for their family.
We spent a couple hours at my favorite place, Huntington Gardens, exploring little nooks and crannies of the grounds and taking lots and lots of this glowing goddess of a mama and her handsome hubby. I hope they will enjoy them with their son for many, many years. I sure will!
Vendor Love: Vivian’s hair and makeup: Kelly Zhang Studios