Melissa + Bryan are works of art, literally! I was super drawn to them when I first met them months back at our consultation meeting. I loved their style, look, and attitude. When we were planning their engagement session I was super excited because I had been waiting for the perfect couple that would fit a specific location I had been eyeing for a while now. We made our way to one of the many abandoned farm houses in Chino. Melissa + Bryan definitely were the the best for this location look and feel. I had a crazy hard time narrowing down the images for this post, so I'm posting more than usual for an engagement session, but I truly am in love with the session as an overall work of art.
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Wedding soon to follow in a few weeks!

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Jane Hasty said:
Very very cool!
(10.13.09 03:13 PM)
Blair Van Bussel said:
Wow...these really are a work of art. The are all so edgy and fun!
(10.13.09 03:14 PM)
imthiaz houseman said:
what a stunning session! i love it.
(10.13.09 03:24 PM)
angie + matt said:
I love this couple. They have such a great look! This is totally one of my fave E-sessions for sure. Can't wait for the wedding images:)
(10.13.09 03:25 PM)
alyssa said:
Super fun couple - the leg shots are, absolutely, killer.
(10.13.09 05:19 PM)
Megan said:
Great session, I love these images. Gorgeous couple, gorgeous work.
(10.13.09 05:49 PM)
Jennifer Nichols said:
Oh, I love this shoot! So many great shots!!
(10.13.09 06:34 PM)
yan palmer said:
hi hi hi. what to say about this tough and tender couple? i just feel like you captured their souls. but of course you made it physically beautiful.
(10.13.09 09:19 PM)
Beka L said:
So in love with this couple and session! Very cool and fun and I can't wait to see what their wedding is going to be like! :)
(10.14.09 12:08 AM)
Ginette said:
Your shots are always amazing and inspire me...but something about this shoot is AWESOME on a whole new level! I LOVE IT. They are incredibly beautiful subjects and they way you captured them is perfect. I am so glad that this post was big! :)
(10.14.09 12:34 AM)
Briony said:
just bomb
(10.14.09 06:12 AM)
joyful weddings and events said:
I love these two and cannot wait to see how you capture their amazing day! Their e-sess is so stunning- great work!
(10.14.09 11:01 AM)
Whitney Warner said:
Loving these two! No offense to all the mormons you shoot, but this is more my style with the rusty old buildings in the background and tattoos on your targets!
(10.14.09 11:29 AM)
Alexandra said:
Wowww I'm loving these!! I love the tattoos and the location and the creativity! Wow, awesome work!
(10.14.09 12:09 PM)
Casia Fletcher said:
Totally 'my style' of a session! Great work.
(10.15.09 05:20 PM)
kristin @ The Treasured Petal said:
This wedding is going to be fabulous! I'm so looking forward to finally working with you (two weeks in a row actually- Molly AND Melissa!) What a treat!
(10.16.09 12:03 AM)
jenny haas said:
these are amazing! I always adore your work ;)
(10.16.09 08:52 PM)
Melissa Rossiter said:
I love to look @ your photos every so often. Where was the amazing wedding at such an amazing building? And why two gusn pointing @ each other on your chest? Hope you had fun at Mickey halloween haunt.
(10.28.09 11:22 PM)
Melody @ Sweet & Saucy Shop said:
You guys captured them perfectly! Definitely one of my favorite couples to work with! They look stunning in these photos!
(11.02.09 11:09 AM)
Alyssa & Dressesshop said:
it's so amazing! ;)
(06.08.11 03:12 AM)
alyssa said:
very creative! i love the pictures so much!
(06.27.11 08:15 PM)
magicweddingdress said:
Nice place for your wedding ceremony!
(07.25.12 01:18 AM)
Slicer said:
I love the tattoo at the bride's and groom's hand.
(07.31.12 10:39 PM)
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Heather + John were our first couple that booked for 2010, so I definitely feel like they are good luck in a way! We talked specifics over the phone and then met them for the first time at their engagement session on the campus of Chapman University. I really loved working with pillars, stairs, and...the library!
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hj_015.jpghj_016.jpghj_017.jpgI'm looking forward to the wedding in February!

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Becka @Studio222 Photography said:
LEGS FOR DAYS! Holy cow these are hot.
(10.09.09 10:31 AM)
Jen Johnson said:
I love it when I randomly stop by a blog and actually know the couple featured! Great shots of both Heather and John!
(10.09.09 10:34 AM)
rosaura said:
fun, sexy, clever! another great shoot! :)
(10.09.09 10:47 AM)
Kayleen T. said:
Wow! Love it! Love the flare on your fave!
(10.09.09 10:51 AM)
Meg said:
So I ALWAYS love your work- but this is one of my favorites you guys have done! Hot!
(10.09.09 11:16 AM)
Alex said:
Those library shots are some of the most charming engagement photos I've ever seen. Congrats to the beautiful couple!
(10.09.09 11:27 AM)
jackie wonders said:
these are fantastic! i was JUST saying to my hubs that i want to shoot in a library :) CANNOT WAIT for the workshop...i'm seriously amping over here!
(10.09.09 11:28 AM)
imthiaz houseman said:
wow. stunning couple, stunning session, stunning work!
(10.09.09 11:30 AM)
Emily Beaty said:
Love this session - my favorites are the ones with sun flare. So awesome. Great work as always!
(10.09.09 11:31 AM)
becky McArthur said:
Library! Who would have thought?! Those turned out awesome.
(10.09.09 12:57 PM)
Jane Hasty said:
WOW! Your fave is my fave too!
(10.09.09 01:17 PM)
Meaghan Cook said:
My eyes hurt from all that loveliness!
(10.09.09 01:32 PM)
gretchen Knoblock said:
Rad session! I love the library shots! Your creativity is so inspiring! =)
(10.09.09 02:38 PM)
Tiffany said:
wow, that first picture with the columns is EPIC!!!
(10.09.09 08:20 PM)
Anapaul Photographers said:
Love your use of the surrounding architecture! Well done.
(10.09.09 11:49 PM)
Alexandra said:
Wow I love all of these! Especially that first one and the library ones :) Beautiful couple, beautiful shots. Loving it.
(10.10.09 01:13 AM)
Rachel Absher said:
Amelia, I absolutely LOVE your work! I am always so inspired. I was wondering if you would mind sharing your lighting setup? Do you use a flash off camera only or do you use a modifier as well? Particularly the 2nd to last shot? Thank you again for sharing your talent.
(10.10.09 08:54 AM)
Rochelle (aussie) said:
That last shot is just GOLD...PURE GOLD!!!
(10.10.09 06:15 PM)
Kathleen said:
Wow, these are so amazing! Great job, as always!
(10.10.09 06:54 PM)
Ryel j said:
What a fun shoot!! Great work I just love those sun flared images!! Beautiul
(10.13.09 10:36 AM)
britney gardner said:
the library images are so classic!
(10.13.09 11:46 AM)
patrick love said:
Wow! Amazing couple and amazing photos. I love how you use flash.
(10.13.09 02:44 PM)
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