We arrived to shoot Wendy + Sunup's engagement photos and the first thing I noticed were the huge bouquet of sunflowers Wendy was holding in her hands. I was super excited that they had thought to bring a fun colorful prop to add to our shoot! My favorite thing about this set of images (besides Wendy + Sunup of course!) is the color. I've always told my clients that I love working with color and prefer this over tans, blacks, or most of all browns (fact: I don't own a single brown item in my wardrobe). We shot this engagement session in Costa Mesa and had a blast! We're definitely looking forward to the wedding coming up soon in October!
My favorite shot of the day!

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jackie wonders said:
LOve, lOVe, love, loVE. i'm obsessed with color and don't own a single brown thing either! we're kindred spirits :)
(09.15.09 03:29 PM)
Corinna J Hoffman said:
Oh wow, you're simply amazing! Love the B&W picture with their shadows :)
(09.15.09 03:30 PM)
Amanda Rae said:
These are stunning! I love every single one of them. If I were them I would order one of each and wallpaper my house!
(09.15.09 04:04 PM)
Marissa Rodriguez said:
The second to last, with the orange is amazing!!! I love the one with the purple wall as well! Your guys' work is amazing!
(09.15.09 04:13 PM)
Emilie said:
They rock!!! Fab photos!!!!
(09.15.09 04:17 PM)
Lizzy Peterson said:
Love the one on the bench with the colorful circles! You always amaze me!
(09.15.09 04:20 PM)
Joel Reis said:
Awesome photos, but seriously, no brown? It's such a wonderful earthy springboard for colors to fly from.
(09.15.09 05:25 PM)
Alexandra said:
oh my godddd!!! the one of the shadows ROCKS MY WORLD!
(09.15.09 06:33 PM)
Bianca Valentim said:
10x awesome!
(09.15.09 06:46 PM)
Robert Lee said:
beautiful pics guys....berry berry nice!
(09.15.09 09:26 PM)
Genie said:
OH! Wendy and Sunup! They are awesome! Amelia, I am always amazed by your photos! Looove it! Beautiful lighting!
(09.15.09 10:33 PM)
megan welker said:
love that purple wall :) fabulous, as usual, amelia!! I love the one of them with the colored barrels in the background!
(09.15.09 11:37 PM)
Sophie Delaveau said:
Love the second one pic. Great location et great composition. Great session! Bravo!
(09.15.09 11:38 PM)
Raphael said:
Sweet pics!!!!
(09.15.09 11:43 PM)
rich m said:
totally, completely awesome!
(09.16.09 06:21 AM)
Candice {The Beautiful Mess} said:
By far my favorite shoot! Love's so creative, fun and great lighting! Beautiful work, as always!
(09.16.09 06:22 AM)
KarlB said:
yet again awesome work.
(09.16.09 02:18 PM)
tara Whitney said:
love that last shot in the truck so much.
(09.16.09 03:43 PM)
Jenny said:
Not only did they bring sunflowers, they brought an awesome guitar !! adds so much to showcase their personality ! Great capture !
(09.16.09 05:12 PM)
Wendy said:
Love, love, love the shadow picture and the last one! Amazing as always.
(09.17.09 06:41 AM)
Ryel j said:
This shoot captured great use of color and contrast that made the images really pop! Well done!
(09.17.09 11:32 AM)
Danielle said:
Love vibrant colors! Especially with them against the wall with the artwork behind them! Awesome shoot!
(09.17.09 11:35 AM)
Emily said:
you are hands down amazing! i LOVE how you used your flash!
(09.17.09 02:39 PM)
Shaunae Teske said:
I am just blown away by beautiful all these photos are. You are truly, undoubtedly, incredibly talented.
(09.17.09 07:59 PM)
Susan Keller said:
omgoodness. these beautiful, fun, flirty, creative, relaxed portraits make me so very excited for your upcoming workshop!
(09.18.09 10:00 AM)
ChristanP said:
I probably don't need to say this because you've already got 20 other people telling you...but I will anyways. These shots are RAD!! I like how you mixed it up with natural light and flash photography.
(09.18.09 10:59 AM)
Allison said:
Beautiful series of photos!
(09.18.09 09:09 PM)
Paige Green said:
you are perfection, as always! (P.S. We put your fab wedding pics of ours on the blog!)
(09.19.09 12:37 AM)
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Since we were out of town for so long, we tried our best to keep up with everything, but with all of the crazy events over the past month our blogging habits have slowed down and I am DETERMINED to get back to blogging twice a week again. So here's a second entry for the week, and maybe if you're all lucky:) we'll get a third post up before the week is over!

Introducing Molly + John! We shot their engagement session in Long Beach near the Aquarium. I've been excited about posting this session because it really displays a wide array of natural lit images (minus my favorite shot of the day shot with off camera flash). Plus, these photos show Molly + John's personality so well, they were and are great together, especially for our camera!
mj_eng003.jpgMy favorite shot of the day!

mj_eng004.jpgmj_eng005.jpgmj_eng006.jpgmj_eng007.jpgmj_eng008.jpgThe Canon 45mm tilt shift really grabs that faded natural light like no other! 
Wedding soon to follow in October!

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Lori Anderson said:
Beautiful photos! A tilt-shift, some flare, and a lighthouse = good times!
(08.05.09 03:05 PM)
rich m said:
Wow - these are so gorgeous - I'm jealous of your skills AND of the couple who gets to be in these, so pretty :)
(08.05.09 03:38 PM)
allyson magda said:
beautiful work! love the area you shot these!
(08.05.09 03:53 PM)
Michelle Stone said:
I adore everything you guys do! These, as usual, ROCK!!!!!
(08.05.09 03:57 PM)
Lindsey Joy said:
This couple really looks rad in front of your camera!! I'm lovin' all the lens flare & your b&w recipe for this session. This HAS to be a sign in book for the wedding!!! BEAUTIFUL!
(08.05.09 04:05 PM)
Kayleen T. said:
Wow! just so beautiful and the flare is yummy!
(08.05.09 04:17 PM)
Karen Slate said:
love the angles, colors, and the little lens flare!
(08.05.09 04:38 PM)
Briony said:
these are marvelous!
(08.05.09 06:12 PM)
Lesley said:
gorgeous, as always.
(08.05.09 06:21 PM)
Carolyn Egerszegi said:
Crazy-gorgeous, as usual!
(08.05.09 08:47 PM)
Kara Wieler said:
These are fabulous. Love the light. My fav is the first lighthouse pic, fantastic!
(08.05.09 09:44 PM)
elena wilken said:
those TS shots are amazing! beautiful work!
(08.05.09 11:08 PM)
Candice {The Beautiful Mess} said:
exquisite. the color is SO rich and the chemistry between the couple is fantastic! great work lyon fam!
(08.06.09 05:48 AM)
Melissa Gartner said:
Love this post! Lots of colors, the green dress rocks and not to mention awesome light!!
(08.06.09 09:42 AM)
shannon said:
what amazing light! gorgeous shots, gorgeous couple!!!
(08.07.09 01:02 PM)
Jacob said:
these are great. i've been looking at your photos a lot lately and i cant get over how amazing the skin tones are. how the heck do you do that?
(08.09.09 05:13 PM)
alec vanderboom said:
awesome awesome shots. way to make good use of the harbor.
(08.10.09 12:45 PM)
Deborah Brandon said:
lush light / fabulous flare - love the moments captured - sooooooooooooo romantic - your skills are amazing :)
(08.10.09 09:38 PM)
Feuza said:
Wow- I get so inspired by your work, I can stare at these for hours.
(08.13.09 12:12 PM)
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