We first learned of Lara + Tim's existence when we received a sweet email from Lara inquiring about our wedding photography services. The thing that drew us first to them was the way that Lara described her and Tim's relationship. Simply put:

"We are a very comical and loving couple and want someone to capture our special day!"

We were delighted when they decided to hire us right after our initial consultation with them!

Lara + Tim invited us shoot their engagement session in Marina Del Rey. Since they are both avid sailors, it was a perfect location that put them in an environment that they were both comfortable and natural in. We started at the beach and then headed over to the marina where we went aboard a boat that Tim looks after and sails as well. Introducing Lara + Tim!
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Excited for their wedding to follow in August!!!

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erica said:
(06.20.09 05:02 PM)
MOM said:
WOW you continue to impress your mom - How blessed I am to be called your MOTHER and yet I am thankful you and your wonderful hubby are sooooooo talented - You both are amazing - Love you so much -
(06.20.09 05:27 PM)
paul Romero said:
love your off camera lighting!
(06.20.09 05:40 PM)
Becky said:
What a gorgeous couple! Your favorite shot also = my favorite shot! Ah-mazing!!!
(06.20.09 06:15 PM)
Niecey said:
Astounding. I'd say more than that, but my breath has been completely taken away.
(06.20.09 06:38 PM)
Mark Sweeney said:
Great shoot. Recently RSS'd (doesn't that sound better than "stalker") ya and looking forward to more. Great balance of lighting & ambient on the boat. Very creative and I love your color balance. Many times the distortion from the fisheye can be distracting and poorly placed. I love the bent pillar under the pier, I think it adds kind of a cool element to it.
(06.20.09 08:28 PM)
Abra Michelle said:
In love with these images. Makes me wish I was able to come to your Lyon Shop all the more so.
(06.20.09 09:22 PM)
Tone said:
So beutifull !
(06.21.09 04:22 AM)
kristen said:
too cute.
(06.21.09 09:20 AM)
Jessica Fike said:
Awesome pictures! I found your blog through BluDomain - I am thinking about getting a website through them! I am now a follower of your blog, looking for inspiration and ideas! I LOVE the close-up pictures - great work!
(06.22.09 05:48 AM)
Steve said:
Beautiful set, Amelia.
(06.22.09 06:19 AM)
Chad Morgan said:
#2 is my fave. Nice work!
(06.22.09 08:41 AM)
ken said:
more awesomeness from the lyon voltron team!
(06.22.09 09:06 AM)
Casia Fletcher said:
Rockin' Session. Really like how you capture each and every couple's personality's to a T.
(06.22.09 11:13 AM)
Allie said:
Love the light in the first set of Pics! Ahhmmaaazzzinnngggg! and what a fun dock shoot! Great Locations
(06.22.09 11:20 AM)
neLz said:
i wish i could pick up on your editing style...i ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!! if you have any advice, i'd appreciate it. ♥
(06.23.09 08:02 AM)
shanni said:
the first shot makes me want to go eat a fudgecicle it's that delicious!!!
(06.23.09 03:52 PM)
imthiaz houseman said:
what a cute couple. love this series.
(06.23.09 04:44 PM)
Rachel Absher said:
Amelia, I absolutely adore your work. I just recently started following your work and it is phenomenal. I will definitely be back for more visits. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
(06.23.09 07:08 PM)
Feuza Reis said:
When I grow up I want to photography like Amelia Lyon. Not kidding, these are out of this world!
(06.24.09 12:02 AM)
Paige Green said: ALWAYS.
(06.24.09 08:57 AM)
Yuka photo art said:
Awesome photographs! First three are my favorites!!!
(06.24.09 09:08 AM)
Becka @Studio222 Photography said:
So fun! And so sweet. I love the way they are looking at each other. And congrats on selling out your first lyon-shop! :)
(06.24.09 09:39 PM)
jeremy Parsons said:
Amazing, you guys. Makes me miss the ocean. Miss you guys too. Jeremy
(06.24.09 10:13 PM)
Cathy (and David) said:
Wow wow wow. I looove what you guys do with flash + post processing. Gorgeous!
(06.25.09 06:16 PM)
Paul said:
These are great guys! I love the beach shots and what the fisheye did to the shot under the pier.
(06.27.09 12:35 AM)
Carie Fisher said:
Wow! Good luck narrowing down the wedding shoot. It's going to be fabulous. Nice job catching these two in their natural habitat. They look so at ease and beautiful. Can't wait to see more!
(06.29.09 05:21 PM)
Matt Green said:
Awesome. My favorite is also your favorite. I would love to have heard their reaction to that photo. I hope to be able to make it to the Lyon-Shop part deux.
(07.01.09 09:42 PM)
CA Yacht Club said:
Beautiful Pictures! What fun Lara and Tim are! You've really captured Lara's charector. We are so happy they chose CYC for the ceremony and reception... we look forward seeing you and the happy here couple next month!
(07.11.09 09:24 AM)
Denver wedding photographers said:
Very nice concept. I especially like the black and white photos.
(09.09.11 07:14 AM)
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Maria + Alvin are a sweet couple that found us all the way from San Francisco! In fact, we will be shooting their wedding at the beginning of August there. They made a trip down to SoCal and booked an engagement session with us and since they were in San Diego we decided to shoot at Balboa Park. There is something that most photographers love about this location, for me I feel like it brings out my romantic side. I really felt like it fit Maria + Alvin very well.

We also spent that afternoon with my lovely sister Nicole DeAnne, she decided to travel down to San Diego with us as Maria had hired Nicole DeAnne to do her hair and make up, nice work sister!!!
am_eng002.jpgam_eng003.jpgam_eng004.jpgMy favorite shot of the day, taken by my handsome Justin!
am_eng005.jpgam_eng006.jpgam_eng007.jpgam_eng008.jpgMaria + Alvin asked if we wouldn't mind including their dog in a few shots...we were glad to!
am_eng009.jpgam_eng010.jpgam_eng011.jpgam_eng012.jpgSecond favorite shot of the day!

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Becka Knight (Studio222 Photography) said:
Gorgeous mcGorgeousface. Love em!
(06.05.09 04:18 PM)
Heather Espana said:
Your photography makes my eyes do the happyjoy boogie.
(06.05.09 04:25 PM)
Courtney Craver said:
love these! my favs are all the tilt shift shots... great work!
(06.05.09 04:39 PM)
ohana photographers said:
supa hot couple, but loooooove that close up doggie shot! i know that big arse blue door ;) have a rad weekend guys!
(06.05.09 04:55 PM)
Kayleen T. said:
wow! when is your workshop i'm soo there!
(06.05.09 04:55 PM)
Shari said:
love them all - as usual! - the shot of them laying on the grass totally makes me think of edward and bella's meadow scene from twilight. i know, i'm a twi-nerd!
(06.05.09 06:11 PM)
todd pellowe said:
y'all are ridiculous. seriously, cut it out. last 4 are masterful.
(06.05.09 07:28 PM)
connieMchung said:
lol. not a lot of pictures make me laugh out loud but that doggie pic is sweet. great job as always!
(06.05.09 11:45 PM)
Meg said:
Love these Amelia- perfect inspiration for a weekend full of shooting!
(06.06.09 08:50 AM)
Rog dontworryaboutit said:
Are you kidding me with the 6th one down!? where's the light coming from? I see the shadows behind them but from what source of light? Mysterious you are. You know, they warned me about you two. They said I should stay away from you and all your witch craft, but I find myself more intrigued every single time you post. We're shooting Balboa park on Monday...we'll try not to screw it up.
(06.06.09 09:29 AM)
Janna-LilacPOP said:
Great photos! Wow.
(06.06.09 02:25 PM)
amelialyon said:
Soon!!! Very, VERY soon:)
(06.06.09 04:06 PM)
Cathy said:
That second photo in the grass is the awesomes!!!!
(06.06.09 06:34 PM)
Vania said:
I absolutely adore every single image! Flawless job as always, but more! ;)
(06.07.09 07:51 PM)
Nick Decombel Fotografie said:
Great shot of the dog ;-))) No, amazing work!!! Nick Belgium, Europe
(06.08.09 04:59 AM)
Briony said:
these are soo've captured the romance!
(06.08.09 12:08 PM)
Sarah Rhoads said:
pretty sure I want to eat that little pup!!! oh my! soo cute. Beautiful beautiful as always sweet amelia!!
(06.08.09 05:20 PM)
Lisa said:
Fab set!
(06.08.09 08:19 PM)
ben + laura said:
well done my friends well done ... love all the til-shiftiness, who is the tilt-shift sensei? young grasshopper approves ...
(06.09.09 06:52 AM)
olivia griffin said:
Hey Amelia, I love the last shot so much. Are you using video light or off camera flash with pocket wizards or something like that. I'm just curious of your light source. Love the pose also. :) great work as always. :) Olivia
(06.09.09 07:22 PM)
imthiaz houseman said:
i love the lighting you did. what a great post!
(06.09.09 08:32 PM)
amelialyon said:
Two 580 ex flashes, a transmitter, and a tall husband!!!;)
(06.10.09 10:20 PM)
Paul said:
Beautiful shots-I love Balboa Park and you two do such a great job of showcasing it and your couple. Great job-thanks for sharing!
(06.19.09 06:32 PM)
Sara France said:
Beautiful work! It is great to see a new perspective on a location down the street from my house. Great work!!!
(06.25.09 12:39 PM)
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