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We first met Amanda + Ray at a bridal show we did a few months ago at The Mission Inn, this was our first bridal show so we had no idea what to expect. Amanda + Ray, apparently, were impressed with our work:). They called a few days later to book us for their upcoming wedding in November. When Amanda asked me if I remembered who she and her fiancee were I immediately responded, "Of course!!!" Over our short sweet conversation as they passed through our booth I couldn't forget how I thought that this couple was gorgeous and had so much personality, I had hoped that they would call us and they did!!! I shot their engagement session in downtown Pasadena and I thought that it suited them perfectly! I also had an awesome assistant by my side, Emily of RogerRuth Photography, thanks Em!

Also, a quick deserved mention, Nicole DeAnne rocked yet another amazing make-up and hair look for Amanda...I love that most of my clients work through her, she is seriously one of the best out there!!! Now on to the pics.....

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And last, but CERTAINLY not least...my favorite shot of the day!
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Lisa said:
Rockin' set!! The first one is just HOT. Those legs! Oh me oh my! But I have to say I LOVE the last two ... they just have a little somethin' somethin' to them ... ooh-la-la
(04.02.09 01:53 PM)
Jill said:
She's adorable. And he's a stunner. Loved these (and, as always, you do good work).
(04.02.09 02:07 PM)
brooke bowland said:
stunning images as always.
(04.02.09 02:25 PM)
Kayleen T. said:
What a cute couple! She is gorgeous!
(04.02.09 02:28 PM)
Sarah Rhoads said:
these are cute-socks!! I lovveee this sweet little couple. Amelia, way to knock it out of the park girly!
(04.02.09 02:44 PM)
Jill said:
WOW! With two beauties like that, how could you take a bad shot! Those are incredible!
(04.02.09 02:49 PM)
little mick said:
Just wanted to say hi. recently found your site via "image is found". Am bit of a fan of your work. Gives me inspiration for my own work as a child photographer. Mick. From Brisbane Australia. :)
(04.02.09 03:17 PM)
Emily Ruth said:
Amanda and Ray were totally adorable! and so photogenic. Thanks for letting me tag along that day- it was so fun and I love working with you any chance I get! Again, you are fabulous.
(04.02.09 03:32 PM)
Lynne said:
I love these two. How can you get any cuter? Amanda and Ray you chose well Amelia Lyon rocks!
(04.02.09 05:20 PM)
Sarah e. said:
what a cute couple! These are awesome!
(04.02.09 06:35 PM)
Becka Knight (Studio222 Photography) said:
These are so cute. I love her heels. (And the ass-out photo in the funny sequence. That's a hilarious pose!)
(04.02.09 07:44 PM)
Melanie Jade said:
LOVE her dimples! What a cute couple.
(04.02.09 10:11 PM)
Melissa said:
I Love all of them! But the last one is too cute =)
(04.02.09 10:38 PM)
Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said:
I love the shot where their legs look incredibly long. I don't know how you do that, but WELL DONE!
(04.03.09 08:54 AM)
Rebecca Hansen said:
the shots through the chainlink fence are my faves.
(04.03.09 10:14 AM)
Abra said:
No wonder you wanted them to call you. They are truly adorable. Can't wait to see how you rock their wedding photos.
(04.03.09 10:34 AM)
Vanessa - V3 Weddings & Events said:
ADORABLE! Their positive, playful nature shines right through in these photos~ LOVE LOVE LOVE!
(04.03.09 10:14 PM)
Rog said:
J-ly and A-ly! J-ly and A-ly! J-ly and A-ly! J-ly and A-ly! J-ly and A-ly! J-ly and A-ly! J-ly and A-ly! J-ly and A-ly! J-ly and A-ly! Remember when the people were chanting your name and in your strength, you ripped your blouse?
(04.03.09 11:32 PM)
Nicole-Lynn said:
Love her hair! Awesome engagement session!
(04.06.09 10:29 AM)
Chad Morgan said:
Are you using a TS-E, or a PS filter for the blur? Either way, nice creative shots.
(04.08.09 10:02 AM)
amy said:
wow wow WOW! some of my favorite stuff here. so much fun!
(04.08.09 05:21 PM)
Kayla said:
These are so great as always! I love all the black and white shots!
(04.09.09 08:47 PM)
david said:
my favorites are the 4 in 1 series, fun & provocative!! You made the shooting seems so effortless...
(04.14.09 01:31 PM)
Blair Van Bussel said:
They are the cutest! I LOVE her style and super sweet look. YOu guys rocked these!
(04.15.09 04:19 PM)
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When searching for a location to photograph Patricia + Art for their engagement session, Justin reminded me of the awesome colors we had seen a few weeks prior in Downtown Silver Lake. We decided to go there and we seriously had so much color to work with...I loved it!!! It was also helpful that Patricia + Art were great subjects to have in front of our camera, super photogenic and ultra fun to work with!paeng001.jpg

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I know that this counts as two photos, but together they make for my favorite "diptych" of the day!
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On the side of the road against this amazing teal building we saw this old school yellow bug bus...we had to take advantage of the situation.
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Where's Waldo????
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I literally saw this writing on a metal bar right next to where we were shooting, thought it would help tell the story a little better:)
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Sun-glare and twiggy trees equals I'm in love!
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Lastly, a shot of the city over Echo Park.
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If you like how beautiful Patricia looks, you should check out the master mind behind her look by visiting Nicole DeAnne's blog!Wedding to follow in November!

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Emily Ruth said:
My favorite part of this shoot is the random little kid standing in the window of the teal building! Re-dick-u-lous!! But seriously, I love the way you pull out the beauty in your surroundings.
(03.25.09 10:06 PM)
connieMchung said:
awwww. i love this post. they look so natural and completely at ease. gotta love la.
(03.25.09 10:09 PM)
Abra said:
These are great. Have I mentioned lately how much I love your work?
(03.25.09 10:12 PM)
cristen chester said:
these are great and i love that yellow + orange wall! oh, and anytime an old VW bus can be worked into a shoot it is mandatory as described in the rules of being a rad photographer handbook!!!
(03.25.09 10:31 PM)
angie + matt said:
I am laughing so hard at the Wheres Waldo one!?!? That is hilarious! These are incredible Amelia! She is beautiful!
(03.26.09 12:10 AM)
Rich said:
Wow. Your shots through the bus window are super inspiring! I really dig when you juxtapose a portrait image with another cool element, like the branches shot...your posts are always so stylish and well thought-out, not just a list of cool images. nice :)
(03.26.09 03:35 AM)
alison conklin said:
these are beautiful. i love all of them but the series with the van are amazing and brilliant.
(03.26.09 04:49 AM)
johnwaire said:
i got a chuckle out of the where's waldo shot. how perfect was that? great session amelia.
(03.26.09 05:27 AM)
Emily Beaty said:
What an awesome session! Love all the colors, especially the teal building. My fave is the 'where's waldo?' shot. Love the kid peeking out the window.
(03.26.09 06:16 AM)
s said:
long-time follower, first-time commenter here :) i just adore the way you allow these couples the freedom to star in their own "movie"--often your shots remind me of film stills or ad promo shots...which are wonderful, because each couple deserves that break from their life and a little spotlight to celebrate their love.
(03.26.09 06:19 AM)
Mary Marantz said:
these are fantastic! I especially love the first one with the yellow van!!
(03.26.09 06:27 AM)
Matt Dorroh said:
Awesome, outstanding images!
(03.26.09 06:27 AM)
Kayla said:
These are incredible! I love them! Great colors and the Where's Waldo one is so awesome!
(03.26.09 07:19 AM)
Melanie Watson said:
Love the whole van series. Actually I love them all. The colors are fabulous and the couple is adorable! Great session! :)
(03.26.09 07:31 AM)
Tiona Fuller said:
Fantastic session images! Love the yellow bug bus series - the creativity in the first bus image is OUTSTANDING!
(03.26.09 07:34 AM)
Brianna Phelan said:
This session is awesome! Great photos :)
(03.26.09 08:31 AM)
Michele B said:
Super creative you guys! I get all excited whenever I see a new post in my google reader and head straight over to check it out.
(03.26.09 09:41 AM)
Lyndzee of EP said:
Dah Dah Dah Dah Daaaaah,,, I'm LOV-IN it!! Im totally diggin the short bus pictures and the Where's Julio shot?? AWESOME!! You never cease to amaze me. Love you's!! We need to hang soon.
(03.26.09 11:07 AM)
Ashley Rose said:
Am.az.ing as always! I love love love how you literally make your surroundings sooo beautiful! =) its delightful!
(03.26.09 11:08 AM)
Meg said:
Yey my hood!!! Beautiful work Amelia!
(03.26.09 12:18 PM)
g3tfr33 said:
aaah, your eye for reflections and colors never ceases to amaze me. Keep up the beautiful & creative work!
(03.26.09 01:25 PM)
ben + laura said:
love this session ... great job!
(03.26.09 02:58 PM)
jean smith said:
so, so, so fabulous. you are truly a photographic genius!
(03.26.09 05:31 PM)
amelialyon said:
Seriously!? I love the feel of the E-session guys... Awesome job! I REALLY appreciate all the shout outs too! YOu two are SO rad.. all the time! THANKS!
(03.27.09 09:05 AM)
Julie said:
beautiful! makes me wish we had taken engagement photos.
(03.27.09 10:59 AM)
Tyler said:
You are the COOLEST Thing I've ever seen LOL! You have to do my SR. pictures! But you'd have to fly to little rock! LOL!
(03.27.09 12:27 PM)
amelialyon said:
I'm totally writing this on your computer, in your office, at your house. Is this a first? Neither of you are in site, only voices from the bedroom saying "Roger...we'll be out in a minute.". Don't worry, I'll wait for you, actually I think your driving, so that's good. That's means I won't leave without you. As for this post, it makes me want a VW bus again. Doesn't everyone at one time want a VW bus? Awesome and amazing are you two.
(03.28.09 10:41 AM)
Courtney Ortiz said:
I really enjoyed that! Thank you!
(03.28.09 03:32 PM)
Yuka photo art said:
Beautiful photographs!!!!!!!!!!!
(03.29.09 08:10 PM)
Rebecca Hansen said:
I adore the colors in the bus shots. BEAUTIFUL. eyegasmic even.
(03.31.09 08:41 AM)
Seth said:
Oh snap! Great minds think alike: http://zelophotoblog.com/wp-content/uploads/lisabrent_10.jpg Good stuff guys! :)
(03.31.09 12:17 PM)
Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said:
I don't think I could love this engagement session any more than I do. This is definitely one of my favorites on your website!
(04.02.09 11:46 AM)
Austin said:
5th one down...might be my favorite shot of all your engagement posts!
(03.15.10 02:09 PM)
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