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Many of my readers may have noticed that Justin and I have HUGE families (and this is an understatement!), so we have the sweet pleasure of getting to photograph many of our family members as they find the one they want to spend forever with and decide to tie the knot! Shane is my second cousin and his lovely fiancee, Hillary, is truly a sweetheart.

In trying to picture a concept for their engagement session I wanted to keep it simple and make sure it was all about them, so we drove down the street and found the Fullerton Dam...it was perfect!!! Also, Shane has this sweet car that he restored back in high school with his dad so we used that too. So glad we get to be a part of this fun time with them!
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My favorite shot of the day!
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Watch for the wedding to come in April!

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gabe said:
fantastic.
(02.26.09 10:46 PM)
Millie said:
Loving all of these! I really love the one of just her shoes, such a nostalgic feeling.
(02.26.09 11:02 PM)
Heather Espana said:
HOT stuff! That last shot is deliciously retro.
(02.26.09 11:28 PM)
Lyndzee of EP said:
Nice to see them again! LOOOOVE the shot through the windshield where he is kissing her forehead and looking at the camera,,, SAUCY,,,,,VERY SAUCY!!!
(02.27.09 12:53 AM)
john waire said:
wow...great post once again. what an AWESOME ride. i think a session with the car alone is warranted :)
(02.27.09 04:59 AM)
tammie billey said:
Great Images!! What a fun e-session. :)
(02.27.09 06:53 AM)
sandie said:
beautiful! youre right the car shots are so cool!
(02.27.09 07:52 AM)
Tom said:
Cool shots! May want to remove the tag number though.
(02.27.09 07:57 AM)
Brandi said:
Beautiful work as always. I particularly love that first one!
(02.27.09 08:40 AM)
Alyssa Lang said:
The first one's super fun! And what a sweet car!
(02.27.09 09:15 AM)
Daniel said:
Number 2... thump! thump! Love this series.
(02.27.09 09:33 AM)
Mateo said:
how'd you put the sun on pause? great variety of backlitters.
(02.27.09 09:39 AM)
Ryel j said:
I love the vintage car and yummy sunlight!! Amazing work as always.
(02.27.09 10:42 AM)
briana elledge said:
i'm in looooooooooooouuuuoooove with image #2, its kinda rocked my socks off, so fyi, you owe me a pair of pink & yellow striped knee socks, jk. seriously tho, please explain to me how you rock and sustain the amount of ahwsomenez which is these pics, cause they are flippin sweezet.
(02.27.09 11:01 AM)
Anna-Rina Rahim said:
Am absolutely gushing over all the shots in this series, especially the first one! Would love to be shot by you one of thesedays, that is when I get over to your neck of the woods ;p
(02.27.09 11:41 AM)
Jenna said:
There is something so high school, in a totally awesome and slightly naughty way about the shots in the car.
(02.27.09 10:10 PM)
Navy Sou said:
The angles!!! OMG!!! Just brilliant!
(02.28.09 10:04 AM)
Yuka photo art said:
Wonderful images! Very powerful and inspiring! Your use of light really works well!!!!!!!!!!!!
(03.01.09 07:30 PM)
The Last Forty Percent Photography said:
I just came across your site tonight for the first time. Your work is beautiful and I look forward to seeing more of it. The photos have a great feel to them. - Brianna
(03.01.09 08:38 PM)
ROG said:
Hey...nice Datsun. If I had a can of green olives for every time someone told me I had a nice Datsun, I could end world hunger faster than you could say "Thank you sir may i have another". People have stopped saying it over the last little while though, do to the fact that my pants have been getting more loose. You understand.
(03.01.09 10:33 PM)
sarah rhoads said:
Amelia, I am starting to think you are totally a blogging ninja. dang girl. May the ninja-force be with you.
(03.02.09 03:51 PM)
Terra Dawn said:
Absolutely amazing!!! I love getting your blog in my my feed reader. It makes me happy. :)
(03.02.09 07:47 PM)
jesi haack said:
I love love love the one in the car. I really like how the sun plays a huge role in these shots. So beautiful!
(03.02.09 08:22 PM)
Pardeep Singh said:
These shots are holy wow. Like, wow.
(03.03.09 09:46 AM)
Kari Dawson said:
A gorgeous session and fabulous use of light!
(03.03.09 10:20 AM)
kate said:
I love the shots you do from ground level..they always look fantastic. and that last image is stunning!
(03.14.09 04:09 PM)
Alicea said:
Amazing lighting. That was the perfect time of day. I really loved the angles.
(04.27.09 03:15 PM)
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After a fun filled crazy week we spent in Las Vegas at the WPPI Convention (photos to come soon!) we've been playing a crazy game of catch up, so we plan to be blogging quite a bit this week!

To start our week off we went with Virginia + John's engagement. This sweet couple had hired us almost two years ago, so we were definitely looking forward to seeing them again after such a long time. We shot the session in Fullerton at one of the local high school football stadiums. The weather was questionable as it had rained all the way up until we started to shoot, but we ended up LOVING the conditions and the clouds were unreal!

On a side not, if you like Virginia's hair and make-up, the credit goes to Nicole DeAnne, the amazing brains behind the beauty!
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Almost my favorite shot of the day...
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My favorite shot of the day! The clouds were SO rockin!
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Wedding to come in June of this year!
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Emily Quinton said:
AMAZING!!! Your almost favourite of the day is my fave! Love it. Splendid :-)
(02.24.09 02:08 AM)
serena said:
these are freakin' amazing!!
(02.24.09 02:35 AM)
jerry yooners said:
dyaaaam gina! i was gettin' a lil tired with my e-shoots but this sess just kicked my ass into inspiration mode! adlkfjasldfjas;ldfkj!!!!
(02.24.09 03:16 AM)
Austin Curtis said:
the last one is the bomb track! so soo good!
(02.24.09 03:16 AM)
josh solar said:
What beautiful shots! The one on of them laying on the steps is my fav.
(02.24.09 03:57 AM)
ninjaken said:
awesome engagementrama images!
(02.24.09 04:52 AM)
john waire said:
looks like the weather provided the perfect lighting for this session. this is a hot one for sure. great job! STOP being so damn good!!!
(02.24.09 05:06 AM)
Debbie S said:
The steps picture is really cool. What a lovely couple!
(02.24.09 05:16 AM)
Preston said:
Great, great, great...as usual!
(02.24.09 05:46 AM)
carrie@urbanbaby said:
i LOVE these, those first four,and the last one...unbelievable!
(02.24.09 06:10 AM)
Daniel said:
Gettin the sexy on with the 4th shot. Love it.
(02.24.09 06:14 AM)
nate said:
you guys killed it!!! AWESOME SESSION!!!
(02.24.09 06:19 AM)
jeffrey Woods said:
Hey guys nice to catch up at Vegas wish it could of been longer. Maybe next time on our trip to So-Cal this summer. I LOVE this last image great shot and executed very nicely (way to see things differently). See you soon jw
(02.24.09 06:23 AM)
Emily Beaty said:
What a cool session! I love these... that last one is seriously awesome!
(02.24.09 06:30 AM)
Toni said:
Beautiful! Did you blend two exposures on the last shot to get the water on the lens effect? It's fabulous! You two are so unbelievably talented... it's so easy for us to brag about you!
(02.24.09 06:34 AM)
Matt Dorroh said:
So awesome, I love em'!
(02.24.09 06:41 AM)
Em Reichert Torhorst said:
Dude, what a cute couple. Love your location. As usual ... keep rockin' it! Em
(02.24.09 06:47 AM)
Stevie said:
Beautiful Beautiful!! I LOVE that one by the fence that was shot from straight above. And Virginia's dress is soo cute!
(02.24.09 07:33 AM)
Kayla said:
WOW!!! These are amazing! I love all the unique angles!
(02.24.09 07:38 AM)
Jason Row said:
As always, beyond awesome!
(02.24.09 07:41 AM)
Jamie Delaine said:
Gorgeous as always! That last one is neat with the rain (?) all around!
(02.24.09 07:50 AM)
Yuka photo art said:
The pics are just gorgeous! Beautiful composition and lines!
(02.24.09 08:07 AM)
Trisha said:
AHH! that last shot is soo cool!
(02.24.09 08:10 AM)
Simone said:
Wow! I have to come out of de-lurking to tell you that these pictures are amazing. Who would have thought you could get such stunning, romantic photos from a football stadium? You guys rocked it!
(02.24.09 08:42 AM)
bobbi said:
How are you amazing every time you go out and shoot? Me... I'm only amazing 1 in 5 times. :) Seriously, you so freeeeeeking rock.
(02.24.09 08:50 AM)
Alyssa Lang said:
Loooooove the second shot!
(02.24.09 08:56 AM)
Amanda Rae said:
These are amazing! I'm such a huge fan of your work. I briefly met you guys at the b school party in Vegas, it was so nice meeting you!
(02.24.09 09:12 AM)
Brittany Sattel said:
Beautiful! As usual. :) Thanks for giving me something to look forward to on my blog roll!! ~ Britt
(02.24.09 09:21 AM)
Lindsey Joy said:
A.MA.ZING, WOW!! I love how moody these images are, way to work it out!!!
(02.24.09 09:22 AM)
Michele B said:
I love the reflection shot, but they were all awesome! Ann as usual, Nicole did an awesome job!
(02.24.09 09:29 AM)
Becka Knight (Studio222 Photography) said:
So fun! Love these!
(02.24.09 09:30 AM)
angie + matt said:
Luv! the first one:) Love this location too, brings back fond memories;)
(02.24.09 09:38 AM)
Christie Mumm said:
these are all BEAUtiful, but the last one, the reflection shot, rox my world, big time! Your awesome!
(02.24.09 10:15 AM)
ohana photographers - david & kimi said:
yummy yum yummy guys as always!!!
(02.24.09 10:27 AM)
Michelle Moore said:
I looooove these. The clouds set a great mood! That reflection shot is off the hook!!
(02.24.09 11:31 AM)
sarah rhoads said:
wow. that last shot is SICK! i LOVE when photos really make you step back and think about what is going on. this one did exactly that. very interesting! love it!
(02.24.09 11:32 AM)
Paige Green said:
oh my gosh!!! Virginia was my best friend in Jr. High!!!!! that is soooo awesome that she booked you guys.
(02.24.09 11:36 AM)
Linda Good-Hart said:
I love this session. Great feeling, great viewpoints great execution. BTW, Nicole you rock the hair and makeup always!!!
(02.24.09 12:03 PM)
Augusta said:
I love your close ups! And this is a really great location. Looking forward to more this week! :)
(02.24.09 12:03 PM)
Sarah Smith Photography said:
WOW, i love the tones you used in these images and that last refelction shot is by far the coolest reflection shot I have seen! awesome work!
(02.24.09 12:21 PM)
Emily Coovert said:
I absolutely love that last photo. It's a great catch!
(02.24.09 12:42 PM)
todd pellowe said:
you guys are really good at picture taking.
(02.24.09 02:26 PM)
Hanssie Trainor said:
The fence shots are amazing! Great ideas as always!
(02.24.09 02:42 PM)
Melissa Gartner said:
Amelia what is your recipe for the color & the B&W?? They are all so awesome!!
(02.24.09 03:43 PM)
kate said:
your angles on these are so awesome! i especially love the distant compositions, where the couple looks really small. and the ones with the fence=amazing!
(02.24.09 07:40 PM)
jeremy parsons said:
Wow. You know, you guys are pretty good at what you do:) Love it.
(02.24.09 08:51 PM)
Candice Brooke said:
You are rocking it like it is a hot plate of beans on a cold day. -random seriously though... you rock!
(02.24.09 11:28 PM)
Blair Van Bussel said:
These are awesome! I live near there and did a session durring one of those recent rainly weekends and got the same amazing clouds! (just posted them too!). You guys did an amazing job, I love how you shot in such a simple place and got some amazing images! They are stunning!
(02.25.09 09:24 AM)
ben + laura said:
freakin' awesome ... is all we have to say
(02.25.09 09:28 AM)
ScotWharton said:
That last shot is nice....REAL NICE!
(02.25.09 02:40 PM)
Samuel Awesome face Lippke said:
I like your work. I'll keep you in mind if I ever need pictures.
(02.25.09 05:49 PM)
Navy Sou said:
These images are SICK!!!! Keep it coming!!!
(02.25.09 06:42 PM)
Jessie said:
I am so in love with this shoot (and your style). I keep coming back to it in awe of the beauty in each photograph.
(02.25.09 07:20 PM)
kim newsom said:
jeff's been telling me how great you are soooo had to take a peek myself, and yes, totally and completely agreeeee. you do handsome work. well done.
(02.25.09 11:27 PM)
sandie said:
holy wow! so many comments ! you rock! I love love love the stairs shot! walking down.. what a great idea! I'm inspired! (AGAIN)
(02.26.09 10:49 AM)
amancay said:
that last shot has my mind completely spinning... best I've seen in a long long time, wow!
(02.27.09 09:56 AM)
briana elledge said:
wowza, the last one still has my head spinning, so eh hem, again i reitirate my point, which was what again... oh right, wowza. -briana
(02.27.09 11:09 AM)
Julie Parker said:
Great shoot! I especially love the last one!!!
(03.02.09 10:56 AM)
Kellan said:
Her eyes in that second shot...WOW!
(04.09.09 02:10 PM)
Dasha Tatarinov said:
wow..looking at these shots it makes me want to become a pro photographer evermore!!! stunning pictures you took...i especially like the stair one where theyre walking down
(08.19.09 12:23 AM)
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