Ever since the first time I met Theresa and Dan, they have been such a delight to work with! In planning their engagement session, they decided have it done in the city of Long Beach. I had never shot in Long Beach before (other than the time we visited the aquarium with our kids) so I was happy to have a new environment to work with! We started out at the Aquarium of The Pacific and then made our way out to the surrounding Downtown Long Beach areas.

On a side note, Theresa hired my amazingly-talented sister Nicole DeAnne (aka "Pickle" for all of you blog stalkers out there) to do her hair and make up for the wedding and engagement session. I thought she did an awesome job with Theresa, and I'm honestly not just saying this because she's my sister, this is actually what she does for a living and she's REALLY good at it too! If anyone is interested in using her services or even just checking her work out shoot me an email and I'll forward her info ( Nicole DeAnne is also featured on our J'adore Details site.








Since we started the session out at the Aquarium of The Pacific our hands were stamped upon entering, if you look really hard you can see the dolphin stamps on each of Dan and Theresa's hands....I thought I'd mention a little trivia behind this image. :)





One of my favorite parts of their engagement session was how colorfully dressed Theresa and Dan were, their outfits really added to the backdrops of these images.



My favorite shot of the day!



I am so glad we had the chance to sneak in their engagement session as Theresa and Dan are going to be married this weekend, I really am looking forward to seeing them all dressed up in wedding gear! I'm also excited to be working with my sister again!
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Ryel j said:
This session rocks!! And what a sweet location :)... it's one of my favorite places. It's so hard to pick my favorite!!
(06.11.08 11:39 AM)
Lara @ southern wedding style said:
The colors in the shot with the peach door are phenomenal--so soft and sweet! Beautiful shots. I love them all.
(06.11.08 11:43 AM)
angel swanson said:
what a gorgeous set, and what a small world! i went to high school with theresa's big bro, and went to college with dan! ;-) they make a beautiful pair and i'm so glad they are workign with you! t&d -- drop me a line if you need help tying up loose ends! fab job on these images, amelia!!
(06.11.08 01:56 PM)
katrina + andrew = sedona bride said:
those are awesome shots! nice work!!! - katrina
(06.11.08 04:52 PM)
Joanna said:
I went to a wedding you did months ago (Ronald and Kristine) and since then I've been back to your sight regularly and I have to say you are just AMAZING! Not only do I have the wedding fever, but I have been trying my hand at photography and your website gives me all those fixes! I think your super talented and the second I get engaged I would LOVE to have you shoot me! :-)
(06.11.08 04:58 PM)
lauren clark said:
wowee. these are so great!!
(06.11.08 06:03 PM)
Austin said:
Ohhhhhh Aaaahhhhh Summmmmahtime in the LBC! Warren G and Snoop Dogg approve and so do Jean and I! We can't wait for our session! Still need to set that up sometime.... keep up the awesomeness!
(06.11.08 06:21 PM)
Joe Kunin said:
What a gorgeous set! I love these. Great job :)
(06.11.08 07:05 PM)
denise bovee said:
you rocked these girly! love em!
(06.11.08 09:32 PM)
dan & tessa said:
wow, thanks so much amelia! you are amazing at taking the ordinary (us & long beach) and making it a truly beautiful image! thanks again!
(06.11.08 09:44 PM)
Roger Ellsworth said:
shoot!, This shoot is awesome. You've captured them as if all of us looking at your blog know them. Very real, Very dare I say (intimate?) innocent. Love it. It sure helps having such a lovely couple. GO LBC! Well, Nothing goofy from me tonight. -My name is ROG and i like to party. Lyndzee says that she partys -No Lyndzee, I know for a fact that you don't party.
(06.12.08 01:02 AM)
Caitlin Domanico Photography said:
OOOOH! I love the colors!
(06.12.08 01:57 PM)
Mike Cunningham said:
you even managed to get the Queen Mary in one....brilliant
(06.12.08 10:57 PM)
Jasmine Marie said:
Oooh that green jacket against a purple wall... YUM!
(06.12.08 11:32 PM)
Rachel said:
um, I think you might be my new favorite photographer in the whole wide world.
(06.15.08 02:10 PM)
Katie Thurmes said:
my favorite is your favorite. though how you pick just one is beyond me! great style in all of them!
(06.16.08 12:37 PM)
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Lauren and Andy have a pretty funny tie to us and up until their engagement session, we had no idea who these two individuals were. It was Lauren's mom who actually contacted us and after a fun long conversation on the phone we discovered that Andy's father (Gregory Sievers, an awesome artist from Idaho) is actually good friends with Justin's father (Dustin Lyon, also an amazing artist from Idaho). Then come to find out, Lauren's mother is best friends with one of my first cousins! The world really is a very small place!











My favorite shot of the day!




We are looking forward to Lauren and Andy's wedding in August!
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Ashley said:
Amelia, I love the finished product! These look really great. I loved seeing the process from start to finish and that last shot is killer! You're a genius.
(06.05.08 11:17 PM)
eliesa said:
LOVE this Amelia! SUPER fabulous session!
(06.06.08 11:16 AM)
Paige said:
hey guys, i LOVE the new blog (though i guess its not all that new for you) i wanted to let you know i posted some of our wedding images here--> and to let you know how fab i think you are! also i added a link form my blog to yours, i hope thats ok.
(06.06.08 05:33 PM)
sandie said:
awesome couple .. great location on the first images.. :) very beautiful! Love the trains shots. You're so good with trains! These are all SO sweet and romantic.
(06.09.08 01:28 AM)
Roger W Ellsworth said:
Only 4 comments! let's go Amelia Lyon fans! What the heck? This couple is beautiful! Listen, Lauren and guys are hot. Keep looking that good and this wedding thing is gonna be a breeze. A and J will take great care of you. Good times, low tides and rising gas prices. until we meet again my friends...(hope the A and J thing wasn't too personal. They are initials, not pet names. Was it too much? tone it down? o.k.)
(06.15.08 11:39 PM)
lydia said:
i'm not sure that lauren is going to read that comment... i`m Lydia one girl for the spanish CLS group you write to me in a paper the date of your wedding and when i reamember it today i come to amelialyon page, i look for LAUREN... and here you are CONGRATULATION!!
(09.03.08 08:40 AM)
V said:
Knowing Lauren - I gotta say you totally captured her personality in all your pictures. They are beautiful! Your're difinately a name I want to remember for any event pictues we will be using in our family. Great job!
(09.23.08 08:08 AM)
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