We are beyond delighted that Jason + Kelly hired us to shoot their engagement photos as well as their upcoming wedding in March. Why, you ask??? Well because Jason has been one of Justin's super close friends ever since they went to Art Center College of Design together about 5 years back, AND Kelly and I use to cause a little trouble together when I was a young single adult living in Huntington beach about 8 years back! I had lost touch with Kelly after I moved away from the HB and found the man of my dreams then got married. So you could only imagine how excited I was when I found out that Jason found HIS girl of his dreams and it happened to be one of my old friends!

Jason + Kelly are perfect for each other! I remember a few years back (before Kelly was in the picture) I asked Jason to describe his perfect girl and this is what he said, "Well, she's GOT to be a brunette, also someone that is a little out-doorsy, but still super girlie!" That is EXACTLY what Kelly is! So glad they found each other!

We shot their engagement session at the beach right next to where Kelly lives, and I usually have a hard time with the beach, but I have to say that this one definitely surprised me!











When shooting at the beach, we usually ask our couples to bring along one "prop" to help spice things up, Kelly chose this amazing red Japanese umbrella...LOVED IT!


Out of focus, long shutter, running while shooting, super of my favorite shots from the day.


Obviously, my favorite shot of the day!!!!

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nate kaiser said:
do you mean more real or more canon??? ;) awesome shoot amelia!!!
(01.26.09 08:22 AM)
David Josué said:
nice colors, like your work
(01.26.09 08:23 AM)
john waire said:
love that last shot with the seagulls. looks like the beach is your friend after all :) great session!
(01.26.09 08:28 AM)
Aaron Snow said:
This is amazing. Great color. Wonderful detail. Congratulations Jason and Kelly!
(01.26.09 08:29 AM)
jackie wonders said:
i totally feel the same about the beach! but, what i loved this shoot b/c you made it so much more about them than the setting...and, the "adding a prop" idea for sandsoaked areas :) thanks for sharing!
(01.26.09 08:30 AM)
Lady_Rhinoa said:
I love their session. It`s very vibrant, full of posistive energy and this girl... so actress looking. They look very cute together. Beautiful !!!
(01.26.09 08:41 AM)
Michelle Moore said:
Ohmygosh! They look like models!! What a beautiful couple :) Their soft vibrant energy really shows in these photos. Lovely!
(01.26.09 08:48 AM)
Allison said:
Totally love the photos with the red umbrella - especially the one where they are running in front of the yellow building! You always do the most amazing work! Good stuff. :)
(01.26.09 09:07 AM)
Jamie Delaine said:
That last one is INSANE!!
(01.26.09 09:18 AM)
jac said:
gorgeous!!! i love the b/w of them holding each other...such a beautiful and genuine couple!!!
(01.26.09 09:41 AM)
carrie said:
smokin' hot couple....smokin' hot images. NICE!!!!
(01.26.09 09:46 AM)
Kate said:
They are so cute! Love the shot with the lifeguard stand and the blue sky, and the parasol shots. Great job :]
(01.26.09 09:48 AM)
bethelynk said:
these are exceptionally good!! gorgeous couple...loving the umbrella...brella...hey hey. ;)
(01.26.09 10:11 AM)
Ashley said:
I've never seen the beach look so good! Your fav shot of the day is awesome!! Inspiring as usual =).
(01.26.09 10:11 AM)
Melissa Koehler said:
Drool, just gorgeous. That last shot should be a HUGE canvas! Just gorgeous!
(01.26.09 10:24 AM)
Lyndzee said:
SAAMOKIN couple!! Great shots as always and I must say that I LOVE her chiffon dress,, I want it. I"d have to agree with you on the 'seagull' one as my fav. Love you guys!! Lyndzee*
(01.26.09 10:59 AM)
ScotWharton said:
WOW! These are so amazing! Love the one of them almost kissing
(01.26.09 11:08 AM)
bethany said:
ive been a blog stalker for a while now, but im realizing more and more how much comments make a difference! so here i am! :) the last shot, beautiful! i would always worry about the birds doing a little something something that falls out of the sky though... :)
(01.26.09 12:01 PM)
Meg said:
Love that last one too- and the one of them running in front of that yellow building- awesome stuff Amelia! (I, too, have issues when shooting at the beach ;) )
(01.26.09 12:26 PM)
Heather said:
These are gorgeous!
(01.26.09 03:27 PM)
jackie cooper said:
Fabulous session, love all of the ones of them on the beach, especially the last 3, so fantastic.
(01.26.09 04:28 PM)
lucy said:
Your style is so unique...
(01.26.09 04:35 PM)
Abra said:
These are AWESOME! She is an absolutely gorgeous woman. :) What a fantastic job.
(01.26.09 04:40 PM)
heather broom said:
Oh wow...that last shot is timeless! awesome shoot!
(01.26.09 05:31 PM)
Brandi said:
Gods that's making me jealous today with our cold wet nasty weather. Gorgeous work as always.
(01.26.09 06:24 PM)
ROG said:
WOW! Talk about re-inventing the wheel! So remember that one time when all beach shoots were the same ol' crapo and every pic the same as the next? You destroyed them! All of them! Wizards you are...Wizards! oh and don't worry about Nate's nikon lame-inocity, he'll come back to the fold. Or I will make him come back to the fold. CAMERA KAI!
(01.27.09 12:55 AM)
Angie Baxter said:
OMG!!! They must be sooooooo happy with these. Can't wait to see the wedding pics.
(01.27.09 02:15 AM)
hailey said:
oh yes running shot the bom!
(01.27.09 05:28 AM)
amy said:
absolutely gorgeous! that last shot is amazing.... they're all amazing...
(01.27.09 05:44 AM)
Yuka photo art said:
Amazing photographs of their e-session!!!!!! Beautiful couple!!!You definitely caught the feeling..........
(01.27.09 06:46 AM)
Darbi said:
I love your fave...and the one on the docks with the sun flare. I just found your site and am loving your work. (and I'm partial to your color scheme as it's similar to mine!!)
(01.27.09 07:45 AM)
Stephanie Osborne said:
Those beach shots are amazing I LOVE the parasol....
(01.27.09 07:45 AM)
sarah rhoads said:
i love this session. it seems so honest. beautifully done
(01.27.09 07:56 AM)
Sarah said:
I love the last one! What a great shot; I'm sure they must love it too!
(01.27.09 08:27 AM)
~abi~ said:
HOT couple, AMAZING shoot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(01.27.09 08:33 AM)
Jenny Sun said:
you would NEVER be able to tell you have a hard time at the beach with these shots! they are fabulous! But its great to know that I'm not the only photographer who doesnt naturally love the beach for photos. I'm an urban girl all the way. Well done! :D
(01.27.09 10:32 AM)
Matt Dorroh said:
What an awesome session, great job!
(01.27.09 11:46 AM)
Heather Kinacid said:
Love these! Super beautiful. You guys are so fabulous.
(01.27.09 12:29 PM)
SHEESH!! unbelievably epic! I am blown away by all shots involving the umbrella - so wonderful!!
(01.27.09 12:54 PM)
Stephanie said:
I love the feel of this entire shoot! And those booties are perfection! Any info on them? :)
(01.27.09 12:54 PM)
Ariel said:
You are BY FAR my favorite photographer. So much talent!
(01.27.09 03:25 PM)
Rachel Lindley said:
You are amazing! LOVE the seagulls!
(01.27.09 04:39 PM)
angie monson said:
umm ya you rock.
(01.27.09 11:58 PM)
Charise (Photography By Charise) said:
Beautiful images Amelia. I love the last few with the parasol on the beach.
(01.28.09 09:09 AM)
Blair Van Bussel said:
First of all…what a small world! Second…these are stunning! So colorful and fun, but also very romantic! LOVE THEM!
(01.28.09 09:29 AM)
Heidi Fazio said:
(01.28.09 11:48 AM)
bobbi said:
you're one of the best photographers EVERRRRRRR!!!!!!
(01.28.09 04:12 PM)
Jason Thon said:
I LOVE the last three!. The color tones, the motion, the feel are all fabulous!
(01.30.09 10:03 PM)
Vania said:
i wish i had an image like the one with the birds of my husband and I. I would hang it hUGGGGE in our house! you are by far the best photographer in the USA
(02.18.09 10:25 AM)
Stephanie Stewart said:
These are amazing! Love the beach shots with the vacant lifeguard shack, and all of the ones with the red umbrella and sea gulls! Perfection! Romantic! Unique!
(04.01.09 08:14 AM)
harvey said:
Very passionate, each photo is indeed amazing. I always adore beach for pre wedding pics, love it!
(08.14.09 09:56 AM)