Justin and I had a great afternoon with Mary + Peter at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. We ended up scheduling and shooting the session on Valentine's Day, it was a fun way to celebrate the holiday of love...I know it sounds a little cheesy, but its true!

We had shot at this location before so after a while we decided to venture out into the local downtown area to find some unique backdrops to work with. Needless to say, we were very glad that we did, here are some of our favorite shots from their engagement sitting:





I really like the natural emotion in these two photos.



Okay, we like taking reflection shots:)!

Here's my favorite shot of the day! Compositionally it draws to me and also I like the contrast between the sunlit subject against the shadowed wall.



I wish my dimple was as profound as Mary's, I love it!

Keep watch for their wedding to take place at the end of this month!

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Candice Brooke said:
Your rock my world! Im freaking out!
(03.03.09 07:33 PM)
Augusta said:
Fantastic, as usual! I love the third one with the shadow of the tree.
(03.03.09 07:34 PM)
Sarah Rhoads said:
A ninja I tell you!! These are rad as always guys! Love the way you used light and shadows!! kudos, high-fives and all!
(03.03.09 07:43 PM)
g3tfr33 said:
great captures as always!--the reflection shot is outta this world!
(03.03.09 08:10 PM)
josh solar said:
No need to justify the reflections...they look great :) All the pics look awesome as usual!
(03.03.09 08:21 PM)
Heather Espana said:
I love the reflection looks like they're in love beneath a sky of flying fishies :).
(03.03.09 10:01 PM)
connieMchung said:
Hi Amelia!!! I love ALL of them! Esp the reflection one. :)
(03.03.09 11:07 PM)
leah said:
such a great shoot !! and btw i love your reflection shots!
(03.03.09 11:33 PM)
Anna-Rina Rahim said:
Love the reflection shot too! And man, they're a good looking couple :)
(03.04.09 12:29 AM)
jean smith said:
BEAUTIFUL! your images are SERIOUSLY eye candy!!!
(03.04.09 12:50 AM)
Emily Beaty said:
Love these! Love the sun flare, shadows, reflections... awesome images!
(03.04.09 06:41 AM)
erika verginelli said:
wow! what is that reflection shot?????? amazing!
(03.04.09 07:50 AM)
Alyssa Lang said:
Niiiiiiice! Two and four are super rad.
(03.04.09 09:20 AM)
Megan Welker said:
looooooove these!! The lighting and mood is just so yummy! Your work is always amazing!
(03.04.09 09:31 AM)
Katrina said:
This is adorable :P I wish you guys were in Canada.
(03.04.09 10:16 AM)
Daniel said:
Bringin on thw awesome as usual. Love the fishy #7. Great use of that lens
(03.04.09 10:26 AM)
bethany said:
wowww. i LOVE LOVE LOVE that reflection shot. i didnt even realize that's what it was at first... :)
(03.04.09 11:16 AM)
jesi haack said:
all of the effects on these pictures are just stunning! I can't pick just one to talk about! but the fish one is pretty unreal. Beautiful job!
(03.04.09 12:16 PM)
melissa said:
hey there! my friend Candice palmer referred me to you and I wanted to know your price list and if you are will;ing to workin in AZ ot Lake Tahoe! Mel
(03.04.09 07:26 PM)
Charlotte Wedding Photographer - Cheyenne Schultz said:
You guys are so freaking good.
(03.05.09 08:24 AM)
ben + laura said:
super sweet ... as always! you guys rock!
(03.05.09 05:26 PM)
Rog said:
Will you stop amazing me in this lifetime? Let me use a lifeline, no a friend. Hold's ringing, it's ringing..."Hello, yeah I need your help. Will the Lyons ever stop amazing me in this lifetime? What are you laughing at? Stop laughing, wait...what was that...not in my lifetime or the next. Ok thanks". This is my final answer, Not in this lifetime or the next. Thanks for the time of your eyes and brain to read this. Now my life is complete.
(03.05.09 05:46 PM)
Terra Dawn said:
I loooooooove that fish reflection shot. How gorgeous!!! It looks like the fish is swimming through the sky!!! You never stop inspiring. :)
(03.06.09 01:44 PM)