Manuel & Jazmin: J-Town Engagement Session

Once again my good friend Linda of Glassbox Affairs recommended me to another beautiful couple, Manuel & Jazmin to shoot their engagement photos. I can’t thank her enough for her support. This time the couple was family friend’s of her so I especially needed to give special attention to them.

Time of was the essence since their wedding was a month away and they needed a portrait for their wedding day. We decided on a city night life theme which represents them the most. Sometimes hectic and fast paced but always beautiful with bright lights. So we met up in Little Tokyo in the evening. With only a couple of hours allotted, we managed to come out with some great shots. Technically, it was more challenging to find available light when sun was setting and it was a hazy day but luckily i had an off camera flash with me and there was the lights of local J-town businesses.

Congrats to Manuel & Jazmin as they were married the 6th of November in beautiful Costa Mesa.

Photowalk: Newport Beach

Me and my photographer buddies had arranged a photowalk in Newport Beach, CA pier this past Sunday where we walked along the beach taking random photos. We had timed it so it was close to late afternoon where we can catch the infamous “Golden Hour” which is when the time of day close to sunset where the sky is rich in colors and where the color of our skin tone is golden. I managed to capture some photos off the pier. I can’t believe how crazy beautiful a day it was. This is what we Southern Californians experience in January.

We hope to do some more photowalks in the future so if any other photographers are interested just contact me. Downtown Los Angeles would be the next meetup.