July 20, 2020

An Engagement Session in a Los Angeles Canyon

During my last trip to California I had the chance to photograph Victoria and Jordan, both in their beautiful home in Stevenson Ranch and outside on a hike nearby. I’m obsessed with the golden hues of a Los Angeles canyon mixed with its various shades of green, making it a perfect location for an engagement session.

I always like to start shooting couples at home; it lets me to see a little bit of who they are first, and it usually makes them more at ease to shoot in the comfort of their own home. “Comfort” here is actually the appropriate word: I hadn’t seen a house that big since 2007 🙂 (I mean, I live in NYC. Duh).

We then headed towards Towsley Canyon hiking trail and got lucky enough to have a nice golden hour. Victoria and Jordan take dance classes together, and they were prompt to show me their moves. I always, always like a dancing couple cause they know how to bring movement into shots. Nobody wants stiff poses in their engagement photos!

Before the sun disappeared behind the mountains, this gorgeous Los Angeles canyon let us finish our engagement session with a few minutes of blue hour; with the moon even peaking up in the sky. If that’s not California magic, I don’t know what is^^