Friday, January 29, 2010

LACMA Street Lamp Engagement Session

OK! After much haranguing by you and slushing about by me, I am finally ready to reveal the highlights from our amazing engagement photos done by the talented husband-wife duo at Anika London. If I'm honest, by sharing these now I feel a bit like a magician who just learned a new trick and instead of saving it for his big show he tells all his friends how he does it. But hey, what the heck, enjoy the show now.

When we started the wedding planning process we knew that good photography was one of our biggest priorities. I was a bit skeptical about the need for engagement pictures, but I am really really really happy with our decision to go for it. The day we took our pics was such a special day. We got to visit some of our favorite LA spots, stare into each others eyes a LOT, make-out a bit, and generally just good off. I highly recommend it. We now have amazing pictures of us as a couple, not just as bride and groom, but as normal everyday in-love-people, and that is priceless to me.

I really hope you enjoy them, and forgive me for the quantity but it was just so hard to choose!

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (or LACMA as most people know it) street lamps in the sculpture Urban Light are just so cool. They would have made for incredible night photographs as well. Maybe for an anniversary shoot one day we will try that, someone please try that, I bet they would make your heart flutter. There also used to be a giant Jeff Koons shiny balloon animal sculpture in the courtyard behind the street lamps which would have made for some very bad ass shots, but alas, it has moved along.

When we took our pics here at LACMA it was so hot and bright out and we were still a bit nervous and there we were standing right on Wilshire getting honked at, so we didn't last too long in this spot. I still love the portraits here though, so artsy, and even if we're a bit squinty I think there were still plenty of winners. How good are our photographers?!

We decided to use LACMA as a backdrop to our first stop on our "Engagement Shoot LA Tour" not only because of the stunning installations and architecture, but also for sentimental reasons. When I was in college I interned at the museum, and later when I taught high school art I took my students to LACMA for field trips and Jonathon would chaperon. It was very romantic.

The La Brea Tar Pits are right next door to LACMA and we definitely thought about taking some goofy pictures with a saber toothed tiger or two but I'm glad we stuck with the art.

Stick with me, this show has just begun! The rest of our pictures from LACMA's new Broad Contemporary Art building are coming up next and after that there will be more pictures than you can handle from all over LA!


Jonathon said...

Such a wonderful day bay-bay! The suspence is killing me, where's the rest!?

Tiffany JQ said...

I looooooooooooove the lamp post pics! You guys are way hip.