Union Station and Olvera Street Engagement Photography | Jennifer + David

When Jennifer and David mentioned they take the metro to Los Angeles’ Union Station frequently and visit Olvera Street often, I knew those locations were the perfect spots for their engagement session.  Union Station is a favorite place to shoot for many photographers – and with good reason. The light, architecture and details there are exquisite! And you can’t beat the color and energy on Olvera Street. I found out Olvera Street was where these two had their first date, which is so awesome!

Jennifer and David used to work with another one of my 2010 brides, Jessica. You may remember Jessica and Nick’s Long Beach engagement session.  I think it’s super fun when my brides know each other – almost like we’re keepin’ it in the family. ;)

My day with Jennifer and  David started at their apartment as they really wanted some photos with their very beloved cat, Vanessa. Vanessa is quite old and has some health problems and she is very clearly adored by both Jennifer and David. I definitely understand the bond between humans and pets so I was happy to capture some photos of the three of them.  Vanessa did her best to hide her disdain for me and my camera and posed for the camera a little bit.

Los Angeles engagement photography with cat

She has the most gorgeous eyes I’ve ever seen on an animal. Ever.

Los Angeles engagement photograhy with cat

So, after I sufficiently annoyed their cat, I followed Jennifer and David to Union Station, where we were greeted by what felt like thousands of people. It was a busy day at Union Station. Turned out everyone was there to take the train into Pasadena for the U2 concert. We managed just fine, though. The crowd just meant Jennifer and David had an audience besides myself while making out. ;)

Union Station engagement photography

Union Station engagement photography

Union Station engagement photography

Union Station engagement photography

Union Station engagement photography

Union Station engagement photography

Union Station engagement photography

These two spent the entire day making each other laugh, which was a lot of fun to watch. And it never fails, every engagement session I shoot, someone always ends up getting bit.

Union Station engagement photography

We headed over to Olvera Street for a little bit. What do you do when you’re visitng Olvera Street with a photographer who keeps telling you to walk towards the camera? Well, you tango, of course!

Olvera Street engagement photography

Olvera Street engagement photography

Olvera Street engagement photography

Olvera Street engagement photography

After we wrapped up our session, we hit up Phillipe’s, which I had never been to! David and Jennifer treated me to a french dip, which was amazing. Thanks, guys! I can’t wait for your wedding at the LA River Center in April!

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  • Jennifer - These are so great! Thanks for doing the ones of Vanessa – she’s such a beauty. I can’t wait to do the wedding!

  • Mary - amazing images! what a fun loving couple! and I normally don’t have a sweet spot for cats but Vanessa is gorgeous! That 2nd image made me want to walk right out and get a cat just like her! beautiful!

  • Amanda - DUDE! Your twitter should have said “LOOK there’s a cat here!” I love that cat!!! And the rest are very cute, but I would have liked to see the cat at Union Station ;)

  • Meg - Love these! and that cat is so gorgeous!! lol

  • Becca - These are beautiful photos! The couple look so happy and fun and I LOVE Union Station and Olvera Street. What a great setting and a great shoot!

  • Jessica - Awesome! Okay, that black and white shot looks like a postcard, or a commercial for Kays Jewelers or something – love it. I’m sure they are thrilled. You really captured their essence as a couple.

  • LA River Center Wedding Photos, Los Angeles Wedding Photography | Heidi Ryder Photography: The Blog - […] had the pleasure of photographing. I already knew from the day I spent with them shooting their Union Station and Olvera Street engagement session that they were fun people who didn’t take themselves too seriously, so I wasn’t at all […]

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