Los Angeles Engagement Photography – Martha + John

Martha and John’s engagement session took place at two locations: The Silent Movie Theater (known these days as Cinefamily) and The Urban Light installation outside of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). I was super excited for this session because the fine folks at Cinefamily were kind enough to allow us to shoot there (a note to future clients and fellow photogs: the space is available for shoots and weddings and is AWESOME!) and Chris and I have been attending showings at Cinefamily for the past few years now. We were even considering it as the venue for our own wedding at one point! If only our guest list wasn’t so huge.

Martha and John thought it would be fun if their engagement photos had a bit of a Hollywood feel to them because they are both huge movie fans. At first they mentioned Hollywood Blvd but since they could only shoot on a weekend, I knew that idea just wouldn’t work. Too crowded! The idea of shooting at Cinefamily popped into my head instantly and they loved the idea. I was so thankful it all worked out. The Urban Light installation was just icing on the cake! Special to Annie and Robin for referring this lovely couple to me—it makes me so incredibly happy when my clients tell all their friends about me!

This shoot was the first time I got to meet Martha and John in person. I knew from our emails that neither of them were thrilled about being in front of the camera, but I’m so glad they were game for this engagement session, if only because I had an awesome time hanging out with them! I always love hiding behind the camera and watching a couple interact with each other. Martha and John spent a lot of time laughing. For me, the best quality in a partner is someone you can laugh with. A lot. Needless to say, this engagaement session was a lot of fun and I am so honored to be photographing their wedding day in July.

And now for a few of my favorites…

Los Angeles Silent Movie Theater Engagement photos

Los Angeles Silent Movie Theater Engagement photos

Los Angeles Silent Movie Theater Engagement photos

This next one may be my favorite. Feels like a scene from an old movie…

Los Angeles Silent Movie Theater Engagement photos

See what I mean with the laughter? They’re so cute together!

Los Angeles Silent Movie Theater Engagement photos

Los Angeles Silent Movie Theater Engagement photos

Los Angeles Silent Movie Theater engagement photos

Los Angeles Silent Movie Theater engagement photos

Los Angeles Silent Movie Theater engagement photos

We waited for nightfall and met back up again at LACMA for some fun shots with lampposts…

LACMA Urban Light lampposts engagement photos

LACMA Urban Light lampposts engagement photos

Martha has amazing hair. If I had hair half as amazing I might have a good hair day once in a while. Oh, John, your hair is pretty good, too. ;)

LACMA Urban Light lampposts engagement photos

LACMA Urban Light lampposts engagement photos

LACMA Urban Light lampposts engagement photos

LACMA Urban Light lampposts engagement photos

LACMA Urban Light lampposts engagement photos

LACMA Urban Light lampposts engagement photos

LACMA Urban Light lampposts engagement photos

LACMA Urban Light lampposts engagement photos

LACMA Urban Light lampposts engagement photos

Thanks, Martha and John—you guys are so great! See you around the neighborhood now that we’ll be neighbors soon! :)

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  • Mary - WOW!!! THese are amazing Heidi!! Beautiful concept and amazing imagery!

  • Kristen Tyler - LOVE the lights! how cool!

  • Jessica - I love the one where they are walking towards each other. Gave me chills!!!

  • Carolynn - Wow, are these two models in their day jobs????
    Great shots- I like the ones inside the theatre best- fun and stylish.

  • Moe - So amazing. You guys look great – love love love them!!!

  • angelica - me gusta!!! :)

  • Pamela Plaskitt - OMG what an incredibly adorable couple! You two “silently” scream GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY, HERE WE COME!
    Congratulations on your engagement and we wish you a life-long honeymoon!

  • Whitney Drake (Wish Wonder Dream) - Love love love these! Heidi, you did such a wonderful job of bringing out Martha and John’s subtly playful personalities. They look absolutely stunning in these shots and the photography is amazing. Can’t wait to see the wedding pictures! Congrats Martha and John!

  • Malibu West Beach Club Wedding Photography | Heidi Ryder Photography: The Blog - […] and dearest friends were there to celebrate. Perfect. You may remember John and Martha from their Los Angeles engagement session at the Silent Movie Theatre and the Urban Light installation outside of LACMA. One of my favorite […]

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  • Matt - These are great photos! My fiance and I are planning on the same thing, but we’re curious if LACMA charges any type of fees or has any type of regulations regarding this…?

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