Venice Beach, Abbot Kinney Engagement Photos: Huoy + Walter!

I got to hang out with Huoy and Walter on a recent afternoon to shoot their engagement photos along Abbot Kinney Blvd., the Venice Canals and Venice Beach. I haven’t spent a lot of time on Abbot Kinney, and I’d never been to the canals before, so this shoot was a special treat for me. Huoy and Walter were very organized and planned out everything for me, so all I had to do was take in the scenery and capture some moments of them together. It was so much fun!

Huoy and Walter are getting married in Seattle, where they are also relocating to, and I won’t be photographing their wedding. But I was so honored that they chose me for their engagement session. They are tremendously kind people and it’s quite obvious, within minutes of meeting them, that they are quite in love. While the three of us wandered the streets and canals of Venice together I realized these two are the best of friends. I could tell they genuinely enjoyed spending lots of time together. I am so excited for them and this life-long adventure they’re taking together.

Huoy and Walter, thanks so much for the fun afternoon! Please take me with you to Seattle! ;)

couple walking on Abbot Kinney in Venice

Couple sitting on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice

Abbot Kinney engagement photos

Engagement photos taken on Abbot Kinney in Venice

I knew I wanted to use this mural that’s painted on the side of The Brig. I was stoked when Walter mentioned he wanted to use it, too!

Couple Outside The Brig Venice

Art imitates life… or is it the other way around?

Couple posing in front of The Brig mural, Venice

Huoy had her hair and makeup done by Kelly Zhang. She looked GORGEOUS, wouldn’t you agree?

couple side by side engagement photos

Abbot Kinney engagement photos

So here’s something fun about Walter and Huoy – they both know how to solve Rubik’s Cubes! I find that really impressive because I am all thumbs when it comes to those things. I made them sit together and solve them right in front of me. It was so cool!

Couple solving rubik

Couple with Rubik


Couple on bridge at Venice canals

couple smiling, warm sunlight venice canals engagement

couple at Venice, CA Canals

Couple lounging on Venice Beach

Couple laughing and playing on beach in Venice, CA

Couple on rocks at beach in Venice, CA

Couple on lifeguard tower at Venice Beach

Close-up of couple about to kiss

couple embracing on the beach

woman hugging fiance on beach

Couple sitting on beach in love

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