Nicole and Elan live right in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles in a beautiful old building that has been wonderfully restored as part of the Downtown revival that’s been happening in the past five years or so. When Nicole contacted me about shooting their engagement session, we threw some ideas around, had one that didn’t pan out, but ultimately settled on the area next to their home. I was so glad we did because the three of us got the chance to wander around the city together and I got to know this super sweet couple a little more.
Nicole found me through her friend, Rachel, whose Long Beach engagement session I shot a couple of years ago (Hi, Rachel and Ryan!). And, in another crazy example of how small the world is, it turned out that Elan went to school with another past bride of mine, Jennifer. You may remember Jennifer and Joe from their Maravilla Gardens wedding. I love when stuff like that happens – reminds me just how intertwined we all are.
Thanks so much for showing me around your neighborhood, Nicole and Elan!