Whenever a couple comes up with locations for their engagement shoot that actually mean something to them, I get really excited. To me, engagement sessions are a way for the three of us (me and the couple) to connect. This makes the photos we make together that much better. So when the location we’re shooting in holds a lot of memories for the couple, I get to hear stories about when they were dating, how they first met, how and when he proposed, and those stories help me get to know them.
When Heather and Steve first started dating, they lived in Culver City. They lived together there, Steve proposed there, and they love it there. So it was a great choice for their session. They chose Ford’s Filling Station, a local eatery, as the starting place. This was perfect because they could just sit and be themselves while noshing on some food, which helped warm them up to the camera. Then, we wandered around downtown Culver and explored a little. Culver City is a really cool part of town that I can’t wait to explore some more.
Thanks for the fun time, Heather and Steve! I’ll be sharing your wedding pics soon. :)
Heather and Steve shared their first kiss in front of this light pole on an early date when Steve was walking Heather home. Then, when he was ready to propose, he led her back to that very same spot to pop the question! So cute, right!? So of course we had to go back to that spot for a few photos.