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ashley laprade

ashley laprade

Palm Springs photography


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Mar 27, 2017

When shooting an engagement session, it is important that I capture a couple’s love. Feeling a connection with the couple that I am shooting for. It is amazing how many unique and inspiring, loving couples I can form bonds with in the short amount of time. One of my most favorite things to see on camera, is the authentic smiles of the bride and groom to-be diverted from a laugh while sharing the whole experience together. Brianna and Adrian made this engagement shoot full of love and bliss— as it should be!

The photos for this session were taken at Baloboa Park, which is an amazing park in San Diego that consists of multiple gardens, museums, and pretty amazing architecture!     Also, it is HUGE. How do I know that? We took a two hour tour of Balboa Park to find the perfect spots to showcase Brianna and Adrian’s one of a kind love. There were endless amounts of beautiful, uniquely crafted areas to choose from to take plenty of shots and admire while doing so! I can definitely say that this location in particular, is one of my favorite locations to take pictures. It seems that each time I visit, I find it more spectacular. It truly is worth the trip, everyone—especially with good company like these two! They are a couple of bubbly-romantics that cannot help but broadcast their love to anyone around them. Brianna’s goofy sense of humor alongside her fun-loving groom-to-be (who ADORES her), is a sight worth capturing! One of the things that made these two so much fun to be around was that they were not afraid to go to the most obscure places of the park in order to get the perfect shot. They are an adventurous bunch, and I love it! Brianna and Adrian’s daughter, Ariana, also joined in on the fun! It is wonderful having the best parts of a couple’s life be a part of their session, as it showcases their family and love that they have for one another. I love having children, dogs, parents, and loved ones come along for photo sessions! It is fun to get some shots of a couple with the ones that they love. The more the merrier! It seems that being surrounded by what you are comfortable and familiar with will make the entire process easier as well.

After our shoot, we went to La Jolla Cove to watch the sunset. Oh, what a beauty that was! Following each engagement session, I like to take my couples out for dinner to break bread and get to know each other even further! This has become one of my favorite parts of every engagement session. The amazing people I get to meet every day are what make my job more than worth it for me. Raise your hand if you love your job too! What I have learned from the wonderful people I get to work with is when you are enjoying yourself, lasting relationships can form and you will both get something out of it. (Besides the photos you get to look back on for the rest of your life) That is the lasting memories that come along with it, too!

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