Two common questions I get from clients is, “how soon should we send save the date announcements, and where should we take our engagement session photos?” I recommend sending save the date notices at least six months before the wedding. It gives guests enough time to plan for the wedding, and the couple enough time to coordinate guest counts and seating charts. The other question isn’t as easy. I ask couple questions to get a better idea of who they are as a couple, and what hobbies and interests they’re into. A lot of the time, clients choose a location based on things they enjoy doing together. However many clients leave the decision up to me.
As a child of nature, I really enjoy being outside, hiking and going to the park. One of my favorite places to be is El Dorado East Regional Park in Long Beach. The park is so big I never have to worry about people showing up in the background of the images during the engagement session. There are several locations to take beautiful photographs within the park. Each time I go, I find a hidden gym which I then forget the next time I visit. Below are some photos from my recent engagement session with Jeff and Stacy. They are getting married next year at El Dorado Golf Course, which two miles from where we took these photos.
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