Sophia + Victor

Los Angeles, California

Social media brought our worlds together for Sophia and Victor for their Los Angeles engagement photography throughout the city. Sophia and Vic are from Canada and we had gotten in touch with Sophia to talk about being their photographers for their destination wedding in Mexico. After talking through details and working through logistics of working together, and bridging the gap between countries and people who have never met before, we came to an agreement to work together! 

Our first step was to meet in Los Angeles and get some engagement photos with them! At the time Rachel and I were in Sacramento for her contract and it made sense to be able to fly down to LA for the day. I flew out early in the morning and caught an Uber over to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden where we were supposed to meet. They were coming down to LA from Toronto to hang out with Sophia’s father.


To start out our Los Angeles engagement photography session we got under way around the arboretum. The trees were in bloom and there were pink flowers throughout the area. We walked through a good chunk of the park stopping at beautiful spots and capturing beautiful photos. We stopped for a quick bite to eat for lunch after the first stop and then next on our stop was the Los Angeles Observatory. We were able to park in the top parking lot and walked around the observatory.

The observatory sits on a hill and overlooks all of Los Angeles and if you angle right you get the Hollywood signs in the background. It was pretty busy but we were able to work with the setting and angles to get some great photos of just the two of them. As the sun started getting lower in the sky we knew we had to get going if we were going to make the sunset at the beach.


We arrived just in time as the sun was beginning to set and the sky began to emit beautiful oranges and reds. There were a number of sessions happening on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier and we had to kind of share space and time in the good spots. These were some of my personal favorite shots capturing them as the waves crashed in and the sun set on the ocean behind them. 

After the sun set they drove me back near the airport and I grabbed a quick bite to eat before flying back up to Sacramento. It was a quick in and out session and it was a great opportunity to meet them and get some great photos together. We’d love to talk about making a quick trip out to LA to capture your Los Angeles engagement photography, feel free to shoot us a message if you’re looking for an engagement photographer. 

Thank you to Sophia and Vic, it was great meeting them in LA and we loved getting to capture their destination wedding photos in Playa Del Carmen. Cheers!