Engagement photo sessions are always so fun and playful. For Ernest and Leona’s engagement photos, Ernest surprised his financé with a proposal photo session on Venice Beach.
It was his birthday weekend, and Leona had flown them out from Washington, D.C. to see his favorite team play basketball – the Los Angeles Lakers against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He had really wanted to see Kobe Bryant play before he retired. Leona treated him to a trip to California and Ernest treated her to a proposal for marriage!
A few days in advance of their trip, Ernest arranged to have me come take their engagement photos on the beach. I used all natural light and photographed a combination of walking shots, close ups and playing around in the sand. We got a few nice ones with their feet in the water as well, which is when I ended up getting really wet. The things I’ll do for a good shot!