Last week I had the pleasure of photographing Lizzie and Christian’s engagement session. Some of you might remember Lizzie from the Las Vegas mentor shoot this past February at WPPI, if not check it out. Lizzie is originally from Kentucky and former Miss Kentucky 2002 so we immediately hit it off! For the shoot they wanted a more stylish, Hollywood feel. The wedding is at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara which oozes ‘Old Hollywood Glam’ surrounded by Spanish warmth within a siren beach setting. I can’t wait, it will be my first wedding there!
We started at the Viceroy in Santa Monica and I love to shooting there, however it was rather busy especially for a weekday. So I didn’t get to shoot all the places I would have liked. Then we headed for the Hollywood hills and finished up at the Griffith Observatory. Lizzie had two awesome Betsy Johnson dresses and Jimmy Choo’s to match. Christian wore a nice summery linen suit with a killer belt buckle. I love a great belt buckle but it takes time to find the right one for you. It needs to say something about you or represent you in some fashion, no pun intended. I had an awesome one which I actually made until Sammy slammed it on the title floor pretending it was a whip. He was Indiana Jones of course. It was an old silver dollar mounted on a plain buckle, I choose to show the eagle side of the coin. Being real silver it tarnished nicely with the buckle face. Somehow the silver dollar got miss placed in the move before I had a chance to re-mount the coin. I’m sure there’s another fitting buckle for me out there waiting to be discovered! Enjoy.
This has to be one of my favorites!