Updated: Jan 21
Art & Alyssa have really done things right over their 20's. They've chosen a wonderful place to live and invest their lives, they've found the person who complement each of their own skill and ambitions. It was a joy to be considered for their engagement session and be involved in the creative direction of the shoot. Alyssa has a wonderfully sharp professional demeanor and is a true class act of a friend so for us to organize an editorial shoot with black tie tuxedo and black formal gown wear was not a surprise. Both of these two with their looks and confidence were made for editorial style shoots.
Choosing a location that would compliment their roots and taste was a difficult one. I searched around Los Angeles, both in Downtown L.A. and the beach town of Laguna Beach before settling on Mission San Juan Capistrano. Part of the chain of historic Missions in California built in 1776, in San Juan Capistrano, CA it offers a wonderfully rustic backdrop of history, texture and natural tones that beautifully reflect light and change the character of the setting as the sunsets.
These two were perfect in this massive setting where they owned their wardrobe and filled the space with their personality. Thank you Art & Alyssa for entrusting us with these moments. Your love is real, it is big, and it is rich. Besos, nick