American Junkie Engagement Session: Kristen + Bill

I am in love with this Palos Verdes and Hermosa Beach Engagement session. On the day of Kristen and Bill’s engagement session, in true South Bay form, it was super grey out. We almost decided to wait for a day with more sun, but the couple just moved to Nashville and are starting that adventure before they get married.

This Palos Verdes session still ended up being lots of fun, Kristen and Bill brought a special guest for the first part of our photo shoot- their fur baby, Madison!

Kristin and Bill met at the fun bar in Hermosa, American Junkie a few years ago which ended with the two sharing laughs over pizza at Paisanos after the local Hermosa bars closed down. So we headed on down to the beach for some photos!

Recently these two got engaged in Seattle on the rooftop overlooking the Ferris wheel. After they got free champagne from The Nest Rooftop Bar all night!

Kristen actually found me through another couple that I am working with also…gotta love the gram amiright?

They ended their night at the Paisanos Pizza place in Hermosa Beach the night they met so we went by for a few slices too!!

I can’t wait to see where Kristin’s adventurous spirit and Bill’s caring personality lead these two in the future. I asked them what they took away from their engagement session and this is what they wrote, I don’t think I could ask for a better answer:

  1. Have fun
  2. Do what feels natural
  3. Be patient and listen to Lisa’s advice!

Yes, having the pictures done made us realize it was easy and fun and didn’t have to be stressful. It ensures me that pictures can also turn out great without the sun!

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