Palos Verdes Engagement {Illiana + Erik}

Illiana and Erik set to get married this June 2015 and decided to take me on a journey throughout Palos Verdes for their engagement session. Illiana, another ex Torrance Macaroni Grill co-worker, and her fiance Erik met at work too! In fact, I believe they actually became official boyfriend and girlfriend at our wedding-…awesome right? It was meant to be!

So back to the engagement session- this was seriously a photographers dream- well at least for me anyway. The shoot included an amazing red chevy blazer, fields of wild flowers, cool hats and sunglasses and obviously a couple who cannot get enough of one another. I love being around other people that are in love! I actually brought my hubby to enjoy the day with us too! He was pretty excited about the Portugese Bend Private Beach Club at the end of the trip so I let him join plus he worked at Macaroni Grill too so why not make it a mini reunion- sorry Erik if you felt left out haha. However, he did get to drive the blazer around the coast so I think he enjoyed that maybe a little too much…Igor didn’t mind riding in it either.

Our day ended at their house where we BBQ’d some amazing ribs paired with some vino. What a treat to take this beautiful couple’s photographs and generally enjoy Sunday- so much that I would definitely call our day “Sunday Funday”.Great details, jewelry and hats to wear for a photography sessionNatural posing for engagement photography in palos verdes, caclassic car engagementPalos Vedes Cliffs are a great spot for engagement photos

The day started out kinda grey but my eyes perked up when I saw this AMAZING field of wildflowers on the way to our first location- we definitely had to stop! They only come around for a few weeks every year, especially with the super dry weather lately. I passed by this same field two weeks later and it was completely brown…

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We made a stop along the cliffs on the way to the beach club and changed outfits and got some pretty cool shots of these two enjoying the car. And yes- these two are cracking up at my husband doing his little dance on the side of road.

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We ended the trip of the coast at Portugese Bend where were promptly served beers by the host and Croatian Cevapcici– never tried it? Simply amazing, usually a combo of pork, lamb and beef. I think Aroma Cafe in Santa Monica is where Igor’s family gets them OMG!! So yummy…

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One last photo for the super spiffy day that we had…looking forward to your wedding you two!!

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