Archive: ‘Engagements’



Hanna + Alex :: Happily Ever After Engagement at Disneyland

July 24th, 2012, written by Lucia Li
Found in Engagements

Last Saturday I had the honor to photograph Hanna and Alex’s engagement in Disneyland and California Adventure.  How awesome is that!  When Hanna brought up the idea of shooting there, I was beyond thrilled.  Not only am I a huge Disney fan, but we would be returning to the place where Henry and I spent many of our date nights, and where he got down on one knee and awkwardly pushed a ring onto my finger.  I was very excited to capture another couple’s joy at the Happiest Place on Earth.

Hanna and Alex first met each other on school’s swim team.  Since then, Hanna has kept up with the sport, participated in 2010 Nautica Malibu Triathlon (finished 5th overall in her age group too!)  Her athleticism is so inspiring.  :-)  Alex has a really cool job with Disney where he gets to brainstorm new ideas for others to implement.  Henry’s jealous!  During our half-day photoshoot, we roamed both parks and had an amazing time together.  There were so many photo opportunities with all the colorful and fun backdrops that I felt once again like a kid set loose in a candy shop.  Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy (in Donald Duck’s voice), life is extra jolly when you hang out with the energetic and fun-loving Hanna and Alex!

OK, I better stop rambling now and show some images.  The first image below is one of my favorites. Hanna is absolutely glowing!

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No-stop smiling and giggling the whole day!

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Don’t they look gorgeous?

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Getting hitched?

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We rode the new Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree at Car’s Land.  It’s such a fun ride!

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Up, up, and away!

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Another one of my favorites from the day:

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Congratulations, Hanna and Alex!  Thank you for such a wonderful time in Disney.  We are looking forward to your big day!

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Malibu Charity Engagement Shootout :: Part II

May 21st, 2010, written by Lucia and Isabella
Found in Engagements

If you missed Part I of this story, you can catch up here to see what the charity event was all about.  Also, be sure to check out the Special Contest we are having!  Yes, you do no want to miss out on this great opportunity to win some cool prizes from us! :D

Here are a few of our favorite pictures from the day.

Since the idea was to let a couple work with many different photographers all in one day (to test-drive their services and find the ideal “match”), each photo session was limited to 15 minutes, unless the couple wanted more time. It was certainly a new experience for us, to try and get many great shots within the short time-frame, but our couples are all so cool and sweet, and we ended up spending about 30 minutes with each. Love was in the air, and smiles and kisses aplenty!

Thank you guys, for taking part in this meaningful event, and for sharing these special moments with us! :)

Allison and Branden:

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Kristen and Mike:

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Jennifer and Tim:

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Lennox and Michael:

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Malibu Charity Engagement Shootout :: Part I

May 18th, 2010, written by Lucia and Isabella
Found in Engagements

Last Tuesday we had the honor to be a part of Beverly Hills photographer Jen O’Sullivan’s Charity Engagement Shootout event at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu, CA.   Jen organized this event to help raise funds for a charity called LETMESAIL.

LETMESAIL is an organization based in the Santa Clarita Valley that is dedicated to enriching the lives of differently-abled individuals and their family members. These individuals include people who have Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, hearing and vision impairments, physical disabilities, and a wide range of intellectual disabilities. LETMESAIL recognizes that people with disabilities have many talents, skills, and unique traits, and that these individuals are not so much disabled as they are differently “abled,” and as much deserve a quality lifestyle where they can use their talents and abilities in a positive way to benefit themselves as well as the society. Through events such as Summer Camps, Cooking and Nutrition Classes, Independent Living Skills Instruction, and Art Classses, LETMESAIL help bring happiness and increased self-sufficiency to the lives of these differently-abled individuals. Basically, LETMESAIL helps them SAIL!

And how fitting it was that Jen held the fun-raising event for LETMESAIL at a beautiful beach venue!

The event rounded up some of the finest wedding vendors (florists, planners, makeup artists, bakers, photographers, etc. ) under one roof, and over 50 engaged couples attended, who each had a chance to “test-drive” several photographers at once, all for FREE!   To top off the event, vendors also donated their services and goods for raffle, and attendees bought raffle tickets, with all proceeds going to LETMESAIL.  There were some serious goods offered that day: from free bridal and makeup sessions to a $600 couture cocktail dress!  And a lucky couple won one 11×14 Art Print, a Photo Guest Signing Book, plus a custom-made, “LOVE” leather bracelet from us! :D

Here is Jen dressed in white, ready to raffle away the prize from Lucia Isabella Photography :)  We were very excited about offering this raffle prize, which we wrapped with lots of LOVE:

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A few lucky couples even ended up wining multiple prizes!  It was cool to see them walk away with so many goodies.  However, we also feel bad for those that didn’t win anything, or have completely missed out on the event.

So, to spread the love and to keep the spirit of giving alive, we have decided to extend all our couples at the Engagement Shootout as well as our loyal blog readers a chance to win even more fabulous stuff!  This is the only time this year that we will be offering these kind of goodies, so be sure to take advantage of it or tell your friends about it!

Deadline for entry is Tuesday June 15th.
*** Information on the contests have been move to this page: 2010 May-June Contest