Michael and Raffy were my last engagement session of 2017 and will be my first wedding of 2018! Their wedding will be this weekend at one of my favorites, Knollwood Country Club! I've had a few other weddings at Knollwood including, Stefanie and Chad last year and Vanesa and Carlos back in June.
Michael told me he was interested in having their engagement at Griffith Observatory and when he did I suggested going at sunrise to avoid crowds. It turned out to be such a good idea because not only were there no crowds, the light was GORGEous! We got to park right up front and honestly, since I have a baby, the 6:15 call time was easy peasy!
The photos on the back of Griffith Observatory just glow! After an outfit change we walked down to the hiking trails and all the photos turned out so iconically L.A. but so relaxed and fun!
I just can't wait for their wedding this weekend!
Lydia and Steven are so freaking cute! They will be getting married next year close to Halloween at San Fernando Mission. I knew when Lydia walked into our consultation with a jack-o-lantern purse we would get along because they both love Halloween like me! I also love that their wedding is at San Fernando Mission. I have lots and lots of memories there as a kid going with my mom and her telling me ghost stories about the 200 year old monument.
The bride suggested a park in Sylmar for their engagement session because her and Steven hike there and she loved the row of olive trees. Oh my gosh those olive trees turned out to be just gorgeous. The leaves look so dreamy and romantic in photos.
Really looking forward to this wedding. It can not come soon enough!
Jenina Simplicio Photography is a Southern California wedding photographer serving Los Angeles, Ventura, San Diego and Orange County. Based in Santa Clarita Valley and available for travel.