Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Christian & Jolene ~Engagement~

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Jolene & Christian are so stinkin' cute. They are seriously adorable. Their ease and comfort with each other comes across (it ought to after almost 8 years of dating) and translated into a very easy and laid back session. We headed out all over the Santa Clarita Valley for their engagement shoot, starting with North Oaks Park - an old haunt of theirs from back in high school.

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(again, keep in mind I'm working on the saturation issue with posted photos - the photos look about a million times better before being hosted...)

I love that when I say to couples to "do cute romantic things" I always get a slightly different response. With some couples, they giggle and blush, others immediately kiss. And in the case of Jolene & Christian, they do things like stick out their tongues, lick the other's ear (or possibly bite) or stick a finger up the other's nose. I spent most of the session laughing - but these are my kind of people. They share something very special - humor. Having married a rather funny person myself, I can say with genuinity (that's my invented word from a previous blog) that it makes a huge difference in life.

Back to the cuteness....
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After a while, we headed over to the Valencia side of town near and around Bridgeport for more fun. Fortunately, the weather was also very nice. :)
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There are a whole series of shots from this location that I thought were absolutely beautiful - the light was gorgeous and just right. But I have to say, there is another photo that might give this set a run for it's money for being my favorites... but that'll come later.
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A special request photo - tree climbing can be cute too!
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Ok, here it is - my favorite. I call it the "Spidey-shot". Christian is a huge Spiderman fan, so I thought this might be a perfect way to end the shoot. :)
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(In case you aren't sure what I'm referring to, this is the picture from Spiderman the movie that we were imitating):
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Looking forward to the wedding in November!
~B

6 comments:

Jenifer Michelle said...

I know her! That is Jolene Kilough! We went to ELEMENTARY school with Shannon Espy! Holy cow - this is so cool!

Once again, Bri - beautiful shots!

CULTURE CREATORS said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! They are engaged!!! Awwwww:) so cute. Love the pics, especially the spidey one.



xHana
p.s. I left you a comment on your myspace:)

CULTURE CREATORS said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! They are engaged!!! Awwwww:) so cute. Love the pics, especially the spidey one.



xHana
p.s. I left you a comment on your myspace:)

CULTURE CREATORS said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! They are engaged!!! Awwwww:) so cute. Love the pics, especially the spidey one.



xHana
p.s. I left you a comment on your myspace:)

Sandra Diana said...

OMG... Spiderman... lol Love the one at Bridgeport in the doorway of the "lighthouse". The color on that one looks pretty good. Can't imagine how amazing it looks in person (not hosted lol)!

Katie and Kyle said...

Yea!!! I love it! They are so adorable. BTW: my husband glanced over while I was looking at the pics and said "wow, she's an amazing photographer." Great work!