Category Archives: Engagement

Need an engagement session? Radiant photography founders and owners, Scott & Breanna, would love to be a part of it! Here’s some of the fun they’ve had with engagement sessions!

Addie and Dan’s Funny Old Zoo session (by Scott & Breanna)

If there was one thing I’d want you to know about Addie and Dan’s engagement session….

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… it’s NOT that they are an amazingly stunning couple (though they are)…

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… it’s NOT that they chose an amazing place for their session (though they did)…

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… it IS that they themselves appear to be the actual definition of fun!

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Can you tell?

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Back to the other stuff too though.

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Yes, as you can see they are in fact an amazingly stunning couple! But that’s just the beginning of it! They are the kind of couple that made Scottie and I jump up and down giddily as soon as we’d safely turned the corner away from them after our initial meeting. Yes, we were THAT excited to book them because we knew they’d be incredible people to work with and also because we secretly believed that they’d be our new best friends (whoops, not such a secret anymore!).

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Our hopes and dreams of being friends were confirmed when they did indeed book us to shoot their wedding and we had an incredible engagement session with them!

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And yes, as I mentioned, part of the reason it was soooo amazing was that they chose to do it at an amazing place. The Old LA Zoo at Griffith Park is just COOL!!! I mean where else can you stand in what used to be a lion’s cage and do THIS?!

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Or this?

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And where else can you find tagging that looks like THIS?!

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(Well yes, in lots of places actually. But STILL, the Zoo is pretty amazing, right?!!).

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But good luck finding HAIRSPRAY tagging anywhere other than here (where Addie and Dan did it)!

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But seriously, look at how amazing, adorable, and hilarious these two are… did it really matter where they did their session? (major hint: the answer is no, because they would’ve looked fantastic and in love no matter where they did their session!)

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However, I’m still really happy they chose the zoo because we couldn’t get enough of it…

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… or of their hilarity…

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… or of their adorability…

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… or of their creativity…

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… or of THEM!!!!

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Addie and Dan, I think I’ve already said it like an embarrassing number of times in this post, but you guys are amazing. We really were so excited about the prospect of you guys choosing us to be a part of your wedding that we did a little jig in the middle of the street (so if any of you saw a giant with a red beard next to a girl with a full arm cast dancing in the streets of Santa Monica one night, no it was not a homeless couple looking for tips, it was us!).

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We love you guys already and we can’t wait to see what adorability and hilarity you pull out on your wedding day. Even if you don’t try, you’ll still be the cutest couple there and we can’t wait to see it and to capture it for you and others to see forever! See you on your wedding day!

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Click to see the rest of Addie and Dan’s Funny Old Zoo session.

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Kim and Will’s Pasadena Engagement Session (by Scott & Breanna)

When you think of Pasadena, CA, you probably think “Rose Bowl”. Or maybe if you live nearby, you might think about their cute little downtown area. Yeah that is pretty much all we thought about when Kim and Will suggested doing their engagement session there.

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However what we actually found were all the things we DIDN’T think of! We didn’t think “City hall”….

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… or “greenery”…

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… or “bridges”…

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… but from now on that’s exactly what we’ll think of when we think of Pasadena, because we couldn’t have been happier with the things we found to shoot there!

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Scottie was like a kid in a candy store when we started exploring the area before the shoot! In fact, we found way more there than we even had time to shoot… unless Kim and Will would’ve been cool to shoot for a week straight, non-stop!!! But I doubt it since they do have jobs to get to after all!

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I mean, we could’ve actually kept shooting that long because we had a great time with them and they were such an easy couple to work with! I loved when we would leave them standing by themselves and they would just immediately cuddle up to one another and start smiling and laughing!

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It’s easy to see this is a couple who is made for each other and we couldn’t be happier to be shooting their wedding soon!

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Kim and Will, thanks for having fun with us and for giving us the freedom to drag you around exploring everything! We had a great time with you guys and can’t wait to hang out again… on your WEDDING DAY!!!! See you then!

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Click to see the rest of Kim and Will’s Pasadena engagement session.

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Robin and Alex’s Artsy Engagement Session (by Scott & Breanna)

Scottie and I (Breanna), met Robin and Alex when we had just moved to Los Angeles and were at one of our friends’ famous potluck dinners!

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It turns out that we actually met them right when they’d first started dating, but we thought they’d been together for years already because they just seemed to fit together so well!

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So it wasn’t much of a surprise when we found out they were engaged, and it was quite the honor when they called us to do their engagement photos! Especially in the particularly awesome location they chose!

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If you have never been to the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, well you are about to wish you had! Especially if you’re the photography or artsy type!

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That’s why Alex and Robin chose it for their engagement session!

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I mean, how could they not have?!  Amazing old brick buildings….

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… the restaurant they went to the night they got engaged…

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… and of course giant rats!

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I mean it’s a dream come true for you whether you’re an artist looking for a wall that needs some decoration, the creative type who wants to find quaint little cafes,  or just a homeless person looking for a welcoming place to sleep! Whatever your thing is, the arts district has something for you!

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Thank you Alex and Robin for giving us the honor of doing your engagement photos!!! We were so happy to be a part of this major moment for you two and we hope that this happy and exciting time in your life is just the first of many more to come! See you at the next potluck!

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Click to see more of Alex and Robin’s Downtown arts district engagement session.

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Ashley and Thacher’s Valentine’s Engagement Session (by Scott & Breanna)

You know the feeling when you’re trying to plan an amazing and memorable Valentine’s Day, only all the restaurants you call are booked, you’ve seen all the good movies, and it’s too late to do anything really creative? Well I’d like to say that we (Scott & Breanna) saved Ashley and Thacher from that very frustrated Valentine’s Day fate!

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If you thought cupid was the only one running around like crazy on Valentine’s Day, think again because Ashley, Thacher, Scottie, and myself were also doing our best to conjure up some love and then capture it in photos!

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I think we succeeded on our quest!

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But really, how could you fail on Valentine’s Day? Everywhere we went in Laguna there were couples all dressed up, cuddling together, smiling as big as possible… I mean it would’ve taken a miracle for Ashley and Thacher to resist the Valentine’s spirit!

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While I adore these pictures, I have to humbly admit that Scottie and myself can’t take full credit for them. Don’t get me wrong, we were definitely on our A game that day! BUT that little something special added in there is just the magic in the air that I never fully realized Valentine’s Day has!

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Another factor I can’t take credit for in these photos is that Ashley and Thacher were up for whatever it took to get the perfect photo (even if that meant hopping into the Pacific in February!).

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Despite their ability to absolutely kill it on the “perfect” photos, they are such a cute couple together that it’s actually the “imperfect” photos of them that I love the best!

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Ashley and Thacher were definitely naturals at this whole photo session thing, but what we loved the most about working with them is that they are people we truly enjoyed spending time with! I guess technically speaking we were working, but it definitely didn’t feel like it because we were having so much fun with them!

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Thanks for sharing your Valentine’s Day with us! I think it’s safe to say you achieved the almost unachievable by nailing a perfectly amazing and memorable Valentine’s Day.

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Click to see the rest of Ashley and Thacher’s Valentine’s Engagement Session here.

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Tina and Martin’s Classy Engagement Session (by Scott & Breanna)

You don’t have to know Tina and Martin for very long to realize that they are a classy sort of couple.

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So it only made sense to do an engagement session that could at least TRY to be as classy as Tina and Martin themselves are! I say “try” because really, who or what could out sophisticate these two??

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The only way to even attempt to have an environment as classically classy as these two are, was to go to a couple of Martin’s friend’s houses to capture some of the timeless beauty that Los Angeles has to offer.

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So we started off at an estate in Bel Air where we captured the couple in their more casual moments as they strolled through the garden (while pretending that it WASN’T raining!)….

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… as they cuddled up on an awesome stair case that reminded me of something from the jungles of an Indian Jones movie….

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… and posed for a moment to capture the beautiful cloudy sky that loomed over us as it continuously threatened to put a quick end to our session!

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Luckily the clouds were just joking and they kept off long enough for us to head over to our second location. We went to the home of one of Martin’s other friends who lives in the Hollywood Hills and has THE most gorgeous view of Los Angeles that either Scottie or myself (Breanna) have seen since we moved here.

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This was the ultimate moment for Tina and Martin’s sophistication to shine.

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Or not.

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As you’ve seen, Tina and Martin can class it up with the best of them, but they won’t ever let their fabulous style get in the way of having a little bit of fun!

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Since we are in the business of communicating who people are through photos, we couldn’t let this session go by without showing a bit of the goofy side that these two have when they’re together!

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Martin and Tina, you guys are such a perfect couple! We love that you can look drop dead amazing and also throw in some hearty laughs at the same time so you don’t take yourselves too seriously. It’s the perfect balance and you guys seem to bring that out in one another.

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I’m sure your wedding will be an amazing balance of both fun and sophistication, showing off how you perfectly balance one another. I think it’s going to be an fantastic day!

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Click to see the rest of Martin and Tina’s Classy Engagement Session Here.

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