Leine & Patrick wanted to showcase their beautiful life in their Playa Del Rey engagement photos. Originally from the East Coast, it felt right to celebrate the beauty of their West Coast home in Playa Del Rey. I had so much fun prepping for this session with Leine. She is one of those brides that truly has a VISION for how she wants her photos to look.
Think bougie bride meets beach babe with a touch of sparkle and a dash of retro. She even sent over a mood board for her session with the outfits she planned on wearing. Now, that’s a vibe I can support. I was so excited to help her vision come to life in these stunning, glowy engagement photos!!
What do you think? Did we nail the vision? Did we understand the assignment?
Playa Del Rey Beach Engagement
This was my absolute favorite look of the session, especially Leine’s mini retro 60’s inspired veil! The couple lives a block from the sand, so it was crucial to run around the beach for the main portion of their session as well as have a chairs & umbrella setup. Leine wore a rhinestone studded swimsuit that said “bride” with white heart shaped sunglasses and Patrick wore a breezy Ivory button down fit for any music festival. In true Cheers Babe fashion, we had to pop some bubbly as well and I am obsessed with how these came out!
Beach Engagement Look #2
We took these pictures walking to and from their condo … I know, dreamy location!! I love the scalloped edges on Leine’s crop top and Patrick beamed at the opportunity to “fireman’s carry” Leine across the sand. The sun began to set during this portion of the session and I couldn’t believe the glowy and hazy light we got — true LA golden hour perfection.
Front Flash Photos + a few with the pups 🐾
To end the session, Leine & Patrick did one more outfit change into something a little dressier [peep those sparkly shoes! I die]. They also put their adorable dogs on leashes for a few photos as we walked to dinner and drinks. We wanted the session to have a stylized “day in the life” feeling, so our final location was Playa Provisions — a restaurant the two walk to and frequent on the reg. I love how much Leine trusted me with her vision and allowed me to play about with flash at the end of the session!