Two of my personal favorite local hot spots for photographing engagement portrait sessions are this woodsy park in Murrieta and in Old Town Temecula. When we were discussing location ideas with Britney Meadows and James Thom, they loved both locations. And, why chose when we can do both!
So, on April 6th we met up with them at the park for the first half of [...]
Our first engagement session of 2013! Gabrielle Perea and Mark Cowett came to us as a last minute booking. When their previous wedding photographer had to back out, they started Googling like crazy, found us, and luckily, we were still available for their date! With the wedding day only 6 weeks away, we really had to move fast in order to get their engagement session [...]
On Saturday December 15, 2012 we photographed an engagement session with Nicole Cannizzaro and Nathan Ring.
Nicole and Nate, both residents of Vegas, had made the trek down to Temecula just for this session, despite some pretty rainy weather. We’d known that weather might be a concern, so we’d reserved the entire weekend just for them, just in case. And, it’s a good thing, too! [...]
On Sunday, September 16th, Loren and I had an amazing afternoon photographing an engagement session with Krystal Muñoz and Travis McGee.
Krystal and Travis had been granted permission by a family friend to have their pictures taken at this private horse ranch near Tenaja Trail in west Murrieta. The weather was great, the sunlight was warm, and we were able to take our time photographing Krystal [...]
On July 7th, while photographing the engagement portrait session for Katherine (Kat) Schnaider and James Matti at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA, we made a spur of the moment decision to also shoot some video to make an engagement video for them.
But, since their original photography permit (required at most places like this) was for still photography only, we had to jump [...]
On Sunday, August 26, 2012, Loren and I met up with the family of Traci Lambert and Andy Field for their engagement session at beautiful Tenaja Trail in Murrieta. As outdoor enthusiasts, Tenaja Trail was the perfect location for Traci and Andy’s portraits. Unlike some of the other local trails, Tenaja still has a lot of green during summer months due to a creek that [...]
On Saturday, July 7th, Loren and I had the rare pleasure of photographing an engagement session at the beautiful Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. We met our couple, Katherine Schnaider and James Matti, at the front entrance just before closing for a private after-hours tour [...]
On Friday, May 25, 2012 we photographed a really fun engagement session in Old Town Temecula with Tracy-Lyn Forney and Jeremy Habig. You would never know it from the pictures, but the weather was a little iffy…clouds and some drizzle earlier that day nearly caused us to have to reschedule! But by late afternoon, the clouds had parted, and we received the most perfect lighting! [...]
During the final week of April, Loren and I met up with lovely bride-to-be, Jennifer Trevino, and fiance, Anthony Perez, to photograph their engagement session at Wilson Creek Winery. It was a hot and sunny afternoon, and the winery was packed (as it always is on the weekend!) so we had to work extra hard to get pictures without too many harsh shadows or too [...]
Engagement portraits of Kara Hanson and Dean Fox taken last month at our favorite park, Glen Arbor in Murrieta. Be sure to watch the slideshow at the end of this post to see more of Kara and Dean’s beautiful pictures!
To view the entire collection of images from Kara and Dean’s session, please visit www.pictage.com/1248435 and fill out the guestbook.
On Sunday, March 31st, we were in Laguna Beach at one of my favorite spots just behind the Montage Resort, to photograph engagement portraits for Jill Kovalcin and John Petrizzi. Their wedding will be held June 30th of this year at Wiens Family Cellars in Temecula.
As with many of my wedding clients, Jill and John told me that they are not particularly fond of [...]
Chelsea Thompson and Joe Pambianco are both outdoorsy type of people. They love to hike, and run, and ride bikes together. So, when I suggested nearby Santa Rosa Plateau as the location for their engagement portraits, they loved the idea. Rachel and I met them at the Visitor’s Center on the plateau and hiked around one of my favorite trail loops to capture them enjoying [...]
2011 was a great year for Loren Scott Photography! We were busier than ever and had the pleasure of photographing weddings and engagement sessions for a bunch of really awesome couples. Rachel and I have selected some of our own personal favorites from 2011, and we also asked our happy couples to pick out some of their own as well.
So, here they are, from the [...]
On Sunday, December 11th, I photographed a beautiful engagement session with Jennifer Dominguez and Sergio Gutierrez at Glen Arbor Park (aka The Dog Park) in Murrieta. Despite the chill factor, it turned out to be a pretty good day for an engagement shoot. The weather was cooperating (as we’d just had heavy rains the week before), the early afternoon lighting was perfect, and the park [...]
On November 16th, Loren and I had the amazingly fun task of photographing an Old Town Temecula engagement session with Sarah Williams and Jeff Arbuckle. Sarah is a bit of a laugher…actually, that’s putting it mildly! Sarah laughs all the time and her laughter is infectious! It was quite fun watching her interact with Jeff while trying to keep a straight face. The resulting pictures [...]
On October 16th, I was at my most popular beach location for photographing engagement portraits — Laguna Beach, just behind the Montage Resort. On this occasion, the happy engaged couple in front of my lens was Vi Ly and her fiance, Steven Aranda.
Vi and Steven are doing a great job of planning ahead, as their wedding is not until next July 8th (at [...]
As I mentioned in the previous blog post, this winter is unusually busy with weddings for us, and Jill Liggett and Aaron Maurice are another of our happy winter wedding couples, with their wedding coming up next February 4th at the Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center in Fallbrook.
During their initial consultation with us, Aaron was telling me that he maintains the private wine cellar for [...]
Usually, the main “wedding season” runs from March through October. However, this year has been our busiest ever with weddings scheduled in November, December, and next January and February as well! Greer Wayland and Scott Sheldon are one of our happy winter couples and will be getting married at Wiens Family Cellars this coming January 14th.
So, on October 9th, we met up with Greer [...]
On Thursday, July 21st, we were at the home of Alex Ashforth and Chris Forney in Escondido to photograph their engagement portraits. It is not often that I photograph engagement portraits at a couple’s home. However, in this case, I’ll be back there on September 24th to photograph their wedding.
Weddings held at private residences are becoming more and more popular. [...]
On Saturday, July 30th we were at Glen Arbor Park in Murrieta to photograph the engagement portraits for Mary-Alice Welshon and Clint Navrkal. I will be photographing their wedding on September 3rd in the Murrieta community of La Cresta.
Mary-Alice and Clint were one of those couples that started out initially wary of the camera. But, as usual, after the first series of shots (in [...]
I truly love my job. I mean, it is almost cliché these days to hear a photographer swooning on their blog (or the About page on their site) about what “passion” they have for photography, or how they love what they do. However, at the risk of sounding cliché, I will say it again — I do truly love my job. At the beginning [...]
On Sunday, June 26th, we were at one of our favorite locations to capture beautiful “woodsy” engagement portraits — Glen Arbor Park in Murrieta (also known to locals as the “Dog Park”). Today’s portrait session was for Charlinn McCuiston and Chris Watkins.
As is the case with many people, Charlinn and Chris consider themselves somewhat camera-shy. And, as usual, within 10 minutes of starting their [...]