Tuesday, April 1, 2008

UCLA Engagement Photography

Howdy,

Doug and I had the chance to work with a neat couple with fresh perspectives of what they wanted for their engagement photographs. Since Liang (the snazzy groom-to-be) graduated from UCLA and Dee (the sassy bride-to-be) is doing her PhD at UCLA, they decided to conduct their engagement session at UCLA and Santa Monica Pier. Since I graduated from North Campus, Dee and Liang showed me a lot of cool places in South Campus that I never knew! One example would be the rooftop of Boelter Hall! Anyway, enjoy the images!

"I have always wanted to sit on the bear..." chided Liang, so I clasped my hands together to give Liang a boost up the bear!

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This is one of my favorite images. It has a very nostalgic feel to the image because of the lined desks in the classroom. I especially love the light that poured in through the blinds. Absolutely delightful!

ucla engagement photography

For those who are not familiar with UCLA, this is called the "Inverted Fountain" because (hopefully the name gives it away) the fountain is inverted.

ucla engagement photography

We had Liang jump off the stairs of Powell Library.

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Then vice versa...

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"Piggy back rides are too played out, it's all about the wheelbarrow," claimed Liang. What started as a wheelbarrow became a "walking-my-dog" type of activity - definitely unorthodox.

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What a cute dog! It looks like a stuffed animal!

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Greek Gods...

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ucla engagement photography

ucla engagement photography

And here are some Santa Monica Beach randomness...

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ucla engagement photography

It was a nippy morning, but we made due with the weather. The sun peeped out here and there, so we had moments of warmth. Their wedding should be awesome, so stay tuned for more posts.

Sincerely,


Lawrence

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Disney Concert Hall Engagement Photography

Good morning,

Sorry Jennifer and Jack - I am slow to post on my blog :) In any event, Doug and I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer and Jack on their engagement photography session last weekend. We started at Old Town Pasadena, but quickly moved to another location because the security claimed that we could not take pictures there, which I found extremely odd because I always photograph there under a few "conditions" - (photographers take notes)

1. This is not for commercial purposes
2. It is for my personal portfolio
3. No tripod

As long as you make these claims, you may photograph almost anywhere [without permit]. Another example would be yesterday's wedding. The couple wanted to take pictures at a park and I was approached by a park ranger about the same situation. The aforementioned excuses worked like a charm.

Anyway, we started at Old Town Pasadena, but were asked to leave five minutes into the photo session. With no rustic brick backgrounds, we decided to photograph on the street intersection! Old Town Pasadena has some cool four-way crosswalks that halt all traffic from every direction, so we quickly frolicked to the center of the street and photographed. While Doug was taking pictures, I was holding up a remote flash to fill in the shadows all while nervously yelling out the seconds left until traffic reconvened.

"6, 5, 4, 3, 2, run!!!!"

old town pasadena engagement pictures

The end result was well worth it! Doug tried to crop out all of the cars to put more emphasis on our cute subjects.

Having had enough risque pictures for one day, we trekked down to Green Street [towards our parking garage] where it was a little more quiet. We stopped in front of a grungy door, which provided a nice textural backdrop.

old town pasadena engagement pictures

Having some trouble smiling in front of the camera, Jennifer lent a hand...literally HAHA

old town pasadena engagement pictures

To help remind Jennifer and Jack remember where they got to play with the Furious Photographers, we picked out a newsstand that said "Pasadena" on the bottom.

old town pasadena engagement pictures

Right across the street Doug found a bridal dress store. Wanting to do a playful shot, Doug posed the following image. However, it took the wackiness of these two to play it off well.

old town pasadena engagement pictures

Before returning to our cars for another location, we decided to swing by the park on the south side of Old Town Pasadena (next to Castle Green) where we rolled around on the grass and played with leaves!

old town pasadena engagement pictures

This picture personifies true love! :) <3

old town pasadena engagement pictures

Since it was such a hot day, we decided to swing by Coffee Bean before heading to Walt Disney Concert Hall to conclude our engagement session.

old town pasadena engagement pictures

Doug and I got to Walt Disney Concert Hall a little bit early and met a group of singers! It was totally awesome! These cool cats are called "Augies Side Effect." We asked the group to sing some songs for Jennifer and Jack to practice their first dance. They kindly obliged :D

disney concert hall engagement pictures

disney concert hall engagement pictures

The following is one of my favorite images for the day! The sheen of the metallic walls gave it a nice neutral feel.

disney concert hall engagement pictures

Since the following image was back lit, I had two options -

1. Compensate the background lighting with a flash
2. Wash out the details (riskier)

Feeling risky all day, I opted for the latter. We even joked that the picture looks like a cover for a Korean drama series haha

disney concert hall engagement pictures

While I went to pull the car around, Doug decided to have a little more fun before our day ended.

disney concert hall engagement pictures

disney concert hall engagement pictures

What a fun day! I imagine their wedding to be even more fun!

Signing out,

Lawrence

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Griffith Observatory Engagement Photography

Hello all,

Luz and Jeff graced us with the opportunity to photograph their engagement session at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027
General Information Line: 213-473-0800

The Griffith Observatory has a breathtaking view of the city and the stars during the night. For those looking for a quiet retreat from the rat race called life, I recommend going there without reserve.

The following image is Jeff making contact with Einstein:

griffith observatory engagement photography

Here are some more of the cute couple!

griffith observatory engagement photography

griffith observatory engagement photography

griffith observatory engagement photography

griffith observatory engagement photography

We are photographing their wedding in July! Stay tuned :)

Cordially,

Lawrence

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Pasadena Engagement Photography

Hello,

Yesterday Doug and I had the opportunity to work with Andrew and Alisa. These two were sweethearts since junior high school. After much patience, they decided to tie the knot! The following are some pictures photographed during their engagement session at Pasadena.

Sharing the love ~ XOXO

Pasadena Engagement Photography

Pasadena Engagement Photography

The following are some pictures from our stint at the Pasadena City Hall.

Pasadena Engagement Photography

Doesn't Alisa have some adorable shoes? :D

Pasadena Engagement Photography

Some urban pictures...

Pasadena Engagement Photography

Pasadena Engagement Photography

Pasadena Engagement Photography

While in Old Town Pasadena, Doug coaxed the employees at Johnny Rockets to let us take pictures there. They even offered Alisa and Andrew hats! How cool is that? The first one we gave it a warm and nostalgic feel to the picture.

Pasadena Engagement Photography

This juxtaposed image maintains the sterile feel of Johnny Rockets. Personally, I like both of them!

Pasadena Engagement Photography

The generous staff at Johnny Rockets even whipped up their signature Chocolate Malt for us to use as a prop, which Alisa and Andrew enjoyed. Since Doug and I are lactose intolerant, we declined. :(

Pasadena Engagement Photography

Cute!

Pasadena Engagement Photography

Andrew suggested to take a respite with her lying on his lap. We obliged by still clicking away.

Pasadena Engagement Photography

We ended our session with a fun picture with the parking mirrors near where we parked.

Pasadena Engagement Photography

Check back frequently :) and check out our website at Furious Photographers.com!

Warmly,

Lawrence

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Los Angeles Union Station Engagement Photography

Dear audience,

I apologize for the delay in postings. One of my new year's resolutions is to be more updated har har

Without further adieu, I present to you Patti and Matt's engagement photography session. They are due to get married in January so they decided to get some vintage pictures taken at the beautiful Metro Union Station in Los Angeles. We started around 2pm so the sun would give us a nice warm yellow glow.

union station engagement picture

union station engagement picture

union station engagement picture

During the photography session, Patti and Matt requested for some artistic poses, so we cranked out a picture fit for a Sketchers' ad (left). =)

union station engagement picture

Hugs and kisses are encouraged during engagement photography sessions. However, butt grabbing warrants a spot on our blog as well.

union station engagement picture

CHARGE!

union station engagement picture

This is something new that Doug and I were trying - combining shadows with subjects to create a picture with a nice message. We experimented with a number of them, but the following is a good sample of what I am trying to say.

union station engagement picture

This is the nice yellow light I was talking about! Not too harsh, yet it lends a nice glow to the subjects when used as a back light.

union station engagement picture

A fun picture fitting the fun couple. Although it took Matt several attempts, the outcome was well worth it!

union station engagement picture

I hope everyone enjoyed the images. Stay tuned for our next post because it is of a cool Indian wedding with some graphic manipulations.

Happy holidays,

Lawrence
Furious Photographer

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

UCLA Engagement Photographers

Angie and Cheston
UCLA Engagement Photography
3rd Street Promenade

The happy couple - Angie and Cheston - are UCLA Engineering alumnus. Since they met while studying at UCLA, the school holds a sentimental part in their hearts. We took loads of pictures at UCLA and a few photographs at 3rd Street Promenade. Check it and dig it! :D

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ucla wedding photographer

Pinkberry fanatic meets 350Z racer/drifter

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Cheston's mockery of the "grandfather pose," which is a long face with no smile.

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Boelter Hall in south campus is where Angie and Cheston took the bulk of their classes.

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Their favorite and most visited vending machines next to Boelter Hall.

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ucla wedding photographer

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ucla wedding photographer

Overall it was a very fun day! The Furious Photographers look forward to their wedding next year.

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Palos Verdes Engagement Photography

Mindy and David's Engagement Photography
Rancho Palos Verdes - Wedding Photography in upper post ^_^

First off, sorry for the lack of posts. Alas, with work and school and etc., not all events will be posted and on time.

Anyway, we had the opportunity to offer Mindy and David engagement photography services. They were a lovely couple to work with. You will see their wedding photographs in another post.

We started our engagement photography session at a cool lighthouse that we saw along the Rancho Palos Verdes coast.

rancho palos verdes engagement photography

A little glimpse between the stairs :D

rancho palos verdes engagement photography

A hot day warrants a respite

rancho palos verdes engagement photography

rancho palos verdes engagement photography

More resting

rancho palos verdes engagement photography

rancho palos verdes engagement photography

There were some wickedly cool Japanese kites that rose really high into the sky. When they dipped, we decided to see just how big they really were.

rancho palos verdes engagement photography

rancho palos verdes engagement photography

rancho palos verdes engagement photography

rancho palos verdes engagement photography

rancho palos verdes engagement photography

rancho palos verdes engagement photography

rancho palos verdes engagement photography

rancho palos verdes engagement photography

rancho palos verdes engagement photography

One thing cool about engagement photography sessions is that you can use these pictures for your guest sign-in books! Your friends and family members can admire the awesome pictures of your engagement photography session while writing well-wishes! :D

Furious Photographers

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LA Zoo Engagement Photography

Los Angeles Zoo
Travel Town Museum
Jennifer and Aaron

It is with great pleasure to have Jennifer and Aaron's engagement pictures to (be the first to) grace our blog. We had a wonderful day at the Los Angeles Zoo and Travel Town Museum. We look forward to this spunky couple's wedding.

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engagement photography

I LOVE THIS ONE THE MOST hahahaha so cute

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Friday, June 1, 2007

Welcome To Our Blog

First Posting!

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