Hollywood and Santa Monica Destination Engagement Photography | Cynthia & Perry

How wonderful is it to have a destination engagement session?  Cynthia & Perry live in Toronto, Canada, but “love the California lifystyle,” they told me over the phone. They planned to travel along Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and San Diego coastlines, and wanted to have their engagement photographs taken here. “There are basically three places in all of Toronto that are good for photographs, and everyone does their e-session there,” Perry told me. “We want something different.”

We began their session at their hotel in Hollywood, then moved out to the Santa Monica pier and beach. I think Cynthia and Perry were hoping for warmer weather than we’re currently having, but we had a great time nonetheless!

I especially love shooting during the fall and winter, and we’re especially lucky here in the northern hemisphere. Since the sun never quite goes directly overhead, we have lovely sidelight and great open shade to work with–even at noon. I love the way Cynthia’s and Perry’s photographs turned out!

Congratulations, you two!

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  • Kyle said:

    Those first shots are SUCH Hollywood old glam, I love them!

  • Love that capture on the beach where she is pulling him with the reflection! Can't wait to see the wedding pictures!

  • I love all of these but I think the shot by the pool is my favourite. The colours are beautiful.

  • Thomas said:

    Great set! I especially like the 1st shot :)

  • That light!!!! OMG that light!!! Wonderful work Gavin!

  • So beautiful. I've never been to LA but these pictures make me want to take a vacation there asap. Awesome work.

  • Lovely work! I love the reflections in the water.

  • Emily said:

    I loveeee shots 3, 13, 15, and 18. I love the compositions of those, and I'm jeaaaloussss of that light!! :)

  • derek said:

    Gorgeous set Gavin! Love the shots of them under the pier.