Long Beach is a real gem when it comes to photographing weddings and engagement sessions! This engagement couple, Mercy and Jaime, took me around to a number of locations in Long Beach where I never knew existed. We started off their engagement photo session at their garden where they harvest their own vegetables. Their garden consists of squash, artichoke, and a lot of sunflowers. I just had to include a few of those sunflowers in our series of engagement photos. Check them out!
Jaime told me that sunflowers are one of the easiest plants to grow. Just buy a bag of sunflower seeds and toss them on the ground and they are usually self-sufficient. =)
We tried to mimic Grant Wood’s American Gothic painting in this next engagement photograph. Mercy and Jaime were not grumpy enough!
Outside their garden was a grove of trees that sprout purple flowers. I want one of these trees at my house!
After the gardens, we drove to Downtown Long Beach for some urban pictures!
I stood on the train tracks for this following image. Thankfully, no trains operated at that time.
We concluded our engagement session at a docking yard between Long Beach and San Pedro.
Thank you Mercy and Jaime for the personal tour around Long Beach. The couple will be wedded in Argentina this November!
Over and out,
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