Los Angeles California Engagement Photography by Elena Bazini Photography.

I recently took a trip to Los Angeles to meet my friend’s brand new baby girl.  It was a lovely weekend away from the always- less-than-ideal weather in Chicago in early Spring.  We drove up to San Diego where I experienced what it feels like to live one block from the beach. Even if only for two nights, a girl could get used to that!

What was already a wonderful weekend on the West Coast was made even better by adding a quick engagement session to the mix.  Dawn and Reeyaz are getting married later this year in the Chicago area, but they live and work in LA.  Reeyaz works for a movie studio, and Dawn is a freelance editor.  Which are not only cool jobs, but are so L.A., am I right?  It was a pleasure to finally meet these two in person.  And they were gracious enough to get up *literally* before dawn to meet me at Santa Monica Pier.  What follows are a few of my favorite photographs from that early morning session.  The sunrise, the mountains, the ferris wheel, the beach!  I need to get myself to Los Angeles more often.

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Traveling during my “off-season” is one of my favorite things.  I absolutely love when I can take my photography out of the Chicago area, especially when you get to meet fun people like this out on the West Coast.  We are so looking forward to Dawn & Reeyaz’s wedding in Illinois later this year.  Be sure to check back for their wedding photos!

Are you planning a wedding or engagement shoot of your own?  Elena Bazini Photography is always happy to travel!  Reach out and say hello.  We’d love to tell your story!

Los Angeles California Engagement Photography by Elena Bazini Photography.