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Julie and I used to work together.  She’s an amazing person and one of the people who I am so grateful to have in my life.  I remember when I first met her, she was single.  Then suddenly one day, she starts talking about this guy that she met and starts asking me about weddings.  All of us were so excited that she had met someone, but was also surprised to hear the wedding plans take off.  They weren’t engaged yet or anything, but they instantly knew that they had met the one.  I knew exactly where she was coming from through because Jonathan and I were the same way – it was love at first sight.  A year or so later, he surprised her at LACMA with rose petals scattered in the shape of a heart, right in the middle of the lampposts and had a barbershop quartet there singing.  He got down on one knee and popped the question.  The photo above pretty much sums up her answer.


For their engagement session, we went to the historic Bradbury building in downtown LA.  Unfortunately, you do need a permit to shoot there and I think it’s $500/day.  We just ran in the lobby and snapped a few shots and left.  It’s so beautiful in there!  I wish we could explore the rest of the building!


Aren’t they just so cute & happy?  This was taken before the holidays, so I love the subtle holiday feel to this entire shoot.  It doesn’t look like Christmas, but I can feel the holiday spirit every time I look at these.


We then went to their friend’s house down the street to change.  We jumped up on their rooftop for a few shots.  I love the view of the city!



Above is one of my favorite shot of them.  A candid moment as she held on to him for balance as they walked around the rooftop.  They were about to walk up some stairs and I got their attention.  I love the colors.



I could just sit and enjoy the view all day.  I also love this next photo:


I want a garden on the rooftop!


We then headed to LACMA where Andrew popped the question.  It was so cute to see how giddy she was to be back at the spot!




And of course the lampposts is really cool too.  I love the below right one with all the bokeh.


And something I haven’t done for awhile, but so glad I did again:


Julie & Andrew, I love you two.  Never stop having fun together and continue to support each other.  I look forward to seeing little munchkins from you two!

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Sandy - February 22, 2010 - 9:27 am

Awwww what a picture perfect couple! I love the tall white column light posts as an engagement backdrop, it is stunning! I’ve never seen anything like this last set of fun portraits, what a great idea! Can’t wait to see their wedding pictures!

lydia - February 22, 2010 - 9:50 am

holy cow! didn’t know the inside of the bradbury building looked like that!

amazing job as usual, caroline!

jenny - February 22, 2010 - 2:09 pm

hehe I got a sneak peek of this session when you had your open house ! The album was awesome ! Seeing the post now just remind me of how gorgeous it is !

elizabeth pellette - February 22, 2010 - 4:06 pm

these are so awesome

Karleen - February 22, 2010 - 5:45 pm

gorgeous caroline! you really showcased LA with these lovely images!

angelica - February 22, 2010 - 10:08 pm

I love LACMA… I love your shots.. I love LA!!!

Adore Amore - February 23, 2010 - 7:27 pm

love this set so much I had to jump off my googlereader and tell you in a comment.

Trude - February 24, 2010 - 2:32 pm

Just stunning Caroline!! I loooove the Bradbury building, was super disappointed too when I went in there last summer and could only shoot on the ground floor. And that LACMA lamp series is TDF. Seriously.

stan - March 2, 2010 - 4:36 pm

wonderful pictures, beautiful couple, and lots of character to fill out the sublime colors.

Leslee Mitchell - March 3, 2010 - 5:13 pm

WHERE in the world are those street lights in a row like that. OH EM GEEE. Take my breath away!!!!! Caroline! That is out of this world awesome!!!!!!

lizet - March 9, 2010 - 11:52 am

haha love that last collage, so funny!
all beautifull photo’s!

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