I was invited to shoot an engagement party in Irvine for Julia and Chris last weekend. They were referred to me by the amazing Sarah K. Chen who's shooting their wedding next May in Palos Verde.
Something I absolutely love about parties is the food. And this party had an abundance of it. Trays and trays of yummy delicious food. Chinese and Vietnamese food too! I know Adam would have drooled over the huge trays of spring rolls, fried rice and chow mein. The clubhouse had a kitchen and some of the women were cooking HUGE pots of porridge. Yum! A mini candy bar and a chocolate fountain was definitely the cherry on top. Kids had so much fun with the chocolate fountain too. Food is such an essential part of my own family, so right off the bat I could tell that this was going to be a great party.
These little cupcakes and ice cream cone cupcakes were so adorable.
He was such a ham for the camera. I love it!
I had the chance to take the couple around the complex to get some quick shots. They were celebrating at the The Village Apartments right across the street from Irvine Spectrum. Wow. I thought La Mirage was a huge apartment complex, but The Village is like a town! A really hip and trendy town. They have their own Starbucks and Julia said that they play movies on the lawn sometimes. It was a beautiful place to shoot and I'm still in a little bit of awe still. So many different nooks and crannies... it would be a great place to shoot at night too.
They mentioned that they probably take about three photos of themselves in a year, so it was a treat to help get some shots of them as an engaged couple.
It was such a blessing to share in your engagement celebration. Thank you for making me feel like a part of the family. I can only imagine how awesome your wedding is going to be next May. Best wishes to you both!