LA Athletic Club Engagement : Anne+Cory


It may or may not have been the red Juicy Couture sweat pants. But they definitely helped. They became Anne’s signature, of sorts. Every day upon coming home from a lonnnng day at work, she’s slip out of her Louboutin’s and into her red sweats, lounging in her Hermosa Beach apartment. He noticed her, and she noticed Cory. From a distance. It wasn’t until one day Anne’s roommate insisted she meet their neighbor, Cory. So she did. In her red sweatpants. And she was smitten from the outset.

A bit later, when she wasn’t in sweatpants, she saw Cory while driving in their neighborhood and made up an excuse to hang out. She pulled up next to him and chatted. What? You’re going to the bank? That’s funny…I’m…umm…going to the…ummm….store. Which is right next to the bank. Want a ride?

And that’s how their relationship started. Seven years later, Cory proposed on a trip to Paris where they walked hand-in-hand and roamed the cobbled streets together. And, no, Anne didn’t take her red sweatpants to Paris. But she still proudly wears them til this day. Afterall, she snagged her fiance with them, so they must be good luck.

I, too, was lucky to shoot Anne and Cory’s engagement session in Downtown last week at the Los Angeles Athletic Club…it’s a gorgeous venue and I was excited to shoot in a new place. Lucky for us, Cory’s family owns the venue, so we had access to every room, nook, and cranny. Oh happy day.


The Wine Room with an antler light fixture? Yes, please.

That’s Cory’s Great Grandfather in the right corner…

Yes, the Los Angeles Athletic Club has a pool…and a killer rooftop deck…

Anne, you’re beautiful.

To see more of Anne and Cory’s Los Angeles Athletic Club engagement session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. brianna

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    FIRST!!! hahahaha. love the pictures…LOVE you. (Hi Anne…you look absolutely gorgeous!)

  2. Bre Thurston

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Wow, GORGEOUS light in the first set. What a fabulous venue indeed that there is something quite stirring about the photo of his great grandfather. Love!

  3. Anne

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    beautiful as always Jasmine. 🙂

  4. Shannon

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    These are beautiful!

  5. gladys jem

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    aah lovely! my favorite is the 2nd to the last one 🙂 its gorgeous!

  6. Pamela Topping

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Gorgeous couple and great location! I peeked at their site and the hotel + spa looks amazing. I will definitely have to check it out.

  7. jennifer

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    beautiful couple! I love her dress!
    Your lighting is stupendous

  8. Norman Rubenis

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Wow, what a great set of images…. and a ‘killer’ location too. Love them.

  9. Mikkel

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    His family owns it? Awesome!! Great pix. Love that last one.

  10. Pamela Topping

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Gorgeous couple and beautiful location! I peeked at the site and the hotel + spa look amazing. I will definitely check it out for a relaxing getaway.

  11. Alicia Candelora

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Simply stunning! Am I the only one who thinks that Cory def looks like his great grandfather?

  12. brittani

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Great job, as always Jasmine!!

    Beautiful couple, beautiful photos!!

  13. Troy Grover

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    That looks like a sweet place 🙂

  14. krista lucas

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    love the second to last one!! 🙂

  15. kelsy mccartney

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    i almost feel creepy being the first person to comment {many will follow, i know i know} but this e-session is incredibly romantic! i love it! especially the images of them on the chairs!

  16. kelsy mccartney

    July 13th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    wowzers — jasmine, you are one popular woman 🙂 12 comments in 5 seconds, haha! keep up the great work. i hope my love-story-telling takes some tips from yours!

  17. Tracy Moore

    July 13th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    What a sweet couple! Love their story. So cute. 🙂

  18. Evie Perez

    July 13th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Great pictures Jasmine. So, when you took pictures inside the club did you use flash? It’s just the club looks dark inside or did you bump up your ISO? Thanks!!

  19. Kelli

    July 13th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Love the pic of grandpa peeking around the corner – Awesome!

  20. Stacy Samson

    July 13th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Jasmine you take fabulous pictures!! Anne your pictures are amazing, you look beautiful.

  21. Lydia

    July 13th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    The wide angle shot on the rooftop is amazing!

  22. Adam J

    July 13th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    What’s your lighting setup on those first few shots Jasmine?

  23. Kevin Wrenn Photography

    July 13th, 2010 at 8:24 pm


    The ending shot is fabulously beautiful!

  24. Kristen Soileau

    July 13th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Was this shot in natural lighting, flawless!

  25. Stephanie Paulson

    July 13th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    These have such a whimsy LA feel that I love. Job well done!

  26. Jasmine*

    July 13th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    For those who asked, the entire shoot was natural lighting. When things got a little dark, I used a higher iso and wider aperture. It was a little tough to shoot and something I’m definitely not used to, but I’m happy with the results! 🙂

  27. kelly marie

    July 13th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    you kill me! how the heck do you do it?!

  28. Wales Wong

    July 13th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Gorgeous! And I am in love with her dress. lol.

  29. Pol

    July 13th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Really great! You make everyone you photograph look so fabulous!

  30. Vanessa Paris

    July 13th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Absolutely stunning, as always. You’ve set the bar so, so high (which we should all be thankful for:)

  31. Deborah Zoe

    July 14th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    those chair photos are HOT! and the last image is stunning

  32. Harmony Loves

    July 14th, 2010 at 1:13 am

    oh! Jasmine!! your work is always so clean & fresh!!
    Maybe your new nickname should be Jazzy fresh!! I like it 🙂

  33. Leah

    July 14th, 2010 at 2:41 am

    Exquisite shots…beautiful light!

  34. Aislinn Victoria

    July 14th, 2010 at 2:50 am

    beyond incredible and beautiful. the way you capture happiness and love continues to inspire me every. single. day.

  35. s h e r r y

    July 14th, 2010 at 4:45 am

    These photos are amazing <3 I’m pretty in awe of the sweet antler light-fixture thing… ;D

  36. Courtney Davidson

    July 14th, 2010 at 5:03 am

    Really stunning! Your work constantly challenges me to really master the basics and just take great photographs.

  37. julie@jewelimage

    July 14th, 2010 at 8:17 am

    HOT session. Oh my gosh. So many things I love about this. The table, the chairs, the couple, the images, the attitude! woo hoo!!!

  38. life with Kaishon

    July 14th, 2010 at 8:29 am

    She is so lovely. Congratulations on their engagement. I hope they have years and years of happiness together!

  39. Fabrice Lambert

    July 14th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Jasmine, simply and incredibly gorgeous pictures ! I love it !!

  40. kortnee kate and ted

    July 14th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    You can imagine how adorable this couple will be in 50 years. Wont it be fun to see these pics next to their Golden Anniversary pics?!!! 🙂

  41. Sarah Ciccone

    July 14th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Gorgeous photos Jasmine! I LOVE the shot with the city behind them, the light is amazing!!

  42. Wendy McFarlen

    July 15th, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Love the location and use of light! You rocked it out. Keep up the great work!

  43. Angel Strong

    July 15th, 2010 at 12:51 am

    The last two are my absolute FAV!! Your clients always look so darn comfortable in front of the camera. I’m working on getting my clients to look a little more comfortable. Thanks for the inspiration!

  44. Charles

    July 15th, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Great job j*! I can always count on coming here to see great work. I really enjoy getting new ideas from you! Thanks!

  45. Mariaelena Cruz

    July 15th, 2010 at 12:57 am

    The shot with skyscrapers in the background is my favorite! I think I know where that is. We don’t have too many buildings like that in Northern Utah. Loved this shoot!

  46. Chris Neoprene

    July 15th, 2010 at 5:21 am

    Love the roof shot. I love how you’re able to balance backgrounds and expressions so well. you have incredible attention to detail

  47. Truc

    July 15th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I love this couple’s story and the way you tell it! Gorgeous photos!

  48. Jamie Kutter

    July 15th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    amazing as always!

  49. Karen Stott

    July 15th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Wow that last picture is STUNNING!

  50. Photographick

    July 15th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Love the use of light and saturation, the couple seems to in so much love and you’ve captured it wonderfully. If JD ever gets sick/needs a break and you need a second on the east coast, i’m available 🙂

  51. Paul

    July 15th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Wow. Amazing work.

  52. Jason Rob Tivey

    July 19th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Hey Jasmine! You have so many great ideas that come out in your work. Anytime, that I am not feeling very confident with my work, I visit your blog and website to lift me back up. Thanks Jasmine!

  53. Colorado Wedding Photographers, JasonG

    July 20th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Sweet work!!1

  54. The Hens Nest

    July 21st, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Very swanky! Adore the last image.

  55. Shannon

    July 22nd, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    What a gorgeous shoot of a gorgeous couple. I love the interior of the LAAG, but my favourite has to be that last shot, with just the couple and just a beautiful intimate moment. Such as lovely photograph, Jasmine.

  56. Karen Vaisman

    July 30th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Your work pops off the page both in clarity, composition and the reactions of the subjects. You are an inspiration Jasmine!


  57. Linda Sherrill

    August 8th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    So beautiful! Putting the logos next to the photos makes this look so classy! Great use of light! I learn so much just from watching your style…thanks again for sharing with all of us!

  58. Vinlyn "Vee" Beckles

    August 24th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Anne, you guys look amazing!!!! I’m just not getting to see these photos and wow is all I can say. I look forward to seeing how beautiful you are going to look on your special day. Love you much….Mamma Vee

  59. Janel Conlan

    August 31st, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Great location 😉 Love it! I may have to try it out sometime soon.

  60. Sarah Lough

    September 16th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Anyone know where her dress is from? I adore it.