Los Angeles Engagement : Laura + Carlos

Los Angeles Engagement : Laura + Carlos

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They met at an Italian restaurant. Not just any Italian restaurant, but Laura’s family Italian restaurant. Carlos and Laura worked at the restaurant and they quickly became friends. He made her laugh, and when Laura went through a tough time, Carlos was there for her at every turn in the road. Laura invited him for coffee one night, and their friendship morphed into something they didn’t expect. A love affair.

Carlos and Laura have bonded through the years and they attribute their beautiful relationship to their love the small things they admire. Carlos is patient, sweet, and loves when people laugh hard…Laura is kind, driven, and caring. At the center of their relationship is their passion for God and they’ve built their lives in such a way to share their love in small, poignant pieces.

They’re marrying in May at Hummingbird Nest Ranch and I’m super excited to shoot there again as it’s such a gorgeous venue. We met at Balboa Park in Los Angeles for engagement pictures and when Laura planned a vintage theme shoot, I was thrilled. Here are a few favorites from the day…

Laura, you’re fabulous. No, really, you are.

The light at Balboa Park was just amazing last week and I was in love…

Go on wit yo bad selves….

I was beyond thrilled when Laura and Carlos arranged for a vintage car for the engagement photos…

Laura, augh………..seriously.

I loved all the vintage aspects to the engagement pictures…

Love you guys!

To see more of Laura and Carlos’ vintage engagement session at Balboa Park in Los Angeles, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. Katelyn James -

    OMG! These are amazing!!!! Such a new, exciting session! 🙂 Love it!

      2.8.10 - 2:16 pm

  2. Lerissa -

    LOVE, LOVE…LOVE this!

      2.8.10 - 2:18 pm

  3. gladys jem -

    aaah! holy man, i love this. everything about it. They’re one good looking couple. Man, now Chris and I have to plan somethin really fabulous for ours. Xo

      2.8.10 - 2:32 pm

  4. sarah -

    oh, if these are just for the engagement session, i CAN’T WAIT for the wedding photos!

      2.8.10 - 2:34 pm

  5. Labradoris -

    So vintage. LOVE the hair.

      2.8.10 - 2:39 pm

  6. Kaysha -

    This couple has some serious style! Can’t wait to see what they put together for their wedding!!

      2.8.10 - 2:55 pm

  7. Stephanie Stigman -

    beautiful, I love the ones with the car!

      2.8.10 - 3:18 pm

  8. shani barel-desser -

    I’ve been to that park so many times, and I’ve NEVER seen t look so good- just beautiful photos!

      2.8.10 - 3:25 pm

  9. a -

    HEY, what’s wrong with the slideshow?

      2.8.10 - 3:28 pm

  10. Katie -

    The "go on wit yo bad selves" pictures are my favorites! Gorgeous!

      2.8.10 - 3:34 pm

  11. kelly beane -

    Adore it! Perfectly vintage and beautiful!

      2.8.10 - 3:34 pm

  12. Stephanie Stewart -

    What a fun, cool, so perfectly vintage engagement session! She didn’t miss a detail! Love all of these…they both have gorgeous eyes! Fantastic session!

      2.8.10 - 3:42 pm

  13. Marcia -

    This has seriously got to be my favourite session of yours yet!! Awesomeness!!

      2.8.10 - 3:48 pm

  14. Trista Lerit -

    Super duper cute!!!! I love them all!!

      2.8.10 - 3:49 pm

  15. anda -

    Whoa man whoa! These are so good, Jasmine. And they are such a beautiful couple. I love all the vintage-inspired stuff you’ve been shooting lately.

      2.8.10 - 3:50 pm

  16. Michelle O -

    LOVE every bit of this shoot! Props to your clients for coming up with such an awesome concept and car!

      2.8.10 - 4:00 pm

  17. Rima -

    wow, what do you do to get the skin looking so amazing?! Lovin’ the vintage look!

      2.8.10 - 4:01 pm

  18. Shellee Smith -

    Love the theme the pictures are wonderful!

      2.8.10 - 4:02 pm

  19. ShaZ Ni -

    and i am always in love with your pictures!!! ^_^ . great JOB!! 😀

      2.8.10 - 4:02 pm

  20. Crystal Le Mamoulelis -

    so cool! you have the best clients!

      2.8.10 - 4:04 pm

  21. Laura Z -

    Jasmine these are beeeeuuutiful!

      2.8.10 - 4:05 pm

  22. Marisol Izaguirre -

    Hi Jasmine 🙂 I love these!!!

      2.8.10 - 4:07 pm

  23. Stacey -

    I love everything about this. I especially love the detail shot of the rosaries in the car. What a great touch to the photo. And yes, VERY yummy light, indeed! 🙂

      2.8.10 - 4:08 pm

  24. Geoff Heith -

    That car makes these pictures magic!!

      2.8.10 - 4:11 pm

  25. Alexandra -

    Fabulous!

      2.8.10 - 4:18 pm

  26. Tamara -

    Gorgeous….is all I can say. Something you see in magazines…love it.

      2.8.10 - 4:18 pm

  27. Radelle -

    These pictures are SO STYLISH it hurts!! LOVELY!!

      2.8.10 - 4:21 pm

  28. Erica Velasco -

    Super cute, love that she wanted to go vintage.

      2.8.10 - 4:22 pm

  29. Heather LaBone -

    UMM Hello! Freakin WOW!!! I think this is one of my favorites you’ve done! I am so in love!!!

      2.8.10 - 4:23 pm

  30. Leora Shiff -

    Absolutely amazing!! Love the vintage look!!!

      2.8.10 - 4:24 pm

  31. Lola -

    I love how you make your subjects POP out of the image. Way to go Jazz 🙂

      2.8.10 - 4:24 pm

  32. Jennifer -

    I love it!!!! I’m getting ready to do a retro/old hollywood portfolio, and this is exactly what I have in mind! Completely awesome!

      2.8.10 - 4:29 pm

  33. Stacey Malleck -

    Ahhhhh! Simply perfect.

      2.8.10 - 4:29 pm

  34. Leyla -

    Gorgeous, gorgeous shoot! The couple is so adorable, the lighting is just awesome and the power of their love & affection for each other is evident in each shot… Well done, J*!

      2.8.10 - 4:31 pm

  35. Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride -

    These are amazing!!

      2.8.10 - 4:41 pm

  36. Alex Emes -

    Love it, love it, love it! Photoshoots that go back in time to another time. All the elements are present — only difference is the digital clarity not available at that time. Splendidly set up and captured.

      2.8.10 - 4:43 pm

  37. stephanie fay -

    UM LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

      2.8.10 - 4:46 pm

  38. Neha -

    I love this set in every way-the car, location, clothing, make-up, and of course the images!!!! What lenses did you use?

      2.8.10 - 4:54 pm

  39. Doug LeMere -

    Awesome work….elegant.

      2.8.10 - 5:01 pm

  40. Sharon -

    You have the coolest clients!!!

      2.8.10 - 5:03 pm

  41. heidi @ idieh design -

    This are super cool!! Love the sassiness of Laura when she’s with the vintage car. 🙂

      2.8.10 - 5:05 pm

  42. Christophe Mortier -

    So nice and elegant.
    Cheers from France.

      2.8.10 - 5:26 pm

  43. TERESA -

    LOVE THIS SHOOT! AMAZING!

      2.8.10 - 5:29 pm

  44. s h e r r y -

    BAH! pfwaahhhhaaa. LOVE THESE PHOTOS! Their vintage outfits, the PINK vintage car!!!! What an amazing couple!!! You captured the vintage-ness SO well 🙂

      2.8.10 - 5:29 pm

  45. Nicole Benitez -

    These are gorgeous! The car was a killer detail! Love them all.

      2.8.10 - 5:34 pm

  46. Susannah -

    so so so precious! gorgeous couple, gorgeous shoot, and amaaaaazing pink car!

      2.8.10 - 5:53 pm

  47. Marissa Rodriguez -

    A pink vintage car!? In LOVE!!! So beautiful! Love themed shoots!

      2.8.10 - 5:55 pm

  48. jackie lamas -

    gah! vintage awesomeness! love this shoot 🙂

      2.8.10 - 6:20 pm

  49. Charlene -

    This is my dream car!! Was is privatly owned or business?

      2.8.10 - 6:25 pm

  50. Kelli Taylor -

    Oh my gosh! The STYLE! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

      2.8.10 - 6:27 pm

  51. B -

    Um, I think I just drooled. No lie. Jazzy, this was AMAZING. I’m so glad you’re shooting again… can’t wait for more.

      2.8.10 - 6:32 pm

  52. Deyla Huss Photography -

    Holy Pink car!! Love these Jas! Supa Dupa Fabulous!

      2.8.10 - 6:36 pm

  53. Chris c. -

    LOVE these pics!! And I especially adore her blouse. Where did she get it?

      2.8.10 - 6:47 pm

  54. jennie -

    i love this couple! beautiful and sweet images!

      2.8.10 - 6:49 pm

  55. Katy G -

    Gorgeous…car shots are my favorite. I wish more of my clients would spend that much time choosing clothing!

      2.8.10 - 6:51 pm

  56. Shefali Shah -

    These are just plain gorgeous! I am obsessed with the car! Great job, Jasmine!

      2.8.10 - 6:52 pm

  57. Melinda -

    The photos with the car are so stinkin’ sexy! Love them!

      2.8.10 - 6:58 pm

  58. amanda thiessen -

    such an awesome shoot! love that car!!!

      2.8.10 - 7:00 pm

  59. Terrance -

    Love the classic feel of these photos. The ones with the vintage car rocks!

      2.8.10 - 7:02 pm

  60. Leah G. -

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!!!! I’m in love with vintage stuff and this shoot is totally amazing! The couple is adorable as well! You’re so blessed J*!

      2.8.10 - 7:28 pm

  61. Whinny and Snap -

    Seriously fantastic! How fun!!

      2.8.10 - 7:28 pm

  62. Tacey -

    The third frame is HOT HOT HOT!!! Way to go!

      2.8.10 - 7:39 pm

  63. Carlos Mendoza -

    Jasmine You are fantastic, thank you for everything, and can’t wait for our wedding pics. we both love love love love love love love the pics you saw our vision, thank you. you are grreat.

      2.8.10 - 8:40 pm

  64. corey -

    J, you could never run out of great spots in cali to shoot in… Love it..

      2.8.10 - 8:52 pm

  65. Katie Whitcomb -

    AHHH!!! Laura, you are girl after my own heart. Jasmine, you totally ROCKED this session, as usual. I am obsessed with the 40s and 50s…

      2.8.10 - 8:55 pm

  66. Tracy Blake -

    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

      2.8.10 - 9:04 pm

  67. Cathy Crawley -

    Ahhh these are fabulous! I adore anything vintage and this hits the nail right on the head 🙂

      2.8.10 - 9:21 pm

  68. jenny -

    you’re right, the light at balboa park is definitely amazing ! It takes a great photographer to know good light!

      2.8.10 - 9:23 pm

  69. Edward -

    This SCREAMS 50’s LA Vintage! Excellent shoot. Beautiful couple. *POW* Jasmine hits a homer…again!

      2.8.10 - 9:44 pm

  70. Angel Canary -

    Gorgeous, LOVE that car!!!

      2.8.10 - 9:45 pm

  71. Evie Perez -

    Man these are so dang good. The car..how creative. They look like such a fun couple.

      2.8.10 - 10:05 pm

  72. Christine Pobke -

    Beautiful. I love how you always make your clients look so gorgeous and comfortable – and how they ALWAYS, without fail, look like seasoned pros in the modeling industry. 🙂 Love it and love you!

      2.8.10 - 11:25 pm

  73. Tim May -

    loving carlos’ hat. What a dude. And i am sorry, but that car is amazing. Loving the internal details.

      2.8.10 - 11:41 pm

  74. Yuka photo art -

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this photographs! Stylish couple and this light…….thank you Jasmine, you inspire me!

      2.9.10 - 12:03 am

  75. Miranda -

    Total gangstar, LOVE IT!!!

      2.9.10 - 12:15 am

  76. LisaK -

    Jasmine you are such a pro (just stating the obvious!). I love the way you make everyone look so fabulous. Fantastic shoot!

      2.9.10 - 1:05 am

  77. Dawn McCarthy -

    Beautiful. Laura’s eyes…wow!

      2.9.10 - 1:46 am

  78. Dawn McCarthy -

    Beautiful! And Laura’s eyes…wow!

      2.9.10 - 1:48 am

  79. Chris -

    Gorgeous! Always an inspiration to view your art.

      2.9.10 - 1:59 am

  80. Nori -

    Omy… This has to be one of my favorites ever!

      2.9.10 - 2:03 am

  81. Stephanie Karen -

    Jasmine you are so amazing! Love the vintage feel, unique and modern!

      2.9.10 - 2:05 am

  82. Mindy -

    Love, love, love this shoot and the whole vintage theme!!!!

      2.9.10 - 2:21 am

  83. Lydia -

    Amazing! With so many vintage shoots going on lately, you still managed to put your stamp on this shoot and make it different. Love the angles and posing!

      2.9.10 - 2:38 am

  84. Jonni Sergi -

    Jasmine,

    You are so good and so creative. These seriously rock!

    Hugs,
    Jonni

      2.9.10 - 2:40 am

  85. Nicole -

    I like how you are not afraid to direct your couples and get the look that you are after.
    The locations and lighting are beautiful and fitting. And the touch of wind in Laura’s hair in the first car shot adds so much not to mention her stance/pose.
    The engagement ring on the outside of her black gloves is a unique detail that I just adore. You guys hit this one out of the park!

      2.9.10 - 2:48 am

  86. Holli True -

    LOVE!! The pink car is amazing and I love that they did a little vintage throw back. So classic! These two are adorable and your work is impeccable!

      2.9.10 - 3:19 am

  87. Kelsey -

    These are stunning! I love the Retro Glam look!

      2.9.10 - 3:19 am

  88. Lisa H. Chang -

    Great pictures! Great idea! Great execution! Great job! 🙂

      2.9.10 - 4:30 am

  89. Jen May -

    lovely. and smooth. 🙂

      2.9.10 - 5:03 am

  90. Harmony Loves -

    Smokin! Hot! Seriously!

      2.9.10 - 5:44 am

  91. MelissaFoscardo -

    Oh my, these are gorgeous, and that car??? Too much. Absolutely adore it.

      2.9.10 - 1:35 pm

  92. Hiroko Jolley -

    I love the nostalgia of these pics!! Was this your idea or theirs because it totally rocks!

      2.9.10 - 2:21 pm

  93. Alicia Swedenborg -

    Love the style! And the pink car. Really love the pink car.

      2.9.10 - 3:19 pm

  94. eva -

    you photos are so SHARP!
    how do you achieve that?
    i have a digital rebel xti with 50mm/1.4 and my photos NEVER get that sharp:((
    i know my body is not something, but my lens is supposed to be good….
    any advice?

      2.9.10 - 3:52 pm

  95. Tina dela Rosa -

    Clean and beautiful images. Well done!

      2.9.10 - 3:54 pm

  96. Arielle -

    Wow, tehy are gorgeous. 🙂 Congrats to them, and great pics as always, Jasmine!

      2.9.10 - 4:09 pm

  97. Elise -

    I just LOVE these shots! I love anything vintage and this shoot is just amazing.

      2.9.10 - 4:40 pm

  98. Inland Empire Wedding Photographer -

    She is going to be a gorgeous bride!!! OMG. I love the car, her outfit the make-up. Her hair looks amazing too

      2.9.10 - 5:44 pm

  99. Ala -

    these are insanely awesome! i now want to sit in or around a pink vintage car!

      2.9.10 - 6:21 pm

  100. Inland Empire Wedding Photographer -

    Did a stylist help style this shoot?

      2.9.10 - 7:44 pm

  101. ruthie -

    I love the idea of this shoot! Picture number 4 is my favourite! So romantical! 😀

      2.9.10 - 8:16 pm

  102. Kristi Montague -

    LOVE these! Fabulous as always!

      2.9.10 - 8:23 pm

  103. Nicki -

    Wow, these are amazing! I love the vintage feel to the pictures and that car is too awesome! 😀

      2.9.10 - 8:35 pm

  104. Jennifer -

    Wow! What an amazing photo session! I love that your clients brought the vintage car and dressed up the way they did! Amazing! Amazing!

      2.10.10 - 6:34 pm

  105. Sarah Ciccone -

    These are Stunning!! Love the smoothness of the car! I agree with Ruthie…..the 4th pic has to be my fav!! Inspiring 🙂

      2.10.10 - 6:47 pm

  106. Stephanie Greenwell -

    Oh, how I love your engagement shoots! And I love the theme! I had my first and only engagement shoot in November, and the bride went all out for a 1940s theme shoot(http://www.stephaniegreenwell.com/search/label/Sessions%3A%3AEngaged). I really loved it and hope that I’ll have more themed shoots in the future. Great work!

      2.10.10 - 6:54 pm

  107. Serendipity Photography -

    Amazing images!!

      2.10.10 - 6:54 pm

  108. kerri Banyas -

    These are just perfect!! LOVE the pink car! You just keep getting better and better 🙂

      2.10.10 - 9:25 pm

  109. Melanie -

    Amazing!! Love everything about this shoot

      2.10.10 - 11:28 pm

  110. Theresa McDonald -

    Lover of all things Vintage! Lover of all things Jasmine!

      2.10.10 - 11:48 pm

  111. boudoir photography orlando -

    I love your style, as well as your pictures. Very good work. But most importantly, I love how you present a story. Truly talented. Natascha

      2.11.10 - 12:12 am

  112. cassandra m -

    Oh my gosh…these are awesome! Love that vintage feel and I LOVE THAT PINK car!

      2.11.10 - 2:10 am

  113. feuza -

    looks like it s going to be a great wedding!

      2.11.10 - 2:49 am

  114. Jan -

    Absolutely amazing! Love the vintage look!

      2.11.10 - 7:10 am

  115. Oakstream Photography -

    Freakin LOVE these! Love that old car…love the style of the whole shoot. She’s a knock out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      2.12.10 - 5:29 pm

  116. Eileen -

    I absolutely LOVE these shots!!!!!

      2.14.10 - 8:58 pm

  117. Laetitia -

    I love the light, the atmosphere, the style…

      2.14.10 - 9:02 pm

  118. Rebecca -

    Perfect theme!

      2.16.10 - 5:55 am

  119. Colorado Wedding Photographer -

    Way cool old car – great prop.

      2.16.10 - 11:53 pm

  120. Adore Amore Photography -

    Fabulously vintage chic!!!

      2.19.10 - 1:34 am

  121. asme -

    i’m really-really impressed with the tone..crispy sharpness..and your story line for this shoot..and i m really love the vintage idea..love it!!!..keep it up jasmine

      2.22.10 - 5:48 am

  122. John - wedding photographer -

    Absolutely gorgeous images… like an even more glamorous Bonnie and Clyde

      2.23.10 - 6:34 pm

  123. Krzysztof SerafiDski -

    I like your photos

      2.25.10 - 7:50 am

  124. Justin -

    Wow- beautiful work Jasmine – love the vintage details, compositions and awesome DOF! Really stylin’!

      2.28.10 - 12:16 am

  125. Kathryn -

    This is seriously incredible! I love love love the theme! She’s gorgeous, and this looks like a promo photo shoot for a movie.

      3.8.10 - 12:34 am

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