Los Angeles Engagement Photos : Elyse+Andrew


She’ll never forget the way he looked pushing her and her roommate on a sled over a chilly Boston ice skating rink, his face flushed from just under his ski hat. Elyse met Andrew by way of Natalee, who worked for Andrew. It was their company’s ice skating night and Natalee invited Elyse to join her. That evening she met Andrew…in his adorable ski hat. And, yes, adorable is the word Elyse used to describe how he looked the first time she saw him.

After a few dinners out with mutual friends, her graduation party from Boston University, and asking for her phone number while celebrating a friend’s birthday, Andrew showed up on Elyse’s doorstep with a bouquet of sunflowers. Her favorite. They enjoyed dinner, dessert, and later that evening joined friends for what could’ve been the best first date, well, ever.

A few months later, Elyse interviewed for jobs in California, but her heart vacillated between coasts as she wondered what would happen to her and Andrew’s new relationship. However, before they started dating, he’d been interviewing for a job in California as well…it seemed as if life was pointing them to the West coast. Together. They’ve since settled in Los Angeles, but will wed in New York City later this year with many thanks to a ski hat and a bouquet of sunflowers.

I’m terribly excited to be photographing Elyse and Andrew’s wedding because spending an afternoon with them made me smitten with everything they are. I was lucky enough to shoot their engagement photos in the Larchmont neighborhood where they spend their weekends at farmer’s markets, buying great wine, and enjoying their favorite indulgences.

Elyse and Andrew have great taste, so when they recommended one of their favorite pizzarias for a midday snack, I couldn’t have been happier. I mean, a little bit of bling and mozzarella are a match made in heaven…

After a quick change, we walked to one of Andrew’s favorite wine stores and picked out something nice to go with dinner later that evening…

The weather was spectacular on Monday, so we enjoyed roaming the streets adjacent to Larchmont and the beautiful light it provided…

Many thanks to The Dry Bar on Sunset Boulevard for doing a phenomenal job with Elyse’s hair and Jessica at Blushington for a lovely job with makeup…oh, and Elyse? Rawr.

To see more of Elyse and Andrew’s Los Angeles engagement photos, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow with music by Hannah Miller provided by The Music Bed.

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  1. Liz

    April 5th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    These are just so naturally gorgeous!! Thanks for the Music Bed link – I’m an editor and always looking for new songs for projects!

  2. molly

    April 5th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    oh. my. wow. these are fabulous! i love how they kept the whole shoot true to their personalities – the pizza, the wine, the love! i love it all! can’t WAIT for their wedding!

  3. B

    April 5th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Great job, Jaz! I love the lighting on all the shots.

  4. Kathryn Denelle Stevens

    April 5th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    The light in that last photo is yummy…and now I want pizza!

  5. Kristyn Farrell

    April 5th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    LOVE the focus on some of the couple’s favorite places…killer portraits, keeping it incredibly photojournalistic. …as if you just happened to be witnessing a very sweet date. Gorgeous as usual!

  6. Gail

    April 5th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    GORGEOUS couple! Love that perspective in the first shot. And looks like they live in a super cool neighborhood in the city!

  7. Whitney Bower

    April 5th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    gorgeous work as always… crispy, clear, and beautiful light. Now, I want pizza, thanks! =)

  8. Haley Johnston

    April 5th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Gorgeous! 🙂

  9. Lauren Kim Photography

    April 5th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    What a gorgeous little love story with beautiful photos to match 🙂

  10. stacey ramsey photographie

    April 5th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Beautiful light and compositions Jasmine! well done!

  11. Stephanie Stewart

    April 5th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I don’t know what it is about this session…Aha, I just figured it out! I love that they used their own neighborhood for their photos, you can see just how comfortable they are not only with each other but in their surroundings. Perfection!

  12. Shauna Nicole

    April 5th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    As usual – I love. <3

  13. rich

    April 5th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    beautiful images! love love the personal touches throughout!

  14. Elizabeth Rose

    April 5th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I love her flowered dress, and the shot in the wine shop is just beautiful!

  15. Mikaela

    April 5th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    beautiful! love the different angles and how they included their ‘favorite indulgences’ throughout 🙂

  16. Ashley Goodwin

    April 6th, 2012 at 2:19 am

    The pizza and the ring! How REAL!

  17. Bowerbird Photography

    April 6th, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Love the lifestyle look here – we really get a sense of the couple’s personality!

  18. Brad

    April 6th, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Pizza + wine + engagement pictures? Sounds like a perfect day to me, love it!

  19. LEOLAK

    April 6th, 2012 at 5:07 am


  20. Jessica

    April 6th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I love these photos! Just beautiful!

  21. Ariana Watts

    April 7th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Love the photo In the wine store!

  22. Wedding Photography Melbourne

    April 8th, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Very relaxed and casual.

  23. James Melia

    April 12th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Loving this, beautiful work as always