Los Angeles Engagement Photos : Elyse+Andrew

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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.