Nancy and James : Engagement


They fell in love over drugs.

Nancy and James met while in pharmaceutical school and studied chemistry…while simultaneously creating some of their own. They met when Nancy pledged the same fraternity James was a part of and though a year her senior, James was determined to make their relationship survive. After graduation, while Nancy was finishing her final year, James transferred from Northern California to Santa Barbara. They both worked hard at making their relationship flourish despite the distance and it paid off.

As their shoes left soft marks on the freshly waxed floor of Los Angeles Union Station, they walked through the loose crowds rushing to their departing train. The muffled sounds of trains in the distance floated through the concave waiting area, but they—being thoroughly enraptured with each other—appeared to hear none of it. Instead, they fell into each other’s arms and lazed in the sunset light bucketing through the circular windows overhead. Nancy and James share a love that is disseminated to those around, only in a slightly lesser amount, rightly reserving the crème de la crème for each other…sort of like saving the cake cherry for later.

Nancy and James are thoughtful, considerate, kind, and embracive to those who cross their path and I hope I captured a sliver of their glowing personalities during their engagement session. They have a gala of a day planned at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion this July and I’m so excited to be a part of their lavish affair!

Here are a few of my favorites…

To see more of their engagement pictures, you can CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. Ricki Ford

    May 19th, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    I really like 4 nd 5. Its hard to pick a favoite when they are all great. I can’t wait to see all the wedding from all your e-shoots.

  2. Fred Egan

    May 19th, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    Jazzy-seriously…..I mean seriously……quit being SO good!!! I <3 the black and white one…good composition 😉 CYA in Seattle!

  3. Rodolfo Arpia

    May 19th, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    Hey Jasmine, I shot there for the first time last weekend… isn’t it a great place to shoot?

    I love all your shots!

  4. Stacy Cross

    May 20th, 2007 at 12:25 am

    Great work – I really love the last one on the steps. 🙂 Beautiful!

  5. dbax

    May 20th, 2007 at 1:22 am

    wow beautiful images as usual! those shiny floors make you wanna slip and slide! where was that again? 😉

  6. millie

    May 20th, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    JB, truly awesome! what beautiful shots………. location and the couple themseves! I believe they will be sooooooo happy with these pcitures. I would!

  7. Joy Bianchi Brown

    May 20th, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    Not only are your photographs beautiful, your WRITING is so cool!! Love how you set up the couple before we see the images! very cool.

  8. nicole green

    May 21st, 2007 at 4:41 pm

    this looks like such a fun location! i’m so jealous. 🙂 i want to shoot there! 🙂 wonderful job!

  9. Ray Santana

    May 22nd, 2007 at 12:46 am

    Dude your blog is looking sharp!!!
    Good talking to you today JS…

  10. Sarah

    May 23rd, 2007 at 4:26 am

    wow- i love your work…
    i also love the stories you tell about each post… you are not only a birlliant photographer, but also a great writer…
    i truly admire your work…

  11. Dany Ruipérez

    June 1st, 2007 at 8:27 am

    wow! wow! woooooooow! your pics…. your sensivity… your sweetnes…

    I love you!!!! 😉 hahaha

    Well, the fourth picture… fantastic light!!!

    Congratulations by your good work!

    Greetings from spain!


  12. Dalton Clements

    September 17th, 2015 at 3:09 am

    This couple looks like they had so much fun!