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Viceroy Santa Monica Engagement | Valerie + Paul {Callaway Gable Associate Photographer}

Valerie + Paul are one of my 2012 couples that I am working with as a Callaway Gable associate photographer, and I could not love them more! Not only are they insanely stylish, and ridiculously good looking, these two are also so sweet and caring! And so in love! I have delighted in every minute of working with them, and can’t wait for their wedding in less than 2 weeks!

When discussing what we should do for the engagement session, Valerie expressed she wanted something modern, funky, high end and glamorous. So OF COURSE the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica came to mind! I looooove shooting at the Viceroy. I seriously could shoot every session and wedding here for the rest of my life. It is that amazing. Unfortunately, many of my clients don’t want to pay the (nominal) photo permit fee required to shoot here. But I really wish more people would consider it! It’s such a stylish location to shoot and makes a jaw-dropping back drop in photos! Definitely worth the small fee! Luckily, Valerie agreed that the fee was totally worth it! And so our shoot was planned!

We also decided to spend some of our shoot at the nearby Santa Monica Beach. Valerie + Paul have some great memories there… and also it added a little diversity to the shoot! I brought some props and Valerie + Paul brought their tremendous fashion sense, fun personalities and love …and voila! One of my most epic and favorite engagement shoots ever was born! I am so excited to share it with you below:

Are you guys sure you aren’t professional models??



Valerie, you are STUNNING!


Is this steamy or is this STEAMY?


Check out their fierce shoes! Yes, Valerie rocked those Vivienne Westwood’s!

WHITE HOT! I am in love! This shot is so dang sexy I just don’t know what to do with myself!

Only Valerie would wear Louboutin’s to the beach. And THAT is why I LOVE her.

Yep, it’s official Valerie + Paul are the sexiest people alive!

Can’t wait for the wedding you two!

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