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Believe it or not Melissa and Jonathan’s engagement session was the first time I had ever shot on the UCLA campus. I had only experienced it in small parts before getting there to scout some areas to shoot. Jonathan is a UCLA graduate and had the excellent idea of shooting there, I love when my grooms take part in the decision process! Melissa and Jonathan couldn’t be nicer, they happily walked all over the campus with me and seemed to have fun doing it. We started at Royce hall and then just made a circle all around the campus, boy did my calves hurt the day after! Totally worth it though! After shooting their engagement session and getting to know them a little more I am super excited to shoot their Santa Barbara wedding next year.

So here are a few of my personal faves from their campus engagement session:

Melissa + Jonathan: UCLA Engagement Session
Melissa + Jonathan: UCLA Engagement Session
Melissa + Jonathan: UCLA Engagement Session
Melissa + Jonathan: UCLA Engagement Session
Melissa + Jonathan: UCLA Engagement Session
Melissa + Jonathan: UCLA Engagement Session
Melissa + Jonathan: UCLA Engagement Session
Melissa + Jonathan: UCLA Engagement Session
Melissa + Jonathan: UCLA Engagement Session
Melissa + Jonathan: UCLA Engagement Session
Melissa + Jonathan: UCLA Engagement Session
Melissa + Jonathan: UCLA Engagement Session
Melissa + Jonathan: UCLA Engagement Session
Melissa + Jonathan: UCLA Engagement Session

  • October 5, 2009 - 6:17 pm

    Amy Irani - WOW. The most creative and amazing photo album I’ve seen in years. I loved the one next to the no stopping sign. LolReplyCancel

  • October 5, 2009 - 7:00 pm

    Brandi - Beautiful job Marianne! Such an adorable couple, they look like they’re lots of fun. The light in these is fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • October 5, 2009 - 9:27 pm

    Melissa - Amazing! Love! Love! Love! It’s so fun to see our pictures on your blog!ReplyCancel

  • October 6, 2009 - 11:15 am

    Kelly - Great photos!!!I love the lighting and such creativity with every shot!! Looks like such a happy couple!!ReplyCancel

  • April 6, 2011 - 9:46 am

    Valerie - I’m a photographer and a huge fan of your work and looking for some advice. I was thinking of shooting a senior portrait session at UCLA campus. Is it difficult to get around security there or did you actually pay the $2000 permit fee to get on campus. Also…what time of day to you think is best to shoot there?

    Just photographer to photographer shop talk here.

    Many thanks,
    ValerieReplyCancel

If you’re thinking to youself as you look at my blog “Man, Marianne has the cutest most awesome couples ever.” You would be correct. I am in love with Tasha’s dress (which she got at anthropology of course!) and am excited to share some more of this session which we had in Agoura Hills with you next week.

So here’s a lil’ taste of a post to come.

Tasha + Ryan: Engagement Teaser

I know I sound like a broken record but I love this couple. I was so amazed at the end of the day after working my butt off shooting how easy it all seemed. Minus the sore arm and shoulder the day seemed to breeze right on by. Matt and Jana are so easy going and meticulous at the same time that the day was well planned and no one had to worry a bit it seemed. It was an absolute joy to shoot their wedding and I absolutely love their images. So here are a bunch of my favorites from their September wedding at Maravilla Gardens in Camarillo.

Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana

Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana

Matt and Jana are both amazing artists and Musicians! They performed a song during the reception that was sweet and belongs on my cd player.

Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana

You gotta love a bride who knows the steps to Thriller

Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana
Maravilla Gardens Camarillo Wedding: Matt + Jana

  • September 28, 2009 - 8:21 pm

    ChrysQ - Gorgeous eye candy – beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • September 28, 2009 - 8:38 pm

    Brandi - These are sooo fantastic. Beautiful couple with great, great style.. I love the dancing shots!ReplyCancel

  • September 28, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    Amanda Rae - Marianne!! As always, you did such an amazing job on this wedding!!! How sweet that they performed at their wedding! I love that. And her dress looks incredible! Good job, my friend. :)ReplyCancel

  • September 29, 2009 - 3:59 pm

    Lindsay - This couple means the world to me and this day meant the world to them. You captured their big day perfectly! You truly are amazing. I can’t wait to see the other photos.ReplyCancel

  • September 29, 2009 - 4:18 pm

    Sue - So very beautiful. You captured the essence of the day so perfectly!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 29, 2009 - 10:13 pm

    Cindy - These made me gasp in delight. You are amazing! What a great couple! No wonder you had such a great time at this wedding.ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2009 - 11:12 am

    Matt - Wow. Amazing as always!!! We’re so grateful you were our photographer! All of your pictures are perfect!! We love you Marianne. Thanks so much for capturing every detail of our big day…in your artistic and delightful way!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2009 - 5:34 pm

    Melissa - Absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • October 5, 2009 - 12:38 am

    Sean - Wow, these are remarkable images! LOVE the couple of bridal party photos on the hay blocks in the barn! AMAZING! The last two are gooorrrrgeous as well!ReplyCancel

  • January 20, 2011 - 9:38 pm

    Nathalie Moya - I’m in love with her dress! By any chance, does anyone know who made this dress? Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel