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Meet Dilyana and Tyler!

…And their snow-dog, Milo! He eats snow, he catches snowballs, he runs and buries himself in snow. He IS snow! :-P

I’m posting this today because in a few short moments I am on my way to Temecula to photograph their wedding tomorrow!

Their adventure-filled life together started five short years ago at a mutual friends pool party. Dilyana’s first memory of Tyler was his ‘short European-looking, polka-dotted shorts.’ She concedes, however, that at least they ‘went along with his spunky personality.’ They hit it off over conversations of snowboarding and Dilyana was immediately intrigued by his adventurous side.

Just a few days later (Easter weekend,) Dilyana was packing her bags for a spontaneous trip to Brian Head with Tyler and friends at his family’s cabin.  When the friends suddenly cancelled, leaving just the two of them, they shed no tears! After all, they had eggs to paint! They spent the rest of the weekend snowboarding, star gazing, and falling in love.

For their engagement session, I thought it only fitting to return to this cabin and capture where they are now: five years later, with 2 degrees, 2 houses, 1 new career, 1 snowy dog, 13 countries, and countless cities travelled together.

And, as I post this today, these two are getting married TOMORROW at the beautiful Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula, CA.

Dilyana + Tyler: Adventurers for LIFE!

You both have a contagious energy which was a joy to shoot until the moon came out!  You guys are so clearly meant for each other, and I’m so happy I get to capture it!! Love you guys and can’t wait for tomorrow! XOXO

Samantha and Jason love going out for good eats or comedy shows in the heart of the big city where they live, but when it comes to their favorite thing to do together, I think Samantha said it best:

“Cancelled plans are our crack!”

So heck! Why not capture them doing what they do best!? A few days before their wedding, we traded their NYC home for their Vegas home for the week: The Mandarin Oriental hotel. It was the perfect lazy day in bed, complete with good music, tasty drinks, room service, and, of course, oodles of cuddle time. So in honor of #NationalLazyDay here’s a few from S+J’s lazy afternoon.

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S+J: Thanks for letting me be lazy with you guys! xoxo

Travel Themed Airplane Engagement Session by Chelsea Nicole
Brittany + Evan love nothing more (other than each other + their fur babies, of course!) than hopping on a airplane and going on a new adventure together! In the last five years they’ve traveled all through Europe, Caribbean, Hawaii, along with many other destinations, and plan one big trip together each year.

For their engagement session, Brittany and Evan wanted something that would capture their happiness along with their shared love of travel. And I knew of the perfect little spot for us to frolic and play!

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Brittany and Evan have narrowed down to two great options for their wedding day destination – with Venice, Italy being one of them! It also happens to be a place they share some pretty amazing memories. :-)
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Evan made this adorable globe for Brittany to keep track of all the places in the world they’ve traveled together. I lovvve it!!

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B+E: Suchhh an amazing day with you guys! Loved getting to hang out together and capture your joy and love. Congrats again~! And I can’t wait to hear what you decide on for the big day! :-) <3

los-angeles-california-engagement-at-the-broad-museum-3Okay, I’m about to post a grip load of images from this latest e-session, because the energy from these two is like candy-crack for a girl like me!

She’s chic; he’s urban. They’re both modern. And they both have a deep affinity for all the vibrant energy, design and food of the city they hail from: Los Angeles. So what type of creative shoot could I plan for a hard-working, hard-playing couple of med-school sweethearts?

A shoot filled with clean modern lines, urban warehouses and city rooftops why of course! We started with the graphic backdrop of the The Broad Museum (also one of their favorite places in downtown!)

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Can’t wait for their wedding this summer at the breathtakingly romantic Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California, with their amazing wedding planner Meg West of Events by M and M.

F+K: Great roaming the city streets and climbing rickety old stairs together! ;-) I had so much fun hanging with you two and seriously can’t wait to witness you become Mr & Mrs! Counting the days to the BIG day!! <3 Chels

CREDITS: Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang Studio

Together, Rana and Ryan have a wanderlust and profound love for the outdoors, so we ventured to the beautiful California desert where we spent the day hiking the sand dunes, laughing and soaking up the sun – all in celebration of their recent engagement!

California Desert Sand Dune Pre-Wedding Engagement Session
I couldn’t get enough of Rana’s dress!

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Rana and Ryan have known each other since their teens – but they’re still playing cat and mouse!

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After sharing this little sandy photographic adventure together, I am even more excited to photograph their wedding this summer at Dragon Ridge Country Club. It’s going to be a beautiful, cultural affair with Arabic themes and a blending of their two families. And to top things off, they’ve assembled quite an incredible team with Darby Fitzpatrick of Open Inviation Las Vegas handing planning & design and Atomic Tangerine Films working their video-magic. I can’t wait to be a part of their big day and the start of their married life together! :-) <3

 

Whether hopping on a plane for a new adventure or cuddling up at home with their two dogs, one constant Allysa and Ryan have shared over the past seven years is an appreciation of simply being together. I’m so excited that just month away from now, in January, they will officially tie the knot!

For Allysa and Ryan’s engagement session, we met up in Los Angeles for a sunrise shoot at Griffith Park Observatory. Here’s a few photos from the beautiful morning spent exploring with them and their adorable fur-babies, Bella and Bentley.

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A+R: I had so much fun with you two (and the pups!) and I’m so excited for your wedding! ONE MORE MONTH!! <3