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Okay, 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

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

Las Vegas Engagement Session | Boating at Lake Mead | Photography by Chelsea NicoleWhile getting to know Erin and Bobby, they told me how much they love spending time together outdoors – especially at the lake! They even have a mobile-home & boat at Lake Mead where they enjoy exploring and relaxing on the weekends. It’s their getaway from the city, just outside of Las Vegas, and one of their favorite places, which made it the perfect spot for their engagement session!  We started the day with a drive and some photos with Bobby’s classic VW bug, then hit the water for a fun and romantic day at the lake.Las Vegas Engagement Session with Vintage Car VW Bug | Photograph by Chelsea NicoleLas Vegas Engagement Session with Vintage Car VW Bug | Photograph by Chelsea NicoleLas Vegas Engagement Session with Vintage Car VW Bug | Photograph by Chelsea NicoleLas Vegas Engagement Session with Vintage Car VW Bug | Photograph by Chelsea NicoleRomantic Las Vegas Engagement Session with boat at Lake Mead | Photography by Chelsea NicoleRomantic Las Vegas Engagement Session with boat at Lake Mead | Photography by Chelsea NicoleWe soaked up the last rays of sunset on a private beach with Erin and Bobby’s dogs: Abby (their lovable boxer) and Maggie (their gorgeous lab). And all the girls looked extra stylish and beautiful with their matching flower crown & collar wreaths by Layers of Lovely Floral.
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Be sure to check back for more from these two next Spring. :-) I can’t wait for their wedding at the Historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas!

E+B: Thanks for sharing such a special piece of your world with me. I had so much fun photographing and hanging out with you guys & your beautiful pups! Makes me even more excited for your wedding!!

CREDITS: Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Flowers: Layers of Lovely Floral   • Hair and Makeup: Rachelle Roberson

After nearly two years and two fur-babies together, Lindsey and Tony are taking the plunge! I can’t wait to celebrate and photograph their wedding next spring at the Four Seasons Las Vegas. In the meantime, I’m excited to share a handful of photos from their super fun, sexy engagement shoot on the strip!

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L+T: You guys are so PERFECT together! Tony, I have never seen Lindsey happier, and it was so awesome to finally meet for this shoot! I can’t wait for all that’s in store for the big day and am stoked to be a part of it. :-) <3

Point Reyes San Francisco Engagement Shoot by Chelsea Nicole Photography

Naveen knew from the moment he first saw Venisa at an event for their master’s program at NCSU that she was the one. That began a year-long journey to win her affection. He stealthily became homework partners with her roommate, taught her to drive over an ‘intentionally long period of time’, went on many trips with friends, and many other romantic gestures to show her how much he cares. But what finally won her heart was when she saw some photos he had taken. She was impressed by how talented he was and asked her to take some pictures of her. Venisa’s words say it best: “All I wanted were a few good pictures, but I ended up falling for the photographer instead.” :-)

Venisa and Naveen currently reside in both Chicago and Atlanta, and love going on trips together. They came to me completely open to ideas and locations for their destination engagement session. After hearing all about them and what they love, I had the perfect spot in mind for them. Together we brainstormed things out and met up for a shoot along the beautiful San Francisco coast in Marin County, CA. Here’s just a handful from the day!

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San Francisco Beach Engagement Shoot by Chelsea Nicole Photography

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