This love between you two? This love that led you to feel not just ready — but excited — to share vows in front of friends of family? This love that made everything click? 

It tops the list. This is it, and it couldn’t be better.

kaitie brainerd

Kaitie Brainerd is a film and digital Santa Barbara wedding photographer creating true to life imagery that endures.

Downtown Los Angeles Engagement Photos

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Isa and Alex are having a destination wedding in the bride’s home country of Spain this summer, but they wanted their engagement photos to reflect their life in los Angeles together.

We started out near their home in Studio City at the coolest Barnes and Noble to capture the Studio City marquis in the background. Isa and Alex spend lots of time walking around this area so it was very fitting. We then went to the most quintessential of California eateries, In-N-Out Burger, where I was amazed to watch Alex inhale a 4×4 in 5 minutes flat. I’ve been wanting to shoot at In-N-Out for a long time and it did not disappoint with these two!

Then we of course had to get some palm tree lined streets with a view of the Hollywood Sign in the background before heading to downtown Los Angeles to a rooftop overlooking The Ace Hotel and The Eastern Columbia Building. Isa really wanted to show off the variety of neighborhoods and vibes of LA, and adding the downtown LA background was an important part of that vision. She changed from her more casual LA look to a gorgeous red dress, perfectly offset by the turquoise background of the Eastern Building.

Isa and Alex are so in sync and in love and it really shows in their photos.

Enjoy this downtown Los Angeles engagement session!