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I’m back today from a 1 week trip from NYC, and it was a very wonderful, interesting, exciting trip! I’ll post some of those photos soon.  But as much as I love traveling, it’s becoming harder and harder to enjoy traveling when TSA makes it harder and harder to get through security. I wouldn’t be surprised if eventually one day everyone has to go to the airport in their underwear, and in their underwear only. That might be easier than waiting in line to strip down and put it into plastic tubs just to put it back on again after you wait till everyone in front of you does the same. Bleh. Today, TSA pulled me aside to do a ‘random’ search, which only made my traveling experience less fun.

Anyway, this is Patty and Randy, they’re a happily (and sorta newly) married couple.  In case you can’t tell, Randy’s in the Air Force which is why I shot him with jets, airplanes, and hangars in the background. I loved this shoot! This is some of my best work yet, I had a great looking couple in front of aircraft. Uber awesome.

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Erich Chen Photography. Los Angeles Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Orange County Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Creative Wedding Photographer. Modern Wedding Photographer. If you are interested in your own Trash the Dress Session please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

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This is Patty and Randy Mullen! I’ll write about them in part 2, because I’m very tired right now.

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Erich Chen Photography. Los Angeles Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Orange County Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Creative Wedding Photographer. Modern Wedding Photographer. If you are interested in your own Trash the Dress Session please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

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I had a lot of ‘firsts’ in this engagement shoot.  It was my first engagement where it started out with some drinks at the bar.  Also my first engagement shoot with the girl ‘expecting’.  And lastly, my first time encounter with skid row when we drove through it. So this lovely couple was photographed at Union Station and LACMA (or as Erwin would say LAMCO) icon smile Meet Erwin and Betzy (Engagement)  Erwin was actually really nervous before and during the beginning the shoot despite his denying it, which is also the reason why we were at the bar first.  But, I really don’t think he looked awkward or nervous in any of his photos.  And I actually don’t know why he was conscious about his smile, as I told him ‘you smile just fine.” He looked perfectly fine in all his photos, as you can see.

My favorite photo out of all the ones we took is the second to last one, where Betzy is kissing Erwin in a vintage Porsche, because it has that really really cool 1960′s look to it.  As we were shooting at the LACMA there were a bunch of people there that seemed like they were a wedding party, due to the fact that there was a woman in a wedding dress and everyone else is in suits and dresses.  But apparently they said they were just a bunch of friends just hanging out, and one of the gentlemen allowed us to use their Porsche he said “you can do anything you want with it.” As a result, Erwin wanted to drive off in it.

The long engagement session ended with an mouth-watering dinner at Blue Dahlia’s which made my day. They make BOMB burgers. Thank you Elaine. I’m still thinking about those succulent and enormous patties as I write about this.
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So let me explain the shot below.  Erwin works at the OC Register, and I thought it would be kinda interesting to have them read one, and it worked well because it was at Union Station.

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Erich Chen Photography. Los Angeles Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Union Station Wedding and Portrait Photographer. LACMA Engagement Photos. Creative Engagement Photographer. Modern Engagement  Photographer. If you are interested in your own engagement session please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

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