UCLA Botanical Gardens Engagement
Matt and Sofia are getting married next August, but it's never too early to get engagement photos done -- especially when you can use them for your Christmas cards. Sofia was a UCLA Bruin, and when we were first talking about possible shooting locations, she mentioned her alma mater. I had only been to the school a few times, but knew its iconic brickwork buildings would provide a stellar backdrop. Add in the sentimental value to Sofia and the fact that Matt's school was about 300 miles too far away for an afternoon drive, and we had our location.
We started off in the Mathias Botanical Gardens on the eastern edge of the campus. Since the sun was still fairly high overhead, the leafy canopy softened the light, making for luscious skin tones.