• Nikki Rivera

Kristen & Albert ||South Coast Botanic Garden Engagement

When it comes to easy going couples, it doesn't get much better than Kristen & Albert!

They decided to have their engagement session at the South Coast Botanic Gardens, in Palos Verdes, CA. I'm far from exaggerating when I say, this place is a photographers DREAM! As an elopement photographer, my eye and lens lean toward landscapes, and my oh my, do the gardens provide many of them! Within a matter of a few hundred feet, you can walk from a gorgeous succulent wall, to a desert garden, and my ultimate favorite the banyan grove, which consists of these giant fig trees, that give the feeling of walking amongst the Hawaiian jungle.





We roamed the gardens for over an hour, talking about their interests, what they do for a living, and bonding over our love for pickle backs (if you don't know that that is, do yourself a favor and order one the next time your out). I love that they were willing to get artsy, and totally trust me with my creative vision. These two were giggly, and so very much in love! I couldn't help but get that "best friend" vibe, and I think the magic we created in the gardens during their session, show just that!



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