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I remember the time that we went to Santa Monica.

A few weeks ago my Facebook status read: send my stuff to Santa Monica. People thought I was kidding…I really wasn’t. I LOVE LA! I know, I’ve always been an NYC, London kind of girl who never gave much time in the past few years to fun in the sun, but something changed on this trip – there was something more going on, an energy that just sang to me, charged my batteries and had me clawing for creativity. So I did what any good photographer in the city of stars would do – I put out a casting call. Jenn and David were my first Californian couple, and I have to say, I’m kind of in love with these two. Talk about energy!!

Jenn is an absolutely cute-as-can-be fireball who, when she turns on the sultry, can melt the pavement right out from under you. She has it all going on: blond bombshell meets girl next door – basically she’s everything a guy could dream of. Enter David, one of the funniest guys I’ve met in a  while! He has this way of sliding out wisecracks that put me totally at ease from the get go, but his secret talent is in getting Jenn to laugh. He adores her: it’s obvious. It’s like every time he makes her smile, or brings out a laugh he just lights up, like he won the biggest prize at the carnival – and on this occasion he certainly did! Who in the world shows up for their engagement shoot with a furry suit and a plan to be act as the top toy takeaway? JENN – that’s who!! (seriously, I love this girl!)

Jenn and David, I had such a great time with you guys! I only wish we could have gone out for cocktails and made a night of it afterwards, you are SO much fun, I love your energy. I wish you all the best in your life together which I know will be filled with love and laughter and definitly a constant stream of the unexpected! ~ Santa Monica engagement photos by Acken Studios.

  • Jennifer ClarkeMay 7, 2013 - 1:20 pm

    Danielle N James

    Well you did it, you made me cry!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for not only the amazing pictures but also for the lasting, beautiful memory we will cherish of having them done. It was such a romantic, FUN, and timeless location. Perfect. You really captured our essence and our true personalities. Thank you also for the beautiful write up on the two of us. We loved hanging out with you and had such a great time! Until next time…ReplyCancel

  • Kristy kingMay 7, 2013 - 4:50 pm

    I love the pictures! You captured the playfulness and romance if this newly engaged couple. Great work.ReplyCancel

  • Rochelle Mead-WilliamsApril 23, 2014 - 12:57 am

    Love these beautiful moments & loving even more that they’re two of our closest & best friends!!!! Amazing job capturing these emotional, loving feelings on film! Can’t wait to meet you at the wedding Danielle & James! ReplyCancel

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