UCLA Engagement: Dimitra & Jordan

What do an epic proposal at the Santa Monica ice skating rink, an Instagram contest, and UCLA all have in common? Dimitra and Jordan!

I don’t even know where to start with these two, I have so many wonderful things to say. Dimitra and Jordan were the winners of an engagement session giveaway I did back in February. It turns out that at the time, Karl and I were living just a couple blocks away from them in West LA, so of course we had to meet up for a drink. We chatted for hours over the proposal, and of course the engagement session.

From the beginning, Dimitra had big plans for her engagement photos, and knew immediately she wanted to do them at UCLA, where she was soon to be graduating from.  Jordan had also attended for undergrad ( and recently completed an MBA from Pepperdine…talk about power couple!) After months of planning, the day finally arrived.

We dodged swarms of graduates ( and their celebratory champagne sprays) but managed to make it feel as though these two had the entire campus to themselves. In an engagement session first, Dimitra and Jordan brought a helium tank to inflate balloons of their wedding date, and when it ran out just before the last number was inflated, Jordan saved the day by blowing it up himself. Dog Mika joined in on the action for the second half of the shoot and Dimitra sported a custom-made Weiss jersey ( her last-name-to-be!) for some football-inspired fun. In the last few moments of daylight these two enjoyed a champagne toast, plus a little extra excitement when the cork shot off the bottle unexpectedly! Don’t worry, Karl caught all the fun on video too!

summer engagement photography of couple at UCLA campus

engaged couple dances on UCLA campus

guy kisses girl on cheek during UCLA engagement session