Venice Canals & Playa Vista Engagement Session: Lauren & Coulton

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Lauren and Coulton were introduced to me through a mutual friend, which is always the most fun way to get to meet.

These two used to live in Marina del Rey, during which time they’d enjoy walks at the Venice Canals! So, we decided a hybrid Venice Canals and Playa Vista engagement session would be the perfect combo to represent both where they used to live, as well as an area close to their current home.

venice canals engagement session in los angeles
engagement session outfit ideas at venice canals in los angeles

Lauren was glowing in her yellow maxi skirt from Morning Lavender, which complimented Coulton’s blue suit.

Their goldendoodle, Brody, also came dressed the part with a blue plaid bowtie! Not only is Brody a big ( and fluffy!) part of their lives, but he was there when Coulton asked Lauren to marry him.

Coulton proposed over Thanksgiving last year. Lauren’s family was in town, and Coulton was looking for the right moment to pop the question, without a room full of people. So, right after taking Brody out for a morning walk, he seized the opportunity and asked!

couple walks golden doodle during venice canals engagement session
couple with golden doodle at venice canals engagement session
venice canals engagement session in los angeles

After engagement photos at the Venice Canals, we headed over to Playa Vista where we had this trail totally to ourselves.

playa vista engagement session photos

Thanks to all the rain we’ve been getting, the flowers were out in full force! We stumbled upon this gorgeous patch of yellow blooms.

playa vista engagement session photos
playa vista engagement session photos
playa vista engagement session photos

Lauren and Coulton changed outfits for our second location (I’m obsessed with Lauren’s blush dress from Lulu’s!), and even dog Brody opted for a more casual bandana for his second look.

southern California engagement session with dog
southern California engagement session with dog
playa vista engagement session
playa vista engagement session

As the grand finale to their Venice Canals and Playa Vista engagement session, Lauren and Coulton toasted with some bubbles!

popping champagne during engagement session photos in playa vista

…only after a very celebratory “pop” of course!

popping champagne during engagement session photos in playa vista

Cheers to these two! They are currently planning a destination wedding for 2020!

popping champagne during engagement session photos in playa vista
popping champagne during engagement session photos in playa vista

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