Last Saturday the fabulous Brie of Brienne Michelle Photography invited me to come along for an engagement session, starring none other than Jen and Anthony from San Fran. We headed to Ventura for some killer settings and had a blast. We even got Slurpees. That's how cool it was. This couple was a blast to work with and was up for just about anything we threw at them. Thanks guys, looking forward to your wedding in Summer of '09!
We had to pay the Seagull extra
Anthony was so funny, talking about his lack of confidence
in front of the camera, but as soon as he was in focus, the
GQ-ness oozed from all over.
We found some friends along the way.
Swings are just so much fun!
We arrived back at the parking lot just in time for
this train to plow through, answering our question,
"Do you think these tracks are used anymore?"
In light of that, we were extra cautious on this awesome
old train bridge that goes right over the 101 freeway.
After our time at the beach we headed down to
Cal State Channel Islands. This used to be a mental
illness hospital, but is now a college campus...very creepy.
This place inspired the song "Hotel California" by
the Eagles, and has the well featured in "The Ring".
The natural light through the skylight at the end of this
tunnel made for a glorious lighting situation.
Who says you can't dance when there's no music?
The very talented and pregnant Brie, what an artist.
Jen is a bit of a rebel
CSUCI had a great courtyard in the original building, which
used to be a Spanish mission. Around the 1930's the State
built a mental institution, keeping the mission style in all
the buildings. The hospital was a leader in experimental
treatments of mental illness, such as Schizophrenia. Wierd.
Anyway, back to the nice courtyard.