Engagements

Nathan & Erin

Beautiful California Coast proposal photography. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful California Coast proposal photography. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful California Coast proposal photography. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful California Coast proposal photography. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful California Coast proposal photography. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful California Coast proposal photography. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful California Coast proposal photography. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful California Coast proposal photography. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

A magical moment along the shore…. and when he asked, she cried “Yes!” So delighted for these two lovebirds! xo

Yen + Andrew

Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

This lovely pair escaped the Windy City to bask in California’s glorious golden light. The flowering, rolling fields of Ojai, CA were simply stunning, and a perfect backdrop for Yen & Andrew’s beautiful destination engagement.

Bella + Jacob

Utterly sublime floral crown.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Garden elopement inspiration.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Watercolor-inspired wedding photography.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Exotic flora.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Luminous garden elopement.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Joyous couple.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Ethereal elopement photography.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful New Zealand elopement.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Organic garden bouquet...  Floral design by Helen Sivakumar.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Ohinetahi Estate & Gardens.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
XYZ.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
...for Eternity.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

I had the pleasure of photographing these two love birds while traveling through New Zealand’s South Island earlier this year.  Collaborating with the stunningly talented team of creatives on this elopement editorial was such a delight!  One glance at the divine floral crown, bouquet, and boutonnieres, and I fell head over heels.  See our feature in Issue Six of Magnolia Rouge for more from this beautiful shoot…

Sublime floral design by Helen Sivakumar of Aromaunga Flowers. Bella’s stunning makeup by Brae Toia Makeup Artistry in Canterbury, NZ, and splendid hair design by Haley Saul, Hair Artist.  Beautiful set details provided by Reincarnation.  Photographed in the glorious private gardens of the Ohinetahi Estate, with film scanning and processing by RichardPhotoLab.com.

Summering in Paradise

flirtatious laughter.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com) high-waisted bikini.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com) radiant palm fronds.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com) summering in the tropics.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com) poolside.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com) starfish.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com) romantic tropical terrain.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com) beautiful poolside engagement.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com) sunbathers.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com) poolside romance.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com) playful.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com) tropical retreat.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com) romantic destination.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

I am so smitten with this styled engagement shoot and its subtle nods to old Hollywood glamour.  Make-up, Styling + Jewelry was provided by Jess, our gorgeous subject – a true talent and triple threat in every sense of the word!  The location – a private estate nestled in the Malibu Canyons – was the site of a recent workshop organized and hosted by my incredible friend Jen Huang, and it couldn’t have been more spectacular.  So much beauty….

Credits Models: Jess & Brad | Venue: Private Estate, Malibu, CA | Make-Up & Hair: Jess Wilcox Hair + Make-Up Artist | Jewelry: Serene Stones Jewelry