southern california

Elysia + Lauren - Engagement - San Gorgonio Wilderness by Ulices Del Toro

There is never a bad time to head up to the mountains for photos, and both Elysia and Lauren were up for an adventure. We drove up to the San Gorgonio Wilderness and found some beautiful forests for us to play in, but it was even more amazing than we expected. All of the fall colors were in full bloom. We went for a walk through the forest and right away Elysia and Lauren were so comfortable, they had already been excited for this day, and you could tell! On our way out we noticed the clouds rolling over the mountains and all agreed we had to stop and find a place to take some more photos. The weather was perfect this day, and it felt like we could keep taking photos for hours. These two were so fun to be with, they have adventurous hearts and are incredibly in love. Their wedding day cannot come soon enough.

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Jonathon + Lane - Engagement - Beaumont, Ca by Ulices Del Toro

When Jon told me that him and Lane wanted to do something a little different for their engagement session, it came with no surprise. I have known Jon for some time now, he himself is a creative, and I knew when they had chosen us to be their photographers that our time with them would be anything but conventional.

Jon asked me if i knew of any abandoned buildings or areas covered in graffiti. Luckily for them, I had been eyeing this abandoned house, sitting on top of a hill over looking a valley of fields near Beaumont Ca. How convenient. We took our chances by driving out there and checking it out. Lo and behold, our trip was a success. Not only did we find our way to the house on the hill, but we discovered many more abandoned houses and beautiful fields to fix as our setting. We are beyond excited to photograph these two at their upcoming wedding, it really cannot come quick enough!

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Tyler + Courtney - Engagement - Forest Falls, Ca by Ulices Del Toro

Tyler + Courtney met at a halloween party, and at that time they had no idea what their first interactions would lead to. Now they are getting ready to start a whole new chapter in their lives, and we couldn’t be more honored to be able to follow them on their new journey. We met up in Forest Falls for their engagement session, it was a perfect quiet day and it felt as though we had the entire mountain to ourselves. We ran around, laughed, and we captured these two falling in love all over again.

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Jimmy + Jessica - Engagement - Mormon Rocks, Ca by Ulices Del Toro

When we found out that Jimmy and Jessica were dancers, we knew we were about to get into something really fun! We took them up to one of our favorite spots with some pretty epic views to show off their dance moves. It was perfect! We hiked some trails and climbed some rocks, but it was so worth it. They practiced some of the dances they were preparing for their big day, and we really just cannot wait for that day to come!

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Jeremy + Jessica - Engagement - DTLA, Ca by Ulices Del Toro

We met up with Jeremy and Jessica at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. We knew there was a possibility of rain, but we decided to take our chances and risk the rain for some amazing photos. As soon as we arrived, it poured down rain with some crazy high winds, but neither of us were discouraged. Luckily for us, they too saw an opportunity for an awesome session. They had no problem going out in to the rain and enjoy themselves. It turned out to be such a great shoot. The rain let off, and the rest of the session was all sunshine and clouds as we strolled around the Arts District in Los Angeles capturing these two enjoy each other, laughing, hugging, kissing and of course looking forward to their big day!

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Sam + Greg - Engagement - Lake Elsinore, Ca by Ulices Del Toro

With their wedding right around the corner, I wanted to share Sam and Greg's awesome engagement session! These two were so great to hangout with! I won't mention how much offroading or hiking we did to get to this spot, but they really are amazing for letting me bring them here! Because of our little adventure, it made this session that much greater, and I cannot wait for their wedding this month!!!

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