A Perfect Circle

A relationship has a beginning, a middle, and an end. When you find that perfect someone though, you want it to always last forever. Working hard to forge a strong foundation and to keep that spark alive, it’s a journey that is continuous. Through this journey, many things can happen.

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A relationship has a beginning, a middle, and an end. When you find that perfect someone though, you want it to always last forever. Working hard to forge a strong foundation and to keep that spark alive, it’s a journey that is continuous. Through this journey, many things can happen. But as love grows between two people, it isn’t long before a person wants to show their dedication and undying love.

I’m sure there are many people out there who just follow suit and buy a ring for their significant other just because it’s something they have seen others do. But what is it really saying when you do? There are many types of rings such as a promise ring, an engagement ring, or a wedding ring. These could also signify the course of the relationship. The promise ring is the beginning, the engagement ring is the middle, and the wedding ring is the one that marks the end of a single life and a start of a married one. The wedding ring should be the end since the relationship has led you to the point where that person is the one that is forever.

But back to the question: what is it that you are really saying when you put a ring on someone? A ring is a symbolic gesture. If you look at a ring, it doesn’t have a beginning. It doesn’t have a middle. And it certainly doesn’t have an end. It goes on forever in a perfect circle. When you place this perfect circle over a person’s finger, the symbolism follows into your relationship. This means that you’re dedicating your life to them since the relationship should continue on forever – just like that circle. So when choosing that “perfect” ring, just keep in mind the meaning of it. It isn’t just a symbol of fleeting love, or something you do when you’ve been with someone for a certain number of years – it’s something that should last forever as your love grows together through the journey of life. With this ring, may your love and dedication always be remembered in the reflection of its shining perfect circle.

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SpoilerAlert! LACMA Engagement Photography Los Angeles

Another great session at LACMA where we did an engagement session by melvin gilbert photography, los angeles wedding photographer.

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SneakPeek..! 🙂 Another great session at LACMA where we did an engagement session for Sarah & Kris. View complete post HERE.

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“Yours To Keep” ~ Denise & Enrique | San Clemente Engagement Photography – Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

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It was one great Sunday afternoon in San Clemente Beach where we had an engagement photography session for Denise and Enrique. The sky was a bit overcast, perfect for a photo shoot! They were somewhat worried because the weather was grey and the sun was hiding behind the clouds. I reassured them and said everything was going to be PERFECT!!! I was definitely right.

Denise and Enrique have been together for an amazing 12 years and looking forward to many, many more! They met their freshman year at Mater Dei High School and started going out towards the end of that year.  Denise left Mater Dei but they continued their friendship.  On December 17th,1999, their senior year, they shared a kiss and fell in love with each other all over again and have loved each other ever since!

They love the beach, as it was their first date back in 1997!  They asked me to have their engagement photo session in the San Clemente Beach area. Of course, I agreed. I’ve always wanted to go to San Clemente Beach and have an engagement session over there as I heard so many great things about the architecture, art, culture and amazing spots for photo shoot.

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“Cling To Me” ~ Cristina & Joe’s Engagement Session | Long Beach Engagement Photography

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Magnets attract due to positive and negative forces. This is how I felt when I saw Cristina and Joe. What Cristina doesn’t have, Joe have it. What Joe doesn’t have, Cristina have it. This is why they make such great complements and they look so perfect with each other. With the strong forces of unique personalities, it connected and brought Cristina and Joe together. It was a beautiful day when we photographed Cristina and Joe’s engagement photo session in Long Beach. They are an amazing couple and great to work with. I got very excited every time I shoot an engagement session. To me it’s because I get to know a little bit more about the couple, listening to their story how they got engaged, see their true love towards each other, capture the great moments of the lovely couple before their wedding, and most importantly, to get them comfortable around me and my camera. Specially on their wedding day, I will be with them one full day. So I gotta make sure they are pretty happy with they way I work. Under the golden sunshine, we have the beautiful couple Cristina and Joe who is filled with joy and happiness. Their love is just like the sun, really warm, peaceful, and comfortable. We have many nice photos, here are some of the best ones! Let’s not wait any longer and check out Cristina and Joe’s engagement photos! Hope you guys can enjoy it~

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“Eternal Love” ~ Mary & Javier | Los Angeles Engagement Photography

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This would be the third time I take engagement pictures for a couple that met through E-Harmony. Maybe after all that website really is working for us whose single out there and wants to find a true love. There’s about a gazillion questions that you need to answer first time you sign up, though. Two and a half years ago, Mary joined E-Harmony. On that website, you can ask questions so the other person can answer it. Mary told me that she wrote a questions to narrow down the guys into one lucky guy. Apparently, Javier gave the perfect answers to her. Well done, Javier. 😉

Our session starts around 5pm. Mary and Javier just enjoying themselves like this is not a photosession! Actually, that makes my job so much easier. Javier couldn’t stop making Mary laugh and smile the whole time. I think that’s what I think amazing about them. They love being with each other. Can’t stop making fun towards each other. And of course, they are so in love! Aahh.. Perfect couple. Love it. Whittier Narrow Recreational Park has amazing locations to shoot an engagement session for those of you who likes nature look on their engagement photos. Lake, trees, ducks, and more! 🙂 you gotta see it for yourself! Alright, here’s for you to enjoy, Mary and Javier’s engagement photography!

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Sneakpeek! – Sunset Alamo Square Engagement Photography Session

Sunset Engagement Session at Alamo Square in San Francisco area

If you ever go to San Francisco, you want to go to this amazing location called Alamo Square where we just had an engagement session done for Wenjing and Fei. I took a quick look a post this sneakpeek of engagement session there at sunset. Alamo Square is a residential neighborhood and park in San Francisco, California, in the Western Addition. The part of the Western Addition surrounding the park is often referred to as the Alamo Square neighborhood. Its boundaries are not well-defined, but are generally considered to be Webster Street on the east, Golden Gate Avenue on the north, Divisadero Street on the west, and Oak Street on the south. It is characterized by Victorian architecture that was left largely untouched by the urban renewal projects in other parts of the Western Addition. A row of Victorian houses facing the park on Steiner Street, known as the “Painted Ladies”, are often shown in the foreground of panoramic pictures of the city’s downtown area. A number of movies, television shows and commercials have been filmed in or around Alamo Square. And now, engagement photography session as well. See complete Wenjing & Fei’s Alamo Square Engagement Photography Session HERE : http://melvingilbertblog.com/2012/05/alamo-square-engagement-photography-san-francisco-wedding-photographer/

Sunset Engagement Photography Session at Alamo Square Park in San Francisco area

Please see complete Wenjing & Fei’s Alamo Square Engagement Photography Session HERE : http://melvingilbertblog.com/2012/05/alamo-square-engagement-photography-san-francisco-wedding-photographer/

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Francesca & Andrea :: Milan, Italy Couple Portrait Session | Destination Engagement & Wedding Photographer

So I knew Francesca and Andreas through Letizia and Tim who were a couple I worked with for their engagement photos while I was in Paris. Francesca and Andreas live in Milan where it happens to be a stop on my tour map (i chose Milan over Rome mainly because I wanted to see San Siro ^_^), and I’m so glad that I visited. After they’ve seen my work displayed on my website, they became very excited about the photoshoot. Even though the shoot was scheduled the day after their return from Barcelona, the couple got up bright and shiny in the morning to accommodate the session, I was really grateful for that.

The photo session was taken at the Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. They were a gorgeous couple and blended right into the elegance of Milan. Their love radiated and easily became the center of focus. I didn’t have to teach them how to pose much at all because this was all natural to them. Every kiss, hug and stare was gravitational and they can’t seem to see anyone else in the world but each other. Haha, I even felt a little shy in front of them. They were animated, beautiful and picture perfect.

It truly is a privilege of mine to work at my job. Not only I get to tour around the world for work, but most importantly, I get to work with wonderful clients like these two and capture their moments of happiness. “Do what you love. Love what you do.” Moments like these remind me why I am a wedding photographer and love being one.


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