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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Erika & Tyson’s “Dream Come True” | Malibu Engagement Photography

It was a great day in Malibu area where we took engagement photography session near Santa Monica. they look perfect with each other cuddling and having fun on a beach…

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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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“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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Anita – Bridal Portraits | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

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What a perfect way to start our day with a photo shoot with Anita. Anita is a lovely young lady, who is ready to begin a great and momentous journey in her life. With her beautiful smile, Anita captured each moment artistically, making everything seem lively. She was as gorgeous as the flowers she was holding; her eyes shined much hope for the future. A great life will be waiting for her!

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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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