Last weekend I made the drive out to L.A. (something I very rarely do cause L.A. gives me crazy anxiety) to do an engagement session at the Old L.A. Zoo. I totally got lost on the way (I do that every time I go to L.A.) and this sweet couple walked me through, turn by turn by turn, how to get to them.
I had seen photos online of The Old L.A. Zoo but, I have to say that they don't do it justice. It is such a hidden gem in Southern California that even life long natives, like me, still don't know about. It's an easy little hiking trail that walks you right along all of the old animal cages from the 1920's. Now these cages would probably be considered inhumane but, it was so amazing to walk back in time. The concrete enclaves are all covered in graffiti now and many areas are fenced off which gives you a feeling of trespassing even though people are completely allowed there.
Diana and Rob were my sweet couple that I had the pleasure of photographing, Lucky Diana, was gifted several gorgeous wedding dresses from various family members and wore two for our shoot. She exuded grace and elegance which was so stunning against such a harsh backdrop of graffiti and cages. Her handsome fiance Rob looked very dapper and was such a gentleman. These two are madly in love and it shows in every touch, glance and kiss.
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Mother of 2 wildlings, Ex Disney Princess and Fine art wedding and lifestyle photographer