Los Angeles Page Museum La Brea Tar Pits Engagement Photography

Page Museum La Brea Tar Pits cool artistic fine art engagement photography on film

Photographing another photographer is always a little extra exciting and a little extra pressure. Excitement because you know they are up to let you experiment a little more and that can push you to try something new or different. Pressure because you know they have their own talent and way of seeing things, and you want to deliver amazingness that matches what they give their clients. Such was the anniversary session with my wonderful friend Kelly Prizel and her lovely wife Natalie.

We started their shoot at the Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits, which was not only fun and educational, but delivered these incredible shadows and lines to play with. Then we headed over to a park in Beverly Hills that gave Kelly and Natalie the Southern California desert experience without having to drive all the way to Joshua Tree. These two are so sweet and adorable. I’m so lucky to have spent a few days with them, and already looking forward to the next time we get together!
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All images shot on film! The color photographs are Kodak Portra 400 medium format on the Mamiya 645 Pro TL. The black and white photos are Kodak P3200 (and way grainier than I expected, but still cool) on the Fuji Klasse 35mm. Developed and scanned by the FIND Lab.


  • Elissa said:

    They are so cute, and Kelly is serving me some major eyes in that one photo where she's looking over Nat's shoulder. I really really really love the first B&W where they're in the triangular shadows... so good!!

  • Nicki said:

    Seconding Elissa! These are super cute! And Kelly, I love your dress!

  • Teresa K said:

    What a super fun session...I LOVE that you guys went to the museum and the images are so sweet and natural. Great job Jessica!!

  • Per Henning said:

    Epic images!

  • Too many favourites to list but that first black and white is pretty special!

  • Derek said:

    Such an amazing session full of love. Beautiful work Jessica!

  • Sarah said:

    Love how warm these images are, so sweet and intimate

  • Seriously impressed with these photographs. Great use of the location.

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