Trendy California Engagement Session by Jose Alvarado Photography
If you are fortunate enough to get stuck in my daydream know this...
I chose you as the one I never want to awaken from.
— n.r. hart

For love to blossom we must connect with someone deep within our souls. In a place where our deepest secrets are held. A place where, once entered, has the ability to change the lives of that one special person we let in. The person with whom our soul belongs. The person who even in our darkest moments has the ability to see the light within us. The person we know loves us so deeply that forever is never long enough. This connection is palpable between Iza and Carlos and we are honored to share their beautiful connection captured so exquisitely by Jose Alvarado

From Jose Alvarado: "This shoot began with searching for the closest greenery outdoorsy place in Los Angeles. The challenge though, in LA, it doesn’t rain. So finding greenery and trees is almost impossible. We began searching and came across Mt. Baldy. A secluded location just 40 mins north of La Canada. A place where it feels like you can plan a week of camping and make some s'mores. Lots of trees, shade, fresh air and beautiful So Cal sunshine. Our couple was the cherry on top. Two people who love fashion and who love each other even more. Iza looked stunning as her best friend did an amazing job on her hair. We planned to arrive 3 hours before sunset and thankfully we were so high up that we were above the fluffy clouds. The light shined through the green leaves and the wind swift through the tall trees. Best part was that we didn’t have to drive hours away to get a similar look.

This shoot was the second time with Iza and Carlos and I must say it was so much fun taking pictures of these two. The first time we took pictures of them was when they got married civilly in Beverly Hills. Next time I see them, they will be joined with their family and friends and have a nice celebration."


Photographer: Jose Alvarado Photography | Hair: Amerie | Make Up: Iza Zavala | Clothing: Forever 21 | Groom Boots: Steve Madden | Brides Hat: Urban Outfitters

We are husband and wife wedding & portrait wedding photographers from Los Angeles, California with a special love for natural light, Film Photography and medium format camera’s. With over 4 years of experience, we capture beauty and moments in the most timeless, intimate and beautiful way.
— Jose and Lindsay Alvarado