We have previously worked with Katie and Eric documenting their engagement and wedding last April in Los Angeles. They found out that they were expecting and asked if we could capture their maternity photos, even though we had since relocated to Austin, TX. We adore Katie and Eric so it was no question for us to make sure we could get to LA for them. It worked out perfectly that we already had a wedding in the area when they wanted to shoot!
We originally had plans to shoot on a private beach in Malibu but a few hours before we were supposed to shoot, Katie got really sick. Thankfully we were going to be in town for another week so we rescheduled. The only day they had available was the same day of their baby shower so they asked if we could shoot at a location closer to their party. Griffith Observatory was an obvious choice because it was 20 min away and is a stunning location. We wanted to show off the amazing views of LA as well as the gorgeous architecture of the observatory.
Upon arriving at the observatory, we were all shocked at how crowded it was. None of us had ever seen it so packed, especially when no events were going on. Because of this we had to be very strategic where we shot. Since we shoot film, we really didn’t want to deal with having to remove people from the background…get it correct in camera first, right! We found some hiking trails that had no foot traffic and was the perfect spot to show off the views, and the lighting was just perfect! Towards the end of the shoot we tried our hardest to get some shots near the building, which proved difficult. But we found a little corner no one was in and took full advantage of it!
We adore how these photos came out and are so lucky to work with such awesome clients that put their full trust in us! And we cant wait to shoot their newborn photos in June!
We are Stephanie & Kevin Ponce. We are wedding and portrait film photographers with a love for natural light, breathtaking locations and beautiful details.
Our approach to photography is to capture authentic, vibrant and timeless photos in a fine art style that are unique to each couple. For the last five years we have been privileged to travel around the world to document the loves stories of our clients.