LA Athletic Club Engagement : Anne+Cory

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t may or may not have been the red Juicy Couture sweat pants. But they definitely helped. They became Anne's signature, of sorts. Every day upon coming home from a lonnnng day at work, she's slip out of her Louboutin's and into her red sweats, lounging in her Hermosa Beach apartment. He noticed her, and she noticed Cory. From a distance. It wasn't until one day Anne's roommate insisted she meet their neighbor, Cory. So she did. In her red sweatpants. And she was smitten from the outset.

A bit later, when she wasn't in sweatpants, she saw Cory while driving in their neighborhood and made up an excuse to hang out. She pulled up next to him and chatted. What? You're going to the bank? That's funny...I'm...umm...going to the...ummm....store. Which is right next to the bank. Want a ride?

And that's how their relationship started. Seven years later, Cory proposed on a trip to Paris where they walked hand-in-hand and roamed the cobbled streets together. And, no, Anne didn't take her red sweatpants to Paris. But she still proudly wears them til this day. Afterall, she snagged her fiance with them, so they must be good luck.

I, too, was lucky to shoot Anne and Cory's engagement session in Downtown last week at the Los Angeles Athletic Club...it's a gorgeous venue and I was excited to shoot in a new place. Lucky for us, Cory's family owns the venue, so we had access to every room, nook, and cranny. Oh happy day.




Rawr.








The Wine Room with an antler light fixture? Yes, please.


That's Cory's Great Grandfather in the right corner...


Yes, the Los Angeles Athletic Club has a pool...and a killer rooftop deck...




Anne, you're beautiful.


To see more of Anne and Cory's Los Angeles Athletic Club engagement session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
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Sarah Lough - Anyone know where her dress is from? I adore it.  09.16.10 - 8:39am
Janel Conlan - Great location ;-) Love it! I may have to try it out sometime soon.  08.31.10 - 1:35pm
Vinlyn "Vee" Beckles - Anne, you guys look amazing!!!! I'm just not getting to see these photos and wow is all I can say. I look forward to seeing how beautiful you are going to look on your special day. Love you much....Mamma Vee  08.24.10 - 2:41pm
Linda Sherrill - So beautiful! Putting the logos next to the photos makes this look so classy! Great use of light! I learn so much just from watching your style...thanks again for sharing with all of us!  08.08.10 - 10:56am
Karen Vaisman - Your work pops off the page both in clarity, composition and the reactions of the subjects. You are an inspiration Jasmine! Karen www.karenvaismanphotography.com  07.30.10 - 2:42pm
Shannon - What a gorgeous shoot of a gorgeous couple. I love the interior of the LAAG, but my favourite has to be that last shot, with just the couple and just a beautiful intimate moment. Such as lovely photograph, Jasmine.   07.22.10 - 5:19am
The Hens Nest - Very swanky! Adore the last image.  07.21.10 - 2:36am
Colorado Wedding Photographers, JasonG - Sweet work!!1  07.20.10 - 1:52pm
Jason Rob Tivey - Hey Jasmine! You have so many great ideas that come out in your work. Anytime, that I am not feeling very confident with my work, I visit your blog and website to lift me back up. Thanks Jasmine!  07.19.10 - 4:36pm
Paul - Wow. Amazing work.  07.15.10 - 4:37pm
Photographick - Love the use of light and saturation, the couple seems to in so much love and you've captured it wonderfully. If JD ever gets sick/needs a break and you need a second on the east coast, i'm available :)  07.15.10 - 1:23pm
Karen Stott - Wow that last picture is STUNNING!  07.15.10 - 11:19am
Jamie Kutter - amazing as always!   07.15.10 - 9:59am
Truc - I love this couple's story and the way you tell it! Gorgeous photos!  07.15.10 - 6:14am
Chris Neoprene - Love the roof shot. I love how you're able to balance backgrounds and expressions so well. you have incredible attention to detail  07.14.10 - 10:21pm
Mariaelena Cruz - The shot with skyscrapers in the background is my favorite! I think I know where that is. We don't have too many buildings like that in Northern Utah. Loved this shoot!  07.14.10 - 5:57pm
Charles - Great job j*! I can always count on coming here to see great work. I really enjoy getting new ideas from you! Thanks!  07.14.10 - 5:53pm
Angel Strong - The last two are my absolute FAV!! Your clients always look so darn comfortable in front of the camera. I'm working on getting my clients to look a little more comfortable. Thanks for the inspiration!  07.14.10 - 5:51pm
Wendy McFarlen - Love the location and use of light! You rocked it out. Keep up the great work!   07.14.10 - 5:49pm
Sarah Ciccone - Gorgeous photos Jasmine! I LOVE the shot with the city behind them, the light is amazing!!  07.14.10 - 12:17pm
Erica Velasco - Beautiful light!  07.14.10 - 8:43am
kortnee kate and ted - You can imagine how adorable this couple will be in 50 years. Wont it be fun to see these pics next to their Golden Anniversary pics?!!! :)   07.14.10 - 7:30am
Fabrice Lambert - Jasmine, simply and incredibly gorgeous pictures ! I love it !!  07.14.10 - 5:32am
life with Kaishon - She is so lovely. Congratulations on their engagement. I hope they have years and years of happiness together!  07.14.10 - 1:29am
julie@jewelimage - HOT session. Oh my gosh. So many things I love about this. The table, the chairs, the couple, the images, the attitude! woo hoo!!!   07.14.10 - 1:17am
Courtney Davidson - Really stunning! Your work constantly challenges me to really master the basics and just take great photographs.  07.13.10 - 10:03pm
s h e r r y - These photos are amazing <3 I'm pretty in awe of the sweet antler light-fixture thing... ;D  07.13.10 - 9:45pm
Aislinn Victoria - beyond incredible and beautiful. the way you capture happiness and love continues to inspire me every. single. day.   07.13.10 - 7:50pm
Leah - Exquisite shots...beautiful light!  07.13.10 - 7:41pm
Harmony Loves - oh! Jasmine!! your work is always so clean & fresh!! Maybe your new nickname should be Jazzy fresh!! I like it :)  07.13.10 - 6:13pm
Deborah Zoe - those chair photos are HOT! and the last image is stunning  07.13.10 - 5:16pm
Vanessa Paris - Absolutely stunning, as always. You've set the bar so, so high (which we should all be thankful for:)   07.13.10 - 4:05pm
Pol - Really great! You make everyone you photograph look so fabulous!  07.13.10 - 3:54pm
Wales Wong - Gorgeous! And I am in love with her dress. lol.  07.13.10 - 3:52pm
kelly marie - you kill me! how the heck do you do it?!  07.13.10 - 2:36pm
Jasmine* - For those who asked, the entire shoot was natural lighting. When things got a little dark, I used a higher iso and wider aperture. It was a little tough to shoot and something I'm definitely not used to, but I'm happy with the results! :)  07.13.10 - 1:50pm
Stephanie Paulson - These have such a whimsy LA feel that I love. Job well done!  07.13.10 - 1:48pm
Kristen Soileau - Was this shot in natural lighting, flawless!  07.13.10 - 1:27pm
Kevin Wrenn Photography - Jasmine, The ending shot is fabulously beautiful!  07.13.10 - 1:24pm
Adam J - What's your lighting setup on those first few shots Jasmine?  07.13.10 - 12:54pm
Lydia - The wide angle shot on the rooftop is amazing!  07.13.10 - 11:58am
Stacy Samson - Jasmine you take fabulous pictures!! Anne your pictures are amazing, you look beautiful.  07.13.10 - 11:56am
Kelli - Love the pic of grandpa peeking around the corner - Awesome!  07.13.10 - 11:40am
Evie Perez - Great pictures Jasmine. So, when you took pictures inside the club did you use flash? It's just the club looks dark inside or did you bump up your ISO? Thanks!!  07.13.10 - 11:27am
Tracy Moore - What a sweet couple! Love their story. So cute. :)   07.13.10 - 11:06am
kelsy mccartney - wowzers -- jasmine, you are one popular woman :) 12 comments in 5 seconds, haha! keep up the great work. i hope my love-story-telling takes some tips from yours!  07.13.10 - 10:59am
kelsy mccartney - i almost feel creepy being the first person to comment {many will follow, i know i know} but this e-session is incredibly romantic! i love it! especially the images of them on the chairs!  07.13.10 - 10:58am
krista lucas - love the second to last one!! :)  07.13.10 - 10:57am
Troy Grover - That looks like a sweet place :)  07.13.10 - 10:57am
brittani - Great job, as always Jasmine!! Beautiful couple, beautiful photos!!  07.13.10 - 10:54am
Alicia Candelora - Simply stunning! Am I the only one who thinks that Cory def looks like his great grandfather?  07.13.10 - 10:51am
Pamela Topping - Gorgeous couple and beautiful location! I peeked at the site and the hotel + spa look amazing. I will definitely check it out for a relaxing getaway.  07.13.10 - 10:51am
Mikkel - His family owns it? Awesome!! Great pix. Love that last one.  07.13.10 - 10:50am
Norman Rubenis - Wow, what a great set of images.... and a 'killer' location too. Love them.  07.13.10 - 10:50am
jennifer - beautiful couple! I love her dress! Your lighting is stupendous   07.13.10 - 10:49am
Pamela Topping - Gorgeous couple and great location! I peeked at their site and the hotel + spa looks amazing. I will definitely have to check it out.  07.13.10 - 10:49am
gladys jem - aah lovely! my favorite is the 2nd to the last one :) its gorgeous!  07.13.10 - 10:47am