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Suzette Allen Highlights an Engagement Love Story

Updated: Feb 7, 2022

One of my favorite kinds of sessions to photograph is engagements. Of course, as a “hopeless romantic" I totally dig capturing the magic of a couple in love! I typically try to choose a location that is special to them, or encourage doing something they love to do together. I had the immense honor of photographing my 2nd cousin, Alison and her fiancé, Santino in Temecula last year. They were planning to get married in 2020, but because of Covid, they rescheduled to 2021. I’m very excited about getting to photograph their wedding too!

Often there are so many great images and so much variety from a session that it is hard to just choose a couple of images to print. So, I usually suggest an album, which is the perfect way to tell the story, show the different vibes and locations and maximize on the variety we can capture in a Love Story session. In fact, I typically shoot for the story with a variety of poses and scenes (planning an album ahead of time in my mind)!

This album was printed at Bay Photo, and is a Sunrise Album, which has rigid pages, but thin and elegant. Of course, I wanted to use the image they chose for their Save the Date card on the front, so they have a permanent record of it!

I love the quality of the album, the rich color and texture and look forward to the joy of them sharing it with their guests at the wedding! Mostly I love the way they connected and interacted during the session- allowing me to capture the magic between them. I could see such a rare connection … the kind that that keeps a couple in love for years!


Suzette Allen, Lumix Ambassador, Bay Photo Ambassador and Adobe Influencer, is a long- time Photoshop instructor and Hybrid pioneer who continues to reinvent herself to stay current with the changing landscape of photography. Majoring on creativity and innovation, as well as embracing technology, has become a hallmark of her style and a continual driving force toward sharing her creativity with the world. She passionately creates and shares her vision, as a Photographer and Educator, since she loves to TEACH creativity as much as she loves people and photographic art!

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