Ryan here! A couples photo session in a bookstore? Hell yes! When Natalie and Miranda told us that they love books and find old bookstores romantic we were all over the idea. We love when our clients have such unique ideas.
We had not met Natalie and Miranda in person until the day of the shoot but Ryan and I immediately hit it off with them and found photographing them to be so fun and free flowing. They are so in love and it was so easily captured. There is something truly romantic about rows and rows of old books, wooden ladders, old relics, and two women in love.
We had so much fun with these two! We were laughing hysterically at their attempts to stack books on their heads and get them to remain there. We had the store to ourselves, well mostly to themselves as at times they really forgot that we were even there – something we love very much! Their enthusiasm for books, and especially for each other was truly awesome, and brought big smiles to our faces. There was way too much cuteness happening! The romance between them was awesome!
We shot this session at Iliad books in North Hollywood. If you haven’t checked them out you should! You could seriously spend days browsing their huge selection. And the atmosphere is something you’ll never find at a chain store! Thanks to Ricky at Iliad who made our shoot there so easy, relaxed, and welcoming.
Natalie shared with us how her and Miranda met… [quoteRight]Once we kissed, well, it just got sweeter with each passing day. She could never be replaced.” [/quoteRight]
“Miranda doesn’t recall seeing me the first time our paths crossed. It seemed to me she was there for our mutual friend and the froyo, but not to network like a plastic LA entertainment type. So, I didn’t say hello, respecting and relating to her introverted nature.
Then our mutual friend co-hosted an international food party at Miranda’s place. It was four blocks away from my apartment, so I had no reason not to go. I was the quiet girl that night, glued to All About Eve playing on the TV. She noticed me then. But it wasn’t until I was invited over the next day to enjoy party leftovers that she gave me her number and email.
Living so close we quickly became coffee shop and errand buddies. She loved ethnic foods the way I do, our work ethics were similar, and we were both adventurous sorts who loved seeing and trying new things. I just wanted to snuggle up with her and never let her go. Once we kissed, well, it just got sweeter with each passing day. She could never be replaced.” -Natalie