UCLA Engagement Photography | Susy and Scott

What are furry, energetic and have eight legs? Bentley and Rollie…of course!;)Susy and Scott’s two dogs joined us for the first part of their engagement session and they were hamming it up. Dogs are so much fun. Growing up we always had at least 2 or three dogs and a couple cats around the house. There’s something really special about being a pet owner that only people with pets can appreciate. If you have them long enough they seriously become part of the family. At least that was the case for my family. And judging by the photos below I would say that Bentley and Rollie are definitely part of the family.

Susy and Scott decided to have part of their engagement photos done at Huntington Central Park, followed by more photography at UCLA. UCLA has such a beautiful campus with impressive architecture. And when we arrived, the sun was really low in the sky making the light soft and magical. Yup, I said it…magical. The combination of an amazing couple at a fantastic location with perfect lighting had me drooling over the potential. The setting was ideal and they really deserved it. They are two of the nicest kindhearted people I have ever met. They’re both Special Ed teachers and work really hard at what they do. I have a tremendous amount of respect for teachers. My mother was a teacher (now principal) at an elementary school in Orange County. Teachers work so hard and have such a huge impact on literally generations of people. Go teachers!

On a romantic tangent, Scott proposed to Susy at the top of a sky-scraper in New York City. Awesome right!? Just thought I should mention it.:)


Black Gold Wedding Photography | Aaron Dieppa - [...] Susy and Scott’s Engagement Photos?  Well here are some of the photos from their amazing wedding at Black Gold Golf Club.  With [...]

Melissa Turner - Great photos. You can’t even tell Scott had his eyes open in all the kissing ones. :) You guys look great.

christina - the lighting is really great in these pics! and i can’t resist a shoot with doggies!!

mimi - You guys look great!!! Susy…you are more than welcome to do my hair for me!

Janet - Beautiful pics!! I love that you went to UCLA…GOOOOOO BRUINS!! I love the shots!! Can’t wait to see you both on the big day….SUPER EXCITED!!!

Gena Yoon - Susy, those shoes are killer. Love it! Shin said, “There’s sure is a lot of bboh bboh-ing going on.”

Christina & Jason - Susy & Scott~!
You look fabulous~!
Can’t wait to see you at your wedding =)

Luke Lin - Another job well done. See you at the next wedding!

esther - Such great photos!! I knew Scott and Susy were in good hands the moment u started shooting! :)

susy - Thank you Aaron for the beautiful photos!! I can’t wait for the big day :)

St. Regis Monarch Beach Wedding Photography | Lindsay and Franco

Lindsay and Franco’s wedding was the perfect combination of elegance, style and fun. Their go anywhere do anything spontaneous personalities made them an absolute pleasure to work with and I am so excited to feature their photos on my blog today. Their wedding photographs were taken at the St Regis Monarch Beach and Cannons in Dana Point.

If I had to describe Lindsay and Franco in two words I would probably use the words energetic and stylish. Their wedding was such a perfect representation of those two characteristics. From the start of the day I could tell that it was going to be a really fun wedding. From Lindsays “Chucks” laced with black ribbon, to Franco’s rented classic Bentley for their grand exit, their wedding was packed with style and energy from start to finish. The epic spiral staircase at the St. Regis Monarch Beach proved perfect for their first look and the outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean at Cannons in Dana Point was an ideal location for the ceremony, dancing and partying.

Much of the beautiful details that made up their reception décor and tablesettings were Fall inspired. There were white pumpkins and fall leaves used to decorate the tables and caramel apples were used as their favors.

Many thanks to Kimberly Conners for her amazing creativity and professionalism. It was such an awesome experience getting to work with her and I’m looking forward to working with her more this year!

And thank you to Lindsay and Franco for letting me document every moment of your epic wedding!

Hotel: St. Regis Monarch Beach

Restaurant: Cannons in Dana Point

Wedding Planner: Kimberly Conners Events

DJ: Flo Maracine of KIK Entertainment

Florist: Jordan Heer of Fantasy Florals

Cupcakes: Sprinkles Cupcakes

Catering/Linens/chairs etc: Cannons Seafood


Debbie - What beautiful pictures! Everyone and the venue look stunning. I’ve been looking into the St. Regis for my wedding and their site’s great (http://www.stregismb.com/weddings.aspx) but seeing pictures like these definitely helps with being able to actually visualize everything.

christina - looks like a fun crowd!!

mary ann loconte - The pictures were amazing. I like how you captured personality, craziness and love.

Mary Ann Loconte
Mother of Groom

Kristin - Aaron- the pictures are amazing!! You did SUCH a great job at Lindsay and Franco’s wedding.
Thanks so much for working with us, especially at 7 am! You did such a great job of caputuring their personalities. I love love love them, can’t wait to see the rest :)

Kimberly Conners - These pictures are beautiful! That first one of Lindsay looking down is absolutely STUNNING! I can’t wait to see the rest of them. It was a blast working with you. Can’t wait for our 2011 weddings coming up!

The Strand | Manhattan Beach Engagement Photography | Stephanie and Paul

One of the things that stood out to me the most when I first met Stephanie and Paul was their passion and respect for their Alma Mater. Both of them are USC graduates and immediately began training me in the ways of being a USC fan. I distinctly remember getting an email from Stephanie that ended with “Fight On!!” followed by an explanation that “that’s what USC fans say to one another.” I love it.

So I made sure to photograph some of the USC flags I saw hanging here and there as we walked up The Strand in Manhattan beach. Stephanie and Paul just recently purchased a home there and thought The Strand would be the perfect place for their engagement session. I couldn’t agree more. It was actually my first time there. I had driven through that area in the past, but never stopped to walk around. There are so many unique houses up and down the boardwalk that provided a variety of different backdrops for taking photos. I couldn’t get enough of all the different colors and textures. And Stephanie and Paul were so much fun to hang out with. Photographing them was seriously effortless. Aren’t their smiles contagious!?

The first several photos were taken right outside of their house. Pay close attention to the customized USC license plates on both of their cars. Epic!





Notice the customized USC license plates on both of their cars. That is some serious dedication!




















christina - cute couple!! can i just have that colorful dress she’s rocking?! but seriously amazing shots ad…love the one on the pier. it’s majestic!!!!

James - Awesome photos Aaron, the site looks amazing.

Jeff Almquist - Beautiful images Aaron!

megan - Aaron awesome pictures! Please tell Stephanie Megan (Saenz)says HI! Let her know she picked the worlds #1 photographer!

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