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A Unique Engagement Session When it comes to my couples, I never want to deliver the same gallery twice. I am a firm believer that your images should be as unique as your love story. When you look at your images, of course I want you to think that the images are beautiful and your […]

Engagement Session at Taco Bell

a couple shares a meal at a booth in a Los Angeles Taco Bell during their engagement photo session with Los Angeles Based Photographer Photos By Victoria Smith

Let’s talk about a wedding first look! Should you have one? What if you do not want to have one? These questions and more answered within this blog! What is a wedding first look? A wedding first look is a private moment when the bride and groom see each other for the first time on […]

Should I do a First Look at my wedding?

a bride and groom embrace after their first look

Family Shot List for Wedding Days Does the idea of creating a family portrait shot list make you want to close your laptop and never look back? The feeling of wanting to make sure you include everyone, but also wanting to work with a timeline is enough to really kill the planning mood. This post […]

Wedding Day Family Portrait List

There are so many wonderful Los Angeles photoshoot locations! In today’s blog, I am breaking down a few of my favorites. I will share the location, permitting details and fees, and why I love each location. Let me know your favorite in the comments! Fairview Park Fairview park is a stunning natural location for your […]

Los Angeles Photoshoot Locations

How to plan for your beach engagement session For my Los Angeles couples who are looking for a beach setting, I love to take them to Newport Beach. A Newport Beach engagement session provides a scenic location with plenty of space for candid poses and movement. When preparing for your session, think of the colors […]

Newport Beach Engagement Session

ring detail shot during a beach engagement session

Pasadena City Hall is always top of my list for location recommendations for Pasadena engagement sessions. If you love stunning architecture and backdrops that look as if they belong in the next issue of Vogue, this location is for you. One of the main reasons I love this Pasadena engagement session location is the ability […]

Pasadena California Engagement Session

A couple poses at a pasadena california engagement session location while shooting an engagement photography session with Los Angeles photographer Photos By Victoria Smith

Where to Get Married in Nashville, Tennessee, Pt. 1 As a photographer, I get the pleasure of working with beautiful wedding venues in Nashville Tennessee. In this post, I am going to share one of my favorite venues around Nashville. Be sure to follow along as each week will feature a new Middle Tennessee wedding […]

Wedding Venues in Nashville Tennessee

a couple poses at an A-frame cabin at Rural Hill farm during a Nashville, TN elopement with photographer Photos By Victoria Smith

I absolutely adore this Orange County engagement session! We had a blast exploring a local park and taking time to enjoy the evening while capturing candid and emotive images. We played off of the neutral colors throughout the park when planning the couple’s outfit. I love how this decision allows the couples to be the […]

Orange County Couples Session

A couple poses at an Orange county Engagement Session with Los Angeles Photographer Photos By Victoria Smith

Calling all Los Angeles couples looking for the perfect spot for their engagement session! If you are new here, I am Victoria Smith, your Los Angeles Engagement Session Photographer. If you have been following for a while, welcome back! I am so excited to share one of my favorite Los Angeles Engagement session locations with […]

Los Angeles Engagement Session at Arlington Gardens

Before I was a photographer, I was an elementary school teacher in Clarksville. Courtney was one of the teachers I was hired with, so being able to photograph her engagement session at Clarksville Marina was so special for me! It was so perfect! Both of these spots are so picturesque from every angle, so it […]

Engagement Session at Clarksville Marina | Courtney and Geoffrey | Clarksville, TN