Earlier this month we got the chance to spend some time with Tim and Cindy during their engagement shoot. They were both born and raised in Los Angeles so they decided that the city would be the appropriate place to have the shoot. We initially met at the home where Tim grew up (in Pico Rivera). We took a few warm up shots and got to meet Tim's neat grandfather. Thereafter, we were off to downtown L.A. where the traffic is busy but the cool locations are many. We just didn't realize that we'd be 86'd from so many of these locations.
We began at the Los Angeles Public Library and worked our way around to The Standard (a famous hotel and nightspot). We were able to get alot of cool shots in the library's garden and fountain areas but were kicked off the premises because the security thought that our cute couple may fall into the fountain. Right?! Next was The Standard where Tim and Cindy often hang out at the rooftop bar. Apparently, the rooftop architecture is so "special" that we weren't allowed to take our cameras inside. Oh well! So we decided to forgo the hotel and take more pictures in the streets of L.A. But we were even stopped, at one point, from shooting near a particular building. What's the deal with L.A.? Isn't this the land of movies and pictures? Anyways... Tim and Cindy were great throughout the shoot and simply rolled with the punches, making the best of the situation. Let's talk more about them instead.
Cindy is a store manager for Lucky Brand Jeans located in Hollywood. She's been working for Lucky for about a year or so and has been in the retail clothing industry for many years. Of course, she is quite the fashion expert and is in charge of both, hers and Tim's wardrobes. Cindy is vivacious, outgoing and simply fun to be around. We can understand how Tim fell in love with her.
Tim, on the other hand, is a little more quiet. But as the night went along he came out of his shell and truly was as fun as Cindy to shoot. Tim works as a police officer with the LAPD and he is also a reservist with the US Army, with his unit located in Santa Barbara. In fact, Tim's reserve unit will be deploying to the middle east in the next few months. This will be his second deployment to the war zone. Please remember to keep him in prayer so that he returns safely and back into Cindy's loving arms. Thank you, Tim, for your service.
The night ended at one of their favorite restaurants, Buca di Beppo in Pasadena. We had a great conversation and ate lots of yummy italian food. They serve the food in "family portions" so, needless to say, our bellies were very full. Thank you, Tim and Cindy, for a great evening. With that much fun how can we call it work?Tim's cool hot rod. He's still working on it but between the LAPD, the US Army Reserves, and Cindy where does he find the time? Congratulations, once again, Tim and Cindy. We look forward to "working" some more on your wedding day. You two are truly a pleasure to be around!