This Love, Watercolor at the Beach, Engagement shoot was inspired by Pantone Colors, Poppy Red 17-1664 and Linen 12-1008. When we paired the colors together the Linen made us think of sand and the location was born from the ecclectic venue at Hotel Maya in Long Beach. We mixed in wood tones that work perfect with the Red Poppy and Linen. Our “love at the beach” theme took off. The morning of the shoot the sun gods worshipped us and made the amazing photoʼs by Lauren Avila Photography just stunning! Her shots on the sand with the Long Beach shoreline in the background are magical and the sun washing over our dessert set up, with desserts provided by Simply Layered, is stunning. Romance Etc. provided just we had invisioned for the floral decor, the airplants and pops of flowers in the natural manzinita branches are perfect! Our couple, “Yes, they really are a couple.” are adorable together. Her ombre dress is a piece of art on itʼs own, looks like it was made for her and was perfect for our color palette. Her hair by Jamie from Thairapy Salon and make-up by Jolieke, Poppy Red lipstick and beautiful smile, flawless! The whole day was amazing, all of the vendors that participated really stepped up! Thank You Hotel Maya for the venue and all the the vendors that make what we love to do so much easier! This shoot made me realize why I love living in the L.B.C.


Hotel Maya/ www.hotelmayalongbeach.com Venue

Twoʼs A Party/ www.twosaparty.com Photo Shoot and Dessert Buffet Styling

Lauren Avila Photography/www.laurenavila.com Photography

Romance Etc./www.romance-etc.com Floral Design, Jewlery and Fleur de sel chocolateʼs

Simply Layered/www.simplylayered.com Cake and Desserts

Jamie from Thairapy Salon and Spa/ www.thairapy-salon.com

Hair Jolieke/ Make-up

Kimberlyʼs Collection/ www.kimberlyscollection.wordpress.com  JP’s Dress

Sway/www.sway.com Chris’s clothing and both JP’s and Chris’s shoes

Glow Concepts/ www.glowconcepts.com Linens


  1. Nice photo shoot. Love the red!


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