Black Tie Engagement Session


We love seeing a couple dressed to the nines for their engagement photos. Coupled with film photography, an elegant, black tie feel elevates your session from the standard, and doesn’t Carmela’s Adrianna Papell dress bring just the perfect amount of glitz without feeling stuffy and overdone? Read on for more from the photographer and the couple!

From the photographer: Balboa Park is one of my favorite places to visit here in Southern California and with it being an hour and a half drive (not including traffic), it’s not often that I drive down there. So when my brother proposed to his gorgeous girlfriend, I started brainstorming ideas for their engagement session. This particular engagement session is actually the second one for them. Carmela, my brother’s fiance, got this gorgeous Adrianna Papell gown for their engagement party and when I saw it, I knew that I had to photograph her in it somewhere gorgeous, like Balboa Park.

From the couple: For our engagement photo shoot, Damaris Mia Photography suggested we go to Balboa Park. She comes up with the best locations and best ideas. She showed me the location and I fell in love. We went there right before the sun set and we let her do her job! She found the best spots for us to take pictures. We both felt so comfortable and we loved working with her! She is very talented and her skills got us the best pictures we have! Thank you Damaris Mia for photographing us! We love you!
Photographer: Damaris Mia Photography | Film Lab: Pro Photo Irvine | Venue: Balboa Park, San Diego | Dress: Adrianna Papell | Suit: Calvin Klein