Long Beach Waterfront Wedding at Hotel Maya

Karina Pires - Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

Golden Hour Engagement Session at Manhattan Beach

I loved connecting with Kara and Chris to shoot their Manhattan Beach engagement session! I’ve been photographing Kara’s aunt and her family for years. So, when Chris popped the question, Kara’s aunt immediately referred her and Chris to me to book their engagement session. It was amazing to make another family connection, and I can’t […]

Engagement Session

Golden hour engagement session at Manhattan Beach

A Watercolor Monogram Inspired This California Wedding

Summer wedding in California

Backyard Luau Fourth Birthday Party in Los Angeles

I couldn’t wait to collaborate with Kristi from Details Details again for Laetitia’s luau-themed fourth birthday party in Los Angeles! Her team outdid themselves by creating this lavish event in the family’s backyard, complete with a shaved ice station, a pink bounce castle, and a visit from Minnie Mouse.  Over the years, I’ve photographed many […]


Karina Pires - Los Angeles Event Photographer

Creating a Luxurious Private Home Wedding in Malibu

Private home wedding inspiration

Bar Mitzvah Pre-Shoot in Los Angeles

Recently, I shot Ethan’s pre-Mitzvah portraits. His Bar Mitzvah is coming up, but his parents didn’t want photos to be an afterthought amid the day’s busy schedule. So, they opted for a Bar Mitzvah pre-shoot instead! As a Bar and Bat Mitzvah photographer in Los Angeles, I am a big proponent of pre-shoots. They’re relaxed […]

Bar / Bat Mitzvah

Bar Mitzvah pre-shoot

An Elegant Wedding In The Star Ballroom at Allure

Garden wedding day pictures in Los Angeles

An Oceanside Surprise Proposal on El Matador Beach

Komal and Gursimran’s proposal on El Matador Beach was picture-perfect! This beach is one of the best proposal spots in Malibu, known for its dramatic cliffs and rock formations. The natural caves and arches make for gorgeous backdrops—not to mention the sparkling Pacific Ocean! It’s truly a photographer’s dream. Gursimran arranged for a local picnic […]


An Oceanside Surprise Proposal on El Matador Beach

An Unforgettable Surprise Proposal at Roessler Point Gazebo

Couple posing on Redondo Beach at sunset

How To Pick A Location For Your Los Angeles Engagement Session

Over the last few years, I have had the honor of photographing dozens of engagement sessions all around Los Angeles! LA has everything from the coast to the desert to unique venues. As you start to plan your engagement session, you should start thinking about where to have it. As a seasoned wedding photographer in […]

Engagement Session

A couple at a greenhouse in Los Angeles for couples picture session

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