Jas and I were super stoked when we were asked to do DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge) style engagement portraits. We had the pleasure of first meeting Priya and Ricky last summer at Neelam’s (Ricky’s sister’s) wedding. This was fantastic, we knew the couple, they had great chemistry and the camera loved them. Plus we were loving the idea of crossing off DDLJ style shoot off our photography bucket list.
These pics are a total hit! Everyone loves them. I just posted one picture and got over 100 likes in less than 2 hours! Thanks again to you and Mandy!!
Little did we know that by May the yellow mustard fields were starting to die down or were being tilled in on private lands. After days of scouting out in Del Puerto Canyon hills in Patterson, Livermore, Tracy, Stockton, Highway 12 and Priya and Ricky checked out Fairfield area; we both found some spots, but always small patches, along the side of the freeway, not very photo shoot friendly areas. We put an ask out to friends on Facebook and of course we get these lovely photos from friends in England with beautiful lush fields of yellow, which happened to be just a little too far for us.
We were almost giving up and settling for the fields along the side of the freeway, next step was to figure out how to jump the barbwire. A week before the shoot, as we’re driving through country roads on our way to Carmel for another engagement session, we drove by the most amazing field in our own backyard; about a 30-minute drive from us. I pull out my phone and snapped quick shots as Jas drove and took down the coordinates so we can come back and figure it out logistically. We sent the photos to Priya and Ricky exclaiming we found the perfect place!
Now with the location down, the hard part was done. Come the day of the shoot, we drive out to the field and get started after a quick stop at our local park first. Both Priya and Ricky were wonderful. And here are the final results, we hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do!