So about 2 months ago, some may recall that I vacationed in the gorgeous state of Florida for 3 weeks...well it turns out that while I was gone, I happened to miss a LOT going on back home. For instance, my 20 year old sister and her boyfriend decided to head off to Las Vegas with my mom and get engaged and then married! I didn't find out about it until I got back from Florida...wow, was that a shocker.
I will say though, that I absolutely adore my sister's
boyfriend HUSBAND, my now brother-in-law, and that if she was gonna go off and get married without telling anyone, I'm glad it was with him.
They're planning a ceremony/mini-wedding for March 2012 so that friends and family can actually be there and celebrate with them. So while they've already tied the knot and skipped the engagement stage pretty much, we decided to do some engagement-style photos for the them so that they could still have the photos and use them for the invites or save the dates or whatever they want.
We planned to go down to the Santa Monica Pier to do their photos as it has a bit of sentimental value for them, but as the weekend we were going to do them turned out to be the "Carmageddon" weekend, we got scared off thinking about driving to the 10 fwy to go to Santa Monica which is where the 405 shut-down actually began (turns out the freeway really wasn't that bad after all).
So instead I suggested we take the Metro train to downtown L.A. and do some pictures there since I've been dying to go there and take photos forever now. We'll still go to Santa Monica soon and do pics there too, but for now we have these photos.
Here's a few highlights from our long day of walking around the downtown area and hopping on and off the train. There was more I wanted to photograph, but bellies were getting hungry and patience was running thin, so we called it a day. :)