{Real Couples} Christina + Ezra, Santa Monica, CA

I love contrasting shoots, when images are shot in juxtaposing settings, capturing different vibes. This engagement shoot fits the perfect balance of class in a fancy hotel and sweet moments shared on the beach at sunset.  

Today's engagement shoot was submitted via Two Bright Lights by Christina Dely Photography.  Christina Dely shared a bit about the couple: 

"He is an actor. She works in Entertainment Advertising Sales. So it was only fitting that Christina & Ezra were inspired by Hollywood Glamor, when they planned to shoot their engagement session at the luxurious and chic Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica. The couple spent the evening sipping dirty martini's in the Huntley's Zagat rated Penthouse restaurant. And lounging among the carved African daybeds, drum tables, and leather-covered benches in the striking lobby designed by Thomas Schoos. Just moments away from the Santa Monica beaches, we wrapped up the engagement shoot by splashing & playing around in the surf."


Can we talk about Christina's shoes?  They are pretty stunning, with that gorgeous dress!  Shooting the Hollywood Glamour portion of the engagement shoot at the Huntely Hotel was an amazing choice.  Very classy & sexy. 

Christina, the lovely bride to be, shared a little note about her and Ezra's choice for the engagement shoot locations, and their upcoming nuptials.  

"We are extremely excited about our wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We wanted to tell a seductive story through photography that had an old Hollywood vibe. What better than a fancy hotel and martinis! We ended the shoot on the Santa Monica beach with a gorgeous sunset. Since we are doing a beach wedding we wanted to have familiar surroundings that fit our big day. We have been together for over 4 years and the day we had the engagement shoot felt like the 1st day I met him. I was filled with butterflies and he made me feel beautiful just by the way he looked at me. Christina Dely did an amazing job catching his glimpse, our laughter and most importantly the love we share everyday."


Such a lovely engagement session.  I appreciate it when couples put thought into their e-shoots, especially when they have a destination wedding.  Sipping martinis at a classic Santa Monica hotel is far from the beach scene, yet including shots at sunset on the beach nearby is just as captivating, especially when they will be wed on a beach in Mexico.

The choice of attire for the beach setting is perfect as well!  A little relaxed from the swanky hotel, yet just as classy.  I love the images of Ezra lifting Christina while frolicking in the water, so sweet and fun!

We wish Christina & Ezra the very best on their upcoming marriage! May your destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta be as beautiful as you dream it to be.  Thanks for sharing your sweet note with us!

Many thanks as well to Christina Dely for submitting to us your photography!  

Photography: Christina Dely Photography, Woodland Hills, CA
Venue: The Huntley Hotel, Santa Monica, CA
Hair Stylist: The Dry Bar, West Hollywood, CA


  1. Thank you SO much for the beautifully written feature! We love you Savvy Deets Bridal! XO

  2. Aww, you're so welcome, Christina! Thanks for submitting your photography to us! :)


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