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Vikki + Scott at Point Dume






I constantly go on and on about how much I love the beach and the light at the beach in Point Dume in Malibu. This photo shoot with Vikki (7 months pregnant) and her fiancee Scott with their dog, Armstrong, is a perfect example. Not only is it a beautiful beach but it’s a beautiful hike down there.

We had so much fun and Armstrong, who usually doesn’t care for water, was a very happy dog!

Armstrong is a Texas Blue Lacy, a dog breed I was not familiar with.

I also created a slideshow from our photo shoot. You can view it above or by clicking here.

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I Couldn’t Help Myself





I met Sally and Chris through Archive Vintage Rentals and just had to have them also shoot with the 1962 Dodge Dart. We had such a great time and I wish them the best when they get married this coming Friday.

If you are interested in shooting with this fully restored car contact me at and I will get you their contact information.

You can view my other shoot with the Dodge Dart by clicking here.

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Winners of My Engagement Session Giveaway





Justin and Gabriella were the winners of my Engagement Session Giveaway and Gabriella didn’t even have to shop for vintage clothes. They were already in her closet. Shooting with this fully restored 1962 Dodge Dart was a lot of fun and so much fun that I shot another couple with the car which I’ll blog about soon.

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Engagement Session Giveaway


I am giving away to a lucky couple a FREE Engagement Session. Newly wed couples can also enter and they can use the images from the shoot as their holiday card or as holiday gifts.

The session will take place around Los Angeles using a fully restored 1962 Dodge Dart. Love of vintage clothing preferred.

You can view some of my engagement sessions by clicking here.

To get a sense of what types of vintage items I love you can click here.  

Email me at with your names, wedding date (if you have one), a quick blurb of why you want to shoot with this car and attach a snapshot of the two of you.  Please put on the subject line of your email FOR THE LOVE OF VINTAGE.  Emails must be sent by Monday, September 12, 2011. 

Some rules:

The photo shoot has to take place the afternoon of Sunday, September 25
The shoot will take place somewhere in Los Angeles (probably on the Westside)
Hair and makeup is optional for an additional fee(fee given directly to makeup artist)
You will receive an 8×10 or 2 5×7 prints from the session
You will also receive a discount on holiday card options from April Rocha Photography

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Lari-Pekka and Jaana




A lovely Finnish couple, Lari-Pekka and Jaana, who had spent the last six months here and were leaving the next day to go back to Finland. We had a great time shooting at El Matador Beach in Malibu which they had never been to and they absolutely loved.

I’m so glad I was able to share this little gem of a beach before they left the States.

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Engagement Session at the Terranea Resort





I had a wonderful engagement session with Steve and Lovy at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes last month.  They received this session because Steve purchased Lovy’s ring at a Ben Bridge Jeweler store.

Lovy made this adorable Save the Date wooden banner so we included it in our photo shoot.

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Sneak Peek – Engagement Session at the Terranea Resort


Sneak peek of my engagement shoot at the Terranea Resort

More to come……………………..  

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Official Engagement Session Photographer for Ben Bridge




I am proud to announce that April Rocha Photography has been chosen to be the official photographer for the Westfield Topanga and Southbay Galleria Ben Bridge stores.

So what does this mean?

Any Ben Bridge customer that purchases an engagement ring at one of these stores will be receiving a free engagement session as part of their purchase at this wonderful jewelry store.

Engagement sessions are such a great way for a wedding photographer to get to know a bride and groom better.

I have an extensive list of engagement session location ideas which you can peruse or you can decide on where you want the shoot to take place.

These are two of my favorite Ben Bridge engagement rings – Ben Bridge Item Number 10495372 and Item Number 10858512.  

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Donald and Diedra


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Kelly and Andrew’s Engagement Session




062Kelly and Andrew won an engagement session with me.

From a list of 50 engagement session locations that I have put together they chose the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

I had never been there before and it is an absolutely beautiful place. So many different types of scenery to shoot against.

Click here to see the other blog entry about Kelly and Andrew.

Click here to view a Holgaroid image I shot at the garden.

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