Weddings, Family, and Portraits by Leah and Isaac Hsieh
Ojai, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles

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Engagement of Alena & Matt

Alena and Matt met while volunteering together on a community committee in Ventura California.  Alena, being the incredibly sweet woman she is, went to give Matt a hug and then proclaimed, “Wow I could stay there forever!”  She says that their “good hug chemistry” started them on a path from friendship to dating. A month later, when they took an unplugged vacation together to relax in an adult tree house in the Redwoods, they fell in love.


We visited different locations around the beautiful Ojai Valley for their engagement session, and the two of them were up for any adventure, laughing the entire time and truly enjoying one another’s company as we photographed them.


Though opposite in many ways, Alena says Matt is her prince charming and their differences compliment one another perfectly.  He has all the qualities and more that she’s ever wanted in a partner. We could just see from the way he looked at Alena how much of a gentleman he is.  

As they walked along dusty paths in the Ojai Meadow Preserve, he held her hand so she wouldn’t trip in her fashionable heels.  

Isaac Hsieh