When Meredith asked me, “Should I wear a ridiculous furry coat? What about silver jeans?” my unfaltering, emphatic response was YES. My friends Meredith and Aaron are a totally rad couple. They’ve been together for 9 years, and this was their first pro photo shoot in all that time! I think all couples’ long-term relationships should be celebrated regardless of whether or not they’ve decided to have a public ceremony of commitment. (And opting for matching tattooed rings definitely signifies commitment in my book.) I was so thrilled to be shooting their fabulousness along the eclectic, artistic, architectural-filled Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice. Meredith and Aaron’s bold, offbeat sensibilities allowed me tons of creative freedom to experiment with unexpected backdrops, angles, scenery, architecture, and light in a way that’s always so much fun for me.