Stunning & Stylish in Carolina Herrera

Angela & Hovik


A message from the bride

Describe your experience with finding the perfect location for your PreWedding Session: There are many beautiful locations in California which makes it hard to choose the perfect location for your special days like your PreWedding session.

However, we got very lucky choosing Rene Zadori Photography, because him and his team took a lot of time speaking with us directly, along with providing us with the details and samples of each location we were considering.

What we did know from the beginning, was that we wanted an outdoor location. We ending up choosing Houdini Estate, and we were so happy with our decision. This lavish estate is not just a beautiful location, but it also has a lot of history behind it.

It truly was a magical place! Overall, it was magical photoshoot for both Hovik & I because of all the beauty that surrounded us, and also because of our experience while we were there.

What are your recommendations/tips for couples before/during their PreWedding Session? Choosing the location was very important to us, so we started our research in advance (which we recommend to every couple!!). These are the images you will always look back on and cherish dearly, so take the time to research, you will thank yourself later.

Not only is it important to do your research ahead of time, but also if you wait too long to book your location, everything you wanted could be taken.

Honestly, I used to hear this before it was my turn, but it is true - everything gets booked fast, so don't leave your location booking to the last minute.

During the photoshoot try to be as natural as possible, just follow Rene's lead. And make sure your fiancé is not hungry so he doesn't complain during the whole session what he wants to eat as soon as you leave  (LOL!).

Describe the moment he proposed: The proposal was VERY romantic and the feelings I had during the moment it happened, is not possible to describe in words. He proposed when we were on a gondola ride, and when we were on the ride, I saw a bottle in the water, so I reached out to grab it. When I opened it, there was a special massage inside.

Right after it happened, I remember looking into his eyes, and I can't ever forget his eyes and the big smile on his face, when I said "YES!!!".

It is important for me to say thank you to all my vendors for helping my achieve my look. Oh and I absolutely LOVE my glam squad!!


Session Venue: Houdini Estate

Hair Stylist: Christina Yesayan

Makeup Artist: Makeup by Agnessa

Gowns: Black & White - Carolina Herrera, Pink - Custom Made Couture

Rene Zadori