I love days like this one I spent with Mat & Linda. Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I reflect on what I get to call my "job". I even said this to Mat & Linda as we were wandering downtown LA on a beautiful fall afternoon during their engagement session. Mat & Linda are city-folk & wanted a more urban feel for their images. It can be so fun to explore the city you're from. I've spent my whole life in the LA area & if I'm being honest one of my goals for 2018 is to spend more time exploring. It so easy to get stuck in our everyday routines that we never take the time to be a tourist in our own hometown. This was something my Grandpa absolutely loved to do & I couldn't help but think of him & miss him on this day. When we were in high school he took each of his grandkids on our own tour of LA to show us some of his favorite historical spots. He LOVED the history channel & would always report back to us on the newest Huell Howser episode. Mat & Linda had several places in mind, so they created a whole map & game plan of the best routes to make sure we had time to document all of their favorite spots.