This lovely out of town couple wanted a mix of canyon and ocean for their engagement photo session, so we started out at Zuma Canyon Trailhead and then popped over to Point Dume Cove for a both/and that's for the books.
Jessica and Kyle at Malibu Beach on a lovely cloudy afternoon = magic.
This time of year brings with it cloudy skies with a hint of rain. Sometimes during a shoot, someone will mention it, "Bummer it's not sunny..." but I feel the opposite. This kind of lighting is such a treat to shoot in because light is coming from every direction and falls softly on every surface. Pure magic.
These two. Just wow. They're getting married this July and I. Can't. Wait. to take all the photos! Check out Rachel and Troy's engagement session at low tide at Broad Beach in Malibu, CA.
Jenny and Parke are a pair of globe-trotting lovebirds who seem to have friends and loved ones all over the world. Rather than just one wedding day, they've opted for a whole season of wedding celebrations and gatherings in California, Colorado, Connecticut, and England! This engagement party at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California, was their kick off celebration, complete with wine tasting, paddle boats, and ping pong on the lawn.
Jenny and Parke requested a quick engagement portrait session in the midst of the party, and Calamigos Ranch is the perfect location for that.
Spent a sun-drenched afternoon chasing sun and shade and everything in between with the classy and beachy Danielle and Jacob. With such an easy breezy connection these two have and the fact they'll be saying their wedding vows in Danielle's childhood backyard at her mother's Manhattan Beach estate, their September wedding can't come soon enough!
Whoa these two.... they need to just get married already because their connection is so grounded, so natural. Sunlight in the fall in Malibu can be hit or miss, so when day-of arrived and the marine layer hung low, I thought for sure Cassidy would ask for a reschedule, but I'm SO glad she didn't. The colors from this shoot are just luscious.
Ryan proposes to Alexa at Charmlee Park in Malibu, CA | Malibu proposal photography, Malibu engagement photography
As a photographer, I'm seeing a trend toward photographing actual moments in people's lives, not just the posed portrait photo shoots and I'm. Loving. It. When Ryan reached out and asked for photos of his proposal to beautiful Alexa, the love of his life, I knew it would be one of my favorite moments of the year.
Due to logistics, Hannah & Ford's engagement shoot occurred in the same month as their wedding (which I also shot). But this dreamy sunrise shoot and canyon setting certainly didn't feel redundant. This shoot was great practice for Hannah & Ford to be comfortable kissing on camera and for me to get to know their couple chemistry. Because winter and fall are basically combined in a golden four-month period in southern California, this shoot has a warm autumn feel to it (though the actual date was in December).
And just a couple short weeks later, Hannah was in her dress just a few miles away, getting ready to walk down the aisle.
I've helped a few boyfriends propose, but this was the first time I got to hide in the rocks and shoot some pictures of the big moment! Spencer was supposed to be out of town and Elam hadn't seen him all summer long. I was coming over for a hang out at her apartment (which is right on the beach) but I "got lost" and asked her to come help me find the apartment entrance from the beach. She ran out to look for me but found the love of her life instead!
Spoiler alert: she said yes!
I'm SO excited for Spencer and Elam to get married! They're already an amazing couple and I know they'll be one of those couples that makes marriage look awesome. The world needs more of that!
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