MY FAVORITE SHOOTING LOCATIONS
(IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
So you want to book a shoot with me but you have no idea where you want to shoot? Not familiar with the Malibu area? Have no fear! Just scroll through this library of shoots, organized by location. Click on the images to take you to more photos of each shoot. Please also be aware that I shoot at way more locations than just these. These are just a few of my favorites. If you want to try out a new spot, just let me know and we'll make it happen together.
EL MATADOR STATE BEACH
Okay I lied. There is a particular order, with my most favoritest spot first. El Matador is hands down one of the greatest photography beaches on the planet, and it's right in our backyard. Does require walking down stairs from the cliffs above (i.e. not stroller friendly). Please note: El Matador is best when accessed at low- or mid-tide. Some of the locations are inaccessible at high tide.
POINT DUME, POINT DUME COVE, AND/OR POINT DUME STATE BEACH
With sweeping (and breezy) views of the Pacific Ocean from the top, two beaches below (the sandy Point Dume State Beach and the rocky, cliff-rimmed Point Dume Cove), and winding trails in between, Point Dume is a versatile setting for a variety of moods and needs. Some of the more epic shots do require either hiking to the top or taking steep stairs down to the cove (and back up afterward). Definitely not stroller or high-heel friendly but so, so worth it.
If you're up for a short hike on dirt trails, you will be greeted by grassy meadows that are green in Feb/March/April and golden the rest of the year, cool boulder outcroppings dotted along open meadowlands, and sweeping ocean views.
THIS MAGICAL HILLSIDE ON
I seem to do a lot of maternity shoots here, but that's probably because it's super convenient to get to and there's never anyone around. The golden hillside, canyon views, and high ocean vistas make this one a winner. Please note: there is literally no parking lot for this location, just pulling off the road, so if you want to shoot here, I recommend meeting me at the bottom of the canyon and we'll carpool up.