As recent California transplants, this family wanted to celebrate their first holiday season on the golden coast with a beautiful beachy Malibu family photo session. On a (very windy!) day we shot at El Matador Beach and despite the windy weather we got so many sweet moments of this family snuggling together and exploring in the beautiful golden light.
Congratulations to Okairi and Moises on your engagement!! I'm so glad you travelled all the way from Chicago to shoot your beautiful photos here. Blessings to you as you plan and prepare for your wedding and life together. (Click "Read More" to view photos from Okairi and Moises' beautiful El Matador Beach engagement photo session)
Emily and Jeff are expecting their first child! And if this little baby has even a fraction of the style, fun and cool-factor that their parents do, they're going to be set for life. So glad these two new parents took a babymoon to snap these photos at El Matador Beach in Malibu. Blessings to you as you expand your home and your hearts to include your new child.
Delaney and Tanner are moving out of state and they decided to take some beautiful couple photos at El Matador Beach before they close this California chapter. Love this idea! And Delaney's dress is on point. (Click "Read More" to view the whole gallery.)
There is a lot to look forward to these days... and Matthew and Maria's wedding is one of them! I can't wait for these two to tie the knot in Mexico this spring (mezcal tasting, anyone?), but for now I just get to hang out with them as a rad engaged couple and enjoy sunset beach clifftop picnics in Malibu with them.
Love you both. May your love continue to grow as you take on the world side by side.
Steven and Contessa. Truly there's enough love here to fill the ocean and have more to spare! Steven and Contessa were on a getaway to sunny southern California and he planned a little something extra... a marriage proposal! He called me up and I helped plan the perfect surprise setup: dinner (so she would be dressed up) and a sunset drive up Pacific Coast Highway. They stopped off at the dreamy El Matador State Beach and, well, you can look through the pictures to gather the rest. Proposals are my favorite, FAVORITE, FAVORITE thing ever because this is real life! This is the good stuff.
Congratulations Steven and Contessa! May your love be one for the ages.
Ermygersh please just get married and do photoshoots together every day please and thank you! Zach and Elena's engagement photos at El Matador State Beach were STUNNING and I couldn't stop snapping pics even after the sunset. Truly magical.
Malibu is a truly beautiful place to get married, and one of the most breathtaking of these locations is El Matador State Beach. With the statuesque cliffs and rock formations and crashing waves below, it is the perfect setting for an intimate vow ceremony or elopement. Please note that Stephanie and Sean's wedding and photos occurred at low tide. These exposed boulders are not always visible at every hour of the day. (Click "Read More" to view the full gallery of Stephanie and Sean's beach elopement and photos afterward.)
Karina and Pat's backyard COVID wedding was every bit as meaningful as it was laid back. They both got ready in Karina's mother and step dad's home, and said their vows in the backyard, then proceeded to dine and toast and laugh the night away in the spacious dining area (furniture moved out of the way to accommodate tables for the feast). What a delightful celebration of love and family and laughter and commitment this was, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. I'm so grateful to have be part of it!
Another day, another golden sunset, another beautiful beach family photo in Malibu, California. The Berggren family drove down from the bay area for a long weekend visit to chase away the Norcal mid-November blahs... and it worked! They were blessed with warm breezes and sunny afternoons and a sweet sunset session at the beach, to create some memories of this family adventure.
LA ★ ATX