These out-of-towners love to travel, so they planned a magical getaway to sunny Southern California to celebrate their engagement, and they remembered to book these special engagement photos while they were in town! Cheers to Alexa and Matt! Congrats on your engagement and your upcoming wedding. Come see me in Malibu on the honeymoon!
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.
Coordinator: Kaycie Fellows, Critic’s Choice
Venue: Malibu West Beach Club, Malibu, CA
Officiant: Shane Womack
Food/Beverage/Catering: Critic’s Choice
Videographer: Life Story Film - Rick Lykov
DJ/Music: Vox DJ’s - Marc Minero
Flowers: Diane Carvotta
Cake: Torrance Bakery
Dress: Made with Love Bridal
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.
Nothing says summertime like ocean waves, tacos, cocktails, and... roller skating?!? At Pasea Hotel and Spa in Huntington Beach, that's exactly right. These fun-lovin' photos highlight the easy breezy good times had by all at the annual roller skating rink at Pasea Hotel and Spa that pops up every summer. Here for a good (disco) time, not a long time. Don't miss out on your chance to limbo under a disco ball right next to the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean.
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.
Hannah and Nate's Malibu engagement photo session was so special because I've known Hannah for years! It was such a treat to meet Nate for the first time and get to know him and hear a bit about their story. Their wedding is coming up this June at Malibu West Beach Club (my fave venue!) and I'm so excited to document their special day at the beach.
Engaged couples take note: Hannah and Nate listened to the advice I usually give couples to "dress up more than you think you should" and here they are looking glam and gorgeous! I know sometimes it might feel silly to wear a gown or dress clothes out on the hiking trail, but I promise the photos will be stunning and the final product will be worth it!
This girl!!! WHUT. She smiles, she glows, she smolders, she slays. She set my camera on fire with her laughter AND her beauty. I may be dating myself here but I've known Bri since she was 10 (maybe even longer), so to get to snap pictures of her as a senior in high school, as a full-grown adult is just blowing my mind. And she totally owned it, as you'll see in these photos. I loved this session because her sisters and mama (those Plank women are thick as thieves) came along to her session to, well, hype her off camera, and then jump in a few sisters-and-mama portraits that are legit going to wind up in all their cell phone lock screen backgrounds (and in framed prints on their walls).
Thanks Bri for thinking of me to document these sweet, beautiful, meaningful moments in your exciting life! I can't wait to see what adventures are in store for you in the next chapter.
What a powerhouse! Congratulations to Simone, on graduating from high school and beginning of a new and exciting chapter in life. Simon's Malibu senior pictures pack as much personality, fun and creativity as Simone does. I love that she brought along a pair of sunglasses to spice up her session, and her sister (aka travel buddy and best friend) was willing to jump in for a few snaps at the end, which made it extra special.
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