Holey moley if this qualifies as a "backyard wedding," it's giving all other backyard weddings a serious run for their money. For starters, most backyards don't overlook a canyon in the Santa Monica mountains and the famous Getty Museum. To continue, most backyards don't have an infinity pool like this with a platform built over it for the bride and groom to say their vows. I'll stop there. Just look at the pictures.
Abby and Thomas' Malibu ranch wedding was complete with a sunset cameo appearance by Abby's beloved horse. Also a surprise visit from the Malibu fire department to wish the happy couple well!
Venue: Stonewall Ranch, Malibu, Calif.
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.
Nichole is a therapist, coach, and somatic counselor based in the bay area and working with clients around the world. She creates videos, works with clients remotely, and blogs on her website www.nicholeproffitt.com
For her brand photo session, she primarily needed images to use on her website. Even more than standard headshots, she needed images that introduce her to her clientele and represent the sort of work she does, ultimately attracting the right clients for her. We decided to shoot in a variety of settings, all in one day: a sidewalk cafe, a hiking trail, and a beachfront walking park. She brought props and outfit changes and a friend and we all had a great time producing beautiful images that Nichole will use for years to come!
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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!
As a photographer, I work with families, couples, and brands in Southern California. As a graphic and website designer, I work with rad companies and humans around the world.