engagement photos

Malibu Engagement Session

The Los Angeles area has so many options for engagement sessions.  One of the best places to take couples is just up Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu.  While it's widely known for its beaches, Malibu boasts some of the most beautiful backcountry in all of California. For Lindsey and Josh, we started at Malibu Creek State Park, just off Mulholland Dr.  Centuries-old oak trees and breathtaking vistas await--it feels like you're nowhere near LA.  It's a great place to take advantage of that golden light for which LA is known.

To finish the session, we headed to the iconic El Matador State Beach.  Just north of Point Dume, El Matador has some of the most scenic seascape vistas in Southern California.

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Los Angeles couple pose on their engagement shoot at Malibu Creek State Park.

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Brittney + David : Oceanside Beach Engagement Photos

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Since 1929, between Oceanside and Carlsbad, a little slice of Europe known as St. Malo has found a home along the Pacific Ocean.  Brittney and David are getting married on the beach here in September, and they flew in from the East Coast a few weeks back so I could shoot their amazing Oceanside beach engagement photos!

Christina + Jason : Solana Beach Engagement Photos

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Finally, a chance to blog!  Christina, Jason and I rang in the Winter Solstice by shooting some Solana Beach engagement photos.  Winter light is my favorite, so low and subtle.  It creates wonderfully long shadows that give the images the depth and mood I love. I'm really looking forward to photographing their wedding later this year at Rancho Valencia Resort, coordinated by my old friends at Amorology!

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