Maria & David’s Malibu engagement photos capture the beauty of California’s golden coast. Where do I even begin with these two?! It’s rare that I feel like I’ve been friends with a couple for years the minute they step out of their car at an engagement session… but that’s what happened with Maria and David. I knew a little bit about how they’d met and how they were spending the year in Santa Monica, California before their wedding next summer. What I didn’t know was just how much fun these two have together. They were ALL laughter and smiles within the first few shots and if you’ve seen my work at all, you know that’s my favorite emotion to capture!! Pure joy and excitement for what’s to come!

We spent a few days going back and forth between Santa Monica and Malibu. Each had their own benefits as a shoot location, but in the end, Maria and David decided they had been meaning to explore Malibu together and still hadn’t gotten around to it, so why not make it happen for their engagement photos?! It couldn’t have been more perfect!! The golden light shining over California’s Pacific Coast is something I will never forget. The oceanside cliffs at El Matador Beach made the most beautiful backdrop for David and Maria’s engagement session. What an adventure that they are making these California memories together during their season of being engaged!!

Maria and David, I had SO much fun roaming the beach with you two, climbing down the cliffs, and almost getting washed away by high tide! ;) Your shoot will forever be one of my favorite and most memorable not only because it took place in such a beautiful location but because of how welcomed and loved you two made me feel. I hope these photos are a perfect capture of the love you two share, and I’m wishing you ALL the best in the rest of your wedding planning and future marriage!!!

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