beach engagement

Malibu Farm Cafe Engagement Session with Alex & Bryan

Malibu Farm Cafe Engagement Session with Alex & Bryan

It all started when Alex and Bryan met 4 years ago at a friend’s wedding, and it’s no surprise that these two fell for each other. They are both so full of energy and positive vibes! It was so much fun photographing these two during their engagement session and I seriously love that they are always smiling!

We started their engagement shoot at the Malibu Farm Pier Cafe. It was a perfect day with lots of sunshine and stunning Pacific views. Since it was a weekday, there was’t a lot of people and we had the whole Malibu pier to ourselves. As soon as we started shooting I knew that this was going to be an amazing session. They are just such a beautiful couple and so incredibly fun to be around!

For the second part of their engagement shoot, we went to El Matador in Malibu. Sigh… I love this Southern California beach, just wish it was less crowded! Nothing can spoil that gorgeous place though, especially when there is champagne involved.

This was such a sun soaked shoot and I cannot wait for Alex and Bryan’s wedding next summer at Saddlerock Ranch with The Married Company! The whole day will be pure joy with these two around. :)

(Engagement session in Malibu at the Malibu Farm Pier Cafe; Anya Kernes Photography is a Los Angeles based wedding and engagement photographer)

Leo Carrillo Beach Engagement Session in Malibu

Leo Carrillo Beach Engagement Session in Malibu

Cindy and Anson’s engagement session at Leo Carrillo State Beach was all about soft pastels with a dose of bright colored tulips and breathtaking ocean views. This was a day with beautiful weather, blue skies and very strong winds, which offered us a fun little challenge. :)

These two lovebirds actually already got married, and are planning their wedding reception for next year. They have such great chemistry and are the loveliest people! I loved spending an evening together with them in Malibu and being a third wheel while they took romantic strolls along the beach ;)

(Engagement Session at Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu; Fine Art Film Wedding Photographer based in Los Angeles, Southern California)

Lauren & Aaron’s Engagement Session at El Matador State Beach, Malibu

Lauren & Aaron’s Engagement Session at El Matador State Beach, Malibu

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorites from Lauren and Aaron beautiful engagement session we photographed this past weekend. The film scans from Goodman Film Lab started rolling in today, and I just couldn’t wait!

Aaron grew up surfing in Malibu, so going to the beach is something that is really meaningful and special. El Matador is always a top choice because other beaches can hardly compare to the beautiful sea caves and massive rocks sprinkled along the coast.

Lauren and Aaron met through a mutual friend and the rest is history. They will be tying the knot this spring at Calamigos Ranch, and I cannot wait to document their celebration and work along my favorites - Weddings by Susan Dunne and Mulberry & Moss.

(Engagement session in El Matador beach, Malibu, CA; Los Angeles based film wedding photographer)

Angie & Eugene - Beach Engagement Session in Palos Verdes, CA

Angie & Eugene - Beach Engagement Session in Palos Verdes, CA

Eugene and Angie knew right away that they wanted to go to the beach for their engagement session, and we settled on a little trail in Malaga Cove. The beautiful views of Palos Verdes cliffs sure didn't disappoint!

We had to reschedule their session once before since Eugene had sprained his ankle playing basketball and was in a cast for about a month. He had just taken off his cast a week prior to the shoot, and was still totally up for doing (and climbing) wherever it takes to get the shot! They also brought along Pepper and Peanut, their adorable puppies, to the shoot who were on their best behavior. 

Needless to say, these two looked absolutely gorgeous during this dreamy beach session and made my job a total breeze. I had the best time photographing their engagement shoot and cannot wait for their wedding this fall! Here are a few of my favorites!

(Palos Verdes beach engagement session; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement photographer)