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Malibu CA engagement portraits for Hannah and Derek

October 20, 2019

Filed in: Engagements

It’s all about lighting!

When Hannah reached out to me recently to photograph her engagements we were having trouble finding a time. Her fiance, works in Santa Barbara, and I am booked up for most of the Fall. However, I saw a 36 hour period in my schedule when I could go to Malibu for a session. So, Malibu CA engagement portraits were a possibility!

When I told Hannah about it, she and Derek jumped on it! Having engagement pictures taken in Malibu is kind of a dream, so I get it! I’d done a few sessions in Malibu before, and was excited to go back and shoot more!

AND LOOK WHAT WE DID!

couple kissing at sunset on el matador beach for their engagement pictures

That is seriously one of my all-time favorite engagement pictures I’ve ever photographed. The sunset streaming in, the couple being super in love, and everything. It just all fits to make the perfect engagement portrait. But there are SO MANY others too! Malibu CA engagement portraits are so dreamy!

We also shot over by Malibu Winery – one of my favorite drives in all of the L.A. area, which worked out beautifully with the sunset timing. So much behind the scenes planning goes into the perfect engagement shoot. It’s all about timing and light location! Because I’ve done about 500 engagement shoots in my career, I was able to plan this out perfectly so we maximized our golden hour lighting.

couple kissing at sunset near Malibu Winery for their engagement pictures

Let me just prepare you mentally for some image overload… because these are just such dreamy engagement pictures I can’t stop. And I don’t even feel bad about it!

couple kissing at sunset on el matador beach for their engagement pictures
couple kissing at sunset near Malibu Winery for their engagement pictures
couple kissing at sunset on el matador beach for their engagement pictures

We had such a fun time at our shoot – we are now planning their early 2020 wedding in Las Vegas! I’ve done a couple Las Vegas weddings and I can’t wait! This couple is so fun, and their love is so apparent. Photographing that is just about the easiest and most fun thing ever!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

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