El Matador Beach Engagement Session | Malibu Creek State Park Engagement Session | Aliza & Adam
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El Matador Beach Engagement Session

ALIZA & ADAM

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El Matador Beach engagement session photos:

There was no denying the love between newly engaged couple, Aliza and Adam, when I looked back on their El Matador Beach engagement session photos. They had opted for an e-session at Malibu Creek State Park, followed by a second at El Matador Beach. On both occasions their chemistry really shone through, with warm embraces and smiles that were a pleasure to photograph.

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Aliza and Adam sharing an intimate moment during their e-session in Malibu Creek State Park.

 

Malibu Creek State Park engagement session photos:

The natural savannah setting of Malibu Creek State Park, located within the Santa Monica Mountains, created a whimsical, vintage feel, with bold, golden colors and illuminative natural lighting. We were blessed with perfect weather for this photography e-session, which combined some intimate close-ups with wide-angle shots that encapsulated the spectacular natural surrounds.

Both Aliza and Adam wore soft, pastel colors, which blended perfectly with the soft tones of Malibu Creek State Park’s vegetation. The rich late afternoon sun created the perfect lighting conditions, which added that golden touch! It’s for these reasons and many more that Malibu Creek State Park will always remain one of my favorite engagement photography locations.

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The future bride and groom sitting in the rolling tall grass plains at Malibu Creek State Park during their engagement photography session.

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Aliza and Adam against one of the Malibu Creek State Park’s iconic oak savannah backdrops during their nature e-session.

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The love between Aliza and Adam was undeniable as they got up close at the beautiful Malibu Creek State Park, just a short drive from Downtown Los Angeles.

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Situated within the Santa Monica Mountains, the Malibu Creek State Park is a favorite nature escape for Aliza and Adam.

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The warm natural light within the Malibu Creek State Park provided the perfect natural backdrop for this engagement photography session.

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This e-session portrait really captures the joy of the future bride and groom at the Malibu Creek State Park.

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Aliza and Adam framed by nature during their e-session within the Malibu Creek State Park.

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Aliza shows off her engagement ring during her e-session with Adam at the Malibu Creek State Park.

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Golden light illuminates this engagement photograph of Aliza and Adam in the Malibu Creek State Park.

 

El Matador Beach engagement session photos:

The El Matador Beach engagement session combined dramatic rock formations, sheer cliff faces, and rich late afternoon light to create the dream photography setting. The future bride and groom were almost inseparable as I captured them playing in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, silhouetted against the setting sun, and just soaking up this moment as they prepared to spend their lives together.

With the sun almost right on the horizon, there was plenty of opportunity for me to get creative in this naturally spectacular beach location. The couple were a pleasure to work with, bringing both flirtatious playfulness and undeniable love to the e-session. Whenever I shoot at El Matador Beach for engagement sessions I’m reminded how lucky we are on the West Coast to have this incredible coastline with such magical sunsets!

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The newly engaged couple against the spectacular backdrop of El Matador Beach in Malibu.

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The waves rolling in to Malibu’s El Matador Beach during Aliza and Adam’s e-session.

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The warm late-afternoon sun was perfect for Aliza and Adam’s engagement photography session, overlooking Malibu’s El Matador Beach.

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Aliza and Adam framed by one of the dramatic rock formations that make Malibu’s El Matador Beach such a dream e-session location.

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Aliza and Adam running along El Matador Beach during their engagement photography session in Malibu.

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A romantic close-up portrait of the newly engaged couple, backed by the waters of El Matador Beach.

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Aliza and Adam take a moment to reflect looking out over the ocean during their engagement photography session at El Matador Beach.

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Getting playful in the ocean at El Matador Beach during their Malibu e-session.

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Aliza and Adam silhouetted against the setting sun at El Matador Beach in Malibu.

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Sharing an intimate sunset moment at El Matador Beach during Aliza and Adam’s engagement photography session.

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The late afternoon setting sun illuminated the rock formations at El Matador Beach during Aliza and Adam’s e-session.

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The rock formations and natural sunset lighting combined for an idyllic engagement photography session at El Matador Beach.

 

El Matador Beach engagement session photos:

I had an amazing day getting to know Aliza and Adam better and capturing their engagement session. They’re having a traditional Jewish wedding in just a few months, and I can’t me more excited and honored to be their wedding photographer!

November 9, 2015

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