El Matador Beach Engagement Session | Solstice Canyon Engagement Session | Amy & Brady

El Matador Beach Engagement Session

AMY & BRADY

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El Matador Beach engagement session photos:

Newly engaged couple Amy and Brady met through their biking program, and from the minute they stepped into my studio in Downtown Long Beach a couple of months back, I knew this e-session was going to be an absolute blast. They just have a really great natural chemistry, with Brady in particular quite the jokester, and with a shared love of the outdoors they decided to reflect that in these El Matador Beach engagement session photos.

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Amy and Brady share a joke while exploring the walking trails of Solstice Canyon in Malibu.

 

Solstice Canyon engagement session photos:

The first location for the day was actually at Solstice Canyon in Malibu – a beautiful natural area I had become familiar with earlier in the year as I started to get into hiking and the outdoors myself. I met up with Amy and Brady at the gas station near the entrance to Solstice Canyon and we parked our cars and started to explore.

The mid-afternoon light created a really whimsical setting as we staged intimate couple portraits in its tall, grassy fields and up against rustic trees. Amy and Brady were dressed in blue and grey tones that really stood out from the background, and they weren’t shy to express their undeniable love for one another.

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The newly engaged couple embrace against a tree during their nature-inspired e-session at Solstice Canyon in Malibu.

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A whimsical shot of Amy and Brady in the mid-afternoon sunshine during their Solstice Canyon e-session.

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Amy and Brady soaking up the beautiful natural surrounds of Solstice Canyon during their Spring e-session.

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Capturing a warm embrace between the newly engaged couple during their e-session in Malibu’s Solstice Canyon.

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The couple kiss in the tall, grassy fields of Solstice Canyon during their nature-inspired e-session in Malibu.

 

El Matador Beach engagement session photos:

We then headed over to El Matador Beach to take advantage of the atmospheric sunset lighting. Brady is from the Bay Area and a huge San Francisco Giants fan, and we started out by capturing a few playful shots of them in their team jerseys, pretending to fight about baseball.

They then changed outfits and headed down to the beach while I captured some shots from above, looking down at them on the sands. With the rapidly changing light conditions, there was a lot of opportunity to get creative with these El Matador Beach engagement session photos, particularly with some off-camera flash and silhouette shots.

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Amy and Brady jokingly argue over baseball while wearing their San Francisco Giants jerseys at El Matador Beach in Malibu.

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Looking down at the newly engaged couple on the sands of El Matador Beach during their Malibu e-session.

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An off-camera flash shot capturing a warm embrace between Amy and Brady during their sunset e-session at El Matador Beach.

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A silhouette shot of Amy and Brady kissing on the cliffs overlooking El Matador Beach during their sunset e-session in Malibu.

 

El Matador Beach engagement session photos:

Amy and Brady were so much fun to work with and i’m really looking forward to being their wedding photographer at the Malibu Lake Mountain Club next summer.

May 19, 2014

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