El Matador Beach Engagement Session | Walt Disney Concert Hall Engagement Session | Downtown Los Angeles Engagement Session | Faith & Mark

El Matador Beach Engagement Session

FAITH & MARK

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El Matador Beach engagement session photos:

I first met Faith and Mark back in January this year when they came to my home studio to chat about their upcoming wedding plans. They met online a couple of years ago, with Faith originally from South Korea and Mark from Ohio, but had found shared passions in the outdoors, food, and travel.

We had so much chat about and it really did feel like connecting with old friends, so I was excited to meet up with them again to capture this El Matador Beach engagement session.

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Capturing a romantic embrace between Faith and Mark during their sunset e-session at El Matador Beach.

 

Walt Disney Concert Hall engagement session photos:

The afternoon all started at the Walt Disney Concert Hall which is one of my favorite destinations for urban e-sessions in Downtown LA. There are so many great locations to incorporate its iconic metallic architecture, as well as the Los Angeles city skyline behind. Both Faith and Mark selected fairly formal attire and we captured intimate embraces and wide-angle architectural portraits in this dramatic setting.

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Mark kisses Faith’s hand alongside the metallic architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA.

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Capturing a tender moment between the newly engaged couple during their urban e-session at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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A wide angle architectural portrait of Faith and Mark on a stairwell at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Faith leads Mark up a staircase at the Walt Disney Concert Hall during their Downtown LA engagement session.

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Mark kisses Faith’s neck tenderly during their romantic engagement session in Downtown Los Angeles.

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A classic portrait of Faith and Mark standing hand-in-hand beside the metallic architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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A creative silhouette of Faith and Mark standing in a walkway outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall during their Downtown LA e-session.

 

Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos:

We then walked across the road to the Department of Water and Power building to capture a black and white on their terrace overlooking the Downtown LA city skyline. We also visited The Broad Museum which has a distinctive white, textured exterior that works perfectly for formal, urban e-sessions. I photographed Faith leading Mark along a sidewalk outside, as well as one of her embracing him warmly.

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An intimate black and white portrait of the newly engaged couple outside the DWP Building in Downtown LA.

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Faith leads Mark along a sidewalk outside The Broad Museum during their Downtown LA e-session.

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Faith embraces Mark tenderly during their urban e-session outside The Broad Museum in Downtown LA.

 

El Matador Beach engagement session photos:

We wanted to end the day at El Matador Beach in Malibu, which took us a crazy one and a half hour’s drive in Los Angeles’ infamous traffic! But it was definitely worth it for the gorgeous late afternoon light we were treated to and I think we arrived just in time.

Faith and Mark both changed into something a little more casual and I just loved the pink tones they selected. We began this El Matador Beach engagement session in the grassy fields at the top of the cliffs which were illuminated in brilliant yellow flowers. This was perfect for whimsical portraits of the couple embracing and leading one another along the walking trails, with the light absolutely magical.

We then headed down onto the sands of El Matador Beach for some portraits incorporating its impressive rock formations, as well as a few of Faith and Mark playing in the shallow waters. We were lucky that it was a quiet afternoon at the beach and I got creative with some silhouette portraits in the moments immediately after sunset and some romantic shots of Mark carrying his wife-to-be along the beach.

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Capturing a tender moment between the couple in the grassy fields overlooking El Matador Beach in Malibu.

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Faith leads marking along a walking trail through the grassy fields of El Matador Beach during their sunset Malibu e-session.

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The newly engaged couple embrace in a field illuminated by yellow flowers during their El Matador Beach e-session.

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Faith and Mark watch sunset from the cliffs overlooking El Matador Beach during their Malibu engagement session.

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Faith and Mark embrace, illuminated by the setting sun, during their romantic e-session at El Matador Beach.

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Faith leads Mark along a walking trail down to the sands of El Matador Beach during their late afternoon e-session.

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A wide angle shot of the couple looking into each other’s eyes beside a rock formation at El Matador Beach.

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A romantic silhouette portrait of the couple during their sunset e-session at El Matador Beach.

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A playful portrait of Faith and Mark in the shallow waters of El Matador Beach during their sunset e-session in Malibu.

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A creative off-camera flash portrait of the newly engaged couple in the post-sunset moment at El Matador Beach.

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Mark carries Faith along El Matador Beach as they played in the shallow waters during their sunset e-session.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the couple after sunset during their romantic e-session in Malibu.

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Faith shows off her engagement ring while hugging Mark during their El Matador Beach engagement session.

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Mark dips Faith in the shallow waters of El Matador Beach during their Malibu engagement session.

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An off-camera flash illuminates Faith and Mark at the end of their El Matador Beach engagement session.

 

El Matador Beach engagement session photos:

I had an absolute blast getting to know Faith and Mark more throughout this El Matador Beach engagement session and can’t wait to see them again for their Orange County wedding in just a few weeks time.

April 3, 2017

Engagement Session

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