El Matador Beach Engagement Session | Malibu Creek State Park Engagement Session | Labdhi & Manoj
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El Matador Beach Engagement Session

LABDHI & MANOJ

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El Matador Beach engagement session photos:

I first heard from newly engaged couple Labdhi and Manoj via email a few months ago, as they were interested in having a Southern California e-session. They met in college a few years back, having been encouraged to take the same music class by a mutual friend, and over time had developed a fond affection for one another.

Manoj popped the question on a gondola ride last year and now they were making preparations for a wedding in India this coming December. I was honored that they chose me to capture their El Matador Beach engagement session and told them I would be more than interested in being their wedding photographer in India too!

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The newly engaged couple embrace backed by the rugged cliff coastline of Malibu’s El Matador Beach.

 

Malibu Creek State Park engagement session photos:

Labdhi actually flew out from Colorado where she is attending school for the e-session and we decided on two nature-themed locations for the photo shoot. First we headed to the beautiful Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas, where grassy fields and sprawling trees create a really whimsical setting. I captured both close-up intimate portraits and wide angle silhouette shots of the couple as they wandered through the park, and it was easy to see how in love they really were.

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Labdhi and Manoj walk arm-in-arm through the grassy fields during their Calabasas e-session.

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Capturing an intimate embrace between the newly engaged couple during their mid-afternoon engagement session.

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A wide angle shot of Labdhi and Manoj beneath one of the sprawling trees of Malibu Creek State Park.

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Labdhi and Manoj looking into each other’s eyes during their romantic e-session.

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Manoj kisses Labdhi sweetly during their whimsical e-session at Malibu Creek State Park.

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A black and white shot of the couple kissing each other’s hands during their engagement photo session.

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A silhouette shot of Labdhi and Manoj beneath an immense tree during their nature-themed e-session.

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Labdhi embracing Manoj during their nature-inspired e-session at Malibu Creek State Park.

 

El Matador Beach engagement session photos:

They then changed from their formal attire into something more casual and we headed to El Matador Beach in Malibu to take advantage of the sunset “golden hour”. We began along the rugged cliff tops that were beautifully illuminated in the setting sun, creating the perfect romantic ambiance for these El Matador Beach engagement session photos. Then Labdhi led Manoj down onto the sands for a few final intimate shots of the couple soaking up this moment together.

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Capturing a playful moment between the newly engaged couple atop the cliffs of El Matador Beach in Malibu.

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Labdhi and Manoj illuminated by the setting sun during their engagement session.

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Labdhi leading Manoj towards El Matador Beach during their sunset e-session in Malibu.

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Manoj lifting Labdhi into the air on the sands of El Matador Beach during their sunset e-session in Malibu.

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Capturing a playful moment between the newly engaged couple during their e-session.

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Labdhi and Manoj walking arm-in-arm along the sands of Malibu’s El Matador Beach.

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Capturing an intimate embrace between the newly engaged couple during their Malibu e-session.

 

El Matador Beach engagement session photos:

It’s always a pleasure to photograph couples who really wear their emotions on their sleeve and exude love for one another, and Labdhi and Manoj did just that! I really can’t wait to head back to India in a few months to capture all the color and festivity of this wonderful couple’s wedding.

September 6, 2016

Engagement Session

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