Malibu Creek State Park Engagement Session | Henna & Thomas

Malibu Creek State Park Engagement Session

HENNA & THOMAS

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When I met up with Henna and Thomas for their Malibu Creek State Park engagement session, it was actually my first interaction with this couple. But as soon as we started the photoshoot, I felt like I’d known them for years. They told me that they initially were on the fence of doing an e-session, but once I started clicking away, you would never have guessed – they were complete naturals!

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Henna and Thomas share a playful moment during their Malibu Creek State Park engagement session.

 

Malibu Creek State Park engagement session photos:

It was a late Saturday afternoon when we headed down to Calabasas and one of my favorite e-session destinations – the Malibu Creek State Park. Its grassy fields, wide open spaces, and rustic wood features ooze whimsical charm, and in the late afternoon light, the romantic ambiance is palpable.

While I gave Henna and Thomas a couple of pointers in having their portraits taken, my main direction was to just be themselves. I think that the images that came out of this Malibu Creek State Park engagement session really portray that, with warm embraces, genuine smiles, and moments where they couldn’t draw their eyes away from each other.

I took a mixture of intimate portraits and expansive wide-angle shots, some with Henna leading Thomas through the grassy fields and others with the couple silhouetted in the natural frames created by the trees. The late afternoon sun illuminated them beautifully in some locations throughout the park and in others I got back to basics with a few black and white shots.

The warm, pastel tones of the Malibu Creek State Park make it such an ideal location, and Henna and Thomas went with rustic-colored attire that perfectly complemented that. Their easy-going nature made this hour exploring the natural landscapes of Calabasas such a pleasure.

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Walking through the grassy open expanses of Malibu Creek State Park during a late afternoon e-session.

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A tender embrace between Henna and Thomas during their Malibu Creek State Park engagement session.

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Henna leads Thomas along a walking trail within Malibu Creek State Park during their romantic e-session.

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A black and white portrait of the newly engaged couple portrays their undeniable love.

romantic couple portrait at malibu creek state park

The romance between Henna and Thomas was palpable during their Malibu Creek State Park engagement session.

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The rustic tones of Henna and Thomas’ clothes tied in perfectly with the whimsical ambiance of Calabasas’ Malibu Creek State Park.

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Henna leads Thomas through the grassy fields of Malibu Creek State Park.

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A black and white portrait of Henna and Thomas in the grassy fields of Malibu Creek State Park.

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The Malibu Creek State Park provides plenty of natural tones that are perfect for photography e-sessions.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the easy-going couple at Malibu Creek State Park.

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Henna and Thomas, framed by the trees of Malibu Creek State Park, during their late afternoon e-session.

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Henna and Thomas are planning a multi-cultural wedding later this year and I can’t wait to be a part of it. Drawing on their mix of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Pakistani ancestry, I’my, i’m sure it’s going to be a vibrant and enriching occasion.

January 23, 2016

Engagement Session

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