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Malibu Creek State Park Engagement Session

ISIL & STEPHEN

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Malibu Creek State Park engagement session photos:

With most engagement photography sessions, I shoot the couple at two different locations. But with Isil and Stephen we actually decided to utilize three different settings – the urban cityscape of Downtown Los Angeles, the metallic architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the natural landscapes of the Malibu Creek State Park. While the two urban shooting locations have that bold, sophisticated feel about them, the Malibu Creek State Park engagement session photos exude whimsical charm.

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Stephen carries Isil through the grassy fields of the Malibu Creek State Park during their e-session.

 

Downtown Los Angeles engagement session photos:

The first time I met Isil and Stephen was in Downtown LA on the afternoon of the shoot. Isil is from Turkey and had come to the States to become a doctor, before meeting her fiance Stephen. Needless to say, they were very much in love, and definitely one of the more flirtatious couples I have worked with!

During the Downtown Los Angeles engagement session I tried to get as creative as possible, making the most of reflective surfaces and even a fountain water feature we stumbled upon. I had the couple pose in front of the brand new museum The Broad, with its artistically-styled, white exterior, as well as the bold ochre MOCA building.

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The newly engaged couple, reflected in one of Downtown LA’s buildings, during their urban e-session.

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Isil leads Michael along the edge of The Broad museum during their Downtown Los Angeles e-session.

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Water cascades in front of the newly engaged couple during their urban e-session in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Isil and Stephen relaxing on a bench outside the iconic MOCA building during their Downtown LA e-session.

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The couple opted for semi-formal attire for their urban e-session in Downtown LA.

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The couple kiss in the middle of a cascading water feature during their urban engagement photography session.

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Isil and Stephen between the soaring skyscrapers of Downtown LA during their urban e-session.

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The newly engaged couple walk arm-in-arm along the edge of the distinctive MOCA building in Downtown LA.

 

Walt Disney Concert Hall engagement session photos:

We then headed over to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, which is one of my personal favorite urban e-session locations. Its metallic surfaces and fantastic cityscapes just make it such an ideal backdrop, and it worked perfectly with the semi-formal attire that Isil and Stephen had selected.

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Isil and Stephen kiss outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall during their Downtown LA e-session.

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The couple embrace warmly in the rich afternoon sun, with the city skyline of Los Angeles as their e-session backdrop.

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The metallic architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA makes it an idyllic urban e-session location.

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The newly engaged couple, reflected in the metallic surface of Downtown LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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A black and white portrait of this flirtatious couple, during their Walt Disney Concert Hall e-session.

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The love was undeniable between Isil and Stephen during their Walt Disney Concert Hall e-session.

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Isil hides behind Stephen outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall during their Downtown LA e-session.

 

Malibu Creek State Park engagement session photos:

As the golden hour of light arrived, we drove over to the beautiful Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas for a nature-themed e-session. Its tall grassy fields and wooden features are perfect for creating a distinctly romantic atmosphere, and this newly engaged couple was particularly fun to work with as they were overflowing with love for each other in their country-style attire.

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An intimate kiss between Isil and Stephen during their Malibu Creek State Park engagement session photos.

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The newly engaged couple framed by the natural vegetation and grassy fields of the Malibu Creek State Park.

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Isil and Stephen kiss within the grassy fields of the Malibu Creek State Park during their e-session.

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Capturing a playful moment between Isil and Stephen during their Malibu Creek State Park e-session.

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The couple wore casual, country-style clothing for their Malibu Creek State Park e-session.

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An intimate moment between Isil and Stephen during their e-session at the Malibu Creek State Park.

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The couple stop to kiss along one of the walking trails within Calabasas’ Malibu Creek State Park.

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A flirtatious black and white portrait of the newly engaged couple during their Malibu Creek State Park e-session.

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The couple kiss beneath one of the beautiful trees of the Malibu Creek State Park during their nature-themed e-session.

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A silhouette of Isil and Stephen at dusk during their Malibu Creek State Park e-session.

 

Malibu Creek State Park engagement session photos:

It was so wonderful meeting Isil and Stephen and capturing their engagement session. I can’t thank them enough for their trust in me well before meeting in person, and I wish them all the best in their upcoming wedding…in Turkey!

September 25, 2015

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