Molly and Matt are getting hitched next year in San Juan Capistrano, and it was so fun to take their Malibu engagement photos! It was nonstop laughter during our time at El Matador Beach in Malibu. I even let them use my new striped beach blanket from Sitges as a prop. I REALLY like them, y’all.
They are so adorably smitten with each other that I had to give them very little direction for looking like such knock-out babes. I just stood back and let them snuggle and laugh and enjoy each other’s company on this beautiful day at the beach.
And if we’re going to do a session at the beach, El Matador State Beach is our top pick. The shade of those big rocks is totally ideal for shielding us from the bright sun until juuuuust before sunset. Unfortunately, it’s not a secret, which means we’re sparring with multiple other photographers for the best spots on the sand, but we make it work (and, again, Molly and Matt made our jobs pretty darn easy, indeed).
It was REAL tough to pick out my favorites, but here are the highlights.
Film scans: Richard Photo Lab