Jared and Caitlin were visiting Malibu, California with a few close friends for a late-summer getaway on the coast. Their visit (from North Carolina) also worked well with their ideas for a pre-wedding destination photo shoot, so they took a short break from their time with friends for some Malibu engagement session photos.
And let me tell you, we had a freakin’ blast with them. They are so adorably smitten with each other that we had to give them very little direction for looking like such knock-out babes. We just stood back and let them snuggle and laugh and enjoy each other’s company on this delightfully mild day in August.
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 made it work (and, again, Caitlin and Jared made our jobs pretty darn easy, indeed).
Caitlin and Jared loved their trip to California so much that they’re now considering Red Tail Ranch in Ojai for their wedding day next year, and we can. not. wait for the celebration with their closest family and friends. Join us in thinking happy thoughts for their Ventura County wedding plans so that we can hang out with them again in summer 2016!
Until next time, El Matador. Your crazy stairs are a bitch, but always so worth the climb. xoxo