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El Matador Beach, Malibu Sunrise Engagement Session | Eryn + Matt

This was a quick little sunrise session before the holidays hit so Eryn and Matt could get their save the dates sent out and I just loved how it turned out. When it comes to Malibu, you really can’t go wrong, but the golden hours here are out of this world. Can’t wait to meet up with these two again soon for another session at Zion National Park and then for their wedding in July!

Malibu Engagement Session - Sarah + Connor

Even though our original location didn’t work out for Connor and Sarah’s engagement session, these are still some of my favorite photos ever! Besides the obvious fact that they’re a very good looking couple, they are both super chill and fun, which made photographing them so easy! I loved that we got to include their dog, Gaia, who is like a child to them, in some photos as well! (For any future clients - YES, you can always always bring your fur babies!)

Can’t wait for part 2 of their session in the spring!

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Point Dume Elopement Inspiration | Malibu Photographer


Point Dume is hands down my top favorite place to shoot in Malibu. The first time I was here, I photographed a proposal (click here to see those photos), and I KNEW I had to come back again soon so I decided to use this location for a styled elopement shoot. I asked Jordan if she and her boyfriend would be down to model for me, Simran offered to do makeup, and the Casablanca Bridal team let us borrow one of their dresses. We kept everything else pretty simple (no elaborate tablescape or anything) but I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out!

Jordan is already gorgeous, but after Simran worked her makeup magic and she put on the dress, she looked amazinggggg (and of course Alex looked great too haha). The light was nice and dreamy even when we first arrived, and it just kept getting better and better as the sun continued to go down. We made our way to the cliffs that run along the edge of the coast, shot at a few spots as we went, and then eventually all stopped to kind of just take in the sunset. Scroll down to see for yourself just how pretty is was.

Photographer: Carrie Rogers Photography
Couple: Jordan + Alex
Makeup: Simran Oberoi
Dress: Casablanca Bridal

Mason + Miranda - Point Dume Proposal

Okay, so ANOTHER proposal story. I hope you guys like these because they're my favorite!! These two are from Minnesota and Mason surprised Miranda with tickets to Malibu the day before he planned to propose at this rad location. Obviously she didn't know about the proposal part, but she found out soon enough ;) 

I had never been to Point Dume before and I usually hate shooting in the middle of the day (sorry I love my golden hour) so I was a little nervous about finding a good spot that wasn't crowded and if the light was going to be too harsh BUT everything turned out pretty perfect in the end. I got there early to scope things out, decided this spot on the edge of the cliff would be awesome and Mason was down for the idea, so I just waited for them to show up! 

Once at the spot, Mason asked someone for a cell phone photo of the two of them and after a quick snap he got down on one knee and you know how the rest goes... (hint: she said YES). Scroll down to see the photos!

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Matt + Wendy - El Matador Beach Proposal

I've been trying to write this blog for like two days and I've decided that Wendy did a much better job of explaining the story than I can LOL.

Basically, Matt planned this "photoshoot" for Wendy that would eventually turn into an engagement session after he surprised her by jumping in during the shoot and PROPOSING. It was really fun to be a part of the surprise even though I was nervous about giving it away the whole time haha. Scroll down to see some of the photos!!

And check out Wendy's blog here.


THE PROPOSAL

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