Lucy and Kevin reached out to me to shoot their beach engagement photos through a referral from a couple whose wedding I photographed several years ago, everytime a client does this it warms my heart! Lucy had mentioned that she’s from England and met Kevin who is from Los Angeles. Crazy that love brings us together from thousands of miles apart! Since Lucy is from England they decided to get married at a historic castle in England next year but wanted to do their engagement session at my favorite beach in Malibu to incorporate the landscape and chapter of their lives together right now.
What I loved most about Lucy and Kevin was that they came fully prepared for their beach engagement photos as they practiced poses in front of a full-length mirror before coming. They showed up confident and super excited for the session. I always suggest that clients do this before the shoot! If you are feeling nervous or awkward about taking photos, practice makes perfect! Practicing won’t only help you with posing it will also calm your nerves.
Both Lucy and Kevin had full trust in my abilities to capture their fun-loving personalities. It was so much fun capturing how carefree and in love they were, it made the whole evening so joyful for everyone. You can’t tell me that these aren’t the cutest beach engagement photos you’ve ever seen! You can really feel the love that Lucy and Kevin have for one another.
It makes me so happy when my clients give me full range to capture their vision and provide them with unforgettable memories through a single image. Trusting in your photographer is always key as most of us have been photographing couples for multiple years and have a passion for it!
Beach Engagement Portraits
We started the session off with portraits on the beach cliffside where you can see the ocean and landscape all in one. Cliffsides are the perfect spot to get breathtaking panoramas and capture a different perspective than you would get down on the beach.
After the cliffside photos, we headed down to the beach to capture Lucy and Kevin having the time of their lives running around barefoot in the sand. I have to say, these were my favorite photos of them as there were non-stop smiles and giggles the whole time. They were naturals!
Towards the end of the shoot when the sun started to set, Lucy found out that I had a portable dressing tent so she immediately wanted to change into her second dress for ocean pictures. Capturing both Lucy and Kevin run into the ocean with so much amusement was by far the highlight of the session. They were having so much fun living in the moment and being themselves.
It was a pleasure capturing Lucy and Kevin’s love and outgoing personalities! And I cant wait to see how epic their wedding in England is going to be!
Want to have an engagement shoot on the beach but don’t know how? Check out my blog on helpful tips for having a successful and smooth engagement session.