I love when couples come to me wanting their love story documented and told. After this newly engaged couple reached out to me, I hopped on a zoom call with them and suggested we do an experience session that documents some of the things they enjoy doing together.
Planning the perfect experience session
During the call I learned that she loves acroyoga and it is something they do together at times. They also shared with me that he loves to cook for her – another activity that shows how they love one another. Finally, I found out that they enjoy spending their time camping, hiking, traveling, and enjoying the beach. We decided that a camping trip along the California coast would best capture their story. They rented a campsite in Malibu near a beautiful beach, and we spent the entire evening telling their story by doing the things they love to do.
Daytime Camping and Acroyoga
The couple set up camp, and we started the afternoon there. They did some acroyoga (with lots of laughs and jokes as they attempted the numerous poses), enjoyed nature and each other. It was a time of pure bonding, and the connection they shared showed effortlessly from my vantage point!
Take me to the beach in Malibu
After having some fun at the campsite, the couple got dressed and ready to head on down to a gorgeous beach in Malibu. This was the perfect spot for this newly engaged couple to capture romantic and playful moments for their engagement session in Malibu. The picturesque cliffside views, the warm sun beating on their faces, and the low tide with waves that broke at shore made for a perfect sunset couples session. As the sun casted down, we were left with a gorgeous horizon of blues, purples, and reds. It felt like we were in a scene you would see painted on a canvas.
Nighttime Lanterns and Dinner by the Fire
We returned to the campsite and the couple unwinded for the night. He prepared a steak dinner over the campfire, and we enjoyed a lantern-lit dinner near the fire. They snuggled up in their tent with a lantern, some fairy lights and the night stars lighting up their surroundings. I used a special bitLighter flashlight to document this series. It was a fun and beautiful night to remember.
Let’s go on an experience together
If you’re looking for a couples photographer in the Orange County area, and ready to share an experience of your own to tell your story, inquire with me here. I would love to be your Orange County engagement photographer! Want to see more beach sessions? See how these families did their experience session on the beach in the Los Angeles area as well!