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POINT DUME SURPRISE PROPOSAL // MALIBU WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

POINT DUME SURPRISE PROPOSAL // MALIBU WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

I arrived an hour early to make sure I had the entire area covered. Heart pounding, I saw them pull up in their car. As they made their way to the hill, I started the treck up and they followed. Liam knew who I was and that I’d be wearing a yellow backpack, so as they followed me, Addie had no idea I was actually there for her proposal! As we made our way to the top of Point Dume, I let them pass me to get to the perfect spot for Liam to drop to one knee. MY WORD, the anticipation was killing me!! It takes one split second to capture this moment, and I didn’t want to miss it.

Sarah x Jeff | EL MATADOR BEACH ENGAGEMENT

Sarah x Jeff | EL MATADOR BEACH ENGAGEMENT

Long and steep stairs led my feet to the bottom of what would be the most beautiful beach I've ever seen with my own eyes. Sarah, the bride to be, had picked out this location for her and Jeff's engagement shoot. When I finally hit the bottom of the stairs that were hanging onto the cliffside, I searched with eager eyes to find Sarah and Jeff. Unfortunately, this would be our first meeting together since I live in the Midwest and they on the coast. A needed Skype date never happened. Searching and asking, I just could not find them. Service for my phone was close to the 1x mark, which we all know means nothing. No service. Finally after a long 15 minutes (seriously, 15 minutes of anticipation is a long time) our eyes met. We greeted one another with a warm hug. And then squealed. Because we both knew... this shoot was going to be incredible. What could be better than love, sunshine and the insane creation we were surrounded with?

3 Important & Easy Steps to Better Engagement Photos

3 Important & Easy Steps to Better Engagement Photos

Dear Lovely Bride-to-Be, Let's chat about engagement sessions. Yippee! One of the very first steps after hiring your wedding photographer is shooting the engagement session. This is an awesome time to bond and get comfortable in front of the camera.