Damn. I don't even know where to start with this Malibu engagement session at El Matador Beach!

Katie sent me this email right after booking me for their August '23 wedding at the brand new Mosaic Event Center in Minneapolis:

"I was also thinking, if you’re going anywhere warm this winter, we could fly out to meet you & take engagement photos there! I’ve always thought it would be fun to do destination photos!

You should've seen my face - I WAS SO EXCITED!!! I knew I had a wedding in Sacramento in the spring and was planning on visiting a friend in Los Angeles afterwards, so after a few emails back and forth, we landed on doing their engagement session at El Matador State Beach in Malibu.

On the day of their session, I picked Katie and Josh up in Venice and we spent the hour driving up the PCH getting to know each other - we talked about concerts we've liked, books we read recently, our collectively odd rescue dogs, and more. I don't often get to spend a ton of non-photography time with my couples so it was a nice little change of pace ◡̈

Ok now back to the session itself - I still don't know what to say but we had such a blast and I think the pictures speak for themselves!! So so excited for August!