We wanted the beach, cliffs, some greenery but also some burnt orange colors, and some rocks, luckily we live in California and can find all the above in just one spot. Their Malibu Anniversary Session included all of this and much more. It was so beautiful and everything we wanted, and nothing we could have dreamed of ourselves. Goodness gracious Malibu, you are one gorgeous city.
Jessica and Brandon were celebrating their 3-year anniversary! They had planned a vacation but first wanted to photograph this stage in their relationship. It was like a mini get-away before their actual getaway, and it could not have gone more perfectly.
Jess definitely wanted to wear two dresses, and I am always up for it (2 is always better than 1)!! We coordinated the two based on the environment we were going to shoot in. For example, the green dress was going to look a lot better in the greener/cliffs area because it compliments that environment. While the black dress, with the orange and red accents, was going to fit in a lot more in the burnt orange/beachy area. So we coordinated accordingly and did the outfit change in between!
Because both of her dresses were on the darker side, we didn’t want Brandon to wear completely light colors. We wanted him to compliment her, as well as the environment around them. So, we went for darker pants. And his button-up shirt worked well to pull in the blues from both scenes that her dresses were not bringing in. And voila, it was so perfect.
We arrived at our Malibu location a bit early to explore together, and to walk around and see where we wanted to go and how we wanted to do things. This was around 2 hours before sunset. I’ve been here before but I wanted to show my couple what we were getting into. The more we explored, the better the light became. By the way, we’re photographing as we’re moving to the different areas. Before we hit sunset, (I wanted to do that on the beach), we went down and photographed with the rocks and the beach and the light was so dang dreamy.