Stefani & Kyle : Palos Verdes Estates, Ca Couple Session
What I love about photography, is that you don’t need a special occasion to have some beautiful photos taken of you and a loved one! I feel like so many people wait until they’re engaged, pregnant, or celebrating a milestone; and big gaps of time are lost in their lives that aren’t always documented. I was so stoked to get to photograph fellow photographer Stefani and Kyle; just because. It wasn’t a special day, or a special reason, but just because they hadn’t had any professional photos taken together in a really long time. Stefani introduced me to this absolutely beautiful location in Palos Verdes Estates, a city in Los Angeles county. Situated next to the beach, the area offers some stunning views of the ocean, and in this case, a beautiful floral display in the middle of the road. Would you believe that the first few pictures were taken on a road divider?
After climbing through a couple of bushes to achieve the perfect angle, we decided to hike down the cliff to get to the ocean and see how everything looked. I absolutely love that these two were so willing to go exploring, and I’m sure it helped that Stefani knew just how stunning it was going to look. With a little bit of cliff climbing, the epic ocean view was achieved- right before the tide started coming in. I included a couple of outtakes below of these two getting hugged by the ocean, but I guarantee I had a few more. What I always encourage my couples on their wedding day, or during the engagement shoot to do is to just keep going with it. Sometimes it may rain, or snow, or you might get hit by a tidal wave; but those tend to be the best memories and photos. It was such a blast getting to photograph these two, and I’m always so honored when I get a fellow photographer in front of my camera!