Add a pup and some beachy vibes and your engagement session is complete. Carissa and Mitchell nailed their Malibu beach engagement session last summer and I am still drooling over it. If it does not scream California, then I don’t know what does. Carissa found me on Pinterest (crazy right!) for her wedding and we were able to set up an engagement session for a time I was traveling to California. I’m pretty sure I would’ve said yes to ANYTHING in California to escape the terrible summer heat in Arizona.
They both have a big love for the beach, dogs, and Mitchell’s jeep. When she asked if there was a way to incorporate them all – I was beyond excited. Adding little elements into your engagement session really showcases you two as a couple and makes it more unique and personal to you! It’s not just another cute thing you saw on Pinterest or Instagram (which is totally OK too). This way, you’re able to look back and reminisce on how special it felt because everything about the day and the session was true to YOU.
As an Arizonan, I was completely OBSESSED, with shooting on the beach. It was such a refreshing change of scenery (don’t worry desert, I still love you) and damn was it a killer sunset. The way the light hit all the ocean mist? A complete dream. I may have been completely covered in sand at the end of it, but it was 100% worth it.
I think my favorite thing, end of day, about the session was how carefree and fun it was. Carissa and Mitchell both have a very laid back and chill personality and it was so easy to capture that.
Looking for some inspiration for your engagement session? Check out this post all about desert engagements.