Emily had only two simple requests and they were among the places and animals that I love most. She wanted the beach as the backdrop and her adorable pet Ellie to be a part of this experience too. One of Emily and Paul’s first dates was at a beach in Malibu so it was only natural that we returned there to capture their engagement pictures. They chose El Matador State Beach in Malibu and I was thrilled when I arrived to find huge rock formations on the beach that provided beautiful lighting. I could spend all day shooting in Malibu but time flew by and before we knew it, it was already sunset. Emily did an amazing job styling this session and I can’t wait to see what is in store for this gorgeous couple’s wedding at the prestigious Stanford University in Palo Alto!