Being a professional photographer and business owner comes with a ton of perks. There are the obvious perks — like being privy to so many love stories and witnessing special moments between couples and families. But one of the biggest perks (in my opinion) is that my job forces me to get out in my own community, exploring and discovering the beauty that is Southern California. I’m a native to this state and I’ve lived in SoCal for over 10 years — but it seems like there is so much I still haven’t seen or experienced. This is where my clients come in. They give me the best reason to step outside of my comfort zone and visit new areas. Connie and Dexter certainly didn’t disappoint when they selected Malaga Cove Plaza in Rancho Palos Verde for their engagement session.
This was my first time shooting here, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it won’t be my last! From what I’ve been told, this place can be crazy busy and is super popular amongst photographers. However, luck was definitely on our side the day of Connie and Dexter’s session because we found ourselves completely alone! It couldn’t have been more perfect.
Malaga Cove Plaza Engagement Session
The Spanish architecture of the Malaga Cove Plaza added so much interest with just the right amount of romance. I especially loved the fountain because it made it feel more like a (non-cheesy) romantic movie scene in Italy rather than an engagement session in Rancho Palos Verde. Swoon!
Connie and Dexter were just beaming with love and admiration for each other as we explored, and the setting was absolutely perfect to be able to capture their emotions on camera. Even though we didn’t expect the plaza to be empty — it sure was a nice surprise and lent to a very low-key and lovely engagement session.
Capturing these two filled me up with nothing but joy and excitement for their wedding in just a few short months at The Portofino in Redondo Beach. Make sure you keep your eyes out for that post. ;)