I have been quite behind on updating my blog because of my adorable baby boy. However, I had to post this sun filled engagement session at Malibu Creek State Park.
Vanessa and Paul will be getting married tomorrow at Point Dume, also in Malibu, at an intimate elopement on the beach. The couple decided on Malibu Creek State Park for their engagement session because they frequently hike here and it was one of their first dates!
Eloping is one of the more romantic ways to get married and I cant wait for tomorrow. I know it will be gorgeous but the calmness of an elopement on the beach sounds like the perfect way to begin a lifetime together. I can already feel the mist blowing on my face.
Kim + Opie // La Jolla Elopement // Oak Canyon Nature Center Wedding // San Diego Wedding Photographer
When Kim, Opie and I first met they described having their La Jolla Elopement cliffside and wanted it to be as guerrilla as possible. I was totally down!
On the wedding day the bride got ready at her mom's home with friends and family but at the ceremony it was just me, the groom's videographer best friend, Kim's brother who officiated and the bride's best friend.
Honestly, if I were to do it again I would elope. It was so emotional and most of all romantic! The sun was setting and reflected on the water as it slid softly across the La Jolla rocks. Kim and Opie only saw each other as they were married. The happiness just gleamed off of both of them. Everything was perfect and I had a huge smile on my face the entire way home.
The couple invited me back for their reception a couple months later and we met at the Oak Canyon Nature Center for some more romantic photos. The reception took place in the backyard of a family friend's home. We ate, we danced and of course embarrassing stories poured out about the couple from family and friends.
The night ended with a viewing of their wedding video and photos. After the video there wasn't a dry eye there.
Oh, Kim and Opie.... two of the most loving, generous people I have ever met! I wish you two all the best!
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Jenina Simplicio Photography is a Southern California wedding photographer serving Los Angeles, Ventura, San Diego and Orange County. Based in Santa Clarita Valley and available for travel.