April 25, 2017

Kristen & Matt: A Santa Monica Beach Engagement

Matt & Kristen’s engagement session at the Santa Monica Beach was beautiful! More beachside engagement sessions please! These two are one of the sweetest couples ever (how do I always get the sweetest couples?!) and are so excited to get married this fall. I loved hearing about their wedding plans and know their small, intimate wedding will turn out just gorgeous.  I usually have my #auraelizabethweddings engaged couples pick out a location that they feel is ‘them’ and was delighted when Matt & Kristen picked out the Santa Monica Pier and Beach. I am falling more and more in love with beachside sessions. The glow, the sand, the sunset-I just love it all! And really, if only you knew everything that was going on behind the scenes. It was Easter weekend when we did their session and unbeknownst to us, many, many other people had plans to visit the Santa Monica Pier this holiday weekend as well. So really, it was these two love birds, me, and quite a few thousand people there as well. You can’t tell a whole lot which is really a photographer’s job-to make the unexpected settings turn out beautiful in photography form. Because really, there were people ALL OVER. But all turned out well and I just loved how Matt & Kirsten’s connection can be felt in the images we took this beautiful evening. It was such a pleasure to photograph these two and I’m so looking forward to photographing their fall wedding! Here’s a small preview of their engagement session: