Point Dume Malibu Engagement at Sunrise
Sunrise at Point Dume is one of my favorite times of the day to photograph engagement sessions in Malibu. That dark blue light gradually lifts over time. Usually giving way to spectacular colors as the sun finally makes its way over the horizon. There’s a beautiful stillness and quiet that floats through the air that’s worth waking up early for. I’m often asked if I prefer sunrise to sunset and it’s such a difficult question to answer but I do lean towards sunrise, especially for an elopement or vow renewal when having the beach or mountains to yourselves feels important.
I met Alice Ann and Casey through one of my favorite couples Grace and Chris, whom I also convinced to do a sunrise engagement session in Big Sur a few years ago. A few months after their wedding Chris emailed me and said his old college friend had recently moved to Santa Monica with his wife and thought we should connect. Well, we did and have been friends ever since. She’s one of the most creative and generous women I know, always looking for her next project and next adventure.
We woke at 4am to hit the road to Malibu to watch the sunrise and capture a little bit of what their love looks right now-after 10 years of being in love and right in the middle of their California adventure. Instead of a clear sunrise we were met with clouds and fog which, if you know me, is actually my favorite kind of weather. There is nothing more romantic than a foggy beach day.
I’m an adventurous elopement and intimate wedding photographer helping couples craft a meaningful experience for their wedding day in nature. I focus on capturing the vibe of your day with all of the little moments that you may not remember are happening and the epic landscape views all over Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, California, and beyond.