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California Engagement Sesh Ideas

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If you are getting engaged and happen to be on the West coast, these totally adorable California engagement sesh ideas are just for you! Not only were the locations beautiful but all the outfits were second hand finds at the bride-to-be's store Love at Second Sight. So cool, right?!
But wait there are even more fabulous photos to day dream over in the full gallery thanks to the talented Katie Shuler!

cute tutu and suit enegagement outfits

Thrifting Nifty Fashions

From the Bride: I had a lot of fun coordinating the outfits for the different settings. Because we scheduled the shoot a few months out, I had plenty of time to put aside some great pieces that came into my designer resale boutiqueLove at Second Sight. In fact, all of my photo shoot pieces except for the tulle skirt came from my shop.

Finding an adult tutu skirt that matched my vision for the shoot proved to be more challenging than expected but luckily I found a great website call Tutus For Women that will hand make your tulle skirt just the way you want it.

soft pink and white bouquet

nude colored aline hemmed dress

Classic California Backdrop

For the second half of the session, being as how Brian and I are both California natives, we felt it was an obvious choice to shoot at El Matador beach in Malibu that is famous among the photography community for its breathtaking rocky cliff backdrops.

grey and white bride and groom beach outfits

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sweet and casual bride and groom look on the beach

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Find Your Perfect Photographer

I was so excited when we were able to book Katie Shuler as our engagement and wedding photographer that I immediately started brainstorming ideas for our engagement shoot. I knew I wanted to choose locations that would compliment her soft, romantic lighting style.

Brian and I are avid cyclists and always find ourselves riding through the beautiful, rustic-ranch roads of Hidden Valley and knew we wanted to incorporate these epic backdrops for the first half of our shoot.

cute engagement photo ideas for the beach

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FashionLove at Second Sight
Tutus For Women

Film ScanningThe Goodman Film Lab
FlowersFleur De Rye
PhotographersKatie Shuler