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Malibu Engagement Session | Jesse and Emily

January 23, 2021

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Emily and Jesse’s Malibu engagement session was every bit as spectacular as I had hoped it would  be. They are both very busy people, so coordinating a date that worked for everyone was a bit tricky. Plus we decided that the best date to photograph their engagement session would be in December and I was praying it wouldn’t rain. I’m telling you we got lucky. The moment Emily stepped out of the car she said, “We’re not models so please bear with. us.” I laughed because I think almost every couple I have photographed has told me that, and I always say the same thing: “You bring the love and I will do the rest.”

To Emily’s surprise (Jesse did not mention this and I was just as surprised as Emily) Jesse got down on one knee and reproposed to Emily with a beautiful new ring. She was totally taken off guard, as you could just imagine, and  became so elated and  full of joy. I think she might’ve fallen in love with him all over again, because how sweet was that?

When we got back to shooting the engagement session I noticed that the sun was dipping so quickly behind the mountains. I wasn’t worried because I knew I still had some time before it would be dark. Most of the session was done in this overcast light which produced a very soft and beautiful glow. Photographing them was so easy, it felt so much like I was photographing friends. We were laughing so hard, I didn’t want to the shoot to end (as evidenced by me taking pictures into twilight as well as a little help from my camera’s ISO).

The last picture is of them dancing and enjoying the moment–the way life should be.

Here is the beautiful engagement session featured on Magnolia Rouge

If you’d like to book an engagement session with Lucy Munoz click HERE as I’d love to have you in front of my camera!

Location | Big Sky Movie Ranch

Gown | Adela Custom Designs

Men’s Wardrobe| Alex Crane

Wedding Ring | Maggi Simpkins



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