Malibu Beach Engagement
Travis is kind of a shy guy – a little quiet, a little reserved; that is, until you get to know him. Sarah’s the life of the party right off the bat – chatty, ready for adventure, and always with a smile on her face.
But together? Together, they’re one of the most amazing couples we’ve ever met. They met a couple of years ago, both going through similarly difficult times in their lives, and the connection was both intense and instantaneous. As Sarah put it, they “fell in love with who they could be” – which we think is one of the most powerful things about their relationship – they are each other’s number one supporter, best friend and they truly believe in each other.
And through their love and continued support for each other, they’ve each become what the other person saw from that very first date together, and we feel so blessed to be part of this next step of their love story!
We knew we wanted to do something a little crazy for their engagement session, since their wedding later this year is at a beautiful country club in Yorba Linda. At one point when Ash and Sarah were texting each other, Ashley jokingly suggested getting dressed up and laying in the surf together at the beach … and Sarah immediately jumped on board with the idea. She found a gorgeous navy blue ball gown with all kinds of beautiful bedazzlement – it was absolutely perfect!
We spent the afternoon with them for their Malibu beach engagement session, climbing the rocks, watching for whales (we got to see two!!) and dipping our toes in the water … before we finally ended up completely soaking wet, and having the time of our lives!
California waters are not warm, by the way!
Travis + Sarah were complete troopers though, and didn’t complain once about the cold water, extreme surf or anything – they were just laughing, smiling, kissing and enjoying the adventure. Totally rad! And, their super awesome wedding planner – Jennifer Ross – accompanied us for the shoot!! Love when wedding planners go the extra mile for their couples!
We are so excited for their wedding this fall, and can’t wait to hang out with all of them again!