El Matador State Beach Engagement Photos | Oksana and Matt
We met up with Oksana and Matt at El Matador State Beach for their engagement photos last week. It had been gloomy all morning but we knew that later in the day as long as it cleared up, that would give way to a beautiful colorful sunset. When we met up with Oksana and Matt, they were very excited (we were too)! El Matador Beach is a beautiful location and although it’s a bit of a drive from Orange County, we don’t mind making it cause we know what kind of photos we can get there. Oksana and Matt did so well too! After teaching them the basic engagement session poses, they really got into it. At one point I had told them to walk far away and to walk back to the camera. But before I could switch my lens, I saw them getting playful with one another and decided instead of directing, to let them be themselves and capture them being playful. That’s the beautiful thing about an engagement session: you get to know what kind of energy they have so on their wedding day we have a clear idea and direction. We had a great time with Oksana and Matt and before we wrapped up we did ask them if they would get in the water for the last photo (I had told Oksana to bring towels juuuuust in case). It was a great way to finish up their engagement session! We can’t wait to see you guys at your wedding!