I love post-wedding sessions! Bridal, trash the dress, boudoir, etc. I’m up for anything and I’m now simply calling them “creative sessions”. For Laura and Omar’s creative session, we went for trashing her dress at the beach. (It actually held up pretty well)
Laura contacted me a couple weeks after their wedding. She had seen a previous trash the dress session I shot at the beach and love everything she saw, including the location, El Matador State Beach in Malibu. I did not photograph her and Omar’s wedding. There photographer is actually someone I know, but she doesn’t shoot these sessions. Although we shot on the same beach as the post Laura saw I made sure to get different images and use different spots. Every couple is unique and I want their photos to be unique as well.
When we discussed the overall feel of the session Laura wanted some romance, but always wanted it to keep things fun. During the session, she said she never considered herself “sexy”. I think these images say otherwise. I did post a bit more of the romantic side here, but you can still see the smiles on their faces and the joy of playing on the beach in their formal wear. Laura even had Omar’s tie on her head by the end of our session. These two were so easy to work with and were laughing and playing the entire time. I have numerous shots of them throwing wet sand at each other.
I love fun, adventurous couples and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to work with these two. Congratulations Laura & Omar!
El Matador State Beach