Earlier this month I met up with my friends Jack & Mary for a “day after” session at El Matador State Beach in Malibu. I met Jack and Mary about this time last year. They were engaged at the time and sadly they had already picked their wedding photographer for their December 2008 wedding. Over the past year we have become good friends. Mary approached me over the summer and asked if I would consider doing a session with them in their wedding clothes since they really like the style of my work, of course I said yes. They were happy with their wedding photos but wanted some images on the beach which they didn’t get a chance to get on their wedding day.
Time can fly by on a wedding day. If one thing is behind on a wedding day there may not be as much time for photos as planned. Since most the group shots and the bride and groom together photos are done after the ceremony it is important to not run late even if everything else is already late that day so the wonderful food you have catered for your guests doesn’t get cold or dried out. That is the reason I always love engagement session and “day after” session. There are no real time constraints. Although the term “day after” usually refers to the day after your wedding this session can take place at anytime after your wedding day usually within the first year.
I loved the location that Jack and Mary chose. Here are some of my favorites shots of Jack & Mary at El Matador beach. Thanks again to Roberto Valenzuela for coming along and assisting, always good times.