El Matador Beach is a popular location in Malibu (located just north of Los Angeles) to take engagement photos. The light is dreamy, the cliffs are majestic, and the waves are small. I used to shy away from shooting here because it’s so busy, the parking is terrible, and it’s always crawling with photographers. It is, however, one of my most requested locations. In fact, I regularly receive inquires from couples traveling to Los Angeles from outside of the country who want to be photographed on this beach. It’s iconic, and it’s gorgeous!
If you’re looking for a Malibu wedding photographer or a couples photographer to shoot your El Matador engagement session, look no further! I was named Best Photographer in Malibu by California Wedding Day Magazine in 2023, and I would love to chat with you about your engagement photos.
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We might be a good fit if you are:
- a lover of travel
- a hopeless romantic
Are you and your babe looking for a dreamy, romantic and (at times) steamy sunset beach session?
Contact me to discuss the details of your engagement photos at El Matador Beach.
I also shoot ELOPEMENTS and SURPRISE PROPOSALS. Click the button below to contact me, and I’ll be happy to guide you through all the preparations from outfit recommendations to dinner reservations and permits if needed… I’ll ensure that you are prepared and have everything you need for your session.
— Be advised, that commercial photographers do need a permit to shoot here. If you are bringing professional lighting and equipment onto the beach for your shoot, you need a permit. See links below.
MALIBU PERMIT LINKS:
“The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors requires that any persons engaged in the business or activity of filming, videotaping, or otherwise producing motion pictures or still photography for television or public exhibition at any place, must obtain a Film Permit.”
LACounty.gov – PERMITS & LICENSES, FILM & PHOTO PERMIT
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As the sun dipped behind the rocks, the magical scenery of El Matador Beach set the stage for an unforgettable and intimate experience.