One Bitchin Couple

Meghan & Eric are moving to Connecticut shortly after their Arizona wedding. So having their engagement photos done along the coast in Malibu was something they were excited to do to show off to their upcoming snooty east-coast friends. After work I met them and headed into the Malibu hills where we frolicked with ticks positioned them around a lone oak tree and in the tall grass. They were playful and liked my quirky dry humor resulting in some pretty good smiles. Then headed down to… where else, El Matador State Beach to hopefully catch a sunset, which we didn’t. But we did get some good photos and saw some other very odd photoshoots going on. Saw a huge production with a kid holding a travel-size bottle of shampoo, and then another shoot featuring an angel and a witch. Only in Los Angeles.


The rest of their engagement photos can be seen in their album on my bitchin facebook fan page which is epic and will probably go viral. (yes, I hate all those cliche words)


  • Treffly Coyne 4y

    This is EPIC. Love the DOF and POV and the B&W and it's totally BOKEHLICIOUS. But seriously.. great shot!
  • Wendell 4y

    You're an epic viral photog and a pretty darn good dude John!
  • Christina Harrison 4y

    That light is gorgeous. And your perspective really makes this photo! Really nice shot :)
  • drshrinker (catching up) 4y

    Beautiful moment captured as artfully as can be.

    CT - wtf for? (I'm admittedly biased there...)
  • Jill Clardy 4y

    sweet intimate moment - they only have eyes for each other....
  • David Bakunowicz 4y

    I can't say I know much about portrait/people photography, but this is great! I love the lighting, especially on 'her' face. Looks like it's from a dream. Amazing.
  • Tony Zerrer 4y

    There is so much to love about this photo, the lighting, and the framing with out-of-focus vegetation. But I think what makes this photo is the gaze they share. You said something to them that brought them to a place they intimately love together and that is beautiful.
  • alessia 4y

    so romantic, well done! ♥
  • Calichusetts 4y

    feels like a memory...well done
  • s0ulsurfing 4y

    great photography john, sometimes i come here to read your words and be entertained, but mostly the great photography shines through
  • Ashley Barker 4y

  • Santi 4y

    Excelente imagen, bien vista
  • Adam Baker 4y

    The light is rocking!
  • Andy Kennelly 4y

    dreamy with cool tones!
  • Mary Clark 4y

    Perfectly cute and Lovin' the soft tones!!
  • Mark and Nicole 4y

    Absolutely nailed it John, That expression is pure gold
  • May Saiury 4y

    beautiful glow here
  • lisa kejonen 4y

    Lovely light and feeling! I discovered your flickr stream today and must say I admire your work. Even though many images are generic (subject/motive-wise) they all do have a personal style.
  • _.-♥Milla♥-._ 4y

    uuh lovely and sweet composition!
  • Yekaterina Bowyer 4y

    Brilliant shot.! Very impressive photography.!
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Taken on May 2, 2011
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