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Manhattan Beach Pier Engagement Session

You guys, I just can’t even with these two. Those that know me know I don’t usually talk like that… but seriously, Victoria and Brayden might just be the cutest, most in-love couple in the history of time. From the moment I met Victoria, she just gushed about Brayden… complete with actual giggles and a smile permanently on her face. This made me super excited to meet him for our Manhattan Beach Pier engagement session, and as you can see from the images, he is just as crazy about her as she is about him. I did get start to get nervous because the marine layer stole about the last 45 minutes of light, but in the end the clouds gave us some sexier, moody images instead… which I have come to appreciate just as much!

How He Asked

“We were at Disneyland with my family and three of our closest friends. I had no idea, I just thought everyone wanted to go with us because Brayden was home on leave. When it got dark we went to take pictures in front of the castle because it was all decorated for Christmas. When it was our turn to get up and take a picture Brayden got down on one knee and it seriously felt like we were the only two people there. I cried and said yes!” – Victoria

Can’t wait for their love-fest Westlake Village Inn wedding on July 15th!

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Interested in having Meghan Christine Photography shoot your engagement? Send us an email! meghan@meghanchristine.com

At Home “Mommy and Me” Mother’s Day Photos

You guys, I’m kinda obsessed with these Mommy and Me photos of Chenille and Liz. This was a quick impromptu at home mini session… and I’m realizing that might be the best kind. Natural, uninhibited, in their most comfortable environment, with each other.

After I took these, I knew they were what I wanted to post in honor of Mother’s Day. Grateful for all the Moms who love us more than themselves, and who help mold and shape us into our best.

 

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If you are interested in booking your own lifestyle portrait session, please contact us at meghan@meghanchristine.com!

Do you know a deserving couple or are you one yourself who wants to win a dream wedding?

As a way of giving back to those that are deserving we’ve teamed up with an amazing group of wedding professionals to help that dream come true!

We are looking for:

– A couple with a compelling love story
– Military personnel or veteran
– Special needs
– Or, if you are deserving in another way we will consider all entries received!

What’s included:

– The wedding will be hosted at Malibu Solstice Vineyards on Thursday, October 26, 2017.
– Lauren and her team at Chancey Charm will help you plan and design the details for your big day.
Robert Michael Films will be filming the wedding, telling your unique story and documenting your journey.
– Photography will be provided by Meghan Christine capturing all of the details and joy of the day.
– Kristen from Something New For I Do will be providing PR to help get your wedding published.
– Plus we hope to add more services and vendors as the contest progresses.

Please fill out the official form only.

We will not be able to respond to direct emails or messages but we do encourage you to visit our websites to learn more about us. Please view our work, watch our videos, like, comment and share on social media to help spread the word about this amazing opportunity!

Looking forward to hearing all of your amazing love stories!

  • Robert - So excited for this! Thanks for sharing. Some really amazing stories already being submitted.ReplyCancel

 

Manhattan Beach Pier

Kim, Jon, and little Brady were a referral from previous clients and friends Rebecca and Andrew Chase, who’s wedding I shot back in 2012 at the Oviatt Penthouse. They all live in Virginia now, but when the Romito Family came to visit the West Coast, they wanted some iconic family beach photos! And what better place than the Manhattan Beach Pier – located at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard in California, the Manhattan Beach Pier is a perfect spot for family photo shoots. Right before sunset, I love the almost always perfect light, streaming through the beams, and when you have a family as cute and well dressed as these three, getting good shots is not hard at all! Not to mention, I am always grateful to clients who let me direct them, even when it means they are gonna get a little wet! Kim and Jon were so willing to do whatever I asked, and the result was magic. Thank you, Romito Family!

“The pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!  Jon and I can’t stop looking at them.  We want to order prints but we truly can’t pick out which ones we like the best.  I’m seriously blown away with your work.  We are so awkward in front of the camera and you made us look good!” – Kim

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Manhattan Beach Pier Family Photo

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If you are interested in booking a family session, please contact us at meghan@meghanchristine.com!

Valentine’s Day Bridal Inspiration

“All the Pinks”

“When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of grade school heart candies, bubble gum pink and lipstick red. But for this Valentine’s Day Bridal Inspiration shoot, we felt inspired by ALL the pinks – from the lightest of blushes to the brightest corals, we did not discriminate. And when you engage all the pinks, a sort of bubbly decadence emerges. With Claire La Faye’s Before Sunset gown and its dip dyed ombré blush train and sexy draping silk off-the-shoulder sleeves, paired with Emmy London’s delicate but stunning silver Teardrop belt, we started with a look that was oh-so-romantic. Then we added a bouquet full of an abundance of pinks, with the papery petals of the poppies to the ruffled layers of the ranunculus. And we tied it all together with a dessert spread that would make any lady swoon.

From a styling perspective, we stretched beyond the Rapunzel locks of tradition, and worked with a more modern bride with a short haircut. When it comes to styling short hair for a wedding, many ladies are at a loss. But Jenni of The Blushing Bird has all the answers. For this look, Jenni explains, “I used the Debbie Carlisle mirrored-pair Nora combs, because they provide such a bold, romantic touch to an edgy short ‘do. The Swarovski navette crystals and tiny ivory freshwater pearls are hand-crafted to a lovely and slightly wild floral shape, adding an organic elegance that perfectly frames the face.” Because fairytales are for today’s romance, not just the renaissance.

“And let’s be real, Valentine’s Day is the get-spoiled holiday after all,” Jenni proclaimed. So we added cookies and diamond earrings, all framed beautifully by an eclectic set of vintage plates from Fern & Bone.”  More yummy treats and the not-to-be-forgotten bubbles in pink goblets rounded out our goodies, making this a Valentine’s Day celebration fit for a queen. And the ever talented Meghan Christine captured all the bubbly pinks with bright perfection! Cheers!” – Marisa Ringe, Revel Petals

 

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Vendors:

Photography: Meghan Christine Photography

Flowers: Revel Petals

Styling: The Blushing Bird

Goblets and Vintage China: Fern and Bone

Hair and Makeup: Makeup By Fatima

Model: Avery Wiseman

Are you planning a wedding? I would love to talk with you more about your unique day – just email me at meghan@meghanchristine.com for inquiries!