kimberly crest house and gardens photoshoot

Engagement Shoot

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When I asked my couple where they wanted their engagement session and they answered “castle,” I knew this would be special! I captured these spectacular engagement photos at Kimberly Crest House and Gardens in Redlands. The venue is as magical and grand as you’d hope. It features an epic backdrop for spectacular engagement photos. We had so much fun exploring the grounds and creating beautiful images together!

The castle set a unique and regal tone for the session. We wandered through orange orchards to the castle overlooking the lily pond. The landscaping is stunning and ornate. There were flowers of every color. I particularly loved the pampas grass accent on the lawn. From there, we captured photos in front of the deciduous trees on the property. It was autumn and the trees were beginning to turn a vibrant shade of yellow! It was a lovely sunny day and so quiet and romantic.

After that, we walked the grounds. I laid out a blanket under the pine trees. We had the castle all to ourselves and it was such a romantic location. It was very quiet and peaceful. What a lovely escape from the city!

I love when my couples have grand ideas that I can execute. It’s so fun being able to try something new and different and to customize a couple’s session to their tastes. This enchanting setting gave us such a unique opportunity to capture spectacular engagement photos! I can’t wait to capture even more magical moments at their wedding!

Are you getting married and looking to capture some romantic engagement photos? Whether you’re interested in the beach, the mountains, or a castle, let me customize your session to your unique relationship! Let’s get in touch. Send me a message at and we will begin planning your romantic session!

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Spectacular Engagement Photos At A Castle | Kimberly Crest

romantic couple photo under giant tree at Leo Carrillo State beach in Malibu

Couples Photography

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This sweet and simple engagement shoot was so intimate and romantic! This couple was in town for just two days to get eloped at the Turkish Embassy in Los Angeles before flying back to Turkey to officially wed in front of their friends and family. They had always dreamed of traveling to Los Angeles, and took advantage of their wedding vacation time to visit!

After their elopement ceremony, they wanted to take their engagement photos at the beach in Malibu. We planned to meet at one of my favorite locations: Leo Carrillo State Beach. I love Leo Carrillo for the variety of scenery and privacy. It’s one of my favorite beaches for photos.

We experienced a rare summer rain in LA on the day of the elopement. It was lightly misting at the beach in Malibu. Although it was gorgeous and romantic, it wasn’t what they had originally had in mind! They were only in town for 2 days, so there was no rescheduling. We chatted and they decided to brave through it, but let me know that they didn’t want to get wet. Not a problem! I found a dry spot and we had an amazing session together.

The session was ultra-romantic because no one else was at the beach that day. We had the entire misty beach to ourselves! The sound of the waves crashing was clear and calming. I invited them to take the opportunity to reflect on their relationship. They had been together for years, and it was so special to be able to finally become official!

Are you interested in capturing a sweet and simple engagement shoot in Los Angeles? Let’s connect. Shoot me an email at and we’ll get started on planning your upcoming session together!

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Sweet and Simple Engagement Shoot with Turkish Travelers | Leo Carrillo