We spent a lovely February afternoon in Malaga with Anahita and Ali shooting their engagement session. These lovely couple came from LA to get married in Castillo de Santa Catalina in Malaga and decided to get a few informal pictures before they tie the knot. We had such a great time and what is the most important we got to know each other a bit more before the big day! I really like to shoot these pre-wedding photos! They are a fantastic way for the couple not only to get beautiful photos of themselves, but most importantly, to practice! Engagement shoots give a couple an opportunity to get comfortable being photographed… and for me to get comfortable with the couple’s personalities, styles, and quirks. It is especially important for camera shy people as I can look for ways to make them relax and settle in. This is the key to capture honest and natural expressions which will be so important at your wedding day! Your engagement photos can also be useful for engagement announcements, save the dates, invitations, slideshows or other fun ideas at the wedding!