Engagement Shoot – Magical Manhattan Beach Sunset

30/06/2014 | 1

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Meghan & Mike   ♥   Los Angeles, USA

Photographer:   Ryan and Heidi Studio

 

Not only is Manhattan Beach one of my all-time favourite places in the world but these romantic, impactful, atmospheric and beautifully shot engagement images from Ryan and Heidi Studio stole my heart immediately. They perfectly capture the soul of these sweethearts and the breathtaking beach cities of LA that they call home (not jealous at all!).

 

If you’re from out-of-town and visiting Los Angeles anytime soon, be sure to drop by Manhattan Beach – it’s laid-back Cali cool at its best. Making up just over 2 miles of the 20 mile stretch of The Strand (the LA beach boardwalk that connects Torrance Beach with Santa Monica), Manhattan Beach is a renowned spot for surfing and volleyball.  Trendy restaurants famous for their taste (Manhattan Beach Post to name just one),  relaxed hipster bars, the stylish Shade Hotel and street upon street of hillside homes make up this desirable neighbourhood.

 

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Ryan and Heidi Studio:

“Mike and Meghan met at a University of Illinois alumni happy hour in Los Angeles, thanks to Mike’s little brother who knew Meghan from studying abroad. After five years together, they’re still discovering just how many friends they have in common and how many fraternity/sorority events, tailgates and quad mudsliding shenanigans they both happened to be at during their overlapping time on campus, without ever knowing each other.”

 

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“Mike surprised Meghan with a private sailboat cruise out of Marina Del Rey, where they had taken a sailing class together a year earlier. Before they set sail, Mike had an Italian dinner catered below the deck while the captain played violin; then he got down on one knee at the bow of the boat while sailing into sunset.”

 

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“Mike and Meghan chose Manhattan Beach for their engagement shoot because it’s where they had their first date and the place that most quintessentially represents their life and home on the west coast, as well as Malibu because it’s where they chose to exchange vows.”

 

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“The upcoming wedding will be set in a rustic garden in the vineyards of Malibu with a waterfall backdrop. Decorated with lots of vintage lanterns, chandeliers, wine crates, and cork details to play into the romance of the space.”

 

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Images: Ryan and Heidi Studio via You Mean The World To Me

 

 

 

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