Malibu Engagement : Claire+Steve


It hadn’t been a few days and her inbox was filled with responses. And winks. Claire wasn’t used sure how this online dating thing worked, but when she signed up with, she was pleasantly surprised to see such a warm welcoming via email. As she sifted through pictures and profiles, Claire saw Steve and something was different. A tiny spark of interest was about to ignite the flame of love.

Steve had a successful career and loved what he did, so dating sometimes took backseat to his business ventures. He created a dating profile with the hopes of finding a special person to share life with, and when Claire’s picture popped onto his screen, he was smitten. His first thought was, This girl is hot, so he decided to sit and write a letter.

Claire had never received such a sweet, kind, and genuine letter online. Ever. She wrote back and started the correspondence that changed the course of their lives. On their third date, Steve invited Claire to Point Dume in Malibu. They walked to the top of the hill and overlooked the southern most point in Santa Monica Bay. It was the place they returned for their engagement session, a place where they had fallen in love.

After spending time with them in Malibu, I can’t wait for their wedding in July…their days sounds nothing short of amazing in part to Amanda Auer’s hard work…their wedding should be a customized version of their love.

Life is crazy is some ways…Claire moved to New York City for college, just a short distance from where Steve lived. They moved to California shortly thereafter but it took the internet to finally hook them up…

I’ll end this post with this photo of two sweet people madly in love…

I’m honored to be a part of this wedding and I can’t wait for what’s in store this July!

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  1. Emilia Jane

    May 29th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    This is absolutely my favorite of your recent engagement sessions, Jasmine! Absolutely beautiful.

  2. molly

    May 29th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    GORGEOUS! gah! what a beautiful couple!

  3. B

    May 29th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    SO sweet! Can’t wait for their wedding pics. Two thumbs up for online dating!!! 😀

  4. jessica smith

    May 29th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Beautiful work Jasmine!! You are my biggest insparation!!

  5. Life with Kaishon

    May 29th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    What a sweet story of love.

  6. Melissa Avey

    May 29th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I love this story and the last photo…Really makes you feel something! Beautiful!

  7. Allison

    May 29th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Ah! Love!

  8. Alicia

    May 29th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    What an adorable couple! She is gorgeous and he is seriously hot…and what a cool love story! Beautiful pictures Jasmine!

  9. christen barnes

    May 29th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Sweet! Beautiful couple, beautiful story, beautiful location, beautiful images…. I’m sensing a theme here.

  10. Meredith Sledge

    May 29th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Oh man! These are some favorites!!! I love how you can rock any lighting. Well, maybe it’s just me thinking that but you turn any light into a perfect photo. Love it!

  11. Andrea

    May 29th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Because I think you missed it this time, let me play Jasmine and say "Rawr, Claire… rawr!!!" 🙂

  12. Rebecca Hagen

    May 29th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Amazingly Beautiful!!! Wow! And what an awesome story!

  13. Toni Browne

    May 29th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Simply beautiful. You really can see how comfortable they are around each other. Love your work Jasmin. x x x

  14. Liz

    May 29th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    I am not sure what is more impressive – the photos (well, that’s a given!) or the fact that Claire did an amazing job balancing in those shoes at that cliff top location! 🙂

  15. LEOLAK

    May 29th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Awesome story, GOREGEOUS PHOTOS!!

  16. Jessica Vidmar Photography

    May 29th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    i love it – you can really feel their love for eachother and life! job well done jasmine!

  17. Megan Hartley

    May 29th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    So beautiful! What a gorgeous couple and great photos! Can’t wait for the wedding! 🙂

  18. Lem

    May 29th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Beautiful photos! Lovely location.

  19. Jackie Lamas

    May 29th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    i love that last image! and their story is beautiful 🙂

  20. james readhead

    May 29th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    awesome shoot – love it…

  21. Haley Johnston

    May 29th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! They look SO happy!!

  22. Lydia

    May 30th, 2012 at 1:51 am

    What a sweet story! Just love those two last pictures!

  23. Dani Davila

    May 30th, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Gorgeous ligth, beautifull shots.

  24. Neil Kemp

    May 30th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Stunning, as always. Well done!

  25. Marissa Nicole

    May 30th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Great session & great writting too. Props!

  26. Megan Dandeles

    May 31st, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Gorgeous engagement! Great work Jasmine! 🙂

  27. Yarra valley wedding photographer

    June 1st, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Beautiful set of photos.

  28. Maggie @ Best Wedding Destinations

    June 12th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Beautiful pictures! The Pacific is a stunning background.