Malibu Engagement : Claire+Steve

t 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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Maggie @ Best Wedding Destinations - Beautiful pictures! The Pacific is a stunning background.   06.12.12 - 4:10pm
Yarra valley wedding photographer - Beautiful set of photos.  05.31.12 - 11:54pm
Megan Dandeles - Gorgeous engagement! Great work Jasmine! :)  05.31.12 - 2:14pm
Marissa Nicole - Great session & great writting too. Props!  05.30.12 - 9:01am
Neil Kemp - Stunning, as always. Well done!  05.30.12 - 8:11am
Dani Davila - Gorgeous ligth, beautifull shots.  05.30.12 - 4:12am
Lydia - What a sweet story! Just love those two last pictures!  05.29.12 - 6:51pm
Haley Johnston - Absolutely gorgeous! They look SO happy!!  05.29.12 - 2:57pm
james readhead - awesome shoot - love it...  05.29.12 - 2:46pm
Jackie Lamas - i love that last image! and their story is beautiful :)  05.29.12 - 2:29pm
Lem - Beautiful photos! Lovely location.  05.29.12 - 12:43pm
Megan Hartley - So beautiful! What a gorgeous couple and great photos! Can't wait for the wedding! :)  05.29.12 - 12:34pm
Jessica Vidmar Photography - i love it - you can really feel their love for eachother and life! job well done jasmine!  05.29.12 - 11:56am
LEOLAK - Awesome story, GOREGEOUS PHOTOS!!   05.29.12 - 11:43am
Liz - 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! :)  05.29.12 - 10:46am
Toni Browne - Simply beautiful. You really can see how comfortable they are around each other. Love your work Jasmin. x x x  05.29.12 - 10:12am
Rebecca Hagen - Amazingly Beautiful!!! Wow! And what an awesome story!  05.29.12 - 10:08am
Andrea - Because I think you missed it this time, let me play Jasmine and say "Rawr, Claire... rawr!!!" :)  05.29.12 - 10:03am
Meredith Sledge - 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!  05.29.12 - 9:45am
christen barnes - Sweet! Beautiful couple, beautiful story, beautiful location, beautiful images.... I'm sensing a theme here.  05.29.12 - 9:38am
Alicia - What an adorable couple! She is gorgeous and he is seriously hot...and what a cool love story! Beautiful pictures Jasmine!  05.29.12 - 9:31am
Allison - Ah! Love!  05.29.12 - 9:16am
Melissa Avey - I love this story and the last photo...Really makes you feel something! Beautiful!  05.29.12 - 9:14am
Life with Kaishon - What a sweet story of love.  05.29.12 - 8:48am
jessica smith - Beautiful work Jasmine!! You are my biggest insparation!!  05.29.12 - 8:31am
B - SO sweet! Can't wait for their wedding pics. Two thumbs up for online dating!!! :D  05.29.12 - 8:08am
molly - GORGEOUS! gah! what a beautiful couple!  05.29.12 - 7:30am
Emilia Jane - This is absolutely my favorite of your recent engagement sessions, Jasmine! Absolutely beautiful.  05.29.12 - 7:25am