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El Matador Beach Photoshoot | Hothi Family

  One of the best places to shoot in southern California is El Matador Beach in Malibu. The rock formations on the beach, the foamy waves, and the magical light at golden hour are always worth the trip. Last April, I trekked down there with the Hothis (including their two lovely dogs) to take their family photos. And I really mean it when I say we TREKKED down! If you’ve never been to El Matador Beach and are planning to have a shoot there, please come prepared. It’s a little difficult to walk down the steep stairs (and dirt parts with no steps) to the beach, so wear comfortable shoes. Also, make sure to have all the stuff that you’ll need for the shoot (i.e. change of clothes, shoes you want to wear for the photos, makeup for touching up, etc.) before you head down because trust me, it will be a pain to have to go back up to the parking lot and down again to the beach. I love working with families with small children. The Hothis have two, aged 5 years old and 18 months. When working w

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