Malaga Cove Engagement Photos | Palos Verdes, CA
I decided to dedicate this blog to all of the photos I have taken at the Malaga Cove Plaza. Photographing at Malaga Cove in Palos Verdes is one of my favorite things to do. It is a hidden gem that only a handful of south bay photographers know about. No permits are needed to do photography here, but it is filled with scenic nature paths, Spanish architecture, ocean views, a beautiful sandy and rocky beach with no crowds.
The sunsets off the cliffs of Palos Verdes offers one of the best views of the city. It is one of the unique locations that you can see from Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, and Malibu. You can even see Catalina Island on a good day! Whether it be an engagement session, maternity session, or wedding photos, I enjoy beginning the session in front of Yellow Vase Cafe. In between the steps and on the side of the cafe is one of my go-to locations to photograph.
After your session I encourage you to go and check out the menu for some delicious food. Up the steps near Malaga Cove Library is always a great location too. You can see some wedding and engagement photos below of the fountain at the library. Couples really enjoy the romantic scenery of this location. If you want even more nature we can always sneak up to Rancho Palos Verdes.
After photographing at the yellow vase, I typically head through the Malaga Cove Ranch Market, stopping at the famous fountain. Taking photos between the trees and underneath the famous Spanish architecture always provide stunning results. After doing some dancing in the courtyard of the Malaga Cove Bank we drive down to the school to catch a golden sunset. Capturing natural and candid photos of couples whether it be running in the water or laughing while enjoying the sunset, is something that always turns out great. Beach engagements, maternity photos, and wedding photos all can be taken at this beautiful location in Palos Verdes.