Almost to the day, my first shoot with Brittany was five years prior to this engagement session. She had recently moved to Los Angeles from Oklahoma to pursue her music career and wanted some photos by the beach to accompany the release of her newest single. Our friendship grew over the years as she released new music. She casually mentioned a hair appointment while we were in the car driving to a location and told me that it was the five year anniversary of her remission from cancer. She wanted to celebrate by donating her hair to the cause that provided her with wigs while she saws going through treatment. I asked to tag along and a few weeks later, our short documentary was picked up by Pantene for a national ad spot throughout the web and received almost two million views -- watch it here!
Shortly after, Brittany met Kristian and the two got engaged at the beginning of this year. They chose Kristian's alma mater -- the beautiful Pepperdine campus -- as the backdrop for their engagement photos. We ended the session at the popular El Matador beach in Malibu and couldn't have asked for a more cozy, almost-summer night. I cannot wait to continue photographing their journey as they tie the knot (in Malibu, of course) later this summer.
All photos by Jes Workman
Brittany's dress by Paper Crown