Unique Engagement Photo Idea: Santa Monica Mountains | Shumanev Production

With a life event as special and monumental as an engagement, it is definitely something you will want to invest careful consideration into documenting. At Shumanev Productions, one of our goals is to help our couples bring out their true personalities and essence as we capture their love story. Thus, we were all too excited when Mike & Cielle approached us about doing something fun and creative, as we staged a damsel in distress scenario, complete with a classic car and sweeping views.

Mike’s true essence as a gentleman shines through in this shoot, as he rescues Cielle, grateful and loving, from being stranded roadside, and whisks her away to take in the scenery around them. We love the classy way in which they styled themselves to perfection. With the adorable touch of a map displaying their wedding date, this was one of the more unique engagement photo ideas we have participated in so far this year!

The Santa Monica Mountains are a 40 mile range that span the geographic area from the Hollywood Hills to Ventura County. Some of the highlights offered include views of Malibu’s beaches, hiking trails, regional parks, and more. There are several websites about the location that can help you identify exactly what part of the range would make the best backdrop for the look you have in mind. This location is equally picaresque in the morning, as the fog rolls over the hills, as it is in the evening, as the sun is setting. The mottled hues of green shrubbery and earthy landscapes rolling across the horizon look like they could be found in a distant country, yet they are one of the hidden gems awaiting discovery here in the greater Los Angeles Area, in our own backyard.

We look at this shoot as an example of a great piece of advice when it comes to planning your engagement photos – do not be afraid to think outside of the box and share your ideas with us. We look forward to helping you actualize a unique and personal illustration of your love story! To learn more, click here.

Mike & Cielle engagement from Dmitry Shumanev Production on Vimeo.

Dmitry & Team

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