3 Ways to Style your Malibu Beach Photo Session

Summer is here and it is hot, hot, hot here in Southern California! With all this heat I had no problem at all swapping the heat in the valley to photograph a Malibu beach photo session at El Matador last weekend. If you’re dreaming of cooler temps and salty breezes then a Malibu beach photo session is the perfect way to capture your family photos this summer. To help you figure out what to wear for your beach session I’ve put together three different style boards complete with shopping links to help you no matter what your personal style preference.

3 Ways to Style your Malibu Beach Photo Session

The classic look

If you are all about keeping a classic and timeless style in your photos then this look is the perfect way to style your Malibu beach photo session. With clean lines, nautical stripes and classic red and blue colors this look isn’t going out of style any time soon!

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Surfer Vibes

Since we are talking about a Malibu beach photo session we had to address the laid back and casual surfer vibe. If anything screams Southern California beach photos it’s this look. With a super laid back feel paired with soft colors this is the perfect palette and style for the beach.

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Dress it Up

While often times the a beach photo session lends itself to a more laid back or casual look, I think that you can also pull of a more formal look – and have it look stunning! This last look definitely steps it up a notch adding in some more formal attire. And while it’s true that this isn’t what you would typically where to the beach this fancy look against the gorgeous back drop of a Malibu beach is just perfect.

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So What do you think? Which look is the perfect one for your beach session? Don’t forget to check out this post on 3 Things to help keep your beach photo session stress free!