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{Yvette and Rich} Malibu Beach Engagement Photos

November 13, 2012

When Yvette first emailed me, I had a really hard time fathoming that their love story was real. It sounded more like the plot of a romantic comedy, than a REAL story….

But, low and behold….they DID meet on a safari in South Africa. They DID fall in love in the midst of adventure, while climbing sand dunes in the Namib Desert, bungee jumping off Victoria Falls, and spending long nights chatting in Fish River Canyon. They DID pursue a long distance relationship for two years. ( And by long distance, I mean across the world!) Rich IS from New Zealand….and has a REAL accent. And most importantly….they really DID beat the long distance odds, and they ARE tying the knot in Maui next May.

Yes, I am still having a hard time believing it! Their story is one of the most romantic I have heard….in my opinion, it could rival most big screen romances!

I am so thrilled to be a part of this very special time in Yvette and Rich’s lives. I can hardly wait to pack my bags for Hawaii and document the moment when they finally say “I do”!


When they had known each other for about 6 months, Rich came to visit Yvette in California. Upon his departure, Yvette wrote out the post card shown below, and slipped it in the book he was reading, for him to find on the plane ride home. She was right, they did make it work!

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  1. Yvette Andrizzi says:

    Oh my gosh, Kristen! I could not be more thrilled. You did such an amazing job (no surprise there!)! I am so in love with these photos and am truly grateful to have you as our photographer. You’re the best! <3

  2. Danie Wise says:

    I would go see that romantic comedy! :) love this beach session <3 congrats to the lovely couple

  3. Paige Cooley says:

    They have such a wonderful story. Can’t wait to see the wedding photos you take of them. Awesome job Kristen!

  4. Ashley Link says:

    these look beautiful! as always! can’t wait to see the gorgeous memories you capture on their wedding day! :)

  5. Elysha Smith McMurtry says:

    Your creativity and photography are just amazing! I’ve yet to see a photographer tell a couple’s story the way you do! You have a gift.. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  6. Stephanie Louise Mitchell says:

    absolutely gorgeous couple and session. What an amazing love story!

  7. Saadia Me'Chel says:

    These are amazing images and I really love their love story. Great job!

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