Romantic California Sunset at Malibu's Calamigos Ranch

Mike & Gayane


A message from the bride

Describe your experience with finding the perfect location for your PreWedding Session: It was honestly a difficult decision, because there are so many beautiful locations to choose from. We had to do a little bit of research, because we wanted a location that harmonized well with our style.

We both love nature, with that being a said we began to look for outdoor locations. When we came across Calamigos Ranch we automatically knew it was the perfect location for us!


This location had timeless and chic look we wanted and it simply exceeded our expectations when we saw it in person. When we saw how everything was captured by Rene, we knew we made the right decision choosing this Malibu ranch.

We love that this Malibu property has so many different areas to take advantage of, yet all come together with a similar style. When you’re those couple hours before sunset, everything just looks even more magical.


What are your recommendations/tips for couples before/during their PreWedding Session? It’s simple, just have fun and let loose. This shoot is about the both of you, to create long lasting memories. If you remember these things, everything else will fall in place, I promise!

“Rene is such an incredible photographer, your biggest worry should be how you are going to narrow down your photos, because one is going to be more beautiful than the other.” - Gayane

Find a location you connect with, and you can imagine yourself being at with your fiancé. You have to have positive vibes with the location you choose, don’t settle for somewhere you don’t feel you or your style, will harmonize well with.


Describe the moment he proposed: It was truly the happiest moment of my life. I remember he planned every detail so meticulously to make it a perfect proposal for me.


It is honestly such an indescribable feeling knowing your going to spend the rest of your life with your best friend and soulmate.

Interesting/fun facts about the couple or session: We both love volunteering, and that actually how we met!



PreWedding Session Location: Calamigos Ranch Malibu
Hair Stylist: Mike of Studio Kay
MakeUp Artist: Anna Mkryan
White Long Sleeve Dress: Zie Boutique
Black Dress: Pretty Little Things
White Ruffle Dress: Behind Hemlines

Rene Zadori