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Jenna + Mark : Newport Harbor Yacht Club Wedding


I had such a blast this past weekend shooting Jenna and Mark's Newport Harbor Yacht Club wedding in beautiful Newport Beach, Calif.  We started off photographing Jenna at the gorgeous Balboa Bay Club, while Mark got ready at his parents' beach-front home.  From there we hopped on a boat and made our way across the bay to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.  From there we hopped on *another* boat to the reception, which was held at the landmark.

Courtney and Chris : Newport Beach Engagement Photos


During a brief break from what continues to be the longest SoCal winter I can remember, I jammed up to Orange County to take advantage of the sunshine and to shoot Courtney and Chris's Newport Beach engagement photos.  Courtney and Chris are having a destination wedding in Lake Almanor, Calif., in September and I'm so excited to be working with them! I met Courtney a few years back when she was the bridesmaid in a destination wedding I photographed in San Sebastian, Spain.  Courtney and Chris are two of the sweetest people you'll ever meet.  And Courtney... those eyes.

The first part of the shoot took place at A Restaurant, one of Courtney and Chris's favorite haunts.  After a quick cocktail there we headed over to the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, which is a special place for Courtney and Chris.  Not only are they members, but it is here that, years ago, Courtney's great grandmother proposed to her great grandfather.  From there we headed down the Balboa Peninsula and to the beach to capture the last light of the day.