Newport Beach Engagement Photos : Courtney + Chris

April 24, 2020

It’s so exciting to share Courtney and Chris’s Newport Beach engagement photos!

Newport Harbor Yacht Club Engagement Photos

We begin Courtney and Chris’s Newport Beach engagement shoot at the famous Newport Harbor Yacht Club, where Chris’s family are members.

Have you ever heard the saying, “if these walls could talk”? I’m sure plenty of fish tales have been told at this bar.

The bar is a local haunt for Courtney and Chris, who live nearby. After some kisses and cuddling at the bar, it’s off to the docks!

I love it when clients put thought into their wardrobe for engagement photos! Courtney wears a sexy black minidress and Chris wears a relaxed gray suit.

Opposites attract! For their Newport Beach engagement photos, Courtney wears a pair of sequined Christian Louboutin shoes, while Chris wears Vans.

Summer evenings in Newport are the best! The light is so dreamy when a thin layer of fog comes in, just enough to cut the harsh sun.

Engagement Photos on the Sand!

After shooting at the yacht club, we head down to the beach on Balboa Peninsula, just south of the pier.

I love shooting on the beach in Newport because of the way the sun sets. Since the beach faces south, the sun sets to the right. So, I can get long, backlighted shots like this with the ocean to one side.

Even though these two love to have fun, I love making quiet portraits of them. And it’s Court a dead-ringer for Sienna Miller?

Proper posing is so important! When I’m shooting, I’m really paying attention to the silhouette of the couple. For this one, I had Chris bring his hand up just a bit to give it a little depth, and Courtney’s hip-pop is perfect.

If I have the opportunity, I love incorporating offbeat elements into otherwise romantic engagement photos. This young man on a slack line fits the bill!

Be sure to check out their amazing destination wedding in Lake Almanor!

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