Wow, what can we say about Lauren and Harris?! They are such a fun-loving couple and great to hang around with!! We first got to know them when they wanted Gavin to shoot a Save the Date video for them. They wanted a video that would show them doing the things they love to do and from there they sent out DVDs to everyone as a Save the Date. How awesome and unique is that!! So Gavin hopped down to their place on Balboa Island and captured them doing the things that define them!! Click play to see this sweet sweet video. Trust me… you don’t want to miss it. And read on to see our Newport Beach engagement photography session, including Lido Island, Balboa Peninsula, and Balboa Island!
Newport Beach Engagement Photos
For an engagement shoot, we usually capture our couples as themselves. Since we already had a cute video that showed them as themselves, they wanted their engagement shoot to be a little more stylish and chic. They wanted something more classic and refined, like martinis in a 50s bar. We still stayed in the same area for the engagement shoot (Newport Beach) and started at a dry dock nearby.
Cannery Restaurant, Lido Island
From there we headed to a local restaurant that they frequent near Lido Island, called the Cannery Restaurant. I think it was nice not only having martinis as props, but also as a mid-shoot break!
Balboa Peninsula Diner
And here we are in a diner nearby. Not pictured are the awesome onion rings and grilled cheese sandwich we ate!
Balboa Island Engagement Photos
And of course we had to get them with a family portrait with their lovable dog, Casey (see the video above).
This Newport Beach engagement photography session took us all around the ins and outs of Newport Beach from a couple that grew up and lives there. They live on Balboa Island itself and wanted a save-the-date video and engagement photos that reflected them as a couple and their lifestyle on the island(s). We hopped from Lido Island to Balboa Peninsula to a Newport Beach dry dock for boats to Balboa Island for sunset photos.