This. This picture shows why we love shooting at beaches. And Laguna Beach has to be one of the best places to shoot an engagement photography session on a beach. The texture of the water, rocks, sand, and sky all give such a unique backdrop that wraps itself around a couple in love. The sea foam wraps around the rocky beach with maroon clouds topping it all.
So Dan is someone that Gavin knew back in the day while providing seminars at the UCLA photography club. Fast forward and Dan is now a pharmacist and getting married! You can actually see the wedding photos at the City Club in Los Angeles right here.
Irvine Engagement Photography
We started their shoot in a grassy area in Irvine, going for a soft nature setting to begin the shoot.
This is in a park in Irvine, Orange County. The great thing about city parks is that they are almost always green 365 days a year. When you combine that with our Southern California sunshine, that makes planning an engagement photography session very easy.
And sometimes it’s nice to break up all the greenery with some urban concrete.
Laguna Beach Engagement Photography
Then we hopped over to Laguna Beach, specifically Victoria Beach. Engagement photography here requires a permit with the city of Laguna Beach, but that allows us to shoot uninterrupted and legally. The clouds gave us more texture in the sky that day, giving us a unique sunset.
As soon as I saw rays of sunlight peeking through the clouds, I knew I had to capture it! This is where a little bit of lighting knowledge goes a long way.
See! Even when the clouds threaten to take away your sunset, there’s always a silver lining to be had. The sun streaks coming through those clouds were just heavenly.
These photos involve “dragging the shutter,” which means that we leave the shutter on the camera open long enough to let the water turn into streaks. This makes for a silky smooth texture to the tumultuous seawater.
And I got wet. Worth it for the photo! The sea foam being frozen right in front of me was awesome.
This article showcases engagement photography in Laguna Beach (engagement photos at Victoria Beach), which is one of our most popular locations for us to shoot in Orange County. We specialize in beach engagement photos, especially with exposing for dramatic sunsets. For more examples of engagement photography in Orange County, make sure to look at the rest of photos!
If you are interested in booking us for an engagement photo session, make sure to first visit our Orange County engagement photos prices and packages page.