Good afternoon from Newport Beach everyone! I am one super excited Wedding and Portrait Photographer right now. As I’m sure you’ve seen, I’ve been just about all over Southern California photographing weddings, portraits, women’s softball teams playing for the USA in the Canada Cup (last night’s last minute request), graduations, engagement shoots & so much more. Lately I’ve had a pinch of a break in my calendar & I’ve been taking full advantage of it to work on all these amazing photographs I’ve been shooting and now I’m starting to be able to share them with you. Yeah!
Today I have got a really bright, colourful and fun Engagement Shoot that I recently photographed of Nikki & Mike down on Balboa Island in Newport Beach to share with you today.
Nikki & Mike are going to be getting married this summer at the Fallbrook Wedgewood down by San Diego and one of the things that I’m doing with them was their Engagement Shoot. We had all chatted about what they would like, the fun they share together and enjoy being outdoors too. And, since I base a lot of my creativity on raw instinct and first impressions – one of the locations that kept coming to mind for them was Balboa Island in Newport Beach. I have so many awesome favourite spots that I enjoy photographing at and one of them is the ferris wheel, which you may have seen before for when one of the photos Kristen & Michael’s Engagement Shoot took First Place in David Beckstead’s “Admired” Contest with Pictage.
We had a total blast during their shoot! From the intimate and romantic portraits of them together, to the playful shots in front of the ferris wheel and then “borrowing this absolutely awesome garage door – it was a perfect afternoon with them! What’s great too – is that I got a taste of how much fun they are and I’m soooooo totally looking forward to more of it at their wedding.
So I’ll pretty much wrap it up & say that if you’re an Bride or Groom that wants to not only have a blast like we did for their Newport Beach Engagement Shoot on Balboa Island – but also be able to share with your family and friends some of my Signature Romantic, Playful and Dreamy portraits – feel free to get in touch with me anytime.
Without further ado, enjoy the delicious treat of a few of my favourite portraits from their Newport Beach Engagement Shoot & have a fantastic Baby Friday – cheers!
PS, I shared a really inspiring message on Twitter earlier & in case you missed it or don’t follow me on Twitter, here’s a little something that Oprah’s World said earlier today: “Feel the power that comes from “focusing” on what excites you.” I like that & can totally relate. I feel like I can take on the world when I’m shooting. What about you? Do you feel like that too when you’re focused in on doing things that you’re really in to?
PSS, I also wanted to share a couple of websites with you that will help in dealing with the upcoming “Car-Mageddon” that is looming upon us here in Southern California next week from Friday, July 15th through Monday, July 18th. These two websites have some great tips on how to deal with driving in and around Los Angeles along with a ton of vendors helping the public get through the experience with discounts, events and great ideas on how to come together socially.
Check out: The Carmageddon Resistance (http://beatcarmageddon.com/) and Car-Mageddon (http://car-mageddon.com/cmg/Home.html). They’re both on Facebook & Twitter as well – sharing all the awesomeness that the people and businesses in Southern California are doing to help each other prepare and get through next week. If you have any ideas, totally be sure to share them here on the website or on my Facebook Fan Page or Twitter as well.