Orange County Engagement Session Locations
There are many beautiful locations in Orange County for engagement sessions. From beaches, to parks, to trails, and everything in between, if you’re planning an engagement photo session, you definitely have your pick. In this week’s feature we decided to photograph at Corona Del Mar in OC. The reason was that our bride liked the rocky look at it was close to our first location in Newport Beach. What we did in this particular session is a half engagement and half family session (with the holidays approaching I wanted them to have both so we came up with a solid plan for their shoot). After photographing at a parking in Newport Beach we made our way down to Little Corona Del Mar Tide Pools.
Best Time of Day for Engagement Session
With every couple we always choose the best time for them for their shoot. 99% of the time, you want to schedule your engagement photoshoot around sunset. Why? Because around sunset you’re going to the much softer, less contrasty, pleasing light. Earlier in the day it’s a lot more harsh so we check what time sunset is and we check the tides if we’re going to be shooting at the beach to make sure we have enough access. Scheduling your engagement photshoot during high tide can be really treacherous and you may not be able to get all the pictures you want. Luckily with this couple they did not mind getting wet. She even brought up jumping in the water for their engagement session!