WOW WOW WOW am I STOKED to be sharing Elena + Peter’s Newport Beach engagement photos!!!!!! I’ve known these two for a decade or more at this point, and they’ve been together for practically that long! Elena and I have seen each other through high school, college, engagements, weddings, friendship highs and lows, cross-country moves, and more. It is truly such an honor to help document a small slice of their engaged season together as they’re making yet another move to the east coast!
One place that has always stayed constant for these two is beautiful Orange County. They come here for dates to walk on the beach, eat cupcakes at Sprinkles, and try new restaurants together. It was a pretty easy choice to come to Newport Beach (both my hometown and one of their favorite places) to take engagement pictures 🙂
I have to say, after this session, I am SO spoiled by amazing sunset light that I probably won’t ever be able to photograph during any other time of day again. Kidding…but also, am I? Keep scrolling so you can see all the beautifulness we witnessed at sunset, cause it made me actually scream when I saw how great the photos turned out. For real. 😉
Like basically every other couple ever, these two warned me that they’d be super awkward in front of the camera, but I think they did an amazing job!!!! No hint of awkwardness came out in the photos at all. Like I always say, just relax and be with your person! Everything else will fall into place.
Elena and Peter are about to head off to the east coast again, but I’m so grateful for our years of friendship that I know will continue on no matter where we live. They have been such a constant source of support and encouragement in each other’s lives, and it’s so cool to get to see my close friend Elena so happy. <3 So much love for these two, so feel free to drool over them like I did!!!!
“Erin is an absolutely AMAZING photographer! She took our engagement photos, and we love them so so much – she found the perfect places for us to shoot, made us feel so comfortable and natural, played fun music to set a really lovely mood, and came up with so many great poses and ideas for us. We had the best time just taking these photos, and Erin sent us sneak peeks + our entire gallery the NEXT morning. The photos are so beautiful, and capture our relationship in such a gorgeous, intimate way. We could not be happier, and would highly recommend Erin to capture your special moments!” – Elena + Peter