Newport Beach Engagement Session with Allison & Dannie


On a warm evening in Corona Del Mar Allison and Dannie celebrated their engagement session! I often call these celebrations because while couple’s are already engaged at the time of their session, it’s one more step to the biggest celebration of their life – their wedding day! These two are full of energy, enthusiasm, authenticity, and love. I could not have dreamt of a more perfect session for Allison and Dannie.

We hosted the session at one of my favorite Orange County beaches, Little Corona in Corona Del Mar. Often times, it’s not busy and the sun hits the rocks just right even at the beginning of a session when the sun is a little brighter. The warm, neutral tones of the rocks reflect perfectly onto the skin giving my clients the most perfect glow on film.

Allison and Dannie wore light, dressy-casual outfits which is always a safe bet for the beach and a usual suggestion of mine. They also brought champagne, always a good idea! I love the reaction shots and celebratory nature of opening champagne. It’s a great suggestion for couples looking to add a prop to their shoot while still retaining a classic look. Throughout our time together we talked about their upcoming wedding, how they met, what they like to do, and everything in between. The relationship between couples and their photographer is so important and it’s one that I cherish. Meeting couples and working with them during their happiest moments is something that I will never take for granted – it truly is what I love most about my job!

Check out more of their session below!