COSTA MESA + NEWPORT BEACH ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY
Did you know the ferris wheel at Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach needs to be properly "balanced" while in operation? Sort of makes you think twice climbing aboard for a spin, eh? See, it seems Julian, Alejandra and I were the only ones game for a ride late that Sunday afternoon, and, rather than scoring a prime seat directly behind them, I was required to plant myself on the far opposite side of the wheel. Balance. (I know, two of them and one of me, but who's counting?). It was a mighty thrill composing shots through a 200mm lens while on spin cycle through the sky, in equilibrium with both a giant circle of steel, and two people I was jazzed to be spending the day with.
When Julian gave a thumbs up to shooting at the beach, and Alejandra had her sights on something a bit more urban and architectural, we opted for our own sense of balance and shot a little bit (actually,a lotta bit) of both! And I'm so glad we did because, when you're given the pleasure of enjoying the afternoon with the likes of Julian and Alejandra -- who are laughing it up and letting loose from the first snap of the shutter -- the hours zip by and the photography is a breeze.
Newport Beach and Balboa Pier made for great surf, while The Lab and The Camp in Costa Mesa served up the perfect turf. What a genuine treat it's going to be to share the day with you guys in October!