Theresa and Reid met while they were attending California State University, Long Beach — on a beautiful sculpture-filled campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean, planted with 3,200 Helen Borcher flowering peach trees donated by the citizens of Long Beach. The Orange County couple’s love of nature in general and the ocean in particular prompted Reid to propose to Theresa while they were visiting Lido Isle.
Incorporated as part of the city of Newport Beach in 1906, Lido Isle is a man-made island within Newport Harbor. The Lido Isle Club House and the prestigious Lido Isle Yacht House are located on this upscale semi-private island. All residents of Lido Isle are members of the Lido Isle Community Association. They pay an annual assessment which helps sponsor the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade every year.
Chris Darnall grew up in the Newport Beach area and spent many hours sailing in this beautiful part of the county. He specialize in photographing local celebrations, among them family sessions, senior shoots, engagements and weddings.
Darnall Photography was honored to be asked by Theresa and Reid to take a series of engagement pictures for them at the Lido Isle Yacht Club at sunset. You can see from the looks in their eyes and their happy smiles how much this couple loves each other. I think they’re glowing more than the setting sun behind them in the last of the photos in the series.
Theresa and Reid will be married in Laguna Beach. I’m looking forward to sharing the event by taking another series of photographs of the happy couple. I will also be posting those photos in my blog.
If you want to see more of Chris Darnall’s work, please visit his website or his facebook page to view recent wedding and engagement photographs. Call Chris at 714-926-4226 to see if he is available to photograph your wedding or special event or send an e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.