Dramatic engagement photos in Orange County. Bride-to-be poses for engagement pictures in her elegant hunter green gown next to her fiance at a wilderness park in Coto De Caza.

Orange County Engagement Photos | Miriam & Apolonio

Miriam & Apolonio's Orange County engagement photos were some of my favorites that I've photographed recently. These two have been sweethearts since high-school and I am so thrilled to document their journey through the next phase of their happily ever after. We started their session by exploring the historic urban streets of Downtown Santa Ana. For outfits, Miriam chose an adorable casual dress and strappy heels for her look and Apolonio kept it simple and classy with jeans and a solid long sleeve; A classic and casual "date night"...

Popular Engagement Session Locations in Orange County, CA

A while back I wrote an article on how to choose an engagement session location that's right for you, but today I thought I would expand on that concept a bit and specifically discuss some popular engagement session locations in Orange County! Let's take a look at a few: Downtown Santa Ana District There are multiple downtown areas in Orange County, but this one is my favorite. Downtown Santa Ana has LOTS of great photo spots, textures, and scenery. Great food/drink options right there for after your session. Multiple...

Orange County Engagement Photography | Ambar & Mark

The thing I love most about engagement sessions is that it gives the couple a chance to work with me before the big day. Over the course of about two hours, we get to know one another AND we get to make some awesome photos together. The rapport we build during the engagement session always helps to relieve some of the wedding day jitters because my couples already know that we work well together and that I have their back for the big day! Not long ago I met...

Romantic cloud reflection engagement photo in downtown santa ana. photography by Belinda Philleo

Romantic Downtown Santa Ana Date Night Photoshoot

A few weeks ago I met Jessica and Micah in Downtown Santa Ana to photograph a romantic couples session for them. This part of Santa Ana is special because when they got married several years ago they had some of their wedding photos taken at the Old Orange County Courthouse. Of course, we had to revisit that historic spot and take a few updated photos there too! One of the most common questions I get when I'm talking to couples for the first time is "We're not models, do...