UCI is a beautiful college campus located in Irvine. Only 15 minutes from our photography studio is one of California's best Universities. You don't have to be a student here to appreciate this campus. We would like to keep it a secret for an engagement location in Orange County. But photographers do know about this spot. Couples will love engagement sessions here with all the lush trees and architecture.
Although UCI is in the middle of suburbia, the open fields, and wetlands nearby are home to a variety of wildlife. The university's central park has a great open field home to rabbits, squirrels, hawks, opossums, skunks, owls, raccoons, and a few mountain lions, and coyotes. Don't worry if you are lucky you will see a bunny or two but not likely to see a mountain lion.
The UCI Arboretum has a beautiful collection of plants native to California and Mediterranean climates. This Arboretum is a nice spot for engagement photos. They also have outdoor wedding ceremonies here.
We have been photographing couples for over 15 years in the Orange County and Los Angeles area. We specialize in engagement photography, wedding photography and family portraits. If you are looking for a central location in the OC for your engagement location we recommend UCI. However, we have a list of other great locations that we love to photograph at. We are also open to suggestions that a couple brings to us.