Newport Beach Pier

Setting: Beach

Oceanfront & 21st St
Newport Beach, CA 92663

About newport BEACH pier

There are many piers that make for some great Orange County engagement photography, but to us, the Newport Beach Pier stands out as the best compared to the other piers in the local area. Newport Beach Pier is located at Balboa Peninsula near the Balboa Pier. Newport Beach Pier Engagement Photos by Three16 Photography brings a touch of Orange County’s coastline to your photos.

Probably the main reason we love this pier over the others is that pier’s underlining stilts that hold up the pier is still made of wood and not cement. These stilts make for some really awesome backdrops for your photographs, so you can expect to go under the pier during your photo session.

Other reasons we prefer the Newport Beach Pier over other ones is that it is not as crowded compared to Huntington Beach. Less crowds means less maneuvering around people and makes for better scenery. If you opted for the Huntington Beach Pier, the crowds are much heavier especially on weekends and during the Summer.

Other key places that are nearby that we can incorporate into your Newport Beach Pier engagement photos that can make those photos more unique include Dory Fleet Fish Market. Dory’s has been around since 1891 and the vintage look of the building would make for some great photos as it takes you back in time. The market is located near the base of the pier. Also, home to the Newport Beach Pier is McFadden Square. Newport Beach Pier originally was known as the McFadden Wharf, so after the name change, they kept McFadden’s name and dedicated a square area to him. It is located near the boardwalk and includes the McFadden Square Centennial Monument. Of course, there is the beach itself and Ruby’s at the end of the pier. All of this, along with the small concessions of food and trinkets make for a beautiful engagement photo session.

Other benefits to shooting at the Newport Beach Pier is parking there is typically easier than other beaches, as it has a very large parking lot. Unfortunately, you will have to pay to park. There is a marina just down the street that we can add to your photo session so that you get the boating life and the sandy beach life all in one session. Speaking of other areas, you may want to consider the Balboa Pier as a secondary pier that is nearby as well.

Lastly, Newport Beach has some really awesome jetty’s that go out towards the ocean. We love walking out there and utilizing them for photos as the rock formations really create beautiful scenery and help make your photos pop.

Newport Beach Pier engagement photos simply have a variety of things we can use in your session that makes this a great choice for your engagement location. And that pier is second to none. You can learn more about the Newport Beach Pier by visiting

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