Family Portrait Photography at the Back Bay in Newport Beach
The Newport Beach Back Bay is one of our favorite family portrait locations in Orange County. Many of our clients come to Newport Beach for vacation. They insist on going to the beach for their family portrait photography session. For those wanting a natural California nature look and feel, we always recommend the Back Bay.
This family lived next door to this area for almost 10 years. They chose this location for their family portrait photography because they will be moving out of state soon. They wanted to visit one more time since they loved coming here so much. They have tons of memories with their children exploring the trails and riding bikes together!
Interesting facts about the Back Bay in Newport Beach
The back bay has over 750 acres and offers miles of nature hiking trails, bike paths, and is home to over 200 species of birds and other wildlife. The Back Bay Loop is used by runners, bikers, and you can even see people riding horses on some days. Indians lived in this area 2,000 years ago and the earliest humans lived here as far back as 9,000 years ago!
In the late 1800’s, the bay was used to transport lumber to the port. The Irvine family purchased the land in 1864 and a salt factory operated from the 1930’s until it was destroyed by a flood in the 1960’s. Some wanted the bay to be used for water sports and recreation, but after years of lawsuits the bay would eventually be protected from ever being developed.
Today the Back Bay is a ecological reserve where over 200 endangered species live.
About the photographer
Gilmore Studios is a husband and wife team maternity, newborn, children and family photography studio in Orange County, CA. Contact us for more info about booking your studio or on location session in the Southern California area. Brian and Jennifer Gilmore specialize in natural light photography in Irvine, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and surrounding areas in OC and Los Angeles, CA. Call 949-698-3968 or email us to book your summer & fall 2017 family photography sessions.