Renee and David love to sail and love to do it together. It made perfect sense to do their engagement photos on a sailboat near their home. We started at Marina del Rey and sailed along the coast to Santa Monica (where they will be getting married) and back. Yuriy is crazy about sailing so this was his dream engagement session! It was the warmest day yet this year in LA and we felt so lucky to be on a sailboat during a gorgeous California sunset with two really cool people. It was such a treat to watch Renee and David sail together — they don’t take themselves too seriously and know how to enjoy life. We can’t wait to return for their wedding in September, which will naturally be near the water as well.

Words by Julia | Photos by Julia & Yuriy Manchik