couple sits at bar on the Queen Mary with mural overhead

Few settings in Southern California embody old-school romance more than the Queen Mary. Docked in Long Beach, CA, this oceanliner sailed from the mid 1930s until being sold in 1968 to be turned into a museum. The Queen Mary hosted royalty, fashionable socialites, and even WWII troops. With its Art Deco style and dark, moody nooks it was the perfect setting for Claudia and Nate's engagement session. Clearly a couple that loves retro fashion, the Queen Mary provided an elegant and sophisticated backdrop for their shoot with Julie Shuford Photography.

couple drink cocktails in Queen Mary bar during engagement session
engaged couple cuddles in Queen Mary bar
engaged couple laughing on staircase of ship
groom looking up at bride during Queen Mary engagement session
man in trilby dips woman in red heels and pencil skirt on staircase
woman sits at vanity in vintage room with man looking at her in mirror
woman in black sweater with cocktail during engagement session on the Queen Mary
man in trilby hat sitting on ship's staircase
bride steals groom's trilby hat during Queen Mary engagement session in Long Beach, CA
engaged couple kiss in vintage British telephone booth
couple watches sunset from deck of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA
bride flashes diamond engagement ring during Southern California engagement session
couple on Queen Mary deck lit up the white string lights at dusk
couple in retro clothes in carpeted hallway of Queen Mary's hotel quarters
couple standing on lower interior staircase of the Queen Mary in California