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Engaged! Kenny and Michelle!

August 26th, 2013

We caught up with Kenny and Michelle in what seemed like a normal afternoon… …but to her surprise, Kenny got down on one knee at the location of the first date. We’re always grateful to be part of the very first steps toward a wedding and we hope to be part of many more of […]


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We caught up with Kenny and Michelle in what seemed like a normal afternoon…

…but to her surprise, Kenny got down on one knee at the location of the first date.

We’re always grateful to be part of the very first steps toward a wedding and we hope to be part of many more of these soon.

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I had the pleasure of being the wedding photographer for one of my oldest friends.

Their wedding took place at the David L Baker Golf Course in Fountain Valley.

Stay tuned for the more gorgeous images from these two!

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 We photographed Kris and Jordan’s Engagement Session, last time in Los Angeles. Today we join them for their wedding.

We started the day at the Sheraton in Cerritos, where both Kris and Jordan got ready.

We then moved to their wedding venue at the Rolling Hills Church.

Their reception was held at the Grand in Long Beach.

We had a lot of fun during this one. Every venue we were in that day looked stunning and the bridal party was always full of energy.

Their wedding took place on a Sunday this past spring. On the many weddings I’ve covered, it sometimes is hard for get people on the dance floor.

Even with a workday looming nearby, there was no shortage of people dancing that night, making this one of the rarer occasions.

The crowd loved them, during the speeches, tears flowed, laughter filled the hall and made the night perfect.

Congrats Kris and Jordan!

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Walking in Los Angeles with Ahmad

May 3rd, 2013

Ahmad’s hit song, Back in the Day, has been stuck in my head longer than I can remember and it put a smile on my face when he contacted us about his portraits. As we walked through the Disney Music Hall, we spoke about his future plans, his creative process, and his spirituality was pretty […]

 

Ahmad’s hit song, Back in the Day, has been stuck in my head longer than I can remember and it put a smile on my face when he contacted us about his portraits.

As we walked through the Disney Music Hall, we spoke about his future plans, his creative process, and his spirituality was pretty cool. As you probably know, we mostly photograph weddings which can be very fast paced and may not leave alot of room for conversation, so these long strolls with a camera in my hand searching for good places to stop is great food for the soul (corny, I know.)

Portrait sessions, whether they be engagement sessions or shoots like this one, allow me the opportunity to learn alot about my clients. Even when I was a kid, I always asked alot of questions and I feel like in my profession a good conversation helps with easing what could very well be a very awkward session. We separate ourselves from other photographers with our humor, and our stories.

We value the time we spend with our clients and enjoy trading experiences with them, these small moments, as quick as they pass, make for excellent photos.

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Laura and Austin at the Balboa Inn

April 20th, 2013

Let’s talk about second shooting. In almost every wedding I photograph, I bring along a second shooter(sometimes a third.) A second shooter isn’t an assistant, they’re there to photograph a wedding alongside the main photographer. An added set of eyes or a second shoulder to help with the stresses of wedding photography, but usually they’re […]

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Let’s talk about second shooting. In almost every wedding I photograph, I bring along a second shooter(sometimes a third.) A second shooter isn’t an assistant, they’re there to photograph a wedding alongside the main photographer. An added set of eyes or a second shoulder to help with the stresses of wedding photography, but usually they’re there to provide just the right amount of moral support.

On my weekends free, I’m usually more than happy to help other photographer friends shoot weddings. These weddings give me a chance to sharpen my skills, try new angles, and meet some awesome people.

I photographed this wedding alongside my friend, Craig from Craig Norris Photo, sometime last year.

I’m grateful for every wedding I photograph and the awesome people I meet in them.

During this wedding I met a hilarious cast of characters from the bridal party. The almost serious, but not quite so, groom, Austin and his amazingly wild bride, Laura.

I loved their attitude about everything, super laid back and so easygoing that it wouldn’t have been hard to forget I wasn’t a guest at their wedding.

Special Thanks to Craig for allowing me the chance to second shoot this 🙂

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 Me and Joanna go way back we first met literally over 14 years ago. I believe we had history class together in 7th Grade.

When I heard that she was getting married, I was very glad that she contacted me for her San Diego Wedding this coming summer.

This engagement session was the first time I had met David, I try not to judge a book by its cover, but David looked like a pretty tough guy.

So I tried using tough guy (he works with chemicals so automatically thought Breaking Bad) things to connect with him, come to find out that he’s actually super down to earth and crazy easy to work with.

Either of the two barely had to be posed. As we walked through each location we photographed that day I would tell them to stop when I saw an area photogenic enough.

Their candid moments seemed like they were practiced and it all worked together to the benefit of my camera.

The Chemistry between these two was very obvious and it made my job super easy that day.

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