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Groomsmen Gift Ideas

When it comes to weddings, sometimes it can seem like the girls get all the attention. So today, I'm happy to share a few groomsmen gift ideas that the guys will actually love! Joe from www.groovyguygifts.com reached out to me recently and offered to send us a sample of one of their personalized "guy gifts" in exchange for an honest review. I don't normally write posts like this, but I thought these offerings were definitely worth checking out. They have quite a selection of items to pick from, so...

Yorba Linda Engagement Photographer | Randall & Damaris

Damaris was doing some volunteer work when she first laid eyes on Randall. Without a word he'd charmed her and she asked her sister (who knew Randall) if he was single. Shortly thereafter the two started getting to know each other and both felt a connection they couldn't deny. It wasn't long before "I love you's" were exchanged and Randall found himself down on one knee in the sand, ocean breeze blowing by, asking for Damaris' hand in marriage. Spoiler alert: She said yes! ;) We met at Yorba...

Pantone Ultra Violet Wedding Inspiration for 2018

Last week the color experts at Pantone announced it's pick for 2018: Ultra Violet 18-3838 I feel like we saw a lot of purple tones during the 2017 wedding season, so I'm curious if the trend will continue into next year. Just for fun, I thought we could look back at some of my favorite violet weddings from the past year. If you're looking for ultra violet wedding inspiration, look no further. ;)   Our editorial shoot earlier this year with Kimberly Persons at Marbella Country Club had dramatic pops of...

10% Off Wedding Photography

10% Off Wedding Collections!

Is it just me or has this year completely flown by? It feels like I blinked on January 1st and by the time my eyelids lifted it's no December! 2017 was such a good year for us here and I'm hoping 2018 will be even better! Through the months of both December AND January we're hosting a year end sale and taking 10% off wedding photography collections! If you're planning your 2018 wedding and have not yet locked in a photographer, now is a great time to check it...

We've been featured on the every last detail blog

Featured on Every Last Detail Blog

I've been following an incredible wedding blog for several years and today, I was so stoked to see one of my favorite 2017 weddings featured there today! The Every Last Detail is an AWESOME wedding resource for brides at any planning stage. If you aren't already familiar with it, I highly recommend stopping by! You can view my feature here: http://theeverylastdetail.com/a-modern-elegant-purple-california-wedding/ To see more of my recent work visit my Instagram Page Or get in touch to chat about your wedding by filling out the contact form...

Should We Have a First Look?

As you're planning your wedding, you no doubt have many things to consider. As a photographer, one of the questions that my clients often ask is "Should we have a first look?" More than anything, your wedding day is about you and your husband (or wife) to be. If any particular tradition is important to the two of you, then you should stick to it. However, if you and your fiancee are open to a different approach, there are definitely some great benefits to having a first look. What is...

Wedding at Best Western Golden Sails Long Beach, CA. Photos by Belinda Philleo

Long Beach Wedding Photography | Jocelyn & Oscar

Jocelyn & Oscar are so sweet together that watching them kinda just makes you want to melt into a warm and fuzzy puddle. Jocelyn still scrunches her nose when he whispers in her ear and Oscar still can't hide the flush in his cheeks when she takes his hand. Everyone who knows them says the same thing, "man those two were just hand made for each other!" For their wedding day, they opted for simple elegance and of course, LOT's of purple, since it's Jocelyn's favorite color! The ceremony...

Wedding Soiree at Friendly Hills Country Club November 2017

You’re Invited! Friendly Hills Country Club Wedding Soiree

You're Invited! I'm so excited to announce that in a few short weeks I'll be taking part in a bridal show & wedding soiree at a beautiful local wedding venue! We're going to be featuring our latest work, some of our favorite printed displays and a few special treats! There's going to be a great lineup of other incredible wedding vendors there too, so come check it out! Admission is free and all brides to be are invited! Here are the details: When: Sunday, November 5th 2017 from 4pm to 6pm Where:...

Black and purple wedding inspiration styled shoot in Orange County, CA

Purple & Black Wedding Inspiration | Marbella Country Club Styled Shoot

I first met Kimberly Persons, a wedding planning consultant based in Orange County, earlier this year at a networking event and we hit it off instantly. We quickly found that we had similar tastes in wedding trends and we were both looking for someone new to collaborate with. It was a match made in heaven! We knew we wanted to bring something unique into the collaboration. Something that would appeal to a classic bride but with a twist! The first piece of our inspiration came when Kimberly spotted the dress...

Friendly Hills Country Club Wedding | Briana & Peter

I could hear the sound of laughter when I first walked into Briana's bridal suite on the morning of the wedding. The bridesmaids were finishing up their plan for which door games (a bargaining to get in to see the bride) they would make the guys play to enter the tea ceremony that afternoon. From the corner of the room, Briana's mother beamed contemplatively as she observed her daughter's hair and makeup transformation. Briana couldn't stop smiling as she anticipated the moments to come...