Belinda Philleo featured on Voyage LA Magazine

Featured on Voyage LA magazine!

To be honest, when I first got the email asking for an interview to be featured on Voyage LA Magazine, I thought it was spam. "Ha! Why would they want to interview me?"  But then, for whatever reason, I decided to click over to the examples of the other people who'd been featured and something about the way they were highlighting these young entrepreneurs stood out to me. Each interview was a little different, so it wasn't the same questions/stories over and over. I loved the way they were celebrating these small...

A Notebook, Angela Lansbury and My Teenage Self Walk Into a Bar…

In the eighth grade, I decided to write a novel. I loved creative writing and I wanted to take it to the next level. My novel was a murder mystery filled with twists and turns (side note: I may or may not have watched a few too many episodes of “Murder, She Wrote” with grandma as a kid). I started with a draft in my navy blue Mead notebook. Then, I banged away at my keyboard for several months, ran spell check a few times to make sure...

Date Night ideas Orange County, Ca

4 Fun and Fresh Date Night Ideas in Orange County

"You have to start it from the very beginning or it won't make any sense," I said to my husband, Collyn, as we clicked through Netflix. It was right after they'd released "A year in the life" and I was debating watching it but I knew he would be totally lost and probably bored without the context of the original show. "It's not a big deal. Just watch it." He said With wide eyes I turned and said, "What if we just power through and then you can see all...

Best Moments From 2014

I think I'm still trying to process the idea that 2014 is rapidly fading away. In all honesty, I feel like I blinked sometime in February and when my eyes reopened here I am and it's now December 31st. Where did it all go? Seems like the more people that I talk to the more will agree that 2014 was pretty rough, we're all looking forward to 2015 with hopes high that it'll be a little easier. If you had asked me a few days ago I would have...

Shangri La Estate, Temecula, CA | Styled Wedding Photography

Last year I joined a photography group on Facebook whose purpose was to network and help photograph each other. Every few months we get together, mingle, and photograph one another so that some of us can portfolio build and others can get photos of themselves. Each event has brought more and more new faces to our little photography family. And last month the styled wedding photography session at Shangri La Estate in Temecula, CA brought more than ever before. Shangri La Estate is a fairly new, but GORGEOUS wedding...

Hello From Vegas

This post was supposed to be epic. Ok, well not epic, but it was supposed to be cooler than this for sure. This week I'm in Las Vegas attending WPPI, a photography conference and expo for wedding and portrait photographers. So I was going to share a sweet shot of the strip with you guys, buuuuut - I just literally haven't had time to run outside and get a shot of the strip because I've been so dang busy learning, networking, and buying more books than I can possibly...

A Day Off

There are a lot of common misconceptions that people have about starting a business. They think "how awesome is it to be your own boss? You can set your own hours! Pay yourself as much as you want!...

Orange County Photography | My Top Ten Moments from 2013

I still can't believe 2013 is gone! It was such a great year, both personally and professionally. I'm excited to see what 2014 has to offer, but I want to bid 2013 a proper farewell by sharing 10 of my favorite moments in no particular order:   That moment during their reception when Ben & Nadine forgot about everyone else in the room and shared this adorable smooch. The day this lovely family invited me into their home to photograph their love. The day I spent photographing the ever gorgeous Jackie. This freeeezing...