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5 Wedding Venues in Orange County for an Indoor Ceremony

Whether you’re hoping to avoid the slight chance of rain during your winter wedding, shield your guests from the blazing sun during your summer wedding, or maybe you just want something a little unique for the big day, having your wedding ceremony entirely indoors has some great benefits. Regardless of your reason for wanting an indoor ceremony, there are some great options to choose from here locally. Let’s take a look at 5 wedding venues in Orange County that are great for hosting an indoor ceremony and reception.  Before...

Tips for emotional wedding photos

5 Tips for Emotional Wedding Photos

Your wedding day is going to be a whirlwind filled with emotion — excitement, joy, and laughter. Capturing those moments in a way that lets you relive those emotions all over again each time you open your wedding album is a critical part of your perfect wedding. So with that in mind, I’d like to share a few tips I’ve gathered over the years to get those perfect, emotional wedding photos that you’ll treasure. A First Look If you've been following my blog or social media for a little while...

Engagement Session at Laguna Beach | Victoria Beach Engagement Pictures

What could be more timeless and romantic than an engagement session at Laguna Beach's iconic Victoria Beach? That's exactly what we were going for when I helped Jade and Eric plan their engagement session with me. If you wanna find out more about having a session at this gorgeous location check out this post. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite images from the session...

Pasadena City Hall Engagement photography by Belinda Philleo

Pasadena City Hall Session | Couples Photos, Engagement Photos, Anniversary Photos

For Brandon & Kerissa's Pasadena City Hall anniversary portrait session we wanted to create some classy and romantic vibes while showing off the awesome architecture of the iconic location. Kerissa chose a colorful and flattering raspberry dress that added some great pop of color and found the perfect matching shirt and tie for Brandon's attire. Makeup by Jessi D provided a flawless look for Kerissa's photoshoot hair and makeup. We planned our session to fall right before sunset so we could capture some of that great golden hour light, as well...

Sneak Peek: Stunning White Floral Wedding at Los Angeles River Center & Gardens

I'm so excited to share a quick sneak peek of a BEAUTIFUL wedding at Los Angeles River Center & Gardens! Ambar & Mark's big day was filled with love, laughter, and LOTS of beautiful white floral arrangements from the fabulous team at Petals & Linens! You can see a few sneak peeks from the big day below, but be sure to also check out the incredible vendor team from the day, and stay tuned for more photos coming soon! Wedding vendors who made it happen: Planning, Design & Florals: Petals &...

Popular Engagement Session Locations in Orange County, CA

A while back I wrote an article on how to choose an engagement session location that's right for you, but today I thought I would expand on that concept a bit and specifically discuss some popular engagement session locations in Orange County! Let's take a look at a few: Downtown Santa Ana District There are multiple downtown areas in Orange County, but this one is my favorite. Downtown Santa Ana has LOTS of great photo spots, textures, and scenery. Great food/drink options right there for after your session. Multiple...

Featured On Every Last Detail: Jewel Tone Wedding Inspiration Shoot

I recently had the privilege of working alongside some of Orange County's best wedding vendors for a wedding inspiration shoot at the La Ventura Event Center in San Clemente. This hidden gem is a gorgeous spot for hosting a wedding or event. It's located just a few blocks from the beach (which is fantastic for those golden sunset photos!) and has some super cute photo spots onsite as well. Aimee Takumi of Confetti Skies expertly coordinated and designed our shoot along with the help of the ultra-talented Naomi of...

6 Things That Will Make Your Wedding Guests Grumpy

No doubt you’ve spent hours on your guest list and all that goes with it. You’ve even carefully selected a beautiful invitation suite and menu to be sure that your guests enjoy celebrating your perfect day as much as you do. But there are some unexpected things that can make their experience as a guest less than enjoyable. Let’s talk about six things that will make your wedding guests grumpy and how to avoid them! (Note: Some links are affiliate links.) Sitting out in the sun/cold too long (not planning...

The Hacienda Santa Ana Wedding with Soft Lavender Hues

David and Naomi's Hacienda wedding in Santa Ana was a day everyone present will surely remember for years to come. From the moment I met these two incredibly sweet people, I could immediately tell that they were just right for each other. A perfect match! The couple chose a soft lavender and white color palette for their wedding decor. Naomi's bouquet, as well as the reception centerpieces, were made of fresh white orchids; a simple and classy floral look that Sharen Cosbey of Flowers by Sharen pulled off well! Naomi...