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“If You Want to be a Better Photographer…”

"If you want to be a better photographer, be a better person."- Jerry Ghionis Last weekend I was able to attend a workshop hosted by one of my favorite wedding photographers, Jerry Ghionis. Towards the end of the day he made the above statement; and while there were a ton of great take-aways from the day, I think this was by far my favorite. Such a simple statement, but it’s so mind-blowingly true. The best photographers are ones who truly have a love for people, as well as the...

Old Town Orange Maternity Portraits Sneak Peek

Earlier this Summer Annesa won my Summer Giveaway. I was SO excited when she told me she wanted to do her maternity shoot in an urban setting. Last Saturday we met up in Old Town Orange for her maternity portraits. I've never seen someone make pregnancy look this cool! Here's a few of my favorite sneak peeks from the morning: Book A Session Visit my facebook Read more blog posts Leave a Comment Below...

Orange County Photography Mini Session | Ryan & Mindy

If you know me, you know I LOVE spoiling my clients! Over the last two years I've spent much time planning and adjusting little things here and there to try to make sure my portrait sessions are a fun and pampering experience every step of the way (ie: yummy desserts to enjoy during session premiere night!). As a result, mini sessions are something that have kind of fallen by the wayside. I know that it's very popular for many photographers to offer these shorter sessions with quick and...

Fullerton Love Story Portrait Session: Steven & Laila

Recently I met up with Steven and Laila in Fullerton for their Love Story portrait session. While I truly feel that all of the sessions and people I photograph are special, this one has a particular place in my heart. Unlike most of the couples I photograph, Steven and Laila have been together for a long time, married 11 years in fact! So we wanted to find something that made this session an extra special memory. While we were talking, Laila told me that when they were dating...

Huntington Beach Family Portraits at Central Park | Torres Family

I've said it before and I'll say it again- I love working with past clients! It's truly so much fun to photograph these families as they grow! Last month I got to work with the Torres family again. I met them in Huntington Beach at the Central Park & Library to take their family portraits. We had a great time playing in the park with the little ones and made sure to take time out for an apple juice break. Check out a few of the highlights from...

Sunset Beach | Shoot and Meet Photography Event

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll recall that about a year ago I joined a small Facebook group called Shoot and Meet. Shoot and Meet is a group that organizes events for local photographers every few months to network and photograph each other. At first I was really shy about getting to know other photographers in the area - I can be a bit of a wallflower at times- but now after attending four of these events this has become a wonderful photography family. These...

Newport Beach Bridal Portraits

Last month I teamed up with my favorite cosmetologist/Sister in law to put together a styled bridal portrait session. We started off the afternoon with Jennifer Philleo working her hair and makeup magic on our bride, Karen. Then it was time to meet up with our groom, Dillon and head down to Newport Beach for bridal portraits! Our model Karen was kind enough to bring along her DIY silk bouquet for the day! I love the way she mixed burlap and bling!   These two made my job so easy! A...

Laguna Village Wedding | Apryl & James

A few months ago a my friend Candi of Drea Clark Photography got in touch with me because her sister Apryl was about to get married and they needed a photographer to cover the parts of the day that Candi was busy with bridesmaid duties. It was such an honor to be a part of their beautiful wedding day at Laguna Village, Laguna Beach, CA! Check out some of my shots from the day: ...

Alta Vista Country Club Wedding | Jen & Ninad

I have been so excited to share this wedding, I could hardly wait. Jen and Ninad picked a beautiful day for their Alta Vista Country Club wedding in Placentia, CA.  While all weddings are special, theirs was extra special! Jen and Ninad wanted to celebrate both of their family cultures so instead of one ceremony, they opted for TWO amazing ceremonies. It was incredible! They chose Alta Vista Country Club, in Placentia for the setting of their big day. This venue provided the perfect amount of space to...

Diamond Bar Portrait Session | Chris

High school. It's that time when you're starting to figure out who you are and where you want to go in life. A rite of passage. Photographing teens/high schoolers has unexpectedly become one of my favorite parts of this career. Especially for the ones I photographed when they were little. To me, it's an honor to document them as they grow into their personalities. And my absolute favorite part is that magic moment during the session where their confidence peaks and they really shine in front of the camera. For...