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How to change your name after your wedding

How-To Guide for Changing Your Name After Your Wedding

You finally did it! After all that time spent planning the perfect wedding you finally tied the knot and you're ready to take on a new last name. At first it might seem a little daunting to figure out how to change your name after the wedding, so I've done the research for you and compiled this step-by-step guide for you. If you're in Orange County, CA, this will be even easier since I've linked to some of the appropriate resources you'll need to complete the process! Get A...

Casa De Lago Wedding in Orange, CA | Wendy & Steve

When Steve proposed to Wendy, he took her to a romantic dinner and a walk along the Berkeley Marina, where there’s a great view of San Francisco. It was there that he asked Wendy to be his wife. They chose to keep the moment private, and not tell anyone for almost 3 days! They did this because they wanted to enjoy the depth of this event privately before all the excitement began. So when it came to their wedding day, it was all about sharing an intimate and...

How to Create a Solid Wedding Day Schedule

No matter how big or small your wedding day is, it will require some strategic planning in order to run smoothly. Even the most well planned weddings have their mishaps and delays. This is why it's vital to have a solid wedding day schedule (also called a timeline) in place so that all your wedding vendors can work together to keep the day on track and you won't have to stress about it. Here's a few things you can do to create a good wedding day schedule...

5 Things I Wish I Had Put on My Wedding Registry

Creating your wedding registry can be one of the most fun parts of the engagement/wedding process, but it can also be pretty overwhelming. I got married young, so when I was creating my registry I had to start from scratch because I was moving straight out of my parent's house and into my first apartment. My fiance and I registered for some basics that we knew we needed, but it's one of those things that you don't realize what you need to register for until after the fact....

Romantic cloud reflection engagement photo in downtown santa ana. photography by Belinda Philleo

Romantic Downtown Santa Ana Date Night Photoshoot

A few weeks ago I met Jessica and Micah in Downtown Santa Ana to photograph a romantic couples session for them. This part of Santa Ana is special because when they got married several years ago they had some of their wedding photos taken at the Old Orange County Courthouse. Of course, we had to revisit that historic spot and take a few updated photos there too! One of the most common questions I get when I'm talking to couples for the first time is "We're not models, do...

Orange County Engagement Photographer | Anniversary Photos in Seal Beach, CA

Recently we met up with Tim and Charlene to take some anniversary photos in Seal Beach, CA. This year, they're celebrating 20 years of marriage and it was so much fun to document their still adorable chemistry after all these years! As a wedding photographer I see a lot of couples at the beginning stages of their journey together; engagement photos, the wedding day. Whenever photograph anniversaries though, it fascinates me to see a love that's matured and grown deeper over time. We started our session during the late afternoon so...

Old Ranch Country Club Wedding Photography

Old Ranch Country Club Wedding Photography Highlights

In addition to shooting for myself, I also help out other local photographers by second shooting. One of the photographers I work with often is Gary Coelho and today, I wanted to share a few highlights from a wedding I helped with him last year at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, CA. Old Ranch Country Club is nestled in a hidden corner of Seal Beach that's between the 405 freeway and Los Alamitos. It's got a beautiful structure and a fabulous ceremony view! The golf course also...

The Ranch at Laguna Beach Wedding Highlights

Recently I had the opportunity to assist Gary Coelho Photography on a wedding for one of their sweet couples, Joan and Jason at The Ranch at Laguna. The Ranch at Laguna Beach is a gorgeous gem of a venue! It's a hotel and spa that's tucked in the canyon along PCH between Laguna Beach and Aliso Viejo. The roomy bungalows make for a  great place for the bridal party to get ready and for out of town wedding guests to stay as well. It was a gorgeous wedding with beautiful scenery...

Happily Ever Etched Brand Rep & 10% Off!

When you're planning an event or wedding sometimes its the details, those little finishing touches, that can really make or break the vibe you're trying to achieve. The devil is in the details as they say and you wan't to get it just right! For quite some time now, I've been following a little company based out of Buena Park that is doing those special details right! I'm proud to introduce you to Happily Ever Etched. They're a creative design studio that specializes in custom laser etched signage &...

Palm Springs Adventure Shoot

In each of our lives we only have so much time and energy to expend. There are only so many things we can say “yes” to before we are tapped out. So we’re faced with carefully selecting which things in our life get a “yes” and which get a “no.” Our brains love the path of least resistance, especially when we’re already tired. As a result, sometimes we find ourselves saying “yes” out of habit and “no” out of a fear of what might happen; After the fact...