5 wedding tips for introverts

5 Wedding Tips for Introverts

Everyone gets the jitters about their wedding day, but for introverts, the idea of having all eyes on you for the entire day can feel like something right out of a nightmare. While some of us weren't born to be the center of attention, it doesn't mean that you can't still have an incredible wedding with the people you love! Today I'm sharing 5 wedding tips for introverts! Keep it small One of the most impactful things you can do is to keep the guest list small. Honestly, this is...

How to Choose a Location for Your Engagement Session

Choosing the right location for your engagement session may have your head spinning at first. Maybe you and your fiance have different ideas of how it should look. Maybe you feel overwhelmed with Pinterest "inspiration" and trends. Here are four tips for how to choose a location for your engagement session: Talk to your photographer The first thing you should do when it's time to decide on a location for your engagement session is to talk to your photographer. If you're working with a professional (which I highly recommend), they'll...

Oak Canyon Nature Center Engagement Photos | David & Naomi

I recently met up with one of my 2019 couples, David & Naomi to photograph them in celebration of their engagement. They decided on a natural setting for their engagement pictures, so we arranged to take their photos at the Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim. David and Naomi have that sweet kind of love that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside when you see them smile at each other. There's no question that these two adore one another! I'm so excited to photograph their beautiful union next year! Engagement...

Tips for inquiring with wedding pros

Helpful Tips for Inquiring with Wedding Pros

You're staring blankly at your laptop with 75 tabs open on your browser; there are so many great wedding pros in the area to choose from, but finding the right one for you can feel like you're standing at the foot of a mountain, will I ever make it to the to the other side? It might be tempting to type out a canned message asking for the price list and paste it into all those contact forms, but with that method you're doing yourself a disservice. Comparing price...

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 parents 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...

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...

Dreamy engagment photos in Coto De Caza

Dreamy Couples Photoshoot in Coto de Caza

My brother-in-law and his wife recently celebrated 20 years of marriage. We decided to celebrate by planning a dreamy couples photoshoot in Coto de Caza. They hadn't had any professional couples photos taken since their engagement session so we wanted to make this special! Pride & Prejudice and Gone with the Wind are some of my sister-in-law's all time favorites, so we wanted to loosely capture the essence of the romance in those films without making it into a theme shoot. The Wardrobe I love when couples dress up for their...