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...

Yorba Linda Engagement Photographer | Randall & Damaris

Damaris was doing some volunteer work when she first laid eyes on Randall. Without a word he'd charmed her and she asked her sister (who knew Randall) if he was single. Shortly thereafter the two started getting to know each other and both felt a connection they couldn't deny. It wasn't long before "I love you's" were exchanged and Randall found himself down on one knee in the sand, ocean breeze blowing by, asking for Damaris' hand in marriage. Spoiler alert: She said yes! ;) We met at Yorba...

10% Off Wedding Photography

10% Off Wedding Collections!

Is it just me or has this year completely flown by? It feels like I blinked on January 1st and by the time my eyelids lifted it's no December! 2017 was such a good year for us here and I'm hoping 2018 will be even better! Through the months of both December AND January we're hosting a year end sale and taking 10% off wedding photography collections! If you're planning your 2018 wedding and have not yet locked in a photographer, now is a great time to check it...

Wedding Soiree at Friendly Hills Country Club November 2017

You’re Invited! Friendly Hills Country Club Wedding Soiree

You're Invited! I'm so excited to announce that in a few short weeks I'll be taking part in a bridal show & wedding soiree at a beautiful local wedding venue! We're going to be featuring our latest work, some of our favorite printed displays and a few special treats! There's going to be a great lineup of other incredible wedding vendors there too, so come check it out! Admission is free and all brides to be are invited! Here are the details: When: Sunday, November 5th 2017 from 4pm to 6pm Where:...