Griffith Observatory Engagement Photos | Veronica & Robert

When Robert and Veronica were planning their engagement session they knew they wanted to incorporate two things for sure: Los Angeles and dramatic photography. The iconic Griffith Observatory with its epic view of Los Angeles was the perfect setting! For her attire, Veronica chose an elegant emerald green evening gown that popped with the white and green colors of the observatory. Robert wore one of his custom made suits to show off his style. The day of the session we met up at the observatory about an hour and a...

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...

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...

Orange County Engagement Photography | Ambar & Mark

The thing I love most about engagement sessions is that it gives the couple a chance to work with me before the big day. Over the course of about two hours, we get to know one another AND we get to make some awesome photos together. The rapport we build during the engagement session always helps to relieve some of the wedding day jitters because my couples already know that we work well together and that I have their back for the big day! Not long ago I met...

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...