Double exposure of Barbie and Ken with flames

Creative Quarantine Photo Shoot: Barbie and Ken Engagement Photos

Like most everyone in Southern California, I've been sheltered in place for the past couple of months as a precaution against the COVID-19 outbreak. In the meantime I've still been working behind the scenes assisting clients, working on business-related tasks, and catching up on some learning opportunities. While I don't mind having a little pause to catch up on those things, I really started to miss doing the thing I love most- taking photos! I started seeing a lot of my fellow photographers online come up with all sorts...

Bridesmaid Gift ideas

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Whether you’re about to pop the question to your bridesmaids or you’re coming up on the big day it’s always nice to show appreciation for your best girlfriends! The options for bridesmaid gifts are endless and you might find yourself a little lost for where to start. To help, I’ve compiled a few suggestions on what to give as bridesmaid gifts. If your budget allows, I’d definitely recommend combining a couple of these options to give your bridesmaids a more personalized gift that’s both thoughtful and practical. Of course,...

Header Image: 10 Wedding planning tasks you can do from home this weekend

10 Wedding Planning Tasks You Can Do From Home This Weekend

Hey there! I know things are weird right now and all of us are starting to feel a little antsy about what’s going on in the world. For me, I’ve found that a great way to keep the blues at bay is to keep busy and focused on the things that I CAN do right now. With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to make a list of tasks that all of you engaged couples out there can do at home this weekend. Here are 10...

Easy Dinner Recipes for When You’re Juggling Work, Life, & Wedding Planning

Originally I had this blog post planned as a way to share some of my favorite easy dinner recipes with couples who were overloaded with work, wedding planning, and everything in between. Given the current unexpected circumstances with the COVID-19 outbreak, it seems a whole lot more of us are at home and fending for ourselves in the kitchen. I'm seeing an awful lot of posts on Instagram where people are lamenting not knowing how to cook. That's part of what this post was about! It's not only...

Save The Date: Something Borrowed Something New Bridal Expo in Orange County on 3/29/20

  Update: This event has been postponed until further notice. Please stay safe out there!   Are you shopping for your wedding vendors? We've got TWO bridal shows coming up that you should definitely check out! I just recently shared that we'll be at Friendly Hills Country Club on April 5th for their Spring weddings & events soiree. Now, I'm excited to announce that we'll also be at the Something Borrowed, Something New Bridal Expo on March 29th at the Eureka Building in Irvine! If you're not already a part of the Something Borrowed,...

Dramatic engagement photos in Orange County. Bride-to-be poses for engagement pictures in her elegant hunter green gown next to her fiance at a wilderness park in Coto De Caza.

Orange County Engagement Photos | Miriam & Apolonio

Miriam & Apolonio's Orange County engagement photos were some of my favorites that I've photographed recently. These two have been sweethearts since high-school and I am so thrilled to document their journey through the next phase of their happily ever after. We started their session by exploring the historic urban streets of Downtown Santa Ana. For outfits, Miriam chose an adorable casual dress and strappy heels for her look and Apolonio kept it simple and classy with jeans and a solid long sleeve; A classic and casual "date night"...

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...