Best Moments From 2014

I think I'm still trying to process the idea that 2014 is rapidly fading away. In all honesty, I feel like I blinked sometime in February and when my eyes reopened here I am and it's now December 31st. Where did it all go? Seems like the more people that I talk to the more will agree that 2014 was pretty rough, we're all looking forward to 2015 with hopes high that it'll be a little easier. If you had asked me a few days ago I would have...

Sunset Beach | Shoot and Meet Photography Event

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll recall that about a year ago I joined a small Facebook group called Shoot and Meet. Shoot and Meet is a group that organizes events for local photographers every few months to network and photograph each other. At first I was really shy about getting to know other photographers in the area - I can be a bit of a wallflower at times- but now after attending four of these events this has become a wonderful photography family. These...

Shangri La Estate, Temecula, CA | Styled Wedding Photography

Last year I joined a photography group on Facebook whose purpose was to network and help photograph each other. Every few months we get together, mingle, and photograph one another so that some of us can portfolio build and others can get photos of themselves. Each event has brought more and more new faces to our little photography family. And last month the styled wedding photography session at Shangri La Estate in Temecula, CA brought more than ever before. Shangri La Estate is a fairly new, but GORGEOUS wedding...

Canvas Wrapped Prints : Simple, Elegant, Practical

One of the most popular choices for image display are canvas wrapped prints. They're versatile, beautiful, easy to use and take your decor to the next level. Today I'm going to share a little bit about why canvases can be a great addition to your home decor. One of the reasons I love canvas wraps is because they are so versatile. Your image is printed on canvas paper and wrapped around a solid wooden frame, so the only thing displayed is your image. This makes it easy for you...

Hello From Vegas

This post was supposed to be epic. Ok, well not epic, but it was supposed to be cooler than this for sure. This week I'm in Las Vegas attending WPPI, a photography conference and expo for wedding and portrait photographers. So I was going to share a sweet shot of the strip with you guys, buuuuut - I just literally haven't had time to run outside and get a shot of the strip because I've been so dang busy learning, networking, and buying more books than I can possibly...

Product Feature: Handmade Leather Albums

Today I wanted to share a little about my favorite handmade leather albums from KISS and how the album design process works for my clients. These are the albums included in my wedding collections and they are seriously beautiful. I chose these albums to offer as part of my collections because of their simple elegance and their outstanding quality. The first thing I do when creating an album is create a custom design of your wedding day story so that you have a basic framework to start from when...

Orange County Photography | My Top Ten Moments from 2013

I still can't believe 2013 is gone! It was such a great year, both personally and professionally. I'm excited to see what 2014 has to offer, but I want to bid 2013 a proper farewell by sharing 10 of my favorite moments in no particular order:   That moment during their reception when Ben & Nadine forgot about everyone else in the room and shared this adorable smooch. The day this lovely family invited me into their home to photograph their love. The day I spent photographing the ever gorgeous Jackie. This freeeezing...

Did You Know Your Camera Can Do This?

I keep seeing commercials about the latest and greatest point and shoot camera or the on going competition between cell phone companies about who has the best built in camera. These commercials crack me up because they're advertising "MORE MEGAPIXELS THAN EVER!" and promising better low light performance. It's not that I don't think these cameras are any good, granted I wouldn't shoot a wedding with one, but what many don't realize is that taking good photos doesn't require you to have the most megapixels or the most...