Easy Tips for Taking Better Snapshots

In between professional photography occasions, families have a lot of opportunities to take photos. This is especially true right now with the Holiday season fast approaching. But not everyone has the time or resources to learn all the techniques or purchase the best equipment. So how can you make your photos better with limited time and at no cost? There are a few things everyone can keep in mind, regardless of what kind of camera you have. Here's 5 of my favorite easy tips for taking better snapshots:   1....

Romantic Night in Newport: Desiree & Christos

Desiree was this year's winner of the Summer Photoshoot Giveaway. I was thrilled when she asked if she could bring her husband along for her session in celebration of their 5 year anniversary. I love working with couples, so this was a treat for me!   We got together a few weeks before the session to throw around some ideas for location, theme and outfits. Desiree & Christos love to dance, so it was really important to them that we included that in their session. Another request that they wanted...

Instagram: My Life In Squares

It's so easy to take for granted how far photography has come. Technology has made it so easy for us to snap and share every moment.   Since I'm in between preparing sneak peeks I thought I'd share a few random facts about me and some of my everyday snaps from Instagram:     If I could eat at this Irish pub every day for breakfast, I wouldn't have much to complain about. The french toast was amazing!   Of all the different types of sessions I shoot, working with couples is my absolute favorite....

Huntington Beach Engagement Photos | Kamrin & Morgan

Last month I met with Kamrin & Morgan in Huntington Beach to take their engagement photos. We'd chosen a park not too far from where Kamrin grew up as the backdrop for our session. It provided lots of cute spots to capture the love between her and Morgan. Kamrin wanted to theme their session around the idea of a picnic and planning their big day together so she brought along a few special items to help tell their story. Kamrin has the most gorgeous eyes! One of the special items...

Fullerton Portrait Photographer | Ashley

I met up with Ashley in Fullerton, her college stomping grounds, for her portrait session last month in celebration of her recent graduation. High school senior portraits are a big deal in the photography industry, but this was the first I'd come across someone looking for college graduation photos. I loved the idea and thought it was a great way for Ashley to record this special event in her life! On her planning consultation, I asked Ashley if there was any props that she wanted to bring along to...

Old Towne Orange Portrait Session | Jacqueline

Last month I met with Jackie for her Old Towne Orange Portrait Session. We chose this location because of it's urban, yet vintage environment. It was the perfect setting for Jackie's portrait session. Every couple of years or so Jackie comes to me to have her portraits updated for her personal and professional (She's an incredible makeup artist) sites. This year she wanted to show off more of her feminine side, while still incorporating some of her nerdy passions. She arrived in an adorable summer dress that was reminiscent ofย ...

Newport Beach Portrait Photography | Kamrin

I've known Kamrin since we were both in grade school so it was really exciting for us to get together again for her Newport Beach portrait photography session. ย I had a chance to work with her back in 2010 for her senior portraits, but personally this session was wayyy more fun! I wanna start this post with one of my favorite photos from the day. The light that afternoon was AH-mazing! Plus, Kamrin looks just fabulous in this shot! So awesome to see lifelong friends grow up! The sunset that...

Wedding Day Budget Planning | 5 Simple Steps to Success

As a one time bride and also as a small business owner, I completely understand the stress of budget planning. Knowing what you need, but feeling overwhelmed & not knowing where to start can be maddening. In order to be successful, you must have a clear plan BEFORE you start spending. I've assembled five steps to help you get started with YOUR wedding day budget planning. Take a look. :) 1.Estimate The first thing required for successful wedding day budget planning is figuring out how much you can realistically afford....