“If You Want to be a Better Photographer…”

"If you want to be a better photographer, be a better person."- Jerry Ghionis Last weekend I was able to attend a workshop hosted by one of my favorite wedding photographers, Jerry Ghionis. Towards the end of the day he made the above statement; and while there were a ton of great take-aways from the day, I think this was by far my favorite. Such a simple statement, but it’s so mind-blowingly true. The best photographers are ones who truly have a love for people, as well as the...

Orange County Photographer’s Shoot & Meet

I approached the crowd timidly, half hoping it was the wrong group so I would have an excuse to walk back to my car, wave the white flag and go home. I was already twenty minutes late and had alllmost ran over a peacock trying to find the spot in Irvine park that we were supposed to assemble for the first ever SoCal Shoot & Meet event. What if they're all better photographers than me? What if my photos suck? I had never photographed another photographer before so I was...

Orange County Portraits| Chris’ Baseball Session

I was never very good at sports. PE was complete and utter torture for me. Last kid picked on teams? No, not me, I was always second to last because at least I wasn't drooling on myself.  My own mother referred to me as "athletically challenged." When it comes to sports, I stick to my strengths, hellloooo channel surfing! Last week I met up with Chris, who is the opposite of athletically challenged. He does baseball, soccer, you name it. We went to a local ball field to get...

Wedding Day Timeline: Vital to a Successful Day

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 timeline in place so that all your wedding vendors can work together to keep the day on track so you won't have to worry about it. I work closely with my brides to make sure they have a solid schedule for the day and they communicate important...