The Custom Photography Experience by Belinda Philleo

Why A Custom Photography Experience? In short. It's a whole new way to enjoy yourself while capturing REAL moments between you and your loved ones. Let's take a short trip back to my photography experiences as a kid: My mom would dress us up in matching (no seriously, MATCHING) outfits and march us down to Sears portrait studio for an afternoon of sheer torture. Hate doesn't even begin to explain how I felt about this experience. The stupid matching shirts, the awkward and stiff poses, mom yelling, the annoyingly fake...

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 ...

Laguna Beach Family Portraits | Julie, Shawn & Noah

Not too long ago I met with Julie, Shawn and Noah for their Laguna Beach family portrait session. Like most families, Julie was really excited for family picture day, while Shawn and Noah were a bit skeptical. I reassured them that the idea was to just have a good time and in the process we'd create great images for their home. By the end of the afternoon, we'd done just that! The family had chosen this gorgeous, yet quiet little spot in Laguna Beach for their session.ย  The beautiful location...

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...

Hidden Gems & Digital Dust

I was sitting at my computer scouring my hard drives for some photos to add to my website. I went back - allll the way back. Seriously, there's not a folder I didn't flip through. About halfway through my search I came across an album of images that I had all but forgotten about. And then there it was. A photo that meant so much, that said so much, sitting in this folder collecting "dust". [caption id="attachment_1766" align="aligncenter" width="426"] Photo credit: Kalani Sanders[/caption] I took a quick break from what I...