Mui & Paul

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The day before, it had been pouring rain. However, the sun was out and the temperature was warm- making it the perfect day for a wedding. Mui and Paul married at The Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, California. It was a stunning venue- all outdoors within walking distance to the coast.

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Nadeau Family

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It’s heading into the summer season- which means school is almost out and family vacations will commence. So, why not plan a family photo session while you’re visiting the beaches in sunny California?

Although Cryss and her family are California natives, they were nonetheless wonderful to work with. I especially loved their outfits! That’s right, coordinating your outfits is huge when planning for family photos. That’s not to say that everyone needs to be matching like twins, but coordinating colors translates well in photographs.

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Alissa & Dalton

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Although the two JUST said their “I Do’s” this past Saturday, I couldn’t resist sharing their engagement session. Besides being the sweetest and cutest couple ever, these two had a natural chemistry that they did not shy away from even with an intimidating camera pointed at them.

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USB Memory Direct

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With so many options to choose from, deciding on the perfect custom flash drive for your business is no easy task. I am recommending USB Memory Direct. They have been in business for over 14 years and have worked with incredible photographers such as Tony Hoffer and Sue Bryce.

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Jen & Bryan

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I met Jen and Bryan on their wedding day, and Jen is just so adorable! The couple DROVE from Winnipeg, Canada with their family and friends to celebrate their nuptials. For a small, intimate wedding at Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs, California the lovely couple had a great turn out! At least 50 guests traveled from Canada to celebrate this joyous occasion with these two lovebirds.

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Jane & Kenton

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Jane and Kenton met at UCLA (Go Bruins!) so it only made sense to take their engagement photos there. I loved the beautiful architecture, brick walls, and arches that Royce Hall lent for this romantic e-session.

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Film Stocks & Scans: My First Experience with Film

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Film. It has always held a special place in my heart. I was first introduced to photography when digital wasn’t really a thought. It’s hard to believe that most photographers still used film as their main medium only twelve years ago. I was captivated by every process that went into film. From loading black and white film stock into my 1983 Minolta XG-A to carefully and thoughtfully mixing the chemicals to develop the film- then taking it with photo paper into the darkroom where I’d meticulously timed and exposed my film onto the paper using an enlarger. I went down the line: chemicals, water, chemicals, water, then hung the photo to dry. I can still hear my photography instructor, a Corona High School legend- Mr. Nino, utter his favorite response when I turned in my project, “Spot toning!”.

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Samantha + Mike

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You can’t beat the warm Southern California weather and a sunny day at Laguna Beach. What’s even better is that teal maxi dress Sam wore in her photos. I love when I get to work with couples who have a natural chemistry with one another because it makes my job super easy. No coaxing necessary here! Just two people in love spending quality time at the beach.

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What to wear on an Engagement Session: Aurora & Bobby

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I am digging Aurora’s vintage style for this engagement session. Her hair, dress, and shoes are the perfect example of what to wear on an engagement session. Since I get this question rather frequently, I thought it be best to sum it all up in a blog post. What to wear on your engagement shoot…

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Engagements Everywhere!

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Spring is just around the corner, and after all the holidays (Christmas, New Years, and Valentine’s Day) tons of engagements happened everywhere! So now that the weather is warming up, many couples will want to take their engagement photos at the beach. Understandable given the warm, sunny California weather entices Cali natives to kick off their shoes and dig their toes into the sand.

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