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Cuddle under the awning

Engagement Photos in Woodbury Community area of Irvine with Cindy and Luke

Hidden in Irvine lies a very picturesque area with a fantastic little park. Woodbury Community seems to be designed with engagement photos in mind. Hanging out there with Cindy and Luke makes it all the better. This cute couple tie the knot June of 2013. It seems there is plenty of time but they are on top of the wedding plans as you know how time flies.

See the rest of their shots here.

Wrapping Up 2011 with a Few Favorite Shots!

As I take a look back at 2011 I am reminded of what an incredible year it has been. Being a wedding photographer you get to meet people from all walks of life. For a day you get to share their friends and family. I have selected a few of my favorite shots to put together this slide show and it has brought back so many fun memories for me. I get the warm and fuzzies! I had a blast doing it and I hope you enjoy it too.

Every New Year I have a few resolutions. This year I have been motivated by a close friend to try a juice fast. I am currently in the midst of it and have to say it is one of my favorite resolutions of years past. If you have chosen to partake in a New Years Resolution I hope you are well on your way to completing it. They have always been a struggle for me. lol

Many of my clients have a resolution of completing their wedding plans. If this sounds familiar I would love to help you complete yours. We have new Photo/Video packages and can recommend many other vendors.

Love the water

Engagement Session at Chapman College in Orange with Denise and Matt

Chapman College sits in the middle of Orange County and offers many great picture opportunities. Just so happens the lovely Denise attends law school here. We were almost tossed out by the staff but lucky for me, Denise came to the rescue.
Denise is radiant and a pleasure to work with. I am pretty sure she knows everybody as we kept running in to people who knew her.

Being a fan of Angels Baseball and Jojo’s Pizza, I found I have a lot in common with our guy here, Matt. He actually owns the Jojo’s we frequent at the studio and he works with the Angels. Me and my favorite photog buds are going to the game tomorrow and rooting our Angels on for a last stitch attempt at making the wild card.

Engagement Session in Downtown Orange with Wendy, Doug and Nick

Downtown Orange features a traffic circle, and while I have always had a fear of traffic circles this is one is fun to photograph at, so, I braved it up for the task! Wendy and Doug are getting hitched in a few months so we met up for their engagement pictures. Along with them a four year old who is obviously wiser then his age, Nicholas tagged along.

Four year olds tend to steal the show, I know, have one of my own, and Nicholas was no different. He is obviously the child of a photographer and has been down this road before. Wendy, although a Nikon shooter (haha) is a photographer herself.

Keep it on the down-low, but I have often considered switching to Nikon, don’t let any of my photog buds know. It would be the end of me.

Stila -Artist in Action

Stila Cosmetics rocks Sephora in Cerritos!

Stila -Artist in ActionHanging out at the Sephora store in Los Cerritos Mall for the Stila event was an amazing experience! Thanks to all who participated. I met an awesome group of artists and the clients rocked.
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Engagement Session with Amanda and Blake

The Universe aligned and after a silly location snafu and some bad weather we finally got it together and met for Amanda and Blake’s engagement session.
An awesome couple who obviously have a good time where ever they go. Blake and Amanda are naturals in front of the camera.
A few months down the line and they will get hitched on a lovely ship cruising the ocean blue.

Laying out at sunset

Engagement Photography in Laguna Beach with Adrianna and Frank

Next month Adrianna and Frank tie the know in San Diego. Today we spent the afternoon in Laguna Beach to get some pictures to celebrate their engagement.
Funny, some people are water people, I think Adrianna and Frank fit that. It was a great shoice to shoot at Laguna Beach. The weather chose not to cooperate the first time we scheduled this event. Second time was a charm, absolutely stunning weather.

An Engagement Photography Session with Brittney and Jared

In addition to being my birthday, Friday gave me the opportunity to meet with Brittney and Jared for their engagement session. A really nice couple, very easy to get along with. Thanks guys, had a great time.
Oh, and congratulations of course.

Wedding Engagement Portraits with Chelsea and Andrew

Today I met with Chelsea and Andrew at one of my favorite places to photograph, Heritage Park in Cerritos. Some couples naturally fall into place when you aim a camera at them, Chelsea and Andrew certainly fall into this category. Wonderful to work with!
Thanks guys, and congrats, September is right around the corner!!