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Chris + Courtney’s Sun-Kissed Anniversary Session in Orange County was such a sweet time! I’ve gotten to photograph this couple at least once a year for the last four years and our time together only gets sweeter. I love hearing about what’s new in their lives and how their marriage is changing and growing! Like […]

Sun-Kissed Anniversary Session In Orange County

Aug 14, 2019

Portraits

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These two have been married just over a year now! So obviously I was so excited to get together with them and document this milestone. And a lot has happened in just a year. They saved, purchased and have moved into a new home! The morning of our session Jennifer had an interview for a […]

European Inspired Anniversary Session

Aug 13, 2019

Portraits

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Finding a wedding venue is HARD. Like so hard. Sometimes it is hard to tell online what it will look like in person, or the images give the wrong impression. Not to mention, there is a lot of pressure to book your venue so that you can set your date and start booking your other […]

5 Garden Wedding Venues in Orange County

Aug 9, 2019

Wedding 101

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  Fred + Leanne had a vision for a wedding day that from beginning to end was filled with meaningful elements. A geode inspired wedding at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel might sound merely sound like a fun idea to you but it meant everything to them. The Bride and the Groom looked back to […]

Geode Inspired Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

Aug 6, 2019

Weddings

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Weddings are always an all-day experience packed with so many wonderful things. From the time you wake up to the time you close your eyes at night, every moment is special. But how many hours of photography coverage does your wedding need?? That’s the question. Typical wedding photography coverage is about 8 hours but every […]

How many hours of photography coverage does your wedding need?

Aug 1, 2019

Tips + Tricks

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I woke up and rolled over to say hello to Kyle and nothing came out of my mouth. I cleared my throat tried again, and still nothing. My voice was completely gone. Earlier in the week, I had caught a pretty bad cold but had intentionally rested so I would be ready for Sam and […]

Palos Verdes Wedding at the Wayfarers Chapel

Jul 25, 2019

Weddings

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Melissa and Will (and their families) hold a special place in my heart. It isn’t just because their wedding at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum was beautiful, even though it was. But it is something deeper that is more difficult to explain. Melissa and her family have a knack for making people feel at home. […]

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Wedding

Jul 19, 2019

Weddings

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I think we all agree that we love spending time with our significant other. But sometimes, in the routine of life or in the midst of a Netflix binge it can be hard to think of fun and exciting things to do together! But don’t worry I’ve got your back with 35 summer date ideas! […]

35 Summer Date Ideas

Jul 17, 2019

Date Night Ideas

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Finding a wedding venue is HARD. Like so hard. Sometimes it is really difficult to tell online what it will look like in person, or the images give the wrong impression. Not to mention, there is a lot of pressure to book your venue so that you can set your date and start booking your […]

10 Wedding Venues with an Ocean View In Orange County

Jul 2, 2019

Tips + Tricks

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  Quin, Amelia’s twin and maid of honor, stood next to the sweetheart table. She had a drink in one hand and a mic in the other. Quin spoke of the day Amelia told her she was going to meet up with a guy named William at a coffee shop. He was in her class […]

Laidback Jewel Tone Wedding in San Clemente

Jun 12, 2019

Weddings

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Christa Norman is a wedding photographer based out of Orange County California and Nagoya Japan