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Hi there! Welcome to the blog, a journal that is updated at least twice a week with recent work, helpful tips, and personal posts! Grab some tea a stay while!

Hi, I'm christa

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One of the biggest things I love about being a wedding photographer is the stories. Each couple has one. And I love meeting with newly engaged couples for the first time and listening to the “long version” over coffee. I love all of the little details and like what they were thinking, who made the […]

Our Story: The Infamous Movie Night

Jan 14, 2019

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I’m not just a wedding photographer because I like beautiful bouquets or wedding gowns (though I do love those things). I do it because I love people and I want to see marriages thrive. My husband and I have been married for 3.5 years and counting, and though that isn’t terribly long by any means, […]

Newlyweds: Our 2 Most Influential Books

Jan 11, 2019

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Since everyone that was a part of SMU spent so much time together, fast friendships formed and a wonderful community began. And we spend as much time together in training as outside of it.

Our Story: Tinkerbell and Peter Pan

Jan 7, 2019

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In 2019 I am determined to face a fear. And I am bring you along on my journey. But before I tell you my fear, I figured I would give you some back story.

Facing my fears: My First Scans

Jan 4, 2019

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It was only the second week of school and the campus library was full of bright eyed students. Surrounded by books and hushed tones, Candi was bright-eyed too. But it wasn’t just her studies that had her excited. She had just met a man named Bill. And she knew she wanted to marry him.

Orange County Anniversary Session | Japan Wedding photographer

Jan 2, 2019

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The semester was off to a great start. My classes were great. My team leaders were doing great. And we were about to head up the mountain for a retreat with all of the leaders. I loved these retreats, the cabin with a view of the lake, and the all the fun activities we had planned. But during this cabin retreat, something was different.

Our Story: Is this Going to Be Awkward?

Dec 31, 2018

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Your wedding day only happens once. But since this is your first time how are you suppose to know how to avoid all the potential pit falls that will make you stress and anxious?! You can find someone to guide you through!

Bridal Basics: Getting Ready Part 1

Dec 21, 2018

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Shelby and David had planned on our session together serving as a baby announcement. I was privilege to know about their pregnancy early on because of this. Sadly their baby stopped growing and was lost. On a place that is often a highlight reel, Shelby shared their experience on Instagram with strength and grace that brought me to tears.

Cozy in Home Couple’s Session | Japan Wedding Photographer

Dec 19, 2018

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The summer flew by. A couple weeks before the semester started, the relationship I was in ended. I was ready for a new fresh start and for a season of absolutely no guys. I was finally getting the hang of that time management thing and wanted no distractions. I was particularly excited about the on-campus job, little did I know, I was about to become Kyle’s Boss!

Our story: Hi, I’m Your Boss Now

Dec 17, 2018

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Nate was the older brother of her childhood best friend. Jonai always had googly eyes for him and as she grew up Nate was always her standard to measure other guys against. After high school, when Nicole, Jonai’s best friend, and Nate’s sister, went off to college the two of them started hanging out on their own.

Foggy Christmas Session | San Clemente Wedding Photographer

Dec 14, 2018

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