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Christa Norman Photography is Officially 3 Years Old!!! It is crazy that I’ve been a full-time wedding photographer in Orange County for 3 years now. But it feels so long and so short all at the same time. Like hasn’t it always been this way? And didn’t I just leave Trader Joes? All at the same […]

Christa Norman Photography is Officially 3 Years Old!

Feb 27, 2019

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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 Accidental I Love you

Feb 25, 2019

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  To first look or to not first look, that is the question. If you are engaged you might be wondering, what’s the deal with this whole first look thing? I am happy that you are here reading this post because that means you are a thoughtful bride and want to make your wedding the best it […]

Everything You Need to Know About the First Look

Feb 20, 2019

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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 […]

Our Story: Big Sur and a Big Adventure

Feb 18, 2019

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  Weddings are not cheap. And if you are planning a wedding you’ve already discovered this fact. If you are wise or not a millionaire you are trying to save money where ever you can. And if you’ve started to look into hiring a photographer you’ve probably asked yourself with a sigh of despair what […]

Why Wedding Photographers Charge So Much

Feb 13, 2019

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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: Making it Official

Feb 11, 2019

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When I met Kelly I was a freshman and he was a graduate student. He was co-leading a short term mission trip to Nepal and I was on the team. After one of our first meetings I remember him telling me about his photographer girlfriend. While giving me the scoup he pulled out his phone to […]

El Matador Portrait Session | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Feb 6, 2019

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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 […]

Our Story: Oceans Apart | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Feb 4, 2019

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I love the modern romantic wedding inspiration that our vendor team put together for this shootout! A shoot out, if you don’t already know, is a photo shoot put together by a group of vendors for multiple photographers to participate in.

Modern Romantic Wedding Inspiration | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Feb 1, 2019

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Jasmine + Mitchel were one of my very first couples that reached out to me about three years ago and have such a dear place in my heart! They met in youth group, dated long distance in college, and were married on a beautiful sunny day in August!  Joy and playfulness just emanated from them […]

Crystal Cove Portrait Session | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Jan 30, 2019

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