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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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How they Met The host laid out a feast of finger food, stocked the fridge with beverages and turned on the TV. It was Superbowl Sunday and two kinds of anticipation filled the air. Both life-changing depending in some sense. The first for the players in the game. The second for the party goers. The […]

Classic and Modern Wedding at St. Francis Yacht Club

Jun 5, 2019

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The tables and chairs were gone. The dancefloor was empty. They swayed wrapped in one another arms to the music that filled the empty courtyard. The night was warm and so were the stringed lights that hung above their heads. The song ended and they faced the tunnel of the people they love most in […]

Intimate Church Wedding in Orange County

May 9, 2019

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Melissa stood behind a chainlink fence while trying to make small talk with a guy who, up until that night, she had never even seen before. ⁣ ⁣She had tagged along to the batting cages for what she thought was a spontaneous group adventure. However, most of their friend group was not coming. Just her […]

Seaside Santa Barbara Engagement Session

May 8, 2019

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There is something that bonds people together more than almost anything; trying to cram really difficult information and concepts into your brain. Aka studying for a really difficult class. ⁣ ⁣ When Amelia got her first test back she was not thrilled with the results. Though she was not discouraged and wanted to find someone […]

Organic Engagement Session in Orange County

May 1, 2019

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