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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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  Leanne wasn’t sure about the whole online dating thing, but Fred seemed kind of cool. After she decided he seems like a normal person she let him take her on a date to Cheesecake Factory. There she was glad she gave online dating a chance because, on that date, they immediately connected. They bonded […]

Los Rios District and San Clemente Pier Engagement Session

Apr 27, 2019


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This Anniversary Session at the San Juan Mission was the third time I have photographed David and Vika. The first was for a session in preparation for the Big Fake Wedding we all participated in. David and Vika were the Bride and Groom at the BFW San Diego in 2017 and I was one of […]

Anniversary Session at the San Juan Capistrano Mission – Orange County Wedding Photographer

Apr 15, 2019


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How They met and fell in love Kelley was the TA for Organic Chemistry that semester. Sam was taking the class and “needed” help with his homework. Maybe he actually did need help with his homework but Sam was for sure motivated to get it because he had a fat crush on the cute TA. […]

Los Rios Historic District + Crystal Cove Engagement Session

Mar 20, 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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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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They met in a backpacking class and instantly Evan was smitten. Like making sure to get in the same car as her when driving to their trip smitten. Like he told his mom she was the one smitten. So a couple months later when Bri sat him down and said it was going to work, […]

Snowy Big Bear Portrait Session | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Jan 23, 2019


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