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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 my closest friends from college moved to North Carolina after we graduated. She lives right in the Blue Ridge Mountains and whenever she would post photos of her new home I would always be drooling over how beautiful it was. I always wanted to visit her and this past September she got married […]

Intimate Mountain Elopement | San Clemente Wedding Photographer

Jan 17, 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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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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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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Customizable backdrops. Your favorite jam blaring. Eight of your favorite friends arranged in a very particular order. Yup, I’m talking about myspace (RIP). But it wasn’t Kenya’s cool backdrop or Moises song that bonded the two together.

Orange County Engagement Session | Japan Wedding Photographer

Dec 6, 2018

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Friday’s were her day off, so she decided to fill her time by taking two dance classes at the local community college. Two 4 hour dance classes back to back with a one hour break for lunch in between. Jaime had also signed up for both classes.

Southern California Garden Wedding | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Nov 22, 2018

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Dressed as prince charming, he knelt down on one knee. With the Disney castle as the backdrop, he presented a glass slipper to his Cinderella. Thanks to a glass blower in Japan, it fit her perfectly. But there was still another shiny surprise.

Orange County Anniversary Session | Japan Wedding Photographer

Nov 20, 2018

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Donny didn’t really know the group of people he was hanging out with. He also didn’t know who lived in the house he was at. Nor did he know he was about to me the love of his life. All he knew is that he was tired and ready to go home.

San Juan Capistrano Engagement Session | San Clemente Wedding Photographer

Nov 13, 2018

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We sat on the 91 freeway. All cars were at a dead stop. We looked at gps and our arrival time changed to 5:50. The same time as the sunset. The increasing flow of traffic must have lifted our spirits because we decided to give it a go anyway. Joshua Tree was worth it.

Joshua Tree Anniversary Session | Japan Wedding Photographer

Nov 8, 2018

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