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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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Finding a wedding venue is HARD. Like so hard. Sometimes it is really difficult to tell online what it will look like in person, or the images give the wrong impression. Not to mention, there is a lot of pressure to book your venue so that you can set your date and start booking your […]

10 Wedding Venues with an Ocean View In Orange County

Jul 2, 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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Finding a wedding venue is HARD. Like so hard. Sometimes it is hard to tell online what it will look like in person, or the images give the wrong impression. Not to mention, there is a lot of pressure to book your venue so that you can set your date and start booking your other […]

10 European Inspired Wedding Venues in Southern California

Jun 4, 2019

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I graduated five years ago with a degree in Fine Art Photography. So when I entered the wedding industry and I saw photographer’s using the term “Fine Art” to describe their photography, I was confused and thought it humorous. Wedding Photography can’t be fine art. Can it? Today I’m breaking down What you need to […]

What You Need to Know About Fine Art Wedding Photography

May 29, 2019

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Finding a wedding venue is HARD. Like so hard. Sometimes it is hard to tell online what it will look like in person, or the images give the wrong impression. Not to mention, there is a lot of pressure to book your venue so that you can set your date and start booking your other […]

10 Beautiful Outdoor Wedding Venues in Orange County

May 15, 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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There is a lot to consider when deciding if whether or not you want to do a first look. However, it is easy for couples to miss the grander implications a first look can have on the wedding day as a whole and everyone involved. You’ve asked your best friends to stand by your side, […]

3 Reasons Why Bridal Parties Love the First Look

Mar 13, 2019

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Your wedding day only happens once. It is one of the most important days of your life, and there are no do-overs. These are your very memories we are talking about. So the photographer you choose for your wedding day needs to be one you can trust completely. When a couple asks me to be […]

3 Reasons You Can Trust Me to Be Your Wedding Photographer

Mar 9, 2019

Weddings

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