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I’m not just a wedding photographer because I like beautiful bouquets or wedding gowns (though I do love those things). I do it because I love people and I want to see marriages thrive. My husband and I have been married for 3.5 years and counting, and though that isn’t terribly long by any means, […]

Newlyweds: Our 2 Most Influential Books

Jan 11, 2019


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    It all started in a Starbucks. A tall barista noticed that a cute blonde girl kept showing up during his shifts. Nine years, one puppy, and many lattes later Cameron asked Heather to be his wife. And on their wedding day when Heather, softly said Cameron’s name, he turned around and used his long […]

Blush and Green Vineyard Wedding | San Clemente Wedding Photographer

May 31, 2018


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      Raise your hand if you want to have a stress free wedding day! I am sure your hand is in the air because who doesn’t want that??? But how many friends have you gotten coffee with who have told you about how rushed they felt on their wedding day? Probably most of […]

The Key to Eliminating Stress on Your Wedding Day

May 29, 2018


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        Kenny is the type of guy who decides what he wants and never wavers. He knew Evan was the girl he wanted to spend his life with when they were young but waited to pursue her until they were older. While Kenny waited for the right time Evan, grew to respect […]

Classic Garden Wedding Orcutt Ranch | Orange County Wedding Photographer

May 3, 2018


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On this clear and beautiful day two people, two cultures, and two families were woven together with meaning and tradition. Only a genuine love like Derrick and Jennette have could make a day like this possible.

A Fun Traditional Wedding at the Vintage Rose | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Apr 26, 2018


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      Catherine + Justin met while getting their Doctorate in Physical Therapy. They were good friends right from the get-go. During this season of life, time with friends almost always involved flashcards and highlighters. There was no sudden moment, no pros and cons list, just an ordinary day they looked up from their […]

San Clemente Pier Engagement Session | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Apr 19, 2018


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  It is one of the most exciting seasons of your life. You are just months away from marrying your best friend, and you just can’t wait. But You might be feeling hesitant about your engagement photos. You don’t feel like you are very photogenic and as soon as someone pulls out a camera your […]

3 Lies Most Couples Believe About Engagement Sessions | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Apr 12, 2018


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    Intentionally connecting with the person you love most can be hard. But I’ve got you covered with some date night ideas that are more than just your run of the mill dates. These aren’t just a list of things you could do but prompts to help you stay connected with one another and […]

5 Fun Date Night Ideas | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Apr 3, 2018


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Andrew and Denise fell in love with Joshua Tree and with one another almost simultaneously. As their steaming tea warmed their hands . . .

Joshua Tree Engagement Session | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Mar 27, 2018


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    Ashleymae and Jonathan’s story began a decade before they even met with an unlikely union of two other families. In the third grade, three little blondies befriended Ashleymae and brought her (and Ashleymae’s mama) into their family. Steve + Christy welcomed Ashelymae into their home and hearts and showed their love not just with […]

Mediterranean Inspired Wedding | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Mar 20, 2018


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