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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!

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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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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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  One of the biggest things I love about being a wedding photographer is the stories. Each couple has one. And I love meeting with newly engaged couples for the first time and listening to the “long version” over coffee. I love all of the little details and like what they were thinking, who made […]

Our Story: The Proposal Part 1

Mar 18, 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

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  One of the biggest things I love about being a wedding photographer is the stories. Each couple has one. And I love meeting with newly engaged couples for the first time and listening to the “long version” over coffee. I love all of the little details and like what they were thinking, who made […]

Our Story: Dating wasn’t all Sunshine and Rainbows

Mar 4, 2019

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