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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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  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 Photography is Officially 3 Years Old!!! It is crazy that I’ve been a full-time wedding photographer in Orange County for 3 years now. But it feels so long and so short all at the same time. Like hasn’t it always been this way? And didn’t I just leave Trader Joes? All at the same […]

Christa Norman Photography is Officially 3 Years Old!

Feb 27, 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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5 prompts to connect with the person you love most and a quick marriage tip – Focus on fulfill their needs rather than your own.

5 Date Night Ideas | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Mar 6, 2018

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Goals set in January are doomed to fail unless we have accountability and a way to break down those resolutions into smaller steps. I’ve shared with you my goals for 2018 and now I am revealing how I am breaking those down quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily! My Winter Quarterly Goals: – New Service (Develop […]

January Goals

Jan 25, 2018

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You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should go do them. – Lara Casey I read this statement for the first time about a year and a half ago and was immediately inspired. Lara Casey’s Company, Cultivate What Matters created a goal setting guide called Power Sheets and they promote progress […]

2018 Goals

Jan 18, 2018

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This January I participated in something really cool called the Big Fake Wedding, a bridal show in the form of a fake wedding with a real couple renewing their vows!

Stylish Portrait Session in San Clemente

Jan 8, 2018

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