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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 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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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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  Jennifer and Calvin had been longtime friends. They went to undergrad together and had been teaching overseas in China together for almost a year when Calvin asked her on a date. Jennifer’s initial reaction was to say no. Why run the risk of ruining their great friendship? But the more she thought about it the […]

Southern California Country Club Wedding | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Jul 12, 2018

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    Not your average date night ideas. They aren’t just a list of things you could do but they are prompts to help you stay connected with one another and stay present in your lives. Love must be tended in order to thrive and these ideas will help you do just that! Here are […]

5 Fun Date Night Ideas July

Jul 10, 2018

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