Elegant Black Tie Evening at Pelican Hill

Forget everything you know about traditional weddings! Alicia Townsend of Details Details took this Orange County black tie affair to a whole new level by blending glamour and elegance at Pelican Hill. Take this moment to prepare yourself for this wedding because you’re about to be pulled into Desiree and Neil’s magical night! From the bride’s nosegay bouquet to the venue with a view you’ll absolutely die over; such beauty (...)

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How to Take Candid Photos at a Wedding

Hey ya’ll, I wanted to share with you a few quick tips on how to take candid photos at a wedding!  Years down the road your bride and groom will cherish these moments caught in between because it will transport them to their wedding day.  Capturing the hugs, laughs, and tears will fill their heart with so much love!  Below are a few tips on how to take candid photos (...)

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A Timeless Malibu Romance

When a romance is as timeless as the one of Cecelia and Colin, exchanging their nuptials at Malibu Rocky Oaks is only fitting. A classic Tuscan style estate with a view to die for is beyond perfect for these two! This elegant evening was planned by Brooke Avishay with Orange Blossom Weddings. The attention to beautiful detail is so obvious and you can see it in everything from the bride’s (...)

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How to Create Bokeh

Hi ya’ll! Today I’m going to share one tip for creating soft romantic images. One way is to blur out the background, and that is called bokeh. Just a fun fact; Bokeh is a Japanese term that means “out of focus!” That is going to help you create a blurry background. I’m going to share four quick tips on how to create bokeh in your images!

Type of Lens

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3 Things I Do Every Morning

Hitting the snooze button in the morning is something we’re all too familiar with. It’s easy to say “just 30 more minutes, I’ll workout tonight.” Snooze no more, there’s much to be done before the workday starts! Once I got out of the habit of pressing snooze, I noticed a positive change in my life. If you follow my Instagram Story, you know my mornings typically start around 5am. Ya’ll, (...)

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Guide to Wedding Bouquets

Have you ever wondered why brides carry a bouquet of flowers? It may surprise you to know that the original reason for the bridal bouquet was simply the smell. The fragrant flowers acted as a strong perfume.  The tradition dates back to the 1600’s.  My how times have changed. Bridal bouquets are an accessory today and used to compliment the wedding gown. (See our wedding dress guide here.)

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How to Prepare for a Photo Shoot

Welcome back to the blog, ya’ll! Today I want to share with you how to prepare for a photo shoot. I’ve had a few of you reach out with this question and I think there’s more to preparing for a shoot than just having your camera!

Have a Checklist

Creating a checklist of what equipment you need to take with you on every shoot seems silly but believe me, it’s (...)

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Looking Back at 2017!

Holey smokes, where did 2017 go?! This year seems to have gone by in a flash! As this year is quickly winding down, I’m sitting in my home thinking about how truly great this year was. It’s easy to get swept away in the troubles of the world but taking a moment to be thankful for personal accomplishments makes everything else not seen quite as bad! All I can say (...)

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5 Things to Do After You Get Engaged

Holey moley, the moment you have been waiting for just happened! The second your man dropped to one knee a whirlwind of visions about your future rushed by. After the initial shock has worn off the checklists of things to get done seems to be never ending! Breathe girl, breathe! It doesn’t all need to be done right away but here are 5 things to do after you get engaged (...)

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How to Take Backlit Photos!

Hi ya’ll! Many of you have asked how to take backlit photos. Knowing the right metering mode and getting the right exposure for a backlit image can totally be tricky so knowing the best metering mode is so so important! Your dSLR has 5 different metering modes available for you (Auto, Manual, Aperture priority, Shutter Priority, and Program.) When I’m shooting (especially backlit subjects) I love to have total control (...)

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