3 Tips For Capturing Motion

As beginner photographers we were taught the misconception that in order for images to be great they need to be tack sharp. Ya’ll, that just isn’t true! As artists we may have a vision and showing some form of motion is exactly what you need! May it be freezing the motion of your little one in their soccer game or capturing the headlights of moving cars. If you’ve ever wondered (...)

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Guide to Wedding Invitations

Hey ya’ll, welcome back to the blog! If you are recently engaged (CONGRATS!) and are in Phase 1 of planning, it’s a little overwhelming isn’t it?! Chances are you have a photographer in mind you’d like to work with, a general idea of floral design and have a Pinterest board of wedding dress styles you absolutely love! Wedding invitations aren’t generally the first priority but they play a big role (...)

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3 Tips for Shooting Portraits Through Windows

More of my couples are choosing to shoot their engagement photos at home and I absolutely love it! Not only does this give the couple a chance to share a look into their home life it gets my creative wheels turning! One of my favorite things to do is shoot portraits through a window. When a viewer sees the photos for the first time it really makes you feel like (...)

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The Gold Crush

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and its time to search for the perfect gift to say, “I love you!” Many times the best gift to give your loved ones isn’t going to be a big gesture, but something to let them think of you on a daily basis. That’s why one of my favorite gifts to receive is a piece of everyday wear jewelry! Gifting your lucky lady (...)

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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!

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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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