Magical Weddings – Orange County Wedding Photography

 

I had the most amazing workshop with Rick Ferro, a legend in wedding photography. He created the wedding department @ Disney World. An entire day spent with Rick was like a dream come true. We had models dressed in gorgeous gowns, hair and makeup beautifully done. I learned so much about lighting and posing. How hand placement properly done can really enhanced an image. It was such an inspirational day for me. Here are some of my favorite photos that I took.

These photos were taken inSanta Ana at City Place. So many great back drops to inspire us. It was a perfect over-cast day creating soft diffused light with only a silver reflector to bounce light on our bride’s face. Love the red and white contrast.

Myra and Tom’s Engagement!

Last month, I had a very romantic engagement shoot with Myra and Tom during the eclipse which was really cool to experience together. 

We did their engagement shoot at Malaga Plaza as it had sentimental meaning to them. This is where they go every Sunday for coffee at the Yellow Vase. I love capturing their ritual of coffee drinking together. 

Malaga Plaza was built in the 1920’s. At the center of the historical plaza is the King Neptune Fountain which is a copy of a famous statue in Bologna Italy. I was excited when I went with Myra, the week before their shoot, and saw the romantic backdrops with the beautiful architecture of archways and alcoves. A photographer’s dream for an engagement shoot!!

 Such a fun couple to photograph. Myra and Tom had some great expressions. 

After seeing this cute sign with the stems, I planned out this series of photos using the bouquet of stems!!!

 

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Kathryn and Mikko – Couple Photography

Once in awhile it is good for the photographer to be in front of the camera. I was over-due. I had been wanting couple photographs of me and the love of my life, Mikko, forever. I picked my favorite photographer, Ben Craig to photograph us. I have worked with Ben on so many weddings and love his style. I planned out the shoot but Ben was the artist in capturing my vision which was to show how much Mikko and I love each other. Thank you Ben!!

I absolutely adore feet shots. I had scouted our location, The Camp & The Lab and knew about these stairs & planned that we would do our feets next to You and Me. I made sure we had stylish shoes, too! This image is going on the cover of our album.

One of my favorite images. I have it on my desk next to my computer. Also, it is in a wall grouping on our living room wall. It shows my pure happiness with Mikko. He is an amazing man and I’m blessed to be spending the rest of my life with him.

Second favorite image, my happily ever after ending.

Awesome mural at the Lab.

We did this shoot back in April on a very cold day the above image was one of the last that Ben took. I was so cold but worth it. That is what I love about photography because you can really tell a story. This is my story with my wonderful man.

Couple Portrait – Dana Point

Parinaz and Jeff got married in early June at City Hall but still wanted to document this special time in their life with photographs. They asked me to do the shoot at the beach where he proposed.

007 Jeff and ParinazI back lit the above image and asked Jeff to lift up his wife creating a more soft and tender moment.001Jeff and Parinaz

 010 Jeff and Parinaz (1)I gave direction to Jeff to look at Parinaz adoringly and show how much he loves her at the same time having her look directly into the camera.011 Jeff and Parinaz057 Jeff and ParinazThis couple was so much fun to photograph. I love capturing this special time in their life. 004 Jeff and Parinaz071 Jeff and Parinaz110 Jeff