The Santa Monica Pier Engagement Session | Jackie + Ramsey

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Engagement Location: Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

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Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel Wedding | Ava & Tyler

This is a beautiful wedding that took place at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel.

beautiful ocean wedding photograph at Ritz Carlton

 

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I had the please of working with some pretty amazing vendors at this wedding:

Ceremony Location |  St. Timothy’s Catholic Church

Reception Location | Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

Orange County Wedding Photographer | Julie Irene Photography

Makeup Artist  | Flawless Faces

Wedding Planner  | Platinum Weddings by Kerrie

Florist  | Flower Allie

Videographer  | The Emotion Picture Studio

 

 

 

 

Terranea Resort Wedding | Palos Verdes | Erika & James

The wedding of Erika and James was held at the beautiful Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.  Once I met Erika and James we developed and instant connection and am so happy to call them my friends.  The are such a beautiful couple inside and out and am so happy they chose me to be their wedding photographer.

Terranea Resort Wedding Ring Photo

Terranea resort detail shot of earrings

terranea resort dress in window

terranea resort wedding girls getting ready

terranea resort grandma and granddaughter

terranea resort wedding flower girl reflection

terranea resort wedding bride profile

terranea resort wedding bride headshot

terranea resort wedding groom getting ready

terranea resort wedding groom bowtie

terranea resort wedding groomsmen walking

terranea resort wedding bride windows

terranea resort wedding ceremony oceanview

terranea resort wedding ceremony prayer

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terranea resort wedding grass closeup

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terranea resort wedding kiss at the grass

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terranea resort wedding photography tree

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terranea resort wedding vail blowing

terranea resort wedding kid fun

terranea resort wedding reception first dance

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terranea resort wedding staircase

terranea resort wedding twinkle lights

WEDDING BLOG VENDOR LIST:

Ceremony Location |  Terranea Resort at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Reception Location |  Terranea Resort at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Orange County Wedding Photographer |   Julie Irene Photography

Makeup Artist  |  Terranea Resort Spa

Wedding Planner  | Paper Lantern Events

Florist  |   Sadhnas Floral Studio

Videographer  |   Perryfield Films

 

Things to Consider before Hiring your Wedding Photographer

Are you a newly engaged couple?  Chances are some of the first things you may have done as a newly engaged couple is to go dress shopping, attend bridal shows, choose a wedding date, reserve your venue locations, and hire a wedding photographer.  For most this is the first time you will hire a wedding photographer, and it can be an intimidating and somewhat scary process.  I am here to help with that, and hopefully make the experience an enjoyable one by providing some insight as well as some mistakes you should avoid when hiring your wedding photographer.

BE SURE TO CONSIDER THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S PERSONALITY
One of the most important factors you should be considering when hiring your wedding photographer is their personality.  Do not hire someone that you don’t really like on a personal basis and who you couldn’t see yourself being friends with after your wedding day.  Their photography may be wonderful, but keep in mind your photographer is going to be with you the majority of your wedding day, not only capturing your memories, but being a part of those memories.  If you meet with a photographer and they seem arrogant, stand-offish, or just plain irritating, then keep looking.  They are not the photographer for you.  You should be comfortable with your photographer so they can capture true emotions on your once in a lifetime day.

BE SURE TO PRIORITIZE THE PHOTOGRAPHY OVER PRODUCTS
If you are on a limited budget for your wedding photography, be sure to invest the money in the photographer and not just the album or products they offer.  One of the biggest mistakes you could make is to book a less expensive photographer so you can have money for an album.  What you will most likely end up with is mediocre, or bad photos in a nice album.  You would be better off with amazing photos where you can invest in that album down the road.  You can even consider putting that album on your wedding registry.

DON’T THINK YOU WILL GET PRO RESULTS FROM AN AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER OR YOUR FRIEND
I hear from people all the time how their friend, sister, etc. recently got married and to save some money had their friend who recently purchased a DSLR camera photograph their wedding.  When I ask how their friend or family member liked their images, I always hear a similar response.  “They will always regret that decision”.  Countless couples have hired a friend, family member or amateur photographer to try to save a few dollars, and those countless couples end up with terrible images of their wedding day that they spent so much time and energy planning.  Don’t risk one of the most important days of your life to an inexperienced photographer, Uncle Bob, or Cousin Betty who has a digital camera, instead consider cutting corners on the appetizers, or elsewhere.  The thing you need to remember when it comes to your wedding is that there are no do-overs.