Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Need a wedding officiant? Check out Reverend Brent.

Capturing Moments Offices now in Newport Beach

I don't have any pictures yet, as we have to remodel the space, but I am very happy and proud to say that Capturing Moments is now in Newport Beach. I am sharing a space with two really awesome ladies in the Orange County wedding biz. Natalie Good from A Good Affair,, which does wedding & event production and coordination and is very creative and I love her taste.  Also, Brooke from Simple Sweet Cakery, which is an amazing baker who does fabulous cake design and amazing desserts. I have photographed dozens of her cakes over the years at weddings and they are always really amazing!
I will blog some pics of the space and we will probably have a small Grand Opening when we are done with our remodel. We are very excited!

Orange County Wedding Officiant

Need an officiant for your wedding ceremony? Check out Reverend Brent's website. He is awesome! He does custom wedding ceremonies to your liking, and goes above and beyond. He also happens to be the associate publisher and director of sales and marketing for Orange County Bride Magazine, so he undersands the business better then most and knows all of the venues and vendors in the biz. Call him if you need an officiant or if you want to market in OC Bride Magazine.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Destination Shoots in Idaho! Senior Shoot & Young Love! Awesome shoot!

Senior Shoots & Young Love in Idaho

Senior portraits can be very edgy and more like a fashion shoot nowadays! They are a lot funner then when I graduated. I got the typical Albert & James, "I look like I am 25 instead of 18," and very traditional. This young couple wanted a shoot for their graduation as well as a shoot together, as they have spent years of their high school experience together and are now off to college together. I really love this shoot, it was very fun! You can imagine this shoot being for a model, a band, high fashion, etc. It would be cool for so many shoots, even a bride and groom.

Idaho has the most beautiful skies I have ever seen. These sky pictures are real and not altered, believe it or not. Idaho is called "big sky country" and I know why. The skies are low and bellowing with humongous clouds. It truly is a photographers dream. Here in Southern California the skies are often white and we are lucky to get bright blue skies with amazing clouds. Idaho photographers have an advantage shooting with those skies as the backdrop, I am jealous. Hope you enjoy this really fun shoot as much as I enjoyed shooting it!

Capturing Moments offices are now located in Newport Beach! YAY!!!
Hope this link works. Mom TV link and she talks about me and my kids on live internet!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Off to shoot another wedding at the Hacienda in Santa Ana, on my 6th Saturday in a row! Wedding Season is in full swing!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Aliso Viejo Country Club Wedding

Congrats to Marinor and Michael wed on May 15th, 2010 at Aliso Viejo Country Club.  Aliso Viejo Country Club is a brand new venue built in 2008. The view backdrop behind the ceremony is really pretty and the view from the reception room is even better. I like the front doors and staircase as a photographer. Marinor and Michael had a daytime ceremony and reception which I absolutely loved. Daytime wedding always seem to be more slow and easy going. The are always classy and simple at the same time,  I just love them! I especially loves Marinor's daisies springing up along the ceremony isle. It was very cute and I actually used the image for a marketing advertisement in Orange County Bride Magazine. Enjoy!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Marriage Bootcamp supported by OC Wedding Photographer

If you do not know already I am a huge fan and supporter of Marriage Bootcamp. Ron and Tina Konkin are the directors and just launched their new website, This is a intense four day camp that ANY adult can attend married or not. Mostly designed to help save marriages or teach couples compassion and forgiveness to strengthen your marriage. You do not have to be separated or "on the rocks" to attend, however I have seen plenty of couples re-unite and many marriages and families saved as a direct result of this life changing camp. There is a money back guarantee, and nobody has ever asked for their money back, because I don't think it is possible for it to not be life changing. My husband and I went a few years ago and it saved our marriage I believe. I now currently train at them when I am not shooting. They are amazingly healing! I dare you to go!

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Reception at Taps Corona

Michelle & Joe started their "getting ready's" at the St. Regis Monarch Beach, their wedding romantics in Downtown Circle of Orange, and the wedding reception at Taps Los Lagos, Corona. This wedding was so eclectic with so many looks and feels, that I blogged this one 3 times in sections. You can find two previous blogs on this wedding as well. Tap Corona overlooks a lake, and it is a great place to have a wedding or event.  Since the couple owns the Taps in Corona (along w/Taps in Brea), they decided to have their wedding reception at their own restaurant vs. another venue. I have never seen a wedding with so much food, it was awesome. The entire restaurant was closed for their wedding. Initially the bar was stocked with all kinds of appetizers, including oysters on the half shell and lobster. Dinner was amazing and then dessert was absolutely delicious. There was a chocolate fountain, an entire room dedicated to cappuccino and coffee, a candy bar, and then the entire bar was filled with different desserts of their menu, cotton candy, and on the patio even had a smores bar where you could roast your own smores, very fun. Late in the evening the In-N-Out truck came to insure the guests would stay and dance on full stomachs. Truly the best food spread I have seen at a wedding. So many details, had to share these with you.

View their wedding video by Jason Young owner of Garner Films. He is an amazing videographer with all HD equipment and a very cinematic style to his work. Link below.

In-N-Out wedding truck rental link:

Link to St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point

           All us wedding Vendors taking pics at the photo station. Miguel Pola, Jason Daniel, and Me!
Winner or bouquet and grater toss got 2 nights stay at any Rizt Carlton in the world for 2 nights.
Very fun and the guests LOVE it. The truck came at 10:30pm. GREAT IDEA!!!
                 Taps Fishouse Los Lagos, Corona
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