Tips for the Second Wedding Everyone wants to believe that the first time they say, “I Do” will be the only time. Nobody makes those promises thinking they will someday be making them to someone else. But life happens. Sometimes those vows just don’t work out. People change, they grow apart, and in some cases […]
Attending a Wedding with Children There is so much to love about being invited to attend a wedding. The dancing, the food, the open bar, and of course – the chance to watch people you care about make the biggest commitment of their lives. And for most of us, the opportunity to travel for a […]
Photography as Art One of the great things that comes with being a grownup, is the opportunity to decorate your own home. And I mean really decorate it – with contrasting colors and art on the walls and maybe even a little feng shui. Not that haphazard and chaotic decorating you may have embraced in […]
Countdown to “I Do”: Part One Hey! Hey, you! Want to know a secret? That’s right. I’ve got a secret, and it’s a good one. So… are you ready? Here it is: Your favorite wedding photographer (yep, that would be me – just in case you were confused) went and got herself engaged! <cue dramatic […]
US expat Heidi met the love of her life in Wade while working in Australia…. and the rest is history!
Photography Sessions for your Hobbies I want you to take a minute to think about something you really love to do. You know – that thing you are super passionate about. The hobby you have either just recently taken up, or the one you have loved for as long as you can remember. Surfing Running […]
Post Elopement Receptions: Just a Party Please! So, you did the deed. You and your love ran off and got hitched, eloping just the two of you, or maybe with only a small handful of close friends and family standing by as witnesses. You might have had it planned that way all along. Perhaps you […]
Timing Family Photos There are certain events in life where you more or less know that a professional photographer is going to be involved. Weddings fall into that category and usually, if you are lucky, you can round up the entire family at a wedding to capture a few group poses of the whole clan […]
Nontraditional Engagement Ring Buying Tips Want to announce your engagement? Just flash that diamond on your ring finger and everyone close enough to catch the shine will know your happy news. Showing off that ring has become the universal signal for “I’m Betrothed!” It’s the reason so many men agonize over the ring selection in […]
Photography Tutorial 101: Outdoor Light A lot of people think that natural lighting is all you need in order to take good pictures. They assume that heading outside and shooting to their hearts content will produce the images they are longing to achieve. And sometimes, they are right. Natural lighting is certainly a great way […]
Always fun when a wedding group likes to party! A recent wedding in Balboa Park at the Prado. Flowers by Organic Elements.
Dealing with Family Discord on the Wedding Day I think we should take a moment to talk about modern families. Because let’s face facts, it isn’t all Leave it to Beaver and Brady Bunch these days. You love your family and they love you. But sometimes… drama ensues. Even when you thought everyone was getting […]