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As we dive into the heart of wedding season, it’s heartening to witness the evolution of wedding traditions embracing real and genuine moments over posed ones. Your wedding photos are going to reflect the special moments and the essence of your big day – here are some of my must-have photos to capture.

Must-Have Wedding Photos to Capture

Wedding guest look on to toasts during reception.

So you’re interested in modeling for a styled shoot but don’t know what to expect? You came to the right place! Styled shoots are a great opportunity for photographers and other wedding vendors to showcase their creativity & inspire potential clients – and you could be the model!

Modeling for a Styled Shoot: What to Expect

Sunlight spilling over a wedding dress in San Francisco.

Many couples are seeking ways to create a memorable wedding day without breaking the bank. Fortunately, there are plenty of budget-friendly wedding options that can help you achieve a beautiful and meaningful celebration. As a photographer who has witnessed the magic of weddings on a budget, I’m excited to share some valuable tips to help you plan your special day without compromising on style or significance!

Elevated Wedding on a Budget

Couple walk in a backyard garden on their wedding day in Oakland.

As a wedding photographer, I am thrilled to dive into the excitement of the wedding season 2023! Every year, I have the honor of being a part of such an important day in the lives of so many couples. To make the experience truly unforgettable, here are my top 5 tips for all the couples tying the knot this year.

5 Tips for Your 2023 Wedding Photography

Couple kiss in the aisle on their wedding day

As someone with a background in fashion, I always keep an eye on the latest trends and styles hitting the runway. Time and time again, the Met Gala proves to be an excellent showcase of the most innovative and stylish designs the industry has to offer. This year’s event celebrated the life and designs of the late Karl Lagerfeld, and it’s fair to say that his mark on the fashion world will be felt for many years to come.

Met Gala Inspired Bridal Trends

Elle Woods Met Gala

California is known for its abundance of stunning landscapes and it’s no surprise that many couples want to know where to elope in California. Whether you’re a California native or simply visiting, the state is teeming with breathtaking elopement locations that serve as the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Top 5 California Elopement Locations

Bride and groom enjoying their wedding day in Yosemite.

When planning the perfect wedding, you want to make sure every detail of your experience goes smoothly. Hiring a wedding photographer is no exception! It’s important to do your research on potential photographers and review their portfolios so that you can get an idea of their style and eye for detail.

Understanding Your Wedding Photography Contract

Couple hugs on stairs during their engagement photos.

You’ve nailed down the date and venue for your big day, now it’s time to start thinking about hiring a wedding photographer. Don’t worry – I’ve got everything you need to know right here! From fine-tuning the pre-wedding details to what you can expect during and after your wedding, this blog will get you up to speed on everything you need to know when hiring a wedding photographer.

What to Expect When Hiring a Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom stand with dog on their wedding day in Ojai

2022 was an incredible year for weddings! From backyard micro-weddings to glitzy international bashes, this past wedding season was full of unforgettable moments. Whether it’s an emotional first dance or touching vows that gives you the feels, here are some of my favorite wedding memories from last year…so break out your tissue box and let’s get to reminiscing!

2022 Recap: My Favorite Weddings

Wedding is held in Sunken Garden at the Santa Barbara Courthouse

Getting wedding photos that make your friends envious when you share them on Instagram can be a challenge, but with the right preparation and vision, they don’t have to be out of reach! Creating stunning images starts with selecting the right photographer, sharing your desires, and working together to facilitate the right moments will help foster beautiful final results.

A Guide to Insta-Worthy Wedding Photos

Couple kiss on their wedding day in San Francisco.

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