Being a maternity photographer in Orange County, we get to celebrate one of life’s great treasures; the nine months of pregnancy and all the joy that comes along with it. Kiptyn and Samm are soulmates, finding each other exactly when the time was right. Now they are celebrating the next chapter in their lives. Kiptyn and I went to high school together down in San Diego, where he still resides and stays involved in local causes such as the Switchfoot Bro-Am that takes place at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas each summer. This Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad alum and the gorgeous mommy-to-be took to the hills and beaches of Southern California’s stunning Laguna Beach for their maternity session, and it was an honor to be there with them to capture this special time in their life. Congratulations on your new baby boy Kiptyn and Samm!
Pinterest has redefined the wedding industry in many ways, and has opened up new lines of communication between couples and photographers. Now couples have a way to share their vision with their vendors, and photographers can share their style.
While Pinterest is the perfect way to gather ideas and help plan your wedding, brides do need to keep a realistic eye when working with her photographer. We love seeing your ideas and getting a little into your mind to see where you are going, but we also do not want to disappoint! Understand that your wedding will be completely unique and different from every other wedding out there; from the venue to the time of day to the schedule of events, many factors will go into your wedding day and affect your photos. While Pinterest is a great tool to use to get an overall feel for what you like, you should not use it as a “shot list” for the day. Many images will be physically impossible to recreate or emulate due to location, time of day, etc. Some images may be done in a style that is not what we specialize in. And we want to create moments and photographs based off of our eye and our experience from over ten years of wedding photography. You have hired us for what you have seen on our site, our style, our personality. If you just want a photographer to recreate exactly images you’ve found off of Pinterest or other social sites, we might not be the best fit for your wedding.
One of our favorite things is to create custom Pinterest boards just for you. One of the best ways is to create a custom board to give you engagement session ideas for wardrobe and accessories. Depending on the location you are considering for your engagement session, we can research that style and put together a custom Pinterest board for you!
If you are looking for ideas and inspiration for your own wedding, check out one of our boards below! Happy pinning and we cannot wait to see what you come up with on your wedding day! We’ll be sure to capture every amazing detail.
We first met these two lovebirds several years ago, and it has been a wonderful adventure watching them come together, first as boyfriend and girlfriend for an amazing Big Bear engagement session in the snow, then as husband and wife celebrating at their stunning and rustic Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse wedding just north of Santa Barbara. Now they are welcoming the next chapter of their life, a new baby, and we were honored to be a part, once again, of this special moment.Read More
Ryan and Desiree Fortin had struggled for years to realize their dream of starting a family. Finally, through a lot of prayer and the miracles of modern science, they found out they were going to have twins. But that only lasted a short while, as a follow-up ultrasound revealed the true nature of the pregnancy; there weren’t just two heartbeats in there, there were three. It all culminated in one of the cutest “gender reveal” parties where their guest were unaware of the third baby to be announced to the world. You can check out the “Our TRIPLET Reveal: BEST kept secret!!!!” video below, which has been seen by over 3 million people.
Not only are these two of the sweetest and kindest people you’ll ever meet, they are deserving of every blessing imaginable. We had gone through a very similar path to our family, struggling with infertility and unable to conceive naturally. But through the ups and downs, the heartache and heartbreak, we now have three beautiful children. Ryan and Desiree are going to have three beautiful babies of their own, and we’re so excited to be able to share this time in their life and cannot wait to meet the little miracles later this year!
Your engagement session is the perfect time to explore the limits of your creativity, and find your sense of adventure. For Zach and Rachel, who picked the Southern California high desert as the backdrop to their Joshua Tree engagement session, adventure is a part of everyday life. They braved the cactus and potential rattle snakes hiding around every turn. And as the sky darkened, they climbed a 500 foot sheer cliff of rocks and boulders. With a full wedding dress in-hand and communicating by walkie talkie, we tried to capture a once-in-a-lifetime photo set against the rising full moon (hint: it was a spectacular fail!). But before the sun went down on this desert engagement session, we were able to capture the magic that exists between these two souls as they prepare for the next exciting chapter in their lives together.