Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions

Valentines Day Mini Sessions from White Haute Photography

White Haute Photography  is pleased to announce we will be hosting a weekend of Valentine’s Day mini sessions on Saturday and Sunday, January 26th and 27th.  Each session will last 15 minutes, and includes 10 high-resolution image downloads from your private online gallery after the shoot.  We will be bringing  lots of fun Valentine’s Day props, so be sure to dress in appropriate outfits and have fun with it!  This is a great way to get a quick family photo shoot in before Valentine’s Day!  Cost is $75, or an additional $40 to receive a download of ALL images taken during your session! Select your desired date below, and then choose the time that best fits you and your family!  All sessions will take place…

San Diego Style Weddings // Published

It was a huge honor, and humbling, to walk onto the amazing grounds of the La Costa Resort & Spa last night, make our way through the hundreds of wedding professionals sipping on wine, tasting the amazing hors d’oeuvres and talking business, and finally end up at a table stacked tall with copies of the new issue of San Diego Style Weddings.  With this being the 25th anniversary of this venerable publication, it was an especially important evening for everyone in attendance.  So when we picked up our complimentary copy and saw our photo right there on the cover, we couldn’t help but to smile from ear to ear.  For eight years, Erinn and I have built this wedding business from the ground up.  From…

The perfect outfit for the perfect session!

© Our Labor of Love Photography

The engagement session is a funny thing.  Years ago, no one did an engagement session, it only in recent years has taken on a whole new importance.  Now, we photographers stress to every couple that you should be doing an engagement session with your photographer before the wedding.  Not only is it really the best time to get totally comfortable with your wedding photographer and get used to being in front of the lens for so long, but it can also be a lot of fun, nervousness aside.  Back in “the day”, as we affectionately call it, couples would go through their closet and find their best pair of matching jeans and pick up their matching white button-up shirts from the dry cleaners.  They headed…

San Diego Style Weddings :: Cover

The 2012 edition of San Diego Style Weddings magazine has hit newsstands, and we’re proud to announce that White Haute Photography has the first cover-shot of the year!  We were honored to shoot one of the main bridal shoots for the magazine, which was held at the Estancia Hotel in La Jolla, which you will see below.  In addition, our wedding with Kailyn + Alex from the Ultimate Skybox in San Diego was featured in the magazine. 

To see or not to see… the First Look conundrum

With the wedding industry changing so rapidly over the last few years, one of the biggest trends from previous generations is the increase in popularity of the “first look,” which is essentially seeing each other before the ceremony.  Many couples want to stick to the traditional view of how the day should unfold, and want to wait until that magical moment of the bride walking down the aisle before the groom gets to feast his eyes upon the beauty of his bride-to-be.  This trend, however, is slowly changing, and here in Southern California couples are changing their mindsets at a much faster pace.  No longer do the old rules of weddings apply as strictly as they did before.  What used to be a faux pas…

2011 Holiday Mini-Shoots now available!

White Haute Photography and E.D. Austin Photography are pleased to announce our 2011 Holiday photo sessions are now available!  In order to reserve your spot, a $100 refundable* retainer is required at time of booking.  Once you choose your session day and time slot, your shoot will be booked.  We’ll be in touch to discuss wardrobe suggestions and more!  The balance of your photo session cost will be due on location during your session.  Custom holiday card orders must be finalized by December 3rd so we can place your card order and give you enough time to send them out to your friends and family! *$100 retainer is refundable up until 7 days prior to your session date.  After that point, session retainer is non-refundable….

Of Life, Love, and Lil’ Ones

During our wedding “off” season, which in Southern California is almost non-existent, photographers like us get a chance to relax, recoup, and recharge. During the busy season, we’re so wrapped up in editing, and blogging, and shooting, that we sometimes put on the back burner the rest of life, and you forget the small things that really bring you happiness. For Erinn and me, this past year has been amazing for our photography careers, as our bookings and shoots far surpassed any previous year. We had some of our most favorite brides, shot in the the most incredible locations, and captured some of our best images in 2010. Looking back, it truly was an amazing year for photography. Outside of photography, our 2010 was an…

San Diego Style Weddings Magazine


So last night we were treated to an amazing party by Dena, Kailyn and the staff at San Diego Style Weddings magazine for their 2011 launch at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.  Not only was it a worthy cause, all attendees had to bring a toy for Toys for Tots, but we were also able to check out the brand new issue.  As this is our first year advertising in the magazine, we were excited to find many of our incredible weddings and brides have been featured on the pages!  Check out the gallery below to see if you or someone you know is now a star! 

My hometown is, well, kind of a big deal


So, if you didn’t know, I grew up in the beach town of Encinitas, just north of San Diego.  It’s always been a pretty big, yet sleepy, surf mecca.  Now at over 60,000 residents, it’s gaining some exposure as home to some of the best surf spots in the United States, including one of the most famous in the world, Swami’s.  Some of the best surfers in the world live there, including Rob Machado, who also went to my high school way back in the day.  Well, now it’s getting some fashion recognition, something you know I have been hoping we’d get for a long time.  *snerk*  The June issue of Vogue magazine features a cover photo shoot with television and movie star Blake Lively,…

Sarah + Jason :: A Temecula Anniversary


It’s always an honor to be asked by another photographer to shoot portraits of their family.  On this day, we met up with Sarah and Jason for a few hours to celebrate their ten year anniversary.  Sarah owns Itsy Bitsy Photography, and we have watched her photography for quite some time.  These two are so much fun, and so in love, even after a decade and three little ones.  We explored the Santa Rosa Plateau and some beautiful green fields, enjoying the amazing weather and buttery afternoon light.  It was an incredible day and we can’t wait to shoot them again after another ten years!

The world, frozen in time


This looks like a really cool project, and I hope all of you, professional photographer or not, will participate! On Sunday, May 2, 2010, at 15:00 UTC (8:00am on the West Coast of the U.S.), take a photo of SOMETHING.  All around the world, at the exact same time, people will be taking one picture of their surroundings, whatever it is.  Wherever you are at that moment, snap a photo.  Here’s more information from the New York Times blog:

Good times with Flash Mobs


Whether or not you watch the show Glee, and whether or not you’ve ever heard the term “flashmob”, you’ll find this video pretty cool!  Basically, a flashmob is a group of strangers who organize via twitter, Facebook, etc to all meet at a certain time, in a certain place, to do something specific.  In this case, it turned into a 600-person dance-off in Seattle!

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