April 21, 2015

Daniel & Jessica | Wedding teaser

Here is a little preview of the amazing wedding on Saturday! More to come, including their highlight, so make sure to check back or keep updated with our Facebook

el cortez downtown san diego. bride and groom walking across street

fun bridal party photo for downtown san diego wedding

el cortez and coronado wedding photo

pages photography photographs amazing bride and groom with downtown san diego view


March 31, 2015

Crystal Cove Park Engagement Session - Eddie & Francilia

Eddie & Francilia

What a fun couple and a great location for an engagement session. We met at Crystal Cove Park in Orange County, and although we were off to a late start because we couldn't find each other, we hit it off and the session was amazing. We started at the trails and walked around a bit. Gorgeous fields and great lighting. We then hiked down to the beach just in time for sunset! We had a blast getting to know these two and their story and love that we found an amazing location! Congratulations to you both on the engagement!!
Pages Photography photographing Orange County engagement session

Cute pose for engagement photography

Orange County open field at Crystal Cove Park

Engagement photos in Laguna

OC photographer Pages Photography photographing at Crystal Cove

Crystal Cove Beach engagement

Pages Photography getting creative with lighting for engagement session

Beach ideas for engagement sessino

Creative engagement session - light and pose by Pages Photography


March 20, 2015

Brian & Vanessa - Wedding Highlight

Wedding date| 3-15-15
Videography | Pages Photography
Preps| Maderas Golf Club
Ceremony| Maderas Golf Club
Reception| Maderas Golf Club
Photography | Holly Ireland
DJ| Drew Peters, Song Stuck SD


Cecelia's 3 month old photos

We love watching families grow, especially when they have been a client of ours for so long!  We photographed Cisa and Antonio's wedding back in 2013, their engagement session in 2014 and now we were lucky enough to photograph their beautiful daughter's 3 month old photos. She is the cutest thing and we love that our job lets us capture so many stages of our couple's lives. 



3 month oldbaby girl photos

Pages Photography

cute detailed baby photo

March 12, 2015

Determine What is Important to You on Your Wedding Day

Beginning Of Planning| Determine What is Important to YOU!

At some point, the wedding industry decided what every wedding should consist of and what should be important. There are so many traditions and timelines and faux pas and so many "must have" items for your wedding, but is it something YOU really want for your wedding?  From cake cutting to the bouquet and garter toss, even to the detailed Pinterest lists for what photos you have to get, no wonder why every bride is overwhelmed.  To make this process more about the two of you, I tell my clients to list the three things that are the most important to them on their wedding day. Is it having the perfect venue? What about your photography and videography that you will always have? Is your dream so have the perfect floral arrangements and wow your guests? Have you imagined your perfect dress since you were little? What ever your top 3 must haves are, don't feel bad or feel like you have to follow a trend. It’s your day and you and your fiancĂ© get to choose what is a priority and what will make your dreams come true of your perfect wedding.  Let those top things get the majority of the wedding budget, time and effort because those are what will make you two happy. The little things will come, but focus on the stuff you’re excited about first, and then see what else you feel like fitting in. 

Hope this tip helps in your planning process!

Pechanga wedding photography

Pages photography- wedding dress details

Pages Photography is Hotel Del Coronado's top photographer

February 25, 2015

Maggie & Christopher - Coronado wedding

These two are the most incredible people! Their personalities light up the room and they keep you laughing. Their wedding was a perfect reflection of who they are, and we were thrilled to be able to film their wedding. The rain held of for the ceremony, and even though it began to rain briefly during the reception, these two and the guests had the most amazing time dancing the night away.

Wedding Date| February 22, 2015
Venue: Coronado Boat House & Club Room
Videography by Pages Photography
DJ| Dennis Jones - Creative Music DJ
Officiant| Ceremonies by Bethal
Photography| Chris Wojdac 
Florist| Mission Hills Florist




February 23, 2015

Tip of the week for bride and grooms - Timeline



There are so many "tips" everyone can give you. We have started our weekly tips in order to help brides and reduce their stress. You can read magazines and online, there are a million places to find wedding tips, but all in all every wedding is different and you need to find your groove. We want to give you a vendor perspective since we deal with so many weddings a year and pass on our wedding knowledge to you. A recent bride / friend actually wrote to me the other day which is what is sparking this post. She had no where to start, especially hourly wise for her photography coverage, so I know there must be a ton of other brides having this same issue. Again, every wedding is different but I wanted to give you a rough timeline just to see how many hours you are in need of.


We break down the day like this|

Groom prep| 30-45 minutes

Bridal prep| 1 - 1.5 hours

First look (if you are doing so) | 45 minutes

Ceremony| 30 minutes

Creative / formal photos (typically done during cocktail hour) | 1 hour (the more time the better)

Reception| 3-4 hours

Grand entrance

First Dance

Mother - son dance & father - daughter dance

Dinner

Toasts

Cake cutting

Bouquet and Garter

Dancing


This is a basic timeline to go off of, timing is not exact so adjust accordingly. If you are wondering where to start figuring out how many hours you will need for coverage, start at the ceremony and the time it starts. Work your way backwards from there and decide if you are wanting getting ready photos or a first look. After those are figured out, begin with reception and what special things you are incorporating like a slideshow, and what things you have decided not to do, such as a bouquet and garter toss. We sit down and help everyone of our couples with their timeline, we know it is a bit challenging and we are here to help!


A main part of the timeline is if you are having a first look. We highly recommend first looks, they are special and gives extra time for photos and for video. If photography and videography is a main priority, the more time the more creative we get to be and a first look typically helps with that.


Another big factor is travel time. Most couples' don't take this in to consideration but it is huge. We always want to account for travel time, so there is no stress on the day. If you are getting ready at a hotel, then your ceremony is at a church, and reception is at a separate venue, travel time in between each part of the day will account for quite a bit of time. If everything is all at one venue, more time is being spent on photos and not in the car going from location to location. Either way works and it depends on every couple, just remember to include enough time to get to each location.

February 11, 2015

LaCette & Mike | Venice Engagement

What a great couple! We met at Fairfax high school for the football part of the session. They both have a love for the game, so what better way then to show it off with engagement photos? It was such a gorgeous day out and the field was empty! We couldn't have been more excited for the ideas they had and the photos we captured.  We then headed to the Venice canals, which we had never been to before. We were beyond excited when we arrived. So many photo opportunities, and we couldn't wait to get started. We went to a couple different bridges, and LaCette and Mike were up for everything! The sun was setting, which made for beautiful lighting. We are so happy to have been able to get to know the two of them, and hear their story and the amazing proposal Mike put together! Congratulations you two, we cannot wait for your wedding this year!



Football engagement

unique engagement session at football field

LA engagement photography by Pages Photography



engagement photography with couple on football field

venice canals during sunset for engagement session