Square Eye Photography: Blog http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog en-us (C) Square Eye Photography edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) Wed, 30 May 2018 12:16:00 GMT Wed, 30 May 2018 12:16:00 GMT http://www.squareeyephoto.com/img/s/v-5/u149728117-o305580718-50.jpg Square Eye Photography: Blog http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog 120 80 How to hire a REALLY CRAPPY CHEAP Wedding Photographer http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/5/how-to-hire-a-really-crappy-cheap-wedding-photographer how to hire a really bad wedding photographer how to know if you wedding photographer is goodhow to hire a really bad wedding photographer how to know if you wedding photographer is goodhow to hire a really bad wedding photographer how to know if you wedding photographer is good

Oh, you bet I've seen it all! I have seen every Craigslist photographer, every 5th St., quinceañera photographer, every associate photographer from the big photography studios and all the beginners that tell you they are pros.

how to hire a really bad wedding photographerhow to hire a really bad wedding photographerhow to hire a really bad wedding photographer

#1 Shop by price... the best way to spot and hire a really crappy photographer is by price!. You saw the website, the pictures looked okay. That really pretty sunset photo looked nice. But, why is that photographer about $1000 less than most of the photographers in your area. I'm sure you've heard of the term… Supply and demand. Is there no demand for that photographer? I mean, wouldn't that photographer be charging a bit more if there were a lot of people trying to hire them. A good photographer, that has good ethics, beautiful work and great customer service is not going to be less than most of the photographer's in the area. Here in orange county California, a standard wedding package with engagement shoot and a small album is gonna run you somewhere around $3000.(The wedding report 2017) If you have a CRAPPY photographer  that is offering you the world for $1500 chances are they are probably SUPER CRAPPY.  There are many photographers that are in denial that they are awful photographers. Trust me I know many personally. They don't know why they aren't booking many weddings. They start to lower their price, they are still not booking any weddings... They lower their prices even more, still no bookings. They don't know why! They think their work looks just as good as everyone else's until finally they are shooting weddings for thousand dollars a pop and angry that they have to work at that price. 

how to hire a really bad wedding photographerhow to hire a really bad wedding photographerhow to hire a really bad wedding photographer

If somebody has been in business for five years and they have 20 maybe 50 great photographs on their website that's not easy to do by chance after that much time. Ask to see a complete wedding gallery from beginning to end, un-retouched and raw photographs. This is going to give you a better idea of how well that photographer shoots. Many photographers depend on Photoshop to save their images. An image can be really really dark and shot really badly and then can be manipulated in Photoshop to look okay. But, that image printed would look really bad.


Not everybody knows what good photography looks like. Most of my clients are artistic, designers, hobby photographers, photography enthusiasts and professional photographers. I know, when I meet with a client, that they know that there is something that sets me apart from other photographers but not everybody knows or can spot good photography from bad photography. This blog post should spell out pretty clearly the difference between great photography and kind of crappy photography. 

 

Most people don't have any idea what a wedding really costs. They might have a made up number in their mind that they think photography will run not really understanding what the median cost for photography in their area is. Sometimes, this can be shocking.

 

#2 Hire a family member or friend of the family... Who is willing to shoot your wedding for free. Uncle Bob, will shoot your wedding for free because he's been toting around his camera around for the last forty years. He has zero artistic ability. He has zero creativity but gosh darn it he can zoom that lens and click that button and hopefully the images won't be blurring. Sometimes when you're on a budget, someone shooting your wedding for free sounds like an amazing idea. I've seen this a million times. I have had brides in my office crying to me about how their family friend or family member ruined their wedding photos... I mean literally sobbing!
Wedding photography is unlike any other type of event and portrait photography. You not only have to be at the top of your game technically speaking. A cloud could pass overhead and you have to change your settings immediately. Things are moving so quickly you have to be very fast at changing your settings and capturing moments. On top of that you have to be creative, original, amiable, easy-going, technically savvy and really really fast. These moments cannot be re-shot. That kiss shot is never gonna happen again. That dove release... When it's gone, it's gone. It is the most technically and creatively difficult type of photography in the industry. You can always reshoot somebody's family photos if something went wrong but you can never re-shoot a wedding. Not only that but because we know how important wedding photography is we have double of absolutely everything cameras, lenses, flashes, cords, EVERYTHING!

bargain wedding photographers save your money for something betterbargain wedding photographers save your money for something betterbargain wedding photographers save your money for something better

#3 Find your photographer at your local bargain shop area. Here in Orange County there is an area where you can find a really cheap bargain basement photographer. It is 4th Street in Santa Ana. You can find a myriad of sweet 16 or Quinceañera shops all over with their gaudy Zebra and hot pink dresses! You will see shop after shop filled with very large sized photographs framed with outdated huge gaudy wood frames of Quinceañeras (girls that have turned 15) in front of gazebos and parks with lakes. They will normally be standing in the shade with very strong flash photography, shot at the brightest time of the day and it looks awful. These shops will sell you a photography and video package for 1000 bucks with a huge gaudy wedding album and 500 5x7's.  These people are happy to shoot a 12 hour day to make a profit of $100 and their lack of caring creativity shows for that.

shocked couple looking at their wedding budgetshocked couple looking at their wedding budgetshocked couple looking at their wedding budget

#4 Hire an associate photographer from one of the big photography companies in the US like George Street photography. I once put an ad out to look for a second photographer and I found an associate photographer that shot weddings for George Street photography. I figured since he was shooting weddings he would have no problem second shooting for me. I hired him to just tag along to a wedding just to see how he shot. He didn't know how to use his camera he had no idea and I mean absolutely no idea how to use a flash. How to use of flash when you're shooting a wedding should be basic 101 photography skills. I could not believe that he didn't understand the basics of photography and he was hired by George Street photographers as an associate photographer. I have heard the worst horror nightmare stories about big companies like this. Most of these companies don't train their photographers they just send them off to shoot. They charge a little bit lower going rate so that they take a lot of business. Because there are so many of them in any given area you never know who's work you're looking at when you are visiting their storefront. Many times they will charge you an additional fee just to meet a photographer that you want to shoot with. It's a huge gamble to trust your day to a company like this, a company who peddles less than worthy photographers. If photographers were good they would have a business of their own they would not be shooting for a large corporation.

10 hints and tips for a picture perfect wedding10 hints and tips for a picture perfect wedding10 hints and tips for a picture perfect wedding

#5 Hire a beginner that will give you an amazing deal! Run like hell! If you are going to start shooting weddings it means that you are already an amazing photographer. You don't just start off shooting weddings you start off shooting maternity photos and family portraits. You shoot your family and a bunch of kids and some graduations. You probably have been shooting for years and are so good at it that you want to jump into weddings. The problem is you can't just jump into weddings even after being a portrait photographer. Like I stated earlier this is the craziest paced highly technical style of photography around. When someone wants to become a wedding photographer I normally have them assist me for a minimum of two years without touching a camera. Then they can shoot as an assistant for about a year if they are good they can move on to a second photographer for another couple of years. If they prove themselves capable of shooting quickly and creatively they can move on to an associate photographer and then they can shoot on their own. This process normally takes a minimum of four or five years. Your wedding should not be an experimentation and whether somebody can handle shooting a wedding. If that person is interested in shooting wedding they can be taken under a photographer's wing and they can learn while not ruining somebody's wedding. You should never allow somebody that isn't an experienced wedding photographer shoot your wedding. 

save money for the wedding that you wantsave money for the wedding that you wantsave money for the wedding that you want

I know that weddings are expensive. They are luxury. Not everyone can afford to have the wedding that they want or the photographer that they want. After all is said and done a beautiful wedding can cost you $10,000 to $50,000 or more here in Orange County. A full wedding package with an engagement shoot and an album may cost you $3,500 or more depending on the album and the hours that you want. But, photography is the most important if not one of the most important aspects of your wedding. It is the one thing that you will have at the end of the day to remember your wedding. It will be the images that your children and your grandchildren see and they will become priceless over time. If you are in love with a photographer try to see if the photographer can do just digital images without retouching without album without an engagement and as you can afford it you can add retouching and album. It's a shame to hire a photographer that is going to give you all the bells and whistles if you are not going to love the photography. Get the best that you can afford. Even if you have to cut a bit from flowers or appetizers it's worth it for the photography.  Sometimes photographers discount for off-season, I don't but some do. 

I'm planning on writing a blog at some point in the future about what distinguishes good photography from bad photography. So stay tuned and for now let me know what you think about this blog post and if you have a HORROR story I would love to hear about it... your story can help others not make the same mistake!

Thank you for checking out this blog.. if you don't want to make the mistake of hiring a really CRAPPY photographer give me a call!  If u are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW! We shoot locally and globally.. contact me for pricing for destination wedding photography!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

how to know if im hiring a good wedding photographer how to hire a really crappy bad wedding photographerhow to know if im hiring a good wedding photographer how to hire a really crappy bad wedding photographerhow to know if im hiring a good wedding photographer how to hire a really crappy bad wedding photographer

 

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) bad wedding photography cheap wedding photographer in oc cheap wedding photographer in orange county good cheap affordable wedding photographer in orange county ca how to hire a really crappy wedding photographer how to know if you are hiring a good or bad photographer orange county photography craiglist http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/5/how-to-hire-a-really-crappy-cheap-wedding-photographer Wed, 16 May 2018 00:20:19 GMT
Turning Normal Images Into Digital Artwork | From Great To Gasp ! http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/5/turning-normal-images-into-digital-artwork-from-great-to-gasp NOW OFFERING ARTWORK CREATED FROM DIGITAL BACKGROUNDS JUST FOR MY PORTRAIT CLIENTS!

Square Eye Photography is now offering to spruce up your regular portrait sessions by adding digital backgrounds. We want to turn your portrait sessions from GREAT to GASP! There's nothing wrong with any of the locations in Orange County, California for portrait sessions. I have shot lovely maternity sessions, high school seniors, family portraits and much more in all of the gorgeous locations in Orange County. Sometimes though, a client wants to do something a little different. I just had a very loyal client who wanted to do her maternity session in the snow. We planned, for weeks to head out to big bear to shoot her maternity session. At the last minute though, she realized that she was just too tired to sit through the traffic and try to find snow. As many of us So Cal people know, there usually isn't snow up in the mountains. This particular day there was supposedly a little bit of snow that had sprinkled in our local mountain range, and by local I mean two hours away. At this time I wish I would've known about all of the cool things that I could've done digitally.


We are used to seeing CGI used for movies. We remember being in awwww at seeing the first Jurassic Park. Nowadays, it's difficult to know when a director chooses to use CGI because the technology has come so far and it looks so real. So why not extend that to photography. After all film is just a bunch of photographs taken sequentially and played one after the other. It dawned on me that there is no reason why someone with my Photoshop skills and with the type of experience that I have wouldn't be able to do the same thing. I mean, I have been shooting for well over 20 years and have been using Photoshop pretty much since its inception.

For fans of fantasy and surreal photography this allows you to have your own family or child in a surreal and fantasy scene. Your imagination can now be created just for you! I'm super excited to be going down this really creative and artistic path and I feel that this aligns beautifully with the rest of the artwork that I produce. Hope you guys like it too.. let me know below in the comments!


Below I have included a bunch of photographs which I have digitally produced. You will see the before and after,  both the portrait session that I shot and the original digital background and the digital artwork that I created. And all the way at the bottom, I have included a YouTube tutorial to show you guys how I go about doing this. How I go about turning a standard beautiful portrait session into an amazing piece of artwork that you can have in your home. 


I started with newborn digital backdrops and now I'm offering it for all portrait sessions. The portrait has to be shot in the same type of lighting condition as the digital background so it is something that has to be pre-meditated. It has to be preplanned and then executed just for the background of your choice. I have many digital backgrounds and thousands that can be purchased just for your session. If you are interested in booking a session with me, Edna,  at Square Eye Photography, please email me (info is below.) You can also directly download pricing from my website under Pricing and Downloads.

digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits I love this lavender fields photo of my lovely bride! I flipped her to have the lighting come from the left side and made her all lavender to fit the image.. including flowers.

digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits This majestic forest leaves you in awwwww and my client makes it even more magical!

I turned her dress from red to magenta and took away the leggings to make it all a dress.

digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits Wow, how many brides wish that they had this view on their wedding day. I had one client just yesterday tell me that she wanted beach pictures of her wedding but it just wouldn't be possible with the time constraints.. now it's all possible!

digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits How cute is this little girl! I turned her red cardigan green to match and coordinate with the background and made her dress cream colored also.. I adore her!

digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits digital surreal photography artwork art work fantasy photographer orange county OC family portraits

This definitely should be categorized as surreal fantasy artwork . These red trees and the soft mistly background are gorgeous. I put this little cutie in the photo and softened her up for a more surreal look. 

 

Here is the YouTube tutorial on how I created one of the above images.

 

 

Thank you for checking out our blog if you are getting married in the Orange County, Los Angeles County and Inland Empire area in California and if you love our work please contact me now! If u are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW! We shoot locally and globally.. contact me for pricing for destination wedding photography!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

 

Surrial Fantasy photographer orange county ca southern california surreal fine art photographer Surrial Fantasy photographer orange county ca southern california surreal fine art photographer Surrial Fantasy photographer orange county ca southern california surreal fine art photographer Surrial Fantasy photographer orange county ca southern california surreal fine art photographer Surrial Fantasy photographer orange county ca southern california surreal fine art photographer Surrial Fantasy photographer orange county ca southern california surreal fine art photographer Surrial Fantasy photographer orange county ca southern california surreal fine art photographer Surrial Fantasy photographer orange county ca southern california surreal fine art photographer Surrial Fantasy photographer orange county ca southern california surreal fine art photographer

 

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) digital artwork edna eudave lavender fields fantasy artwork oc orange county orange county portrait photographer orange county wedding photography orange county weddings photoshop tutorial portrait fantasy surreal http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/5/turning-normal-images-into-digital-artwork-from-great-to-gasp Thu, 10 May 2018 16:48:30 GMT
Published Again Thank You Janelly and Michael and Just Bridal Beauty Blog http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/4/published-again-thank-you-janelly-and-michael-and-just-bridal-beauty-blog I am so excited to announce that I just got published again! This time though Bridal Beauty Magazine Blog! This gorgeous wedding shot at Coyote Hills Golf Course. Janelly and Michael's gorgeous wedding is just perfection.. check out the photos and publication here

coyote hills golf course wedding publishedcoyote hills golf course wedding publishedcoyote hills golf course wedding published click on image to be taken to publication

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/4/published-again-thank-you-janelly-and-michael-and-just-bridal-beauty-blog Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:36:08 GMT
The Best Engagement Locations In Orange County And LA http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/3/the-best-engagement-locations-in-orange-county-and-la I have compiled my favorite engagement photography locations for Orange County and LA County. Most of my photo shoots for engagements are scheduled for two consecutive hours before sunset, depending on weather and obstructions at the location.

I’m happy to shoot at any location that you love, in Orange County, or anywhere else. Many of my clients choose locations where the proposal took place or maybe where they had a first date. Wherever you like, I am happy to go.

 

Orange County locations

Laguna Beach

A popular spot with my clients is Laguna Beach. The main beach has a beautiful long sandy strip of beach plus you also have the additional bonus of having a cute rocky area that adds some really awesome dimension to your engagement photographs. I normally start the shoot in the quaint and rustic downtown area in  Laguna Beach. This is a perfect area to start your engagement photos because there are tons of adorable brick walls, vintage churches, beautiful landscaping and a really cool vibe. I normally tell my clients to start off wearing something casual and cute. I love colorful vintage clothing for this area. For my most fashion forward clients I suggest a cute pair jeans and a sexy top paired with your hottest stilettos. We normally end the shoot on the beach about an hour before sunset. Laguna has a beautiful stretch of sandy beach that looks amazing and photographs. The sun is normally in a perfect part of the beach. Off to the right of main beach, are the tide pools. This adds a really cool dimension to your engagement photos.  I normally ask clients to wear, flowy beach dresses, cute colorful casual clothes or something sexy like their favorite little black dress. There are no additional fees for shooting engagement photos in Laguna. That could change, as it is rumored that they will soon be charging photographers $100 for two hours of photography time. I have never been approached by anybody there but again, this could change.

Best Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Laguna BeachBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Laguna BeachBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Laguna Beach

Irvine Regional Park

Irvine Regional Park, funny enough,  located in orange, is also a favorite amongst my clients for engagement photography locations. The park is vast! It is so vast you could probably lose yourself in the park! There are parts of the park that look wild. I love the look of the tall grasses and the gnarled trees. There is also a large part of the area that is sculptured with beautiful green grass and cute pathways. It’s nice to mix it up and do both. I normally like my clients to wear casual clothing when at Irvine Regional Park. Blue jeans and boots paired with casual tops and plaid look super cute. I love warm toned colors like cream sweaters and brown boots. I love when couples are coordinated but not matching. You can always check out my Pinterest board to get more ideas. Just search Square Eye Photography. I normally start shooting at this location about 2 ½ hours before sunset and stop about a half hour before sunset for two consecutive hours of shoot time. We stop a little short of sunset because the sun sets behind the hills and it gets dark pretty quickly. There is no additional charges for Irvine regional Park at this time.

Best Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Irvine Regional ParkBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Irvine Regional ParkBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Irvine Regional Park

Trabuco Canyon

Trabuco Canyon is for those that love the wild outdoors. Those amongst my clients that are hikers really love this location. There are no structured Gardens or landscaped areas. This location is really about wild nature. Like the areas at Irvine regional Park that are more wild, I really love the tall grasses and the beautiful hills as a backdrop. The same is Irvine regional Park, I like my clients to wear casual clothing paired with boots and plaid. Simple clothing looks look best paired against the wild backdrop. Again, I prefer coordinated over matching outfits. There are no additional charges for this location at this time.

Best Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Trabuco CanyonBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Trabuco CanyonBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Trabuco Canyon

Downtown Fullerton

Every downtown has its quirks and personality. Downtown Fullerton has some great architecture. There are many beautiful brick buildings and of course you have the train station. There is an artsy flair to Fullerton and it pairs well with fashion forward couples, casual couples, hipsters and everything in between. This cute little downtown is a great Orange County location for your engagements. There are no additional charges for this location at this time.

Best Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Downtown FullertonBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Downtown FullertonBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Downtown Fullerton

Downtown Santa Ana

Downtown Santa Ana also has its own quirky personality. Beautiful brick buildings, a hard-core vintage vibe and an arts district that stands on its own. I like to see my clients in fashion forward clothing, with a vintage hipster flair or just comfy and relaxed. Again, coordinated is better than matching. This little downtown area best fits a hipster vibe. There are no additional charges for this location at this time. 

Best Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Downtown Santa AnaBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Downtown Santa AnaBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Downtown Santa Ana

The Orange Circle

The ultimate vintage location. This spot is perfect for those that are into a 50’s look. This rustic and vintage downtown is teeming with antique stores and a vintage vibe. All the buildings are old but restored to their vintage charm. It is one of my favorite vintage locations. There are tons of brick buildings and adorable  Victorian homes to use as backdrops. Cute little cafés and unique restaurants  line the streets. I prefer clients in colorful vintage clothing and hipster looks for this location. There are no additional charges for this location at this time.

Best Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Downtown Orange CircleBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Downtown Orange CircleBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Downtown Orange Circle

Chapman University

Chapman University is another one of my favorite engagement photography locations. The grounds are grand and structured. Roman columns sprinkle the grounds. Beautiful vintage brick buildings and architectural details that allow for some really cool poses are all around. This area can take a more dressed look. This is the spot where you can wear that sexy mermaid blue dress and have your honey in a tux. This area calls for a dressier look. This is great for fashion forward clients that love to wear those high heels. It has a very sexy vibe, with Roman columns and soft light. It’s a perfect location for those that want to wear something a little dressier. Chapman University is located blocks away from the orange circle.  There are no additional charges for this location at this time.

Best Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Chapman UniversityBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Chapman UniversityBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations Chapman University

Soka University

This is the higher end Chapman University. WOW! This location is the darling of locations. There is a charge to shoot here but it’s well worth it. I have shot many family portraits here but no engagement shoots, I dare you to be the first! It is definitely a location for that long billowinga soft pink dress and a tuxedo. It is the location for that formalwear that you really want to wear. It has the most amazing water structure and the most gorgeous Grecian architecture. The fountain looks like it’s straight out of Italy. There are so many amazing architectural details that make a photo shoot here AMAZING!!! This University is located in South Orange County.

There is a charge of $200 an hour here.

Best Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations SOKA UniversityBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations SOKA UniversityBest Location in Orange County for Engagement Session Best Orange County Engagement Locations SOKA University 10 Hints and Tips for a Picture Perfect Wedding10 Hints and Tips for a Picture Perfect Wedding10 Hints and Tips for a Picture Perfect Wedding

Mission San Juan Capistrano / Downtown  San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano has a personality that is its own. With its crumbling Adobe walls and brick that peaks through, this historical mission is one of the most beautiful places in Orange County. It has grand brick arches and beautiful sculptured gardens. I pair the mission San Juan Capistrano shoot with historical downtown. I normally spend an hour at the mission and an hour surrounded by the beautiful parks and streets of the historical downtown district. There is an additional charge to shoot at the mission $75.00 per hour for up to 5 people.  Only 1 hour is necessary.

Best Orange County Engagement Location in Orange County for Engagement Shoots or sessions Mission San Juan Capistrano Looking for unique engagement locations in Orange CountyBest Orange County Engagement Location in Orange County for Engagement Shoots or sessions Mission San Juan Capistrano Looking for unique engagement locations in Orange CountyBest Orange County Engagement Location in Orange County for Engagement Shoots or sessions Mission San Juan Capistrano Looking for unique engagement locations in Orange County

Disneyland

Of course Disneyland is such a fun option! One of the Orange County’s hot spot’s for proposals and engagement shoots! I love the color and fun at Disneyland. There is an additional charge for Disneyland.. my additional ticket, as of this moment I am not an annual pass holder.

Best Orange County Engagement Location in Orange County for Engagement Shoots or sessions  Looking for unique engagement locations in Orange County DisneylandBest Orange County Engagement Location in Orange County for Engagement Shoots or sessions Looking for unique engagement locations in Orange County DisneylandBest Orange County Engagement Location in Orange County for Engagement Shoots or sessions Looking for unique engagement locations in Orange County Disneyland

Los Angeles locations

Walt Disney Concert Hall/ Financial District/ China Town

 I normally pair Walt Disney Concert Hall with the financial district along with other close locations. Downtown LA is all bunched together and you can usually hit a few really cool spots in one shoot. I normally like to start my shoot at Walt Disney Concert Hall and take advantage of the amazing architecture there, the soft brushed chrome walls make for some awesome modern looks. This is definitely for a fashion forward couple. This is the time you can put on that sexy dress and those high heels and show off that killer body. After the concert hall I normally shoot all around the financial district. There are a lot of little cute secret areas that I know of that make for beautiful photography. There are some fantastic fountains, public artwork and Museum backdrops that look really cool. Along with all the cool super tall buildings. Usually as the sun starts to darken I like to head over to Chinatown and do a few lantern shots to end the day. There is an additional $250 fee for me to shoot in downtown LA but that also extends your shoot to three hours so we can get some killer downtown LA night shots.

Best LA Engagement Location in LOS ANGELES County for Engagement Shoots or sessions  Looking for unique engagement locations in  LA downtown LABest LA Engagement Location in LOS ANGELES County for Engagement Shoots or sessions Looking for unique engagement locations in LA downtown LABest LA Engagement Location in LOS ANGELES County for Engagement Shoots or sessions Looking for unique engagement locations in LA downtown LA

Thank you for checking out our blog if you are getting married in the Orange County, Los Angeles County and Inland Empire area in California and if you love our work please contact me now! If u are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW! We shoot locally and globally.. contact me for pricing for destination wedding photography!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

 

The best location for engagement shoots or sessions in orange county and LAThe best location for engagement shoots or sessions in orange county and LAThe best location for engagement shoots or sessions in orange county and LA

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) best engagement location in oc best engagement locations in orange county califorina oc's best engagement locations orange county wedding photography http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/3/the-best-engagement-locations-in-orange-county-and-la Wed, 28 Mar 2018 01:40:03 GMT
Real Advice on How To Become A Professional Portrait and Wedding Photographer http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/3/real-advice-on-how-to-become-a-professional-portrait-and-wedding-photographer How To Become A Full Time Wedding Photographer Portraits and Wedding Hints and Tips and Advice How To Become A Full Time Wedding Photographer Portraits and Wedding Hints and Tips and Advice How To Become A Full Time Wedding Photographer Portraits and Wedding Hints and Tips and Advice

Real Advice on How To Become A Professional Portrait and Wedding Photographer

From an Extensively Published Full Time Working Professional

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Edna Eudave. I am an extensively published award winning photographer in the Orange County, Southern California area. I have been a full-time working wedding and portrait photographer for over 15 years. I have been a portrait and wedding photographer for 25 years. I'm writing this blog today to give you real advice on how to make a living being a full-time wedding and portrait photographer.

Edna EudaveEdna EudaveEdna Eudave

 

I'm not a person who is easily offended, I don't walk around telling people..."Rude!" or "I'm triggered!" .. or "How Offensive!" ...like many people in today's younger generation. There is one thing that I consider to be completely offensive to me. When someone calls me up or messages me and asks me to take an afternoon off to teach them how to do my job. As if it took me and afternoon to learn to do what I have been doing full-time for over 15 years. As if I could culminate 25 years of experience into an afternoon, a day, a weekend. With that being said I will tell you how to move forward in learning to refine and hone this beautiful craft of wedding and portrait photography.

#1 The first thing that you need to do is learn to use a camera.. a real camera with lenses and ability to shoot in Manual Mode. I know that sounds completely obvious but I cannot tell you how many people are  "professional photographers" who do not know what the difference is between an f-stop and shutter speed. Take a class at your local college, watch YouTube videos, pay for a mentor…  learn your camera like it's part of your body. Learn what each lens does because it's each lens has its own character and refinements. Learn how to mimic the photographs that you have seen and that you love. Take on technical challenges when it comes to learning your camera. Learn how to shoot completely in manual mode. I know that there are many professional photographers that shoot in aperture mode but learning to shoot manually gives you complete control over your image. This alone can take you a year or two. Learning the nuance of lenses and the complete control of your camera like it's part of your body will take some time, be patient.

#2 Inundate yourself with art. Go to museums, art galleries.. scour art books. Being creative, if it doesn't come naturally to you, has to be ingrained into your system. I have been inundating myself with art, art movies, museums, galleries, art magazines and anything I could get my hands on since I was a kid. Setting yourself apart as a photographer and artist means that you have to come up with your own creative ideas for your artwork. I have seen photographers that literally copy every single image and pose from other famous photographers and have never done anything that is their own creative process ...ever. If you want to set yourself apart from your competition you need to be able to create artwork that is yours and not a copy. Right now the trend has been to copy Jose Villa's award winning style from 2009. Nine years ago he made top 10 Wedding Photographer's in the World for American Photo... And since then, everyone has been copying that style. In order to set yourself apart in a competitive market you need to have a signature style that is yours and original, or as original as possible. I'm not saying that you can't have a favorite photographer and expand on his or her style. Just don't copy pose by pose and image to image.

museumsmuseumsmuseums

#3 Learn to use light to your advantage. Light is light is light is light is light! You can create beautiful images from pretty much any kind of light. A can light on the ceiling in a hallway in a hotel can make for a beautiful high-fashion portrait if the bride is facing up towards the light. A flashlight that is moving across a brides face can make for a beautiful 1930's style black and white Hurrell style photo. I love off camera flash photography and when that's not possible I'll do natural light or on camera bounced photography. I like to play with light direction. Sometimes it's behind the client, sometimes is to the left, sometimes it's to the right, sometimes it's up above. Learn to not be afraid of experimenting and trying different things. If you start to become comfortable with light and learning to shoot in all lighting conditions you will master your craft. There are many workshops that you can go to to learn how to master lighting. I love Jerry Ghiones..he is a lighting master! Try to go to as many workshops as possible, especially in the first few years. They don't have to be expensive workshops, most of the workshops that I have gone to have been large workshops for under $50.

Los Angeles Engagement Session Square Eye PhotographyLos Angeles Engagement Session Square Eye PhotographyLos Angeles Engagement Session Square Eye Photography

#4 Start by assisting a photographer that you love. Once you learn the background mechanics of how a professional really goes about their day you might change your mind about wanting to be a professional portrait and wedding photographer. It's super hard work!  Normally I will have someone starting off assist me for a couple of years as I train them to become a second photographer. Once they are second photographer they train for another year or two before they can become an associate photographer. At that point as an associate photographer, which is someone who can shoot a wedding for me without my assistance, that photographer can basically go out on their own. The best way to get into the industry is to start with a mentor... in my opinion. I shot for a bunch of high-end studios in orange county before I went out on my own. Once I noticed that they were using my images to market their photography studios, I decided to go out on my own.

#5 Master Photoshop and light room. Again, because of the competitive market you really want your images to stand out from the crowd. If you can take a normal image and make the bride look better by retouching the skin, brightening eyes and teeth, even making her a little thinner, if she wants that, or adding more curves. I like to saturate the sky, make the grass more vibrant, I even go as far as to add a new sky to a dull background. Anything that you can do to have an edge in your market really helps. When you look at an image straight from camera and then you look at an image that edited in Photoshop, you can see what a huge difference it makes to add that extra work. You can take Photoshop classes online at places like the Creative Live. You can also learn the basics of Photoshop on YouTube. There is no excuse for not learning Photoshop well. It's just as important nowadays as your camera.

Here is my Youtube channel and I teach some photoshop tutorials  https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

learn photoshop and lightroomlearn photoshop and lightroomlearn photoshop and lightroom

#6 Your attitude! If you plan on owning your own business you have to learn how to communicate correctly with clients. You have to know how to keep professional boundaries but still be real, genuine and yourself. It's important to have a great rapport with your client. As someone who's business is 50% referral base I can tell you that your clients liking you has everything to do with your personality and your clients referring you has everything to do with YOU! I genuinely love my clients. I want the best for them. I interact with them online and seriously miss them when I'm done working with them. There is a compassion and a love which you have to allow yourself to be open to. I believe that this is what makes my company successful. You have to be likable. For me this comes from waking up every morning and starting my day off with gratitude. I focus on positivity… ALWAYS! My speech is about love. I don't gossip, spread hateful information, I don't involve myself in spreading sad or negative news on social media. I keep things light and happy as I am light and happy. People are good at picking up who you really are and how comfortable you are with yourself and with what you do. Your positivity has to come across when you are with clients. I also work constantly on bettering myself. I do Tony Robbins workshops on audio. I also read Buddhist books and books by Eckhart Tolle. I listen to motivational YouTube videos every day. I do everything in my power to change my perception for positivity and love.

Edna EudaveEdna EudaveEdna Eudave

#7 I try to read as many books as I can on marketing and sales. If you don't like marketing and sales you will hate being a photographer. 85% of my full-time job is marketing and sales, 10% is photo shopping in light room and 5% is photography. You have to love the challenge of sales and marketing. I can't tell you how many books I've read on sales and marketing. Although I will say that the biggest change that I saw in my business and how I run it was when I signed up for the rapid growth system with bookmorebrides.com ... No I don't work for them and this is not a paid blog post LOL. These guys are marketing and sales gurus in the field of events, especially weddings. It's nice to be able to watch videos specifically on your market, I think these guys are the best. With their Wedding business acceleration membership, you get access to tons of sales and marketing videos for the wedding industry. Each week there is a new topic like, Facebook ads, bridal shows, social media marketing, Instgram stories, why you do what you do and how to tell that story to others, how to set yourself apart from your competition and so much more. These are fundamental things that you need to know to get a successful business off the ground. It takes years to see the benefit of starting this type of marketing and sales. It took me two years for my phone to start ringing and for Google to recommend me as the top choice for photography business in my area. I worked my tail off blogging, making YouTube videos, being on Instagram and hustling my business. I wish that I could tell you that once you get everything going you can stand back and just watch it all go, but this industry is constantly changing and if you are in this full time you are really in this full-time.

#8 Find a marketing strategy that works for you. It's easy to get burnt out and overwhelmed with so many options for sales and marketing. If you do the book more brides you will know what I mean. Choose one thing and master it before you move on to something else. I think these are the most important things in order. Networking, Facebook, Instagram and then YouTube. I hate networking so I never do it I started with Facebook and I pretty much nailed everything that you can do free on Facebook. Then I moved on to Instagram, once I got comfortable with and Instagram and that started flowing easily I moved on to YouTube. Now that I am comfortable with YouTube and I've got a few videos that have taken off I started working on Pinterest. Facebook is gonna get you a ton of business just by tagging the people in photographs and making sure that you are keeping a great rapport with your clients.

#9 Reviews! Reviews are much more important than you think. Try to get as many reviews from as many of your clients as possible. Most of the time if people have had a great experience with you they are happy to leave your review but many times they can forget. Send them regular gentle reminders. Your expertise and professionalism are integrated into those reviews. If you have lots of great reviews you will be viewed as an expert in your field.

#10 If you don't have a lot of experience, start by doing free photo shoots for your friends and family. Also, people love to see gorgeous beautiful people on websites. Camp out for a few hours at your local mall find some gorgeous families and askif  you can photograph their family portraits for free. I happen to have a gorgeous extended family so it was a slamdunk for me. LOL. Even when I had a ton of experience shooting weddings and I didn't have very many maternity shoots I shot three free pregnancy photo shoots of a few beautiful friends that I have in order to have something to show on my website. I did the same for newborns, high school seniors, corporate head shots, environmental portraits and pretty much any other category of photography on my website. It's a great way to practice and it's a great way to show the kind of work that you want to show to your clients without fumbling around with pain clients. Once you have nailed that category then you can start getting paying clients.

orange county newborn photographerorange county newborn photographerorange county newborn photographer

#11 The client is always right! I run my business like Disneyland and by that I mean that my customer experience is one of the most important aspects of my business. That means that I offer a 100% moneyback guarantee if you are not thrilled with your images. That also means that my customer is always right, whether they are or not doesn't make any difference to me. If my client isn't 100% happy with the 30 x 40 canvas ( that cost me a pretty penny) I will happily send my client a new one. I don't care what my client remembers that I promised.... I will do it! My clients' happiness is what keeps my business alive. Getting into a little tiff with a client, in this day and age of online yelp reviews and ripoff reports… Is not worth it! Now I will say, that I send out very informative PDFs to every single client that I book. These PDFs are step-by-step guides to exactly what it is that they can expect from me and what steps they need to take to ensure a happy photo shoot. I also make sure that I get everything in text message and or email so there are never any miscommunications. I try not to have a phone call conversations over important material. That way there is proof in case something comes up. But, if my client says that I told them that they would get a 20 x 24 instead of a 16 x 20, I don't blink twice, I just do it. The happiness of your clients, isn't worth a $40 print. Even a $500 print isn't worth someone getting upset and leaving you a negative review. That person will spread the word about how easy you are to work with and what great customer service you have and that will lead to thousands of dollars your way. One client could have gotten you $20,000 in business if you treat them correctly. Don't underestimate the power that people have nowadays. Make your motto to make people happy.

#12 Embrace social media and technology. I have friends of mine who are photographers, who aren't on Facebook because they don't like the drama. Of course they never have enough money to pay the rent. They're always broke and ultimately won't succeed. Facebook is the number one social media outlet for the world with over 20 million users... End of story. Of course there are other ways to run your business, but you would really honestly be stupid not to take advantage of free marketing. Once you tag your client, and they tag their friends and family, that is hundreds of people that are now seeing that photograph...maybe thousands. Embrace social media marketing, it's one of the best free ways to market your business. Learn to use Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram stories and more, to reach a wider audience. YouTube video is the way of the future. Especially now that they were bought by Google. Do research to see what your competitors are doing and try to do it as well as they are doing it or even better. Again don't inundate yourself and get burnt out. Choose one thing first, like Facebook, and then move on once you have mastered it. 

top social media outletstop social media outletstop social media outlets

click on photo above to be taken to Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites and Apps [February 2018]

#13 Realize that success doesn't happen overnight. There are times when you will hear about someone making it overnight, I was one of those people. I quit my full-time job and basically quadrupled my income within the first month. I did it by signing up to David's Bridal's vendor program. At the time I paid $450 a month every month for their bridal list. Plus they would put one of my flyers into the bag of every bride. At the time I did not charge very much for weddings and I booked myself solid every year. At some point I got a little too expensive for most of the David's Bridal Brides. From most of you that are just starting off and can afford a big investment, I recommend something like this.  It worked at the time because David's bridal would only share the list of clients with their vendors for each individual store, only, they did not sell that list to anyone else. I don't know if it still works the same way. Now, I do mostly free marketing online using social media and word-of-mouth. This type of marketing takes a while to work. You have to grow your users organically, there is no other way around it. The algorithms for social media now are getting to savvy for paid bots and you can lose everything if caught. Growing your users organically means that they are real clients looking to spend real money. It took me about two years before Google recognized me as a legitimate business and now I am booking not only all over the U.S. but different and exciting jobs here in my own county. I now also shoot: food, hotels, architecture, real estate, environmental portraits and I just got commission to do a fine art job for a large corporation. Once you put in the work and you're consistent and you stay on a schedule of blogging and working your social media you can also make this happen. If you stay consistent you are going to be way ahead of your competition because most people are too lazy to do this. Most people start blogging and then stop most people start using Instagram  and then stop and so on and so forth. If you are consistently doing your social media marketing every week you will be way ahead of the game.

#14 Start organizing your information early in your business. Make sure you always get contracts signed. You can purchase contract for photographers pretty inexpensively online. Get an simple excel spreadsheet and start getting a client database going.. add your clients social media usernames. Get all vendor information and social media information so you can network with everyone. Send images to every vendor especially venues..people love this and will remember you! You will be using this information as you progress in your business. Organize yourself so that you only have to ever write one email catagory. Copy all of your FAQ's, Email info and information into PDF's that you can send your clients for every type of shoot. When you do it once... you will not have to do it again. Take January, usually the slowest month and rethink your marketing for the year. Make sure you have a spreadsheet for every penny you get and every penny you spend on your business. 

#15 Love what you do! Be passionate! People are going to know if you're passionate about what you do. They'll be able to tell by how you talk about your business and yourself. Passion is contagious! You will draw in to your in your life people that want to help you, people that want to tell everyone about you and in turn make your life and business more successful. With passion comes drive! With passion comes motivation! With passion comes success! If you don't adore sales and marketing and photography this isn't the industry for you. If you love to wake up every day and know that you are an important part of a beautiful thing in this world... that you get to capture the most important parts of people's lives. That you are here to leave a lasting legacy for people that you care about, then you are in the right business! This is a business of love. If you are passionate about love ...then things will come easy to you. I have worked my butt off my whole life, I have always been really driven. I love what I do, I am very passionate about my work. I am my biggest fan. It glows in my face when people see me. People resonate with that. People love being around passionate people. Don't give up, work hard, choose love!

 

Please feel free to ask any question below I will do my best to answer them. Also please share with anyone that is thinking of becoming a wedding and portrait photographer. Thanks!

Thank you for checking out our blog if you are getting married in the Orange County, Los Angeles County and Inland Empire area in California and if you love our work please contact me now! If u are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW! We shoot locally and globally.. contact me for pricing for destination wedding photography!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

15 pieces of real advice hints and tips on how to become a full time working wedding and portrait photographer15 pieces of real advice hints and tips on how to become a full time working wedding and portrait photographer15 pieces of real advice hints and tips on how to become a full time working wedding and portrait photographer

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) advice for people starting off in photography edna eudave how can i become a portrait photographer how do i become a newborn photographer how do i become a professional wedding photographer how to become a portrait photographer how to become a wedding photographer orange county orange county wedding photography orange county weddings square eye photography http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/3/real-advice-on-how-to-become-a-professional-portrait-and-wedding-photographer Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:59:54 GMT
New Trend In Newborn Photography Digital Backdrops | Orange County Newborn Photographer http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/3/new-trend-in-newborn-photography-digital-backdrops-orange-county-newborn-photographer I spend a good deal of time shopping for newborn props. Having just discovered Home Goods, I've been on a real good one lately. I'm always finding beautiful fabrics, gorgeous backgrounds, beautiful props and gorgeous baskets. In the last week I've spent nearly $200 in blankets and baskets.
The problem is, some babies don't want to be budged from the warm and comfy bean bag where I have them laying. Usually, to go into a bowl or on top of a wreath of flowers is not very comfortable. I end up doing more poses on the bean bag than I do the props because many babies just don't want to be budged.
So last night, unable to sleep, I came across a Facebook group that I hadn't checked in a while. Somewhere deep down in a post I read that using digital back drops really allows you more beautiful looks without the hassle of having to move the baby. This really intrigued me, as I have been a newborn photographer for over 20 years and have accumulated quite a mass of newborn props which, many, I rarely use. So I scoured the Facebook group for recommendations on beautiful digital backdrops. I couldn't believe the affordability. I had, just last night, agonized over purchasing a purple flowered wreath for $50 at Joann's fabrics. It didn't really even look that spectacular. I found one at Home Goods for  $25 that looked even less spectacular. I put it back and told myself that why would find a way to make it more beautiful and more affordable. So the first thing I did, was look for a purple flower wreath newborn digital backdrop.

digital newborn backdrops orange county newborn photographerdigital newborn backdrops orange county newborn photographerdigital newborn backdrops orange county newborn photographer

It cost me about 10 bucks from an Etsy shop called Pixie Drops.
I will have links at the bottom to all my favorite shops.

And this is the newborn photo that I digitally made using Photoshop from a  previous newborn photography shoot that I had done in my studio here in Orange County.

And this is the newborn photo that I digitally made using Photoshop and the previous newborn photography shoot that I had done in my studio here in Orange CountyAnd this is the newborn photo that I digitally made using Photoshop and the previous newborn photography shoot that I had done in my studio here in Orange CountyAnd this is the newborn photo that I digitally made using Photoshop and the previous newborn photography shoot that I had done in my studio here in Orange County Now, I'm not going to say that this was the simplest process. It definitely takes some pretty highly technical photo shopping and photography skills to be able to do this and make it look real and natural. It's a bit more complicated than you would imagine. You have to initially shoot the baby in approximately the same lighting, with approximately the same sheet underneath the baby and hopefully the same texture. Then you digitally have to mask the baby off of the original image and into the new digital newborn backdrop.
That takes some pretty technical skills. Trust me.. I consider myself highly trained in Photoshop and I agonized a bit with the images I made. I spent the last day and a half playing with old newborn photo shoots I have and trying to fit them into new digital backdrops that I just purchased ... I would have to say that it's not super easy.
It does take some higher Photoshop skills. Tomorrow I'm going to be working on a YouTube tutorial on how to do this exact thing in Photoshop and I'll put a link at the bottom of this blog post so that if you happen to be a photographer that bumps into this post, I will teach you step-by-step exactly how to use newborn digital backdrops.

Here is another sample of a really cool moon that I have been wanting to make for the last five years. I've gone so far as to look up all the material that I need to make it. If I wanted to purchase the moon I've seen prices upwards of $200 to $300.
But..look!! Here it is!

newborn digital backdrop orange county newborn photographernewborn digital backdrop orange county newborn photographernewborn digital backdrop orange county newborn photographer

And here it what I did with it!

newborn digital backdrop orange county newborn photographernewborn digital backdrop orange county newborn photographernewborn digital backdrop orange county newborn photographer This digital backdrop also cost me around 10 bucks. That's an amazing deal to be able to offer my clients affordable newborn photography with flexibility in regards to backgrounds and props and more. The super high-end studios are going to charge you between $1000 and $3000 for newborn photography with these types of products. But now I can offer the same look at my reasonably attainable price.

Here are more samples from the work I've been doing the last couple of days on newborn digital backdrops.

orange county newborn photographer. affordable prices using digital backdrops backgrounds and props with traditional newborn photographyorange county newborn photographer. affordable prices using digital backdrops backgrounds and props with traditional newborn photographyorange county newborn photographer. affordable prices using digital backdrops backgrounds and props with traditional newborn photography I love this darling in this pink flowered nest orange county newborn photographer. affordable prices using digital backdrops backgrounds and props with traditional newborn photographyorange county newborn photographer. affordable prices using digital backdrops backgrounds and props with traditional newborn photographyorange county newborn photographer. affordable prices using digital backdrops backgrounds and props with traditional newborn photography OOOH and this baby in this hangin flowered wreath.. this is one of my favorites! orange county newborn photographer. affordable prices using digital backdrops backgrounds and props with traditional newborn photographyorange county newborn photographer. affordable prices using digital backdrops backgrounds and props with traditional newborn photographyorange county newborn photographer. affordable prices using digital backdrops backgrounds and props with traditional newborn photography Of course the high key (mostly white) photo of this darling in a wood bowl.. so super cute! orange county newborn photographer. affordable prices using digital backdrops backgrounds and props with traditional newborn photographyorange county newborn photographer. affordable prices using digital backdrops backgrounds and props with traditional newborn photographyorange county newborn photographer. affordable prices using digital backdrops backgrounds and props with traditional newborn photography Plus this last one.. with this flowered wood stump or is it a trunk.. I don't know it's freakin adorable!

And I'm going to start introducing some digital newborn backdrops into my normal newborn photography work. There is already quite some interest in the look as it is very different and very beautiful. At this point the pricing won't change for newborn photography. Although this type of digital work is very labor-intensive, I'm assuming that when I'm shooting just for the digital background it will become easier and less labor-intensive. Let me know if you like it by commenting below. I think that I'm sold on this process. I really like the flexibility of having nicer higher end props and flowers without having to extend more expensive pricing to you guys in the long run. It's a win win!

 

Here are some of my favorite shops digital backdrop shops!

Sweet Lazy Hippo  https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetLazyHippo?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Luisa Dunn Digital Backdrops  http://luisadunnphotography.com.au/digital-backgrounds/

Pixie Drop Backdrops https://www.etsy.com/shop/PixiedropsBackdrops?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Little Pose Overlays https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittlePoseOverlays?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Sasha Digital Drops  https://www.etsy.com/shop/Sashasdigitaldrops?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Tiny Poser Designs  https://www.etsy.com/shop/TinyPoserDesigns?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Renata Freire Digitals  https://www.etsy.com/shop/RenataFreireDigitals?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Newborn Studio Shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/NewbornStudioShop?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Sara Wilkes Newborn Goodness https://www.etsy.com/shop/NewbornGoodness?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Enjoy! Have fun.. if you have any technical questions.. let me know below and I will try my best to help!

 

Update 3/7/18   OK So here it is as promised... a video to show you step by step how I put a newborn baby into a digital newborn backdrop or background. Check it out and please comment on Youtube or here what you thought!

 

Thank you for checking out our blog if you are getting married in the Orange County, Los Angeles County and Inland Empire area in California and if you love our work please contact me now! If u are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW! We shoot locally and globally.. contact me for pricing for destination wedding photography!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

 

where to find the best newborn photography digital backdropswhere to find the best newborn photography digital backdropswhere to find the best newborn photography digital backdrops

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) newborn digital backdrops newborn digital photography oc newborn photographer oc newborn photography orange county newborn photographer where to find digital backdrops backgrounds http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/3/new-trend-in-newborn-photography-digital-backdrops-orange-county-newborn-photographer Tue, 06 Mar 2018 22:48:11 GMT
Four Weddings at Coco Palm Restaurant in Pomona http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/four-weddings-at-coco-palm-restaurant-in-pomona I rarely ever get to combine blog posts about a venue. This, fortunately, is a venue where I have shot many times. I originally shot Nancy and Kevin, the last set of photos on this blog post quite a while ago. From that point forward all the rest of my clients found me on Google images or Pinterest.
Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona is the perfect little venue for classical, romantic and  elegant weddings. It is nestled in the hills of Pomona overlooking the city. The sunset photos taken at Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona are absolutely magical. The architecture there is Greek Roman. Which I think is perfect for a wedding because it's so elegant.
They have vast white stairways that are also a beautiful backdrop for photography. Plus you can't beat that city skyline at night. Check out the images below and please comment and let me know what you think. I have also included a cute little video at the end in case you prefer to view a video over checking out a blog.

 

This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.

Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photography Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photography Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photography Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photography Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photography Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photography Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photography Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photography Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photography Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photographyCoco Palm restaurant in Pomona wedding venue Pomona California square eye photography

 

 

I think Jennifer and Mark were the second couple that I shot at Coco Palm restaurant. These guys were crazy! The groomsmen were crazy!!! I had such a blast with them and the girls were so relaxed, so easy going.. But with some serious fun. I shot Jennifer and Mark sometime mid 2015, I think around August it was quite a warm day.

 

This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos. This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos. This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos. This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos. This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos. This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos. This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos. This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos. This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.This first wedding is one of my favorites. It is the most recent wedding that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona. Enedelia and Bernie were so easy-going and so much fun to shoot! This wedding was shot in October 2017. As you can tell the sunset a Coco Palm is absolutely magical. Of course I use a little bit of Photoshop to brighten up those colors and add a little bit more magic to these photos.

Maria and Kerry had a sunset ceremony. They did a first look because after their ceremony it was pretty much just night. Maria walked down the aisle as the sun was setting. This is normally quite a challenge for photographers but because I carry plenty of off camera flashes, I handled it quite well. Plus I also shot some natural light photos which were just so beautiful in the twilight. I shot this awesome couple at the end of 2016.

Coco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremony Coco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremony Coco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremony Coco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremony Coco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremony Coco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremony Coco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremony Coco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremony Coco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremony

Coco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremony

Nancy and Kevin were the first couple that I shot a Coco Palm restaurant. Kevin was finally in town from the military and they nailed down a date to get married. This beautiful couple has now moved away from California and like most military couples, they don't get to stay in their home towns. This romantic couple had a gorgeous wedding at Coco Palm. I thank them, because of them I've gotten so many weddings at this of really cute venue.

Coco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremonyCoco Palm restaurant Pomona wedding sunset ceremony

 

 

Coco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona CaliforniaCoco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona CaliforniaCoco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona California Coco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona CaliforniaCoco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona CaliforniaCoco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona California Coco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona CaliforniaCoco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona CaliforniaCoco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona California Coco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona CaliforniaCoco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona CaliforniaCoco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona California Coco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona CaliforniaCoco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona CaliforniaCoco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona California Coco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona CaliforniaCoco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona CaliforniaCoco Palm restaurant wedding in Pomona California  

I realize that most of the couples that book me for Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona are normally budget conscious. I offer really great packages for just digital images and coverage of the wedding day. My philosophy is this… Book the best photographer that you can afford, even if it means that you don't get an album right off the bat. It's better than hiring photographer who will give you full day coverage with an album and an engagement shoot for a really budget price, but you absolutely hate the work or maybe it just isn't that impressive. I know that I'm not the most budget friendly photographer but I do offer budget friendly packages that don't include an album for those that are on a budget. You can always add an album after a really great money dance. Like I said, get the best that you can afford now and add what you can later. If you're interested in booking a wedding with me for Coco Palm restaurant in Pomona just send me a quick text at 714-420-8285, let me know how many consecutive hours you need and your date and I'll do the best that I can do to accommodate you....Edna

For those who don't want to go through this blog and prefer YouTube videos check out the video below

Thank you for checking out our blog if you are getting married in the Orange County, Los Angeles County and Inland Empire area in California and if you love our work please contact me now! If u are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW! We shoot locally and globally.. contact me for pricing for destination wedding photography!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

 

coco palm wedding coco palm restaurant weddings weddings at coco palm in pomona coco palmscoco palm wedding coco palm restaurant weddings weddings at coco palm in pomona coco palmscoco palm wedding coco palm restaurant weddings weddings at coco palm in pomona coco palms

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) coco palm restaurant wedding coco palm wedding coco palms restaurant wedding pomona edna eudave greek roman architecture weddings orange county wedding photography outdoor wedding venues square eye photography weddings at coco palm restaurant weddings in pomona ca http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/four-weddings-at-coco-palm-restaurant-in-pomona Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:32:49 GMT
Newborn Photography Education | How to light newborns in studio to Mimich window lighting http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/newborn-photography-education-how-to-light-newborns-in-studio-to-mimich-window-lighting newborn lighting setup in studio orange countynewborn lighting setup in studio orange countynewborn lighting setup in studio orange county

Hi guys, I'm back with another YouTube tutorial video. This one is all about newborn lighting, for newborn photographers. I would take notes if I were you! There is quite a lot of information. I wasn't able to take a video but I took photos of my set up and some of my process for shooting newborns here in my home studio in Anaheim California, Orange County.

In this video you are going to learn how I set my lighting up. Exactly what kind of lighting I use and the equipment that I use. I'm going to teach you what lenses I use. Also, how I set up my fabrics and my backgrounds. I'm going to teach you why it's not a good idea to use natural light or window lighting. I'm gonna show you that studio lighting is more consistent with much better control over color, contrast and shadow drop-off.

Finally I will show you some of the images that I shot the day that I did this set up.

For those of you that are really into educational videos, I recommend you follow and subscribe to my YouTube channel. Click below and subscribe.

My YouTube CHannel please Subscribe for weekly videos This will open in a new tab.. so watch out!

 

Thank you for checking out our blog if you are getting married in the Orange County, Los Angeles County and Inland Empire area in California and if you love our work please contact me now! If u are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW! We shoot locally and globally.. contact me for pricing for destination wedding photography!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/squareeyephotography

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

 

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) how to mimic window light and newborn photography in studio newborn lighting newborn lighting newborn photography lighting in orange county california why you should not do natural light photography for newborns youtube photoshop tutorial edna eudave how to set up newborn lighting square eye photography http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/newborn-photography-education-how-to-light-newborns-in-studio-to-mimich-window-lighting Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:53:25 GMT
Real Wedding | Gorgeous Waterfall Coyote Hills Golf Course Wedding | Janelly and Michael http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/real-wedding-gorgeous-waterfall-coyote-hills-golf-course-wedding-janelly-and-michael I am so excited to share Janelly and Michael’s wedding photos with you today. This wedding was held at Coyote Hills Golf Course.. I love the lush greenery of this golf course along with the stunning waterfall ceremony site. The rolling hills and gorgeous light that streaks through the trees is so beautiful. This Orange County venue is the perfect venue for an outdoor wedding! It is definitely one of my favorites in Orange County.

From the beautiful centerpieces to the decadent blue gem wedding cake…there wasn’t a thing that wasn’t thought of and carefully planned. And when I saw Janelly in her wedding dress, I almost lost my breath! (Can’t even imagine how Michael must have felt seeing her walk down the aisle)!

What a joy it was to photograph this awesome couple of their most special day.



Plus I would love to thank the vendors that made this day possible!
The Coyote Hills staff was friendly and wonderful to work with

You can check out their site here

Coyote Hills Golf Course Wedding Venue


Thanks to Cori Lantz for her coordination help
Blooming Flowers made the gorgeous arrangements
Elegant Design Linen Studio provided the beautiful linens
Amazing Cakes of Anaheim of course made an amazing cake.. they rock and I love seeing their work!
@nerdyphotobooths was there doing their thing and they were really nice!
Excellence DJ kept the beats going and kept everything on time.. a real pro!
@whitestudiomediapojects did the great video coverage (can’t wait to see it)

 

Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer Coyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographerCoyote Hills Golf Course WeddingGolf Course Weddings Orange county wedding photographer

Thank you for checking out our blog if you are getting married in the Orange County, Los Angeles County and Inland Empire area in California and if you love our work please contact me now! If u are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW! We shoot locally and globally.. contact me for pricing for destination wedding photography!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

coyote hills golf course wedding in fullerton ca orange county weddings outdoor wedding venuescoyote hills golf course wedding in fullerton ca orange county weddings outdoor wedding venuescoyote hills golf course wedding in fullerton ca orange county weddings outdoor wedding venues

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) coyote hills golf course wedding edna eudave fullerton weddings golf course oc weddings oc wedding photographer orange county fine art wedding photographer outdoor wedding venues square eye photography http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/real-wedding-gorgeous-waterfall-coyote-hills-golf-course-wedding-janelly-and-michael Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:10:09 GMT
Wedding Photography | Before and After Retouching Photoshopping | Back fat and Acne! UGH! http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/wedding-photography-before-and-after-retouching-photoshopping-back-fat-and-acne-ugh There is nothing worse than realizing at the end of the wedding and after you get your photos that you had back fat spilling out of your dress the entire day or realizing that all the investment in your make up didn't make any difference towards your wedding day acne. After stressing for months for the big day you wake up and you find out that you have a huge pimple right in the middle of your nose. What a nightmare!


Now if you hired me for your wedding and your package includes an album I guarantee all of those problems will disappear when you get your wedding album. If you have hired another photographer for your wedding and you really don't know how to explain to him or her what you want retouched or even what language to use, this is the video for you.


This video shows you a ton of before and after wedding photos. I'm going to show you typical wedding back fat. I'm going to show you acne and acne scar photos. I'm even going to show you technical things like… You are being married under a beautiful tree and you don't realize that your bridal party is under the shadows of that tree and you can't even see them in the photos. I'm gonna teach you the language to use when explaining to your photographer that you want to see your bridal party underneath that tree. That you want your back fat eliminated or reduced. That you want that stress pimple at the end of your nose eliminated. I'm going to explain to you what I do for my brides and grooms here in orange county California where I do wedding photography. So that you can explain it to your photographer who can retouch your photos. I also retouch photographs from all over the world because of another blog that I wrote that you can read right here.

 

http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/1/what-your-wedding-photographer-should-be-doing-for-you-l-photoshopping-retouching

 

Since this is normally a bit expensive for most people, and should be used only for the absolute most special photographs. You can use this video to explain to your photographer what you want done for your wedding photographs.

Also, for those of you who haven't gotten a wedding photographer yet. I do destination wedding photography. I travel all over the US and the world for weddings. Sometimes it's worth it just to get the right person to do the best job for you. I specialize in photo shopping and I am and extensively published award-winning fine art photographer. Just because I'm based in Anaheim, orange county California doesn't mean I can't come to you for your wedding. Please Subscribe to my YouTube Channel Here or on the video

 

 

Thank you for checking out this blog about before and after photoshopping for weddings, If you are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) bridal acne bride with acne bride with acne scars how to retouch wedding photos wedding back fat wedding photoshop wedding photoshop make me thinner skinny skinnier wedding retouching what should i tell my wedding photographer to do for me wedding photos http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/wedding-photography-before-and-after-retouching-photoshopping-back-fat-and-acne-ugh Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:02:03 GMT
You Are The Face of Your Company's Brand | Business Head Shots in Orange County | Portraits http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/you-are-the-face-of-your-companies-brand-business-head-shots-in-orange-county-portraits Orange county business head shots portraits bloggers, lawyers, real estate agents, doctors, chiropractors, beauty bloggers and moreOrange county business head shots portraits bloggers, lawyers, real estate agents, doctors, chiropractors, beauty bloggers and moreOrange county business head shots portraits bloggers, lawyers, real estate agents, doctors, chiropractors, beauty bloggers and more

I'm sure you've heard the buzz everywhere. Corporate branding, brand identity, marketing and along with all of that comes the face of the brand.

We have all read about brand identity. And it's really fun to go on Pinterest and look at all the cool colors, fonts, logo ideas and stock photos that would look amazing on our websites. What you may not know, is that one of the most important things that you can do for your brand identity is have a professional head-shot that matches your brand.

I'm not here to shame all the people that are still using their 1980s Glamour shot. You know who you are. I'm not here to make you feel bad about using your phone to take a selfie. What I do want to tell you is that even though you may have a beautiful professional portrait taken by a professional photographer it may not match your brand. Your photograph imbues what your company stands for.

For instance if you are a kids birthday party event planner. It wouldn't make sense to have a somber black and white serious image of yourself on your website. Nor would it make sense for a lawyer to have a headshot holding a bunch of colorful balloons.

Your business portrait should innately say something about your business. It should be warm and inviting. If possible you should be wearing something that has your business colors. People should know what you do for a living just by looking at this photograph or at least it should say something about your personality and how your personality helps with your type of business.
Some people don't like to smile and their photographs, I get it maybe you don't feel comfortable or maybe you want to look kinda sexy or badass. Unless you sell motorcycle parts you probably shouldn't look like a badass. If you're selling homes, you should look warm, inviting and honest. If you're an event planner you should look fun and happy. Unless you plan events that are sad and mournful.

Here is an example a before and after. This is my fiancé so I can shame him publicly. Josh thought that it was perfectly acceptable to have this horrible yellow photograph as his business portrait. I'm sure it was shot on somebody's phone. He probably didn't think much of it and just put it on his LinkedIn.

sample of bad corporate head shot or portrait beforesample of bad corporate head shot or portrait beforesample of bad corporate head shot or portrait before

He sells technology to major motion picture studios. He deals with mostly techies and artists. His professional photograph needed to look warm and inviting but not silly. In his industry you don't wear a suit and tie. It's California casual. He had been able to get by with that awful photograph because he has a stunning resume but once we changed the photograph he landed an amazing job at one of the coolest and sexiest companies in LA.

lawyer head shots portraits corporate portraits technology real estate bloggers beauty bloggerslawyer head shots portraits corporate portraits technology real estate bloggers beauty bloggerslawyer head shots portraits corporate portraits technology real estate bloggers beauty bloggers

 

Here are some of the business head shots that I have done over the last 5 years. These are my favorite business professional portraits.

lawyer head shots portraits corporate portraits technology real estate bloggers beauty bloggerslawyer head shots portraits corporate portraits technology real estate bloggers beauty bloggerslawyer head shots portraits corporate portraits technology real estate bloggers beauty bloggers

lawyer head shots portraits corporate portraits technology real estate bloggers beauty bloggerslawyer head shots portraits corporate portraits technology real estate bloggers beauty bloggerslawyer head shots portraits corporate portraits technology real estate bloggers beauty bloggers

 

I shoot natural light business portraits, in studio corporate portraits along with environmental on location portraits. I offer discounts for any business with 5 or more employees taking their head shots.

Click here to download Pricing information on Business Head Shots and Portraits  (PDF)

Check your downloads once you have clicked on this link.

 

If you are ready to book your Business Portrait now just call or text 714-420-8285 I would be happy to set up a phone consultation with you and and appointment for your photography session.

 

Thank you for checking out this blog about business professional portraits, If you are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

 

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) affordable business head shots brand identity business head shots in oc business portraits orange county corporate head shots in orange county head shots and portraits in orange county head shots lawyers head shots real estate head shots technology oc portraits orange county business head shots orange county poritraits http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/you-are-the-face-of-your-companies-brand-business-head-shots-in-orange-county-portraits Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:16:41 GMT
Classic and Elegant Los Angeles Arboretum and Botonical Gardens Wedding http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/classic-and-elegant-los-angeles-arboretum-and-botonical-gardens-wedding Kiana and Bobby's Sweet and Elegant LA Arboretum Garden Wedding

I shot Bobby's sister's wedding (Ilse) years ago. Her wedding was infamous for it's sexy dress and stunning Trash the Dress Session. When I heard that  her brother was looking into a wedding photographer I could not wait to chat with him.
 
Bobby is a web designer, and like most artists had a vision for his wedding. He wanted a clean, modern, subdued, and classy affair.
 
His suit was in dark navy color paired with a flower patterned pink modern tie and dusty rose boutonniere ... the absolute vision of class and elegance.
 
Kiana, is soft... softer spoken, but strong and beautiful. Her dress was conservative but elegant, soft in movement and so romantic. It was not quite a mermaid but had shape and elegance. During the ceremony it was paired with a very long train that was removable.
 
The wedding was held on a hot scorching day that was blessed with the possibility of rain. Clouds covered the sky in a cloak of light shade. The Los Angeles Arboretum was kind to us that summer day.. thank goodness it didn't rain.
 
It was held at the the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 127 acres, is an arboretum, botanical garden, and historical site nestled into hills near the San Gabriel Mountains.
 
There were hundreds of gorgeous locations to shoot at in the arboretum. If I had all day it would not have been enough time to explore it.
 
Luckily the couple did a first look and we were able to take advantage of that time and shoot at more locations.
 
A live band played at the reception with much love and fun and ended with beautiful naked cake being cut. Much love to the bride and groom. I know their their wedding day was just the beginning a a perfect marriage for this prefect pair.
 
Here is a video with all of the images that I used in their wedding album and the rest of the blog are some highlights that I really love! Enjoy
 
For those that prefer video check out this beautiful romantic LA arboretum wedding
 
 
 
Some highlights from the wedding that I really love
 
Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern Los Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography ModernLos Angeles Arboretum Botanical Gardens Wedding romantic LA fine art wedding photographer photography Modern
Let me know which photos are your favorite. I love the hauntingly beautiful black and whites images from this wedding at the LA Arboretum.
 

Thank you for checking out this blog from this beautiful, romantic garden wedding, If you are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

 

LA Arboretum wedding image for pinterestLA Arboretum wedding image for pinterestLA Arboretum wedding image for pinterest

 
]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) angeles art azusa""best county edna eudave fine garden wedding in la in la arboretum la arboretum wedding la wedding los orange photographer" photographer""best photographer""la square eye photography wedding weddings at the los angeles arboretum and botanical gardens http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/classic-and-elegant-los-angeles-arboretum-and-botonical-gardens-wedding Fri, 09 Feb 2018 20:33:47 GMT
YouTube Tutorial | Newborn Photography | Tushy Up Pose In Photoshop Using Puppet Warp http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/youtube-tutorial-newborn-photography-tushy-up-pose-in-photoshop-using-puppet-warp Hi guys I am posting my newest YouTube tutorial today.

Sometimes babies don't want to do all of those really crazy newborn poses that you might see on Pinterest. Here at my home studio in Anaheim in orange county I try to keep my studio super warm and sometimes these photo shoots can go upwards of five hours or more. Trying to get babies to do all of those really cute poses that are very popular right now isn't always an easy task. Some babies will pose perfectly well and two hours is more than enough time for the photo shoot. Some babies are colicky or just don't feel well or are just not having a great day. Those babies can require a lot more time and sometimes they just won't put up with being posed. For those babies we can use Photoshop to mimic some of the poses we would do in studio. This pose, the tushy up pose can be done pretty easily in Photoshop with the puppet warp tool. Check out this YouTube tutorial and let me know what you think.

 

 

Thank you for checking out our blog ans YouTube Tutorial if you are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) best orange county newborn photographer county how to pose a newborn how to pose using puppet warp how to use the puppet warp tool newborn orange photographer" puppet warp in photoshop tushy up pose newborn http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/youtube-tutorial-newborn-photography-tushy-up-pose-in-photoshop-using-puppet-warp Thu, 08 Feb 2018 22:26:54 GMT
Why I Became a Professional Fine Art Wedding and Portrait Photographer in Orange County http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/why-i-became-a-professional-fine-art-wedding-and-portrait-photographer-in-orange-county edna eudaveedna eudave pre photography days

Pre-Photography days

 

WHY I DECIDED TO BECOME A FINE ART WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

EDNA EUDAVE

 

 

I have often been asked why I decided to become a professional photographer. It isn't an easy answer. It wasn't what I dreamt about doing when I was a child. I was one of those kids, you know, the genius kid, the principal's pet, the ridiculous straight a honor student, the kid that got all the awards, the kid that was involved in everything:  the school newspaper, vice president of her class, all the fun and nerdy clubs. I probably could have done anything I wanted to. I had a serious passion for biology, physiology, English literature, psychology, marine biology and the arts.
What a lot of people don't know is what my home life was like. I grew up with rebellious parents. Parents, that wanted to break the cycle of their cultural upbringing. My parents and I immigrated from Mexico when I was just a baby. I think they desperately wanted to be engulfed in the American culture. They were a little hippie-ish and definitely freethinkers. I grew up learning about Einstein, Gandhi, revolutionary leaders and understanding the plight that was the human condition from a very very young age. I also come from a family of artists. My brothers and I all are artists.
As early as I can remember my mother let us draw on the walls... Paint whatever we wanted. She wasn't one that was concerned about how the house looked to others. She was concerned with expanding our mind and breaking the rules. My father was an amateur photographer. We always had a good camera around. Even though we were very poor growing up, we had a camera, lenses and at one point I even remember a video camera. My father had an entrepreneurial heart. He has been a Tailor since he was young even though he studied accounting in Mexico. He worked for several companies before deciding to move on and start his own business. My father is a kind, Buddhist, unconditionally loving freethinking man and my mother is a strong, independent and brilliant woman.

my family my family above a photograph of my daughter, my mother and I with my brothers

below is a recent photograph of my mother and father with my daughter

As a teenager I embraced both my scientific curiosity and my deeply entrenched love for fine art. Since there was always a camera around my house I started to learn photography. Photography was never something I considered a career choice, like my father I wanted to make it a hobby. I was really leaning towards becoming a painter or a writer. I wrote poetry, short stories and painted quite a bit.
Starting in the seventh grade I started taking pictures of my friends. I loved the reaction that I got from my friends and family when I took their photos. I loved making people feel beautiful. I have struggled with my weight my entire life, I've never really felt particularly beautiful, at least not in a socially acceptable way. This was an outlet for me to make other people feel beautiful. Because I was surrounded with art my entire life I innately understood composition, color and texture. It came so easily for me. I was able to give others what I had always wanted for myself...to feel beautiful.

 

my first weddingmy first wedding

these are some of the pages from the first wedding I ever shot when I was 19 years old


When I got into college I majored in fine art photography and English literature. We were poor so I have been working since I was just a kid, eventually making money took over getting an education and I never finished my bachelors.
I was working for a large corporation making, for my young age, a very good income. When all of a sudden I quit to pursue my dreams in photography. I had been shooting for small jobs for a while.  I left my friends and family aghast at the decision. At this point I had been living on my own for a while and decided to get a job at Pro photo connection inIrvine when by chance I befriended the owner on a late Sunday evening picking up some material for a photography class I was taking. He gave me a job... And I began to network with the local photographers in Orange County. I got to see all the high-end photographers working in Orange County, how they did what they did and eventually got a job assisting for one of them...Jimmy from Studio 52 (I think) As I honed my skills I soon surpassed the creativity of my employers. Once I started seeing that my employer started using my work to advertise their high-end studios I realized it was time to go out on my own. At about the age of 30 with over 10 years of photography experience already under my belt I went out on my own.

 

I have been a full-time photographer for 14 years and I have 24 years of professional wedding photography experience. I am  an extensively published, award winning photographer. I have been mentoring and education photographers for years and I am proud to be able to wake up every single day and LOVE what I do for a living. I was able to merge my fine art background with my love for the technical... and along the way.. I was able to help families eternally hold on to the memories that mean the most to them... To lock in the legacy of their truest love and the meaning of their lives.

 

I never budge on my integrity because I am my own boss. I make my own schedule and though I work my butt off every single day.. I get to enjoy life at my pace and with my rules! I love that. I am so grateful every single day to have so many "walking billboards"... my clients are the backbone of my business and I attract the most AMAZING, WONDERFUL, and LOVING clients.. this this whole wide world!

 

Edna Eudave orange county fine art wedding and portrait photograperEdna EudaveEdna Eudave orange county fine art wedding and portrait photograper

 

ME.. EDNA EUDAVE

 

Thank you for checking out my blog if you liked what you read and are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits and are located in Orange County or the WORLD.. please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 (or text)

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

 

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) edna eudave orange county orange county wedding photography orange county weddings square eye photography why i become a photographer http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/2/why-i-became-a-professional-fine-art-wedding-and-portrait-photographer-in-orange-county Tue, 06 Feb 2018 21:58:00 GMT
How to retouch Newborn Skin in Photoshop Youtube tutorial http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/1/how-to-retouch-newborn-skin-in-photoshop-youtube-tutorial Here is a link to my Youtube Photoshop tutorial for retouching newborn skin

 

How to retouch newborn skin high end so it doesnt look fake photoshop tutorial on YoutubeHow to retouch newborn skin high end so it doesnt look fake photoshop tutorial on YoutubeHow to retouch newborn skin high end so it doesnt look fake photoshop tutorial on Youtube

 

Thank you for checking out our blog if you are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

 

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) baby county" how how to retouch newborn skin in la newborn orange photographer photographer" photographer""oc photography photoshop tutorial on youtube retouch skin" to http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/1/how-to-retouch-newborn-skin-in-photoshop-youtube-tutorial Wed, 31 Jan 2018 04:28:26 GMT
Disneyland Family Portraits. Get your family portraits while vactioning to Disneyland! http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/1/disneyland-family-portraits-get-your-family-portraits-while-vactioning-to-disneyland      I have been getting so many phone calls from families out of state wanting to get their family portraits done because they are headed to Disneyland in Anaheim and are looking to do family portraits while in Orange County, Ca. It's a perfect time to get your family photos taken! It's hard enough to get the family together for anything... let alone pictures so might as well do them while you are on vacation.

 

     You want amazing, fun, silly, beautiful images because you are a HUGE DISNEY FAN! Getting married out of state and looking for unique engagement photos. This is the place to shoot em! I have shot many many engagement sessions at Disneyland!

 

     I have shot at Disneyland and of course all over Orange County. Check out the images below so you can see samples of both Disneyland family portraits and engagement photos!

     Here are some fun kid photos at Disneyland and a recent family photo shoot I just did.

family portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacation family portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacation family portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacation family portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacation family portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacation family portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacation family portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacation family portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacation family portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacationfamily portraits photos at disneyland on vacation. Hiring a photographer to document your orange county vacation

Kids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange County

Kids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange County Kids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange County Kids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange County Kids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange County Kids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange County Kids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange County Kids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange County Kids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange County Kids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange County Kids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange County Kids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange CountyKids having fun at Disneyland Family Photos when you are on vacation Family Portraits Orange County

Disneyland does not allow professional equipment inside the park.. meaning we cannot bring an off camera flash on a stand but we can bring cameras and lenses as long as we are carrying everything. So, that means that all of the photos are shot with natural light!

 

If you are coming to Disneyland but want professional family portraits outside of Disneyland .. here are some samples...

 

Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland Here are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near DisneylandDisneyland vacation famlily portraits in Orange County Ca near Disneyland at local parks, beaches and downtown areasHere are samples of family photos at Irvine Regional park, Orange Circle, Laguna Beach and more i Orange County CA near Disneyland This images was shot indoor in my home studio in Anaheim this is a generation photos mom grandmother and daughterThis images was shot indoor in my home studio in Anaheim this is a generation photos mom grandmother and daughterThis images was shot indoor in my home studio in Anaheim this is a generation photos mom grandmother and daughter this is an indoor photos shot of a 6 month baby girl in my home studio in ANaheimthis is an indoor photos shot of a 6 month baby girl in my home studio in ANaheimthis is an indoor photos shot of a 6 month baby girl in my home studio in ANaheim

If you want engagement photos in Disneyland here are some samples...

Disneyland engagement photos inside the parkDisneyland engagement photos inside the parkDisneyland engagement photos inside the park   Disneyland engagement photos inside the parkDisneyland engagement photos inside the parkDisneyland engagement photos inside the park Disneyland engagement photos inside the parkDisneyland engagement photos inside the parkDisneyland engagement photos inside the park Disneyland engagement photos inside the parkDisneyland engagement photos inside the parkDisneyland engagement photos inside the park Disneyland engagement photos inside the parkDisneyland engagement photos inside the parkDisneyland engagement photos inside the park Disneyland engagement photos inside the parkDisneyland engagement photos inside the parkDisneyland engagement photos inside the park Disneyland engagement photos inside the parkDisneyland engagement photos inside the parkDisneyland engagement photos inside the park Of course we are not limited to shooting engagement photos inside of the park if you would like to check out many wonderful location in Orange County CA for family portraits, kids photos, senior portraits, engagement and more check out this pdf yours free just download here   http://.../square-eye-photography-orange-county-locations.pdf

I hope this helped you make your decision to take your family portraits while you are vacationing to Disneyland!

Thank you for checking out our blog if you are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

getting a family portrait done while visiting Disneyland. Disneyland Vacation family portrait photos. What to know about location around Disneyland in Orange County for family photosgetting a family portrait done while visiting Disneyland. Disneyland Vacation family portrait photos. What to know about location around Disneyland in Orange County for family photosgetting a family portrait done while visiting Disneyland. Disneyland Vacation family portrait photos. What to know about location around Disneyland in Orange County for family photos

 

 

Save

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) disneyland family portraits disneyland photos getting family portraits taken while you are visiting orange county location to take family photos in orange county orange county family portraits photos in orange county http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/1/disneyland-family-portraits-get-your-family-portraits-while-vactioning-to-disneyland Tue, 30 Jan 2018 19:01:02 GMT
What your wedding photographer should be doing for you photoshopping retouching http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/1/what-your-wedding-photographer-should-be-doing-for-you-l-photoshopping-retouching  

 

Have you ever noticed how so many wedding photos just look BLAH! Sometimes you just can't even put your finger on it but you .. just know! Sometimes a photo just looks ... YAWN.. BORING.. or FLAT.. maybe it just doesn't have that POP that you like. Many talented photographers just don't know or have the skills to turn an image from good to great!

 

When choosing a GREAT wedding photographer take into consideration what other skills your photographer has. Photoshop and retouching skills should be a must for any talented wedding photographer. Sometimes I see pretty photo that needs to be cleaned up a bit.. but the photographer just leaves it. In my opinion that looks unprofessional. Your wedding album should be FLAWLESS! and you should LOOK FLAWLESS in it!

VIBRANCY AND CONTRAST

I think the first thing that every photographer should do is add vibrancy and contrast to your wedding images. Images that come straight out of camera normally look a little bit flat. If it is an overcast day then they're going to look even more flat. The color that we see with our human eyes is normally enhanced in our brain. For instance it could be a very blue day, there could be green patches of color everywhere, coming from grass or trees. You would probably never notice that. But the camera captures everything.

photoshop retouch retouching photoshiopping before and after wedding photo picture adding contrast and color vibrancy color boostphotoshop retouch retouching photoshiopping before and after wedding photo picture adding contrast and color vibrancy color boostphotoshop retouch retouching photoshiopping before and after wedding photo picture adding contrast and color vibrancy color boost Here you can plainly see the obvious difference between an image straight out of camera on the left and an image that I have tweaked in Photoshop adding vibrancy to the color of the sky, the trees and the image in general. I have also brightened the image just a little bit and darkened the sky just a tad.

BRINGING UP SHADOWS

Another sample of some basic retouching that I always do for my brides and grooms is making sure that nothing is lost in the shadows. Bringing up the shadows in Photoshop is an absolute necessity for so many images. photoshopping retouching before and afters photoshop bringing up the shadows lightening the shadows weddingphotoshopping retouching before and afters photoshop bringing up the shadows lightening the shadows weddingphotoshopping retouching before and afters photoshop bringing up the shadows lightening the shadows wedding photoshopping retouching before and afters photoshop bringing up the shadows lightening the shadows weddingphotoshopping retouching before and afters photoshop bringing up the shadows lightening the shadows weddingphotoshopping retouching before and afters photoshop bringing up the shadows lightening the shadows wedding You can barely see the bridesmaids in the corner. When brides and grooms choose venues they really don't have any idea where the sun is hitting, what is best for photography, if there are any strange shadows and if there are any severe differences between light and dark during their ceremony or reception. In photography these are the number one things that we have to deal with when shooting. You may love getting married underneath the deep dark shadow of that gorgeous oak tree but photographically it can be a nightmare. Nonetheless a good photographer should be able to shoot an absolutely any circumstance. What we can't do in camera we can definitely help in Photoshop.

BASIC RETOUCHING

Basic retouching normally encompasses retouching the skin, brightening teeth and brightening eyes

SKIN

Nobody wants to feel insecure on the day they are supposed to look more beautiful than ever before. That is why it is the job of your photographer to bring out the best in you. That includes removing acne scars, pimples, scars, red skin and any other skin problems. Personally all I want is for my loving couples to be comfortable and have an amazing time on their wedding day. I don't want them to be stressing about their acne, their under eye circles, their bloodshot eyes or anything else.

photoshopping retouching photoshop skin wedding retouching acne scars, pimples, scars, red skin retouching in photoshop photoshopping retouching photoshop skin wedding retouching acne scars, pimples, scars, red skin retouching in photoshop photoshopping retouching photoshop skin wedding retouching acne scars, pimples, scars, red skin retouching in photoshop photoshopping retouching photoshop skin wedding retouching acne scars, pimples, scars, red skin retouching in photoshop photoshopping retouching photoshop skin wedding retouching acne scars, pimples, scars, red skin retouching in photoshop photoshopping retouching photoshop skin wedding retouching acne scars, pimples, scars, red skin retouching in photoshop Here you can see a sample of a bride with a little bit of acne scarring and how we removed all of it to give her smooth flawless skin using Photoshop to retouch the scarred skin. 

EYES AND TEETH

Here you can see this bride had pretty nice skin. The first image is the image straight from my camera with absolutely nothing done to it. In the second image we retouched her skin just a little, she didn't need much. We just smoothed the skin tones a bit. At this point we warmed up the images and added a little contrast. On the third image if you look very closely you can see that we brightened the whites of her eyes, brightened and sharpened the brown in her pupils and brightened her teeth just a bit. She needed very little teeth brightening but we added a bit anyways.

brightened eyes and teeth photoshop bride wedding retouchingbrightened eyes and teeth photoshop bride wedding retouchingbrightened eyes and teeth photoshop bride wedding retouching Here is another sample of how exhausted a bride can look around the eyes when she did not get enough rest the night before

retouching photoshop photoshopping brighten eyes bride wedding remove bags under the eyesretouching photoshop photoshopping brighten eyes bride wedding remove bags under the eyesretouching photoshop photoshopping brighten eyes bride wedding remove bags under the eyes Here you can see the massive difference that Photoshop can make. On the photo to the left which is an image straight out of camera you can see that the bride got very little rest the night before her wedding. She has bags under her eyes and her eyes are also a little bloodshot. On the image to the right you can see that with Photoshop I have gone in and brightened the eyes, sharpened the eyes removed bags under the eyes and brightened the whites of the eyes. It makes such a huge difference. I have also smoothed the skin just a bit.

WRINKLES AND FINE LINES

I have quite a few very fit athletic brides that spend a lot of time in the sun. Small wrinkles are one of the first signs that you will see that you have sun damage. Of course some of my brides are jocks and that's just the way it is. So your photographer should be doing the same thing that I'm doing... removing any fine lines and wrinkles and smoothing the skin.

photoshop retouching wrinkes and fine lines from brides and wedding images. photoshopping wrinkles and fine linesphotoshop retouching wrinkes and fine lines from brides and wedding images. photoshopping wrinkles and fine linesphotoshop retouching wrinkes and fine lines from brides and wedding images. photoshopping wrinkles and fine lines In the photo above you can see what a tremendous difference it is just to remove those fine lines from the forehead and around the eyes. Your wedding images should look flawless. This bride is gorgeous I was in love with all of her photos but she's an outdoorsy girl so we had to remove fine lines from around her face.

ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS THAT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER SHOULD FIX

PROBLEM AREAS

No one wants to be worried about not being able to pose a certain way or do certain things because a little bit of fat may spill out of the dress. That's the opposite of what I want as a professional photographer. No one is perfect even the thinnest most beautiful bride can have a dress that pinches just a little bit and can cause some problem areas in photos but the last thing I want is for my brides to feel insecure and not completely at ease in front of the camera. That's where Photoshop comes in. Your photographer should be retouching problem areas in your photos.

photoshop retouching basic problem areas fat hangs out of wedding dress what can a photographer dophotoshop retouching basic problem areas fat hangs out of wedding dress what can a photographer dophotoshop retouching basic problem areas fat hangs out of wedding dress what can a photographer do Here we see this beautiful thin bride who because of the pose that I put her in has a problem area under her arms. This is a common problem with well fitted dress. Most dresses don't come all the way up to the arm and so this little problem can occur. As you can see there is a tremendous difference between the image above and the corrected image below. I used a tool in Photoshop called liquefy to tuck the small bulge back where it belongs inside of the dress.

Here we see basically the same thing, the same problem area. Strange wrinkling underneath the arm around the armpit area. Again, something that a bride shouldn't be worried about because it is something that we can fix it in Photoshop. wrinkling under the arm pit photoshop retouching before and afters wrinkling under the arm pit photoshop retouching before and afters wrinkling under the arm pit photoshop retouching before and afters This is a little bit more complicated to do in Photoshop but still possible. If this image was to go into an album I would absolutely never allow the image on the left to be put in. Your photographer should always strive to make your images look as gorgeous and perfect as possible.

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF

CAN YOU MAKE ME THINNER!!! OH PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE!!!!

I think if there is one leading factor in why I get booked so much....I would have to say it is because I make my brides a little thinner and a little curvier. Many times my couples don't lose all the weight that they want to lose for their wedding and I help them out a little bit. I don't go way overboard but I make my couples the best version of themselves.

thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouchingthinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouchingthinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching In the photo above you can see that I not only made the bride a little thinner I also smoothed out her tan lines and brightened up the image

thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouchingthinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouchingthinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching This is a very common problem. Probably the most common problem in weddings. THE DREADED BACK FAT!!!! Corsets make this problem just a little worse. Although they make your waist look really tiny they can also spill any fat that you may have on your back over your dress. Again no reason to dismay we aren't going to ovoid all poses showing your back because of this little problem. As you can see the image on the left is straight out of camera. The image on the right I have thinned the arm of the bride just a bit and tucked in any back fat. Plus I have cleaned up any tan lines.

thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouchingthinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouchingthinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching Sometimes you can barely tell that I have done any retouching. The top image... above.... is straight out of camera as you can see it's a little bluer than the image below because it was shot in shade. The image below is brighter and warmer and I have slimmed the bride's arm and waist just a tiny bit. This retouching is barely visible but sometimes can make a world of difference.

thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouchingthinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouchingthinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching In the image above I did a bunch of things. I thinned the bride's arms I lifted her waist a little higher and gave the waist a little bit more definition. I also darkened the sky and brought out more detail in the dress. This retouching is a little bit more dramatic.

thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouchingthinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouchingthinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching

Sometimes you just need a little tuck in the tummy area. Photo shopping stomachs and waists are probably the number one thing that I do. thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouchingthinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouchingthinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching Sometimes the bride may have one little problem area. Something like thick arms, or soft arms can easily be fixed in Photoshop.

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF!!!

 

Hi Guys! I wrote this awesome E book!  10 Hints and Tips for a picture perfect wedding! Click Here for your FREE download

10 hits and Tips for a Picture Perfect Wedding 10 hits and Tips for a Picture Perfect Wedding 10 hits and Tips for a Picture Perfect Wedding

 

CREATIVE FINE ART CUSTOM RETOUCHING

Now for something a little bit more exciting. I'm going to get into photo shopping and retouching at a slightly higher technical level. Most photographers are not going to retouch at this level. If they do photoshop at this level there is normally going to be a custom fine art charge. I retouched to this level on a few of my absolute favorite images that I will add into my wedding couples' album or of a client is buying a large canvas from my studio. It is normally very time-consuming but so worth the time and energy.

Below are some of the photo shopping retouching fine art effects that I add in Photoshop to make an image stand out! This is the kind of stuff that makes people say "WOW!!!"

thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching

photoshop  retouching wedding images unique fine art
thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art

Here we took an image that was already beautiful but made it extraordinary by adding clouds in Photoshop. These are stock clouds that I have on hand to add to images that we want to make fine art pieces. thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching

photoshop  retouching wedding images unique fine art
thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art

This is one of my favorite retouches as it has so much going on. I have made the bride slightly taller and her waist just a bit smaller (curvier)I have added vibrancy to the wall on the right plus I have brightened that wall. The wall on the left is now a little bit darker. Now you can also see all of the detail on her dress. The dress is one of the first things to get blown out in wedding photography. It's nice in Photoshop to be able to bring up the details.These are subtle changes that look realistic unlike HDR photography which in my opinion looks fake!

thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching

photoshop  retouching wedding images unique fine art
thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art

This retouching technique is gaining a lot of popularity. This is sometimes referred to as pastel Photoshop effect. A lot of times a matte effect is also added. Sometimes a sun flare is added. There are many different pastel shades that can be added to an image but warm/yellow effects are most popular right now. thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching

photoshop  retouching wedding images unique fine art
thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art

Here I have added a vintage affect. It's obvious that I added a sepia toned color at about a 50% opacity but I have also added a little bit of texture to the photograph so it looks a little bit more vintage.  thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching

photoshop  retouching wedding images unique fine art
thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art

Here I have removed some distractions from the background using Photoshop. This is normally a bit time-consuming but if the image is perfect and you really love it it's really worth it. thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching

photoshop  retouching wedding images unique fine art
thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art

In this image I originally made the bride a little bit taller and slimmer on the left-hand side. After that, I felt that it needed a little bit extra and I added a vintage affect and coloring to the photo on the right. thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching

photoshop  retouching wedding images unique fine art
thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art

Sometimes it's fun to add clouds to the sky using Photoshop. I use this retouching very sparsely as it can sometimes look really fake. I have, stored in my computer, skies and clouds. This happens to be just clouds. thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching

photoshop  retouching wedding images unique fine art
thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art

Sometimes when a particular pose is just not possible I use something called Photoshop composition. I take several photos in exactly the same spot and then remove the items that helped make the photo. As you can tell above I removed the boxes from the image to make it looked as if the groom was lifting the bride  high up in the sky in this engagement photo shot at the Orange Circle in Orange California. thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching

photoshop  retouching wedding images unique fine art
thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art

This is one of my favorite photos of all times. This is a typical photo shopping retouching set for me. The original image straight out of camera on the left shows my flash. The next image I removed my flash, darkened the clouds and gave the dress a more pleasing composition by stretching it in Photoshop. I then added more darkness in the sky and more detail in the dress in the final image. thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching

photoshop  retouching wedding images unique fine art
thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art This image is also very beautiful. I used a popular photo shopping technique to blur the edges and make the image look as if it came out of a toy camera. Sometimes we can add light leaks but normally the edges are blurred looking as though we shot this from a plastic toy camera lens instead of a $5000 camera with a $2400 lens on it. Sometimes I just don't get why we do things but popularity can overcome me...lol!

thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching

photoshop  retouching wedding images unique fine art
thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art

Here is another typical transition that an image will take here at Square Eye Photography. Image straight out of cameras on the left. I have retouched the bride just a little bit on the next image. I have played with the color of the sky and the hue of the image on the next image. And I have added some contrast, blackness, vibrancy. And sharpening to the final image. thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching

photoshop  retouching wedding images unique fine art
thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art thinner liquify photoshop retouching skinnier thinner before and afters samples wedding photography retouching photoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art

Here I have added a lot of drama just by adding color to the sky, darkening the sky and darkening and warming up the rock beneath my engaged couple.

photoshop  retouching wedding images unique fine artphotoshop retouching wedding images unique fine artphotoshop retouching wedding images unique fine art Here is another image where there is quite a big going on. I have elongated the bride just a little bit in Photoshop because she was getting lost in the grass and it was making her look shorter than she really was. I made her just a little bit thinner and retouched her just a bit. I also added vibrancy, warmth and contrast to this image. I just adore this image it looks like she's in a magical forest with fairies hiding around the tree.. its just ethereal!

 

I want to go on record right now stating that I wish we lived in a society where women and men were accepted appreciated and loved for exactly how they looked and who they are. I'm a huge advocate of women loving themselves. I am plus sized and I have been plus sized most of my life. Although I am working on losing some weight and getting even healthier than I am now. I do love the social movements that are taking place now for women to to help them accept and love their bodies exactly as they are. If we were in a perfect world I would never have anyone ask me to Photoshop anything. This is, not a perfect world. Photo shopping and retouching has been around pretty much since art has been made. In the Sumerian times artists made women heavier with large bulging hips and large breasts to worship for fertility purposes. Kings and queens have looked younger and more beautiful in their painted canvases than they looked in real life. When photography first started artists would retouch negatives and airbrush photographs. Nothing much has changed except that now we have Photoshop. I try to make my clients the best version of themselves without going overboard and without making them different people. I strive to capture the true spirit of who my clients are without having them feel insecure about a particular part of body or problem. I would rather be realistic and let my clients know that I can fix anything they're insecure about rather than have them feel uncomfortable in front of the camera. I want my clients to be free to be who they really are, to laugh freely, to dance wildly, to love boldly. If we have to tweak a little bit in Photoshop... I'm always happy to do that.
Please look for a photographer that does this also for you if this is something that you would like. Hopefully you picked up some terms in this blog that will help you ask your photographer questions about what he or she can do for you. At the same time learn to love yourself and embrace who you really are. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! As we work towards a better world of self acceptance hopefully we can retouch just a little less as time progresses.

 

Thank you for checking out our blog if you are getting married in the Orange County, Los Angeles County and Inland Empire area in California and if you love our work please contact me now! If u are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW! We shoot locally and globally.. contact me for pricing for destination wedding photography!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

 

photoshop photoshopping retouching removing pimples blemishes airbrushing wedding photographs photoshop photoshopping retouching removing pimples blemishes airbrushing wedding photographs photoshop photoshopping retouching removing pimples blemishes airbrushing wedding photographs

 

 

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) bridal acne bride with acne bride with acne scars how to retouch wedding photos wedding back fat wedding photoshop wedding photoshop make me thinner skinny skinnier wedding retouching what should i tell my wedding photographer to do for me wedding photos http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/1/what-your-wedding-photographer-should-be-doing-for-you-l-photoshopping-retouching Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:54:09 GMT
Real Wedding | Serendipity Gardens Weddings Oak Glen | Emily and Michael | http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/1/real-wedding-serendipity-gardens-weddings-oak-glen-emily-and-michael As most of you know, I absolutely adore shooting at serendipity Gardens and weddings in Oak Glen. I've shot many weddings there before and every time someone books me for that venue I get absolutely giddy. Emily and Michael came to me because they were looking for the best. They saw my work online and fell in love with it. I am so honored to have shot their wedding.

 

I also want to thank the staff at serendipity Gardens for all of their help. Everyone there is absolutely amazing and they have top notch quality in everything they do. Serendipity garden weddings has most of the decor that you see in the images below. I do want to give a shout out to flowers etc. in Beaumont for the gorgeous floral arrangements. You can find their gorgeous work here www.flowersetcbeaumont.com. I also want to thank Michelle's for the cake. They always do such beautiful work and the cake is always so rich and yummy. You can find them at this website www.Michelles–online.com.

 

Please enjoy the images below and feel free to comment on which is your favorite image

Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Bride Getting ReadySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Bride Getting ReadySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Bride Getting Ready Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Bride Getting ReadySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Bride Getting ReadySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Bride Getting Ready Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Bride Getting ReadySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Bride Getting ReadySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Bride Getting Ready Emily Getting Ready at Serendipity

Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Bridesmaid revealSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Bridesmaid revealSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Bridesmaid reveal Emily reveals herself to the bridesmaids

Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaidsSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaidsSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaids Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaidsSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaidsSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaids Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaidsSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaidsSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaids Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaidsSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaidsSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaids Emily and her girls at Serendipity Gardens and Weddings in Oak Glen

Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaidsSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaidsSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaids Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaidsSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaidsSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaids Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaidsSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaidsSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Bride and her bridesmaids

Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Groom and his groomsmenSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Groom and his groomsmenSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Groom and his groomsmen Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Groom and his groomsmenSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Groom and his groomsmenSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Groom and his groomsmen Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Groom and his groomsmenSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Groom and his groomsmenSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Groom and his groomsmen Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Groom and his groomsmenSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Groom and his groomsmenSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer Photos of Groom and his groomsmen Michael and the boys.. Michael in the barn at Serendipty

Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremony Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremony Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremony details of ceremony

Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremony Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremony Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremony the cairrage

Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremony Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremony Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremony Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremony Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremony Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremonySerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremony Serendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremony the kissSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremony the kissSerendipity Garden Wedding Fine Art Wedding Photographer details of ceremony the kiss Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer Serendipity Gardens Wedding Oak Glen Fine Art Wedding Photographer

 

 

 

Thank you for checking out our blog if you are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2016/12/real-wedding-serendipity-garden-weddings-oak-glen-fine-arthttp://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2016/12/real-wedding-serendipity-garden-weddings-oak-glen-fine-arthttp://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2016/12/real-wedding-serendipity-garden-weddings-oak-glen-fine-art

 

 

 

Save

Save

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) edna eudave fine art wedding photographer fireworks exit oak glen wedding photographer orange county wedding photography orange county weddings serendipity gardens wedding oak glen http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/1/real-wedding-serendipity-gardens-weddings-oak-glen-emily-and-michael Fri, 26 Jan 2018 01:27:58 GMT
Real Wedding | High End New Orleans Destination Wedding | Margaret and Toan http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/1/real-wedding-high-end-new-orleans-destination-wedding-margaret-and-toan As you can imagine I was thrilled when Margaret called and told me that she wanted me to shoot her wedding in New Orleans. This Texan transplant had a Glam High End Bash like no other. with the biggest cake I have ever seen in my life!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam
We started the day in the JW Marriott's 2 bedroom bi-level suites where Margaret got dressed and ready for her tea ceremony

She donned a beautiful wispy dress that looked so beautiful on her. We proceeded with the Tea Ceremony which was held at the Marriott.

JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam


After the Tea Ceremony we went back to the suite where she dressed in her Wedding Dress.

JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam

 

We then headed to the Church St. Anthony's of Padua in beautiful New Orleans near all of the gorgeous cemeteries.  A beautiful church full of detail and history.

 

JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans Destination JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans Destination JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans Destination JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans Destination JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans Destination JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans Destination JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans Destination JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans Destination JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans Destination JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans Destination JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans DestinationJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam St Anthony's of Padua New Orleans Destination


Afterwards we shot some images at the church and then headed to downtown New Orleans for  to shoot some more images for this gorgeous high end destination wedding!

JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam
We were able to shoot some pretty awesome night images with the lights of the city in the background... here is one of my faves

JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam New Orleans wedding at night.. bokehJW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam
After shoot time we headed back to the JW Marriott to party like rock stars.. and boy did they party. Table to table shots and more shots.. it was a BLAST!!!

JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam JW Marriott Destination Wedding Vietnamese Traditional Modern and Glam Glam
A huge thank you to Emily at Emily Sullivan Events for making the day go by so smoothly... truly a professional team. A special thanks to Margaret for taking care of our accommodations at the Marriott and sticking with us even though we were planning all of this from Texas and California.
Please enjoy the images and let us know below which is your fave!

 

Thank you for checking out our blog if you are ready to book your wedding, engagement, maternity newborn, family, sexy or boudoir or high school senior portraits please call Edna Eudave Square Eye Photography 714-420-8285 NOW!

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/edna_eudave/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/squareeyephotographyedna

Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Twitter https://twitter.com/SquareEyePhoto

And of course that main website for amazing photography is www.squareeyephoto.com

 

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) destination wedding photographer edna eudave jw marriott new orleans wedding jw marriott wedding new orleans destination wedding orange county wedding photography http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2018/1/real-wedding-high-end-new-orleans-destination-wedding-margaret-and-toan Fri, 26 Jan 2018 01:19:12 GMT
15 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO TO MEXICO, CUBA, CANCUN, MERIDA, THE RIVIERA MAYA and THE YUCATAN http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2017/2/10-things-to-know-before-you-go-to-mexico-cuba-cancun-merida-the-riviera-maya 15 things to know before your trip or vacation to riviera maya cancun tulum the yucatan merida chicen itza and cuba15 things to know before your trip or vacation to riviera maya cancun tulum the yucatan merida chicen itza and cuba15 things to know before your trip or vacation to riviera maya cancun tulum the yucatan merida chicen itza and cuba

 

I recently returned from a 15 day trip through the Riviera Maya, Cuba and the Yucatán. It was an extraordinary trip full of so many amazing adventures. Although this isn't the blog where I am going to show all the amazing photographs that I took and talk about all the great places that I saw, this is none the less a very important blog. This blog post is  about the things that I learned that I wish I would've known before I left for my trip.
I'm writing this from an American point of view.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR RIVIERA MAYA, YUCATAN, MEXICO, CUBA VACATION OR TRIP.

I read and studied extensively before going on this trip. I can't tell you how many blog posts I read. I had my trip completely planned out day by day on my Evernote. Yes I'm OCD. Nonetheless there were so many things that I didn't read anywhere that I wish someone would have told me. Here they are listed by importance.

#1 Make a copy of your passport and driver's license and make sure you save it to a passworded cloud drive that you can access from your phone. Also make a passworded gallery folder on your phone so that you can have access to it in case you do not have cell phone coverage on your trip. You will thank me for this later when you lose or have all of your things stolen while you are snorkeling.

#2 Absolutely do not leave anything of value in your car while you are in Mexico. There are times when you are going to have to leave things in your car and realize that you may have them stolen. If you park in an area where someone is keeping an eye on your car ask them if you can pay them a little extra to keep a closer eye on your car.... and even then don't leave anything valuable. Some of the beaches in the Riviera Maya have lockers, but most don't. Leave your valuables and your money at your hotel.

#3 Don't waste your time renting a car from all the places that say it costs $1.00 a day.. like Orbits, Expedia and all other websites. This is all a lie and you will be frustrated and angry when you realize that it will cost you $50.00 a day in "Mexican Insurance" and other crap. Rent from American Car Rental. I saw this on so many posts but had my fiance take care of the car rental... and of course I forgot to tell him about America Cra Rental. I should have told him about American Car Rental from the beginning. We rented from Orbitz for the first part of our trip before we left for Cuba which luckily was only a few days and then the following 10 days when we got back we rented from American Car Rental... much better experience. Only because their prices are clearly quoted on the website and nothing changes when you arrive at the counter. Huge relief! Also be aware that no car rental company regardless of the insurance covers theft of your personal belongings. Which is why I stated .. don't leave anything valuable in your car" Theft is referring to car theft.. lessen learned!

#4 Talking about cash, do not exchange your cash at the airport. The going rate for the peso in Mexico when we went on our trip was 20 pesos for $1.00 US Dollar. We exchanged all of our money at the airport for an exchange rate of 16  pesos for $1.00 US dollar. That was a huge mistake on our part because it was quite a bit of money.

#5 Carry only the money that you will need for the day. You will need more money than you think. I didn't take into account that that the Cenotes (Sink Holes with water in them.. a MUST for your visit) were all going to be so pricey I didn't read this anywhere on the Internet. Online resources posted that most are priced between $5.00 to $8.00, this is not true (As of Feb 2017, when I went.) Tips are big in Mexico...tips for someone keeping an eye on your car.. tips for your guides anywhere you go.. Tips for restaurants.. tips for the person who pumped your gas, there are no self serve pumps. Plus miscellaneous spending will take you off budget. There are so many wonderful things to buy.

#6 If you carry items that are expensive with you such as camera equipment. Place them in  a backpack on your person with the backpack facing forward. This will prevent anyone from unzipping your backpack from behind in a crowded area and stealing any equipment. Also, I brought a slim running belt that I placed all of my cash in on a daily basis. Because you will only be bringing the amount of money that you need for each day a slim running belt is all you need. Something like this is all you need ... vacation running belt for money.

#7 http://www.globotreks.com/destinations/cuba/40-things-know-before-traveling-cuba/ visit this blog if you are planning a trip to Cuba. It;s very thorough and the information is pretty up to date. As a side note...We didn't need anything special to travel to Cuba. We got a visa from the Cancun Airport for about 20 bucks and they will also send you to another desk to buy health insurance for each day that you are there I think it was about $10.00 bucks a day per person. So there were no special trips needed to be able to visit Cuba from Cancun.

#8 For us Southern Californians , we are very much used to eating Mexican food. Especially if you live in Orange County or LA County. The food in the Yucatán is nothing like the Mexican food which we are used to. It's very good food don't get me wrong, it's just not the type of Mexican food that you are used to. A few of the things that may shock you. First of all the beans that are used in the Yucatán and in Cuba are black beans. I never saw a single flour tortilla either in the Yucatán or in Cuba. In the Yucatán they will serve you beautiful corn tortillas mostly handmade. In Cuba you will most likely get bread, if anything. I was warned by a friend of mine who is Cuban that the food in Cuba was not great. That they have a very little resources to be able to create amazing cuisine. I found this to be true. There are some trendier places where they are making better food but it's nothing like the food we can get here in Orange County or in the United States. The food in the Yucatán is pretty amazing but different from the Mexican food that we are used to having in Orange County. If you want to try authentic Yucatán food and happen to be in Merida please eat at the Chaya Maya. It's pretty amazing.

food from the chaya maya in merida things to know before you vacation or trip or visiting meridafood from the chaya maya in merida things to know before you vacation or trip or visiting meridafood from the chaya maya in merida things to know before you vacation or trip or visiting merida

 

#9 Cuba really is a super safe place. It is in complete ruins and looks like the slumiest slums that you can imagine in most areas.. but it's just due to the architectural decrepitude. All of the people we came across were very friendly and warm.

things to know before visiting cuba your vacation to cuba cuba city havanathings to know before visiting cuba your vacation to cuba cuba city havanathings to know before visiting cuba your vacation to cuba cuba city havana

#10 Bring cash on your trip. Don't bring credit cards because there is a high possibility that in Mexico or anywhere that you travel in any country your credit card information can get stolen. Of course bring some credit cards with you as an emergency but leave them in your hotel, carry one at the most with you.

#11 Don't prepay for your Joya Cirque Du Soleil Show in the US. Wait until you arrive in Mexico the possibility is there that you will find it for less. Don't pay for your snorkeling trip or Catamaran trip. There are people trolling the streets everywhere that can possibly get you these excursions for much less than the online price you would've paid from here in the US. We were having lunch at a restaurant and of course we look totally like tourists. We were approached by a really nice man named Miguel Angel.. Asking if we were going to be doing any of the shows or excursions. So the thing is, that everywhere in Cancun they are trying to get you in to do a timeshare presentation. We were offered as much $300 to do a timeshare presentation ...Literally at the same counter that we rented our car at, American car rental, there is someone pitching timeshare presentations and offering cash. They will start with $100.00 in cash then they will tell you they can get you $250.00 in cash and then guy offered us $300.00. We didn't partake in any presentations. But you can practically get your car rental for free or they can get you shows to the amusement parks in the area or the Cirque du Soleil show. If you have the time and the inclination... try to bargain for the best deal that you can get. We didn't go to any presentation but were still able to get a super cheap catamaran trip from Miguel Angel. The trip is normally over $100 and we got it for 50 bucks a person. Miguel Angel told us that because there are so many all-inclusive hotels and people are staying in their hotels now. It has adversely affected the economy and people's of the Cancun area. In the past people would leave their hotels and dine at restaurants, purchase gifts and excursions from around the area. That is no longer the case now. People rarely leave their hotels. They also pay very little to hotel employees. Miguel Angel.. Gets paid a commission for every excursion or ticket he sells on the streets. He makes his own hours, and makes a better income hitting the streets and doing this on his own instead of through a hotel. Warning: do not pay anybody cash before your excursion, make sure you meet them next door to the place where you are going and hand them cash then. We met Miguel Angel.. At a Starbucks across the street from the catamaran area... He came with us in our car. We paid him cash in our car and he purchased the tickets for us. If you make friends with someone like this they can tell you which timeshare presentations are the easiest to get through without purchasing anything.

joya cirque du soleil things to do in the riviera mayajoya cirque du soleil things to do in the riviera mayajoya cirque du soleil things to do in the riviera maya

#12 Try to get cell phone coverage through your cell phone provider for Mexico. I cannot tell you how important this was. Especially because we went through airbnb for our accommodations and we had to contact all of the people ahead of time to let them know were coming. We traveled to many cities and states in many different areas. Also having Google maps available any time was really helpful. If you don't have cell phone coverage download all of your Google maps before you leave the country for all of the areas that you are visiting. Here is the information on how to do that How To Download Google Maps for when you are driving and don't have cell phone coverage. I had phone and data though sprint but only 1 gig of data each additional gig was $30.00 which in my opinion was well worth it. For 15 days we used just over a gig... try to stay away from videos like Youtube or video conferencing apps which will eat most of the data.

 

#14 Things to bring... Buy your own snorkel and bring it with you. Most of the places you go to will rent you snorkel gear but they are not good quality.. bring your own and test it before you leave. Try this one out or check out the reviews on Amazon.... Snorkel set. Buy a big hat..wow... this huge hat saved me! Kept that bright sunlight out of my eyes! It was a life saver for both Josh and I! Forget about pinning all those cute outfits that you want to take on your trip. You will be living in your bathing suit. Your make up will be smeared all day.. if it hasn't been stolen already like mine was! LOL! Keep things simple. I lived in the same two pairs of shorts. You don't want to walk in sandals all day trust me! Take a good pair of cute flats that you can walk in.. really walk in. Take a pair of really good hiking shoes when you visit all of the ruins... FYI Uxmal is the best .. even better than Chichen Itza! Bring sunblock and Aloe.. you will probably get a pretty bad sunburn! Bring an underwater camera. Lastly.. get one of those underwater cases for your money. Get one sized for your needs and make sure you check it before you leave. Try to get one that fits your phone so you can bring it with you or leave it at your hotel. I have a hello kitty one that I have had for years. It goes around my neck and is long enough to tuck into my bathing suit... that way you don't leave anything on the beach.. DON'T LEAVE ANYTHING but your towels and hat on the beach.

big floppy hat a must when visiting yacatan riviera maya cuba things to pack for your riviera maya trip vacationbig floppy hat a must when visiting yacatan riviera maya cubabig floppy hat a must when visiting yacatan riviera maya cuba

#15 Be present and have fun! It was a trip of a lifetime.. these are the things that blew my mind..

     #1 Uxmal.. these ruins are mind blowing

uxmal is the best of the yucatan ruins to visit my favorite a must see UXMAL better than chichen itzauxmal is the best of the yucatan ruins to visit my favorite a must see UXMAL better than chichen itzauxmal is the best of the yucatan ruins to visit my favorite a must see UXMAL better than chichen itza uxmal is the best of the yucatan ruins to visit my favorite a must see UXMAL better than chichen itzauxmal is the best of the yucatan ruins to visit my favorite a must see UXMAL better than chichen itzauxmal is the best of the yucatan ruins to visit my favorite a must see UXMAL better than chichen itza

 

     #2 The Cenote Sac Actun aka "Pet Cemetary" You get there by googling Sac Actun... It's deep down into the dirt road. You will pass a large cenote entrance to the left keep going another mile or so... the road will veer to the left and you will dead end there.. it's $30.00 but also includes a guided tour... we fell in love with Rodrigo, our guide,  he is now a friend of ours who gave us the secrets from a local on all the places to visit in the Yucatan!

Sac Actun mind blowing cenote the #1 cenote to visit when visiting the riviera maya must see cenoteSac Actun mind blowing cenote the #1 cenote to visit when visiting the riviera mayaSac Actun mind blowing cenote the #1 cenote to visit when visiting the riviera maya

     #3 Merida.. I think this city is completely under appreciated. I'm not saying that Cancun isn't wonderful. But once you have visited Cancun you probably don't have to visit again. Whereas a city like Merida, with its rich culture, beautiful architecture and it's wonderful people is a place I would visit over and over again. Plus it is the center for so many adventures. You can visit the West Coast from this point, you can visit Chichen Itza, so many cenotes.. cenotes in people's back yards..lol, and be in the hub of true Yucatecan culture! Also you must visit the Lucas De Galvez marketplace.. it's mind blowing!

lucas de galvez marketplace things to do when you visit or vacation meridalucas de galvez marketplace things to do when you visit or vacation meridalucas de galvez marketplace things to do when you visit or vacation merida

     #4 Don't miss the opportunity to visit Cuba. It is a life changing experience. I know that the $350 airfare can add a dent to your Riviera Maya/Cancun budget but it is well worth it. Visit it now before it changes. To see the unbelievable architectural detail in almost complete ruin and decrepitude is unbelievable. This country was practically stopped in time and I don't think that you can see this anywhere else in the world to this extent. The people are wonderful and the food was very affordable.

image from la guardia rooftop in cuba mind blown beautyimage from la guardia rooftop in cuba mind blown beautyimage from la guardia rooftop in cuba mind blown beauty

 

I hope this list helped you! If you can think of something I may have left out or would just like to join in the conversation please feel free to leave a comment. I am happy to answer any question.. please leave a question below and I will answer it as soon as possible. Thanks for reading this and enjoy! Be safe!

 

edna eudave and josh thomason world travelersedna eudave and josh thomason world travelersedna eudave and josh thomason world travelers

Edna and Josh are world travelers and adventurers. They prefer to be travelers not  be tourists.

 

This blog is my, Edna Eudave's wedding and portrait blog .. Square Eye Photography. This is not a travel blog but since I don't have a travel blog I will be posting on this blog any of my world adventures.

Please feel to follow my wedding and portrait work if you are in the Orange County and LA county area.. or the world. Thanks for taking the time to read this and ENJOY LIFE! #Wearelove

Also please feel free to share this blog and follow us on

Business Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SquareEyePhotography

Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edna.eudave

Instagram https://instagram.com/squareeyephoto

Pinterest https://pinterest.com/edna.eudavehttps://pinterest.com/edna.eudave

Youtube https://youtube.com/squareeyephotohttps://youtube.com/squareeyephoto

Google Plus https://plus.google.com+EdnaEudavesquareeyephoto/posts

Stop read this before going on your trip to riviera maya, yucatan, mexico, cuba, merida, playa del carmen, tulum, 15 things you must know before traveling to mexicoStop read this before going on your trip to riviera maya, yucatan, mexico, cuba, merida, playa del carmen, tulum, 15 things you must know before traveling to mexicoStop read this before going on your trip to riviera maya, yucatan, mexico, cuba, merida, playa del carmen, tulum, 15 things you must know before traveling to mexico

 

Save

Save

]]>
edna@squareeyephoto.com (Square Eye Photography) 15 things YOU MUST KNOW Before cancun 15 things YOU MUST KNOW Before tulum playa del carmen 15 things YOU MUST KNOW Before you visit when you are planning a trip or vacation to Cuba 15 things YOU MUST KNOW Before yucatan merida before your mexico vacation must read this before plannnig a trip to riviera maya things to know before planning a trip to the yucatan things to know for planning a trip to mexico http://www.squareeyephoto.com/blog/2017/2/10-things-to-know-before-you-go-to-mexico-cuba-cancun-merida-the-riviera-maya Wed, 01 Mar 2017 03:57:13 GMT