Off to Puerto Vallarta this week with Chase and Brett!

If this week’s wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is only half as much fun as the engagement session was with Chase and Brett, it’s sure to be a hit! Chase and Brett are  high energy, fun loving and fearless in front of the camera (and not to forget, beautiful too)!  All the ingredients necessary for an amazing wedding and fabulous images! I’m so excited for Robin and I to capture the magic!

Here are just a few from the engagement shoot in Hermosa Beach!

Engagement session in Hermosa Beach, CA

Engagement session in Hermosa Beach, CA

A pop of color from Italy to brighten your day!

Yesterday while editing my television ended up on the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” and I started reminiscing (again) about how much I love photographing Italy.  I just thought I’d brighten your day with a pop of color from a few images from Vernazza, Italy. 

Can’t wait to go back!  By the way……watch for my new international web site coming soon! 

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Focal Instincts Photographs Annual Sheltering Hearts Event at Riverside Art Museum

Last nights “Sheltering Hearts” event at Riverside Art Museum, benefiting Path of Life was a beautiful and memorable event. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and funds to help rescue, restore and rebuild the lives of homeless individuals and families.

Christi MacNee and her team organized the event for the second year in a row and did an amazing job. Focal Instincts Photography is truly honored to be a part of this special project for the second year.

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Focal Instincts Photography wins Best in Class for Wedding Photography in Orange County, California

At last night’s Professional Photographers of Orange County (PPOC), California image competition, Focal Instincts Photography’s image “Young Love” won a merit award and then moved on to win best in category for wedding photography. Thank you again to Nikki and Paul for helping me create this and so many other fabulous images.!

Best in Wedding Photography, PPOC, August, 2013

Best in Wedding Photography, PPOC, August, 2013

A Seal Beach Wedding for Focal Instincts Photography

So excited to be photographing Amanda and George’s wedding this Saturday in Seal Beach, Califorina.  The ceremony and reception will take place at a beautiful ocean front cafe with character. A perfect setting to watch the sun set and wedding! AmandaGeorgeEng

Hanan and Kyle’s Engagement Portrait Session by Focal Instincts Photography

Hanan and Kyle celebrated their recent engagement with a vintage style engagement portrait session. The beautiful backdrop for this session is a quiet lagoon in Long Beach, California.

Their amazing wedding will be held in Maui next spring and is sure to be a fantastic event. You can tell this couple thinks out of the box by how creative they were with their engagement photos!

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Focal Instincts Photography captures Michelle & Justin’s engagement

July is the month for love! We’ve shot three engagement sessions in the last 2 weeks with word of more on the way!

Meet Michelle and Justin who are celebrating their recent engagement!  Focal Instincts Photography is so excited to capture their special day next April!
ArrayAlong with sexy and romantic shots, we also captured some cute “Pinterest” type shots as well. Michelle and Justin were good sports, they came with ideas and were totally open to some silly ideas from us!

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Chase and Brett Rock their Engagement Portraits with Focal Instincts Photography!

Congratulations to Chase and Brett! They recently rocked their engagement portrait session in Hermosa Beach California! We had so much fun from the sand to the bar! So excited to capture their special day in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico next spring!

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