Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Smith!

Today at Los Coyotes Golf Course overlooking the 9th hole, Focal Instincts Photography teamed up with Diane Bartoo Photography to capture a beautiful wedding ceremony.  The event was elegant and intimate. It was an honor to be a part of this event.

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Amanda & George’s beautiful seaside wedding!

Congratulations to Amanda and George Casiano!

It was such a joy for Focal Instincts Photography to be a part of your amazing day in Seal Beach, California on July 27, 2013.  George and Amanda looked amazing on their special day. Amanda with her classic hollywood glamour style and George looking especially handsome for his bride. The location was perfect and the weather cooperated perfectly!  The Rivers End Cafe is just a short walk from the pier where Amanda has so many memories including her proposal from George. The perfect backdrop for the perfect romance.

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The results are in! Focal Instincts Photography wins 3 merit awards in PPA’s International Print Competition!

Professional Photographers of America (PPA)’s International Print Competition is the largest and most prestigious competition. After competing locally and moving your images up through district it’s time to play big!  I have learned today that 3 out of 4 of my images submitted into the 2013 International Print Competition have won merit awards!  Two of the images are boudoir portraits and the other one is for my wedding photography!  Here are the three winning images!!

Winning images from PPA's 2013 International Print Competition.

Winning images from PPA’s 2013 International Print Competition.

Thank you Tina, Gabbie and Katherine for allowing me to use your images for competition purposes!

A special thank you to Gabbie!  Your image has also earned me the title of 2013 Western District Wedding Photojournalist Photographer of the year!

Ok, now back to work on the next District competition!!

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

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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Focal Instincts Awarded Three Merit Awards at July’s Image Competition in Riverside, California

At tonight’s Inland Empire Professional Photographers and Videographers (IEPPV) image  competition, from the four images submitted by Focal Instincts Photography, three of them were awarded merits in the portrait category.  Below are the 3 winning images. 
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A special thank you to the lovely ladies who helped me win tonight!