Hello. Thanks for taking the time to visit. Here we will share some of our professional and personal images and notes. I am lucky enough to work in some of the most beautiful city's in Southern Ca. like Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach,Long Beach, San Juan Capistrano,Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Pasadena, Temecula, San Diego and many more. For those of you with images and slideshows on the old blog, don't worry. The Old blog still lives, be sure to comment on any of the featured articles. ~Miguel Pola

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Robert + Michelle = Happy

With the temperature rising on this beautiful spring day, being indoors for this wedding at the Coyote Hills Country Club, in Fullerton, Ca. was probably one of the best places to be. Considering it was the beautiful location where Robert & Michelle were to be wed. I was lucky enough to have one of Beckers secret weapons, Brian Khang join me to photograph this beautiful event. We Had a blast together.  

The ceremony site was lined with the beautiful floral designs of My good Friend Jenny B Floral Designs.  Although the day was a scorcher Robert was the coolest one around. I thought for sure he was going to be nervous but he was as calm as can be.  Michelle looked so giddy coming down the aisle and seeing her prince charming for the first time for the day.  

For the reception Mike Carroll of Invisible Touch Event production, lighting & entertainment kept the music bumping and rocked the house.  

Here are several of my favorites I hope you enjoy.  Don't forget to leave some love!

Gotta love Grandma sporting the cool red Nikon!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Signature Albums & Designs

In the last couple of months we've been here working away at album designs. Creating a family heirloom is one of the most rewarding parts of our jobs. The heirloom wedding album obviously starts with the documentation of the wedding itself. Then it goes into the design phase where we design the layout of these exquisite albums in order to create the most romantic, artistic, and intimately detailed storybook record of the events as they took place. The Signature Album is often described as a beautifully flowing, magazine-style photo-documentary. These fine art albums typically contain a variety of black-and-white and color full-page, half-page and quarter-page images, arranged to maximize their visual appeal and storytelling impact. All images are custom-printed using archival materials for heirloom longevity and museum-quality tonal reproduction. Albums are built to the time-honored standards of traditional Leather craftsmen from the softest leathers and finest, natural cloths, hand finished and accented with a personalized embossing. It is not uncommon to be working on 2 or more wedding albums at once. For the 2008 wedding season we look forward to be adding two possibly three new wedding album companies to our line of signature albums. So stay tuned.

A few of our beautiful designs.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

"Rock the Reception", New TLC TV Show

We were contacted by a casting producer for a new wedding show on TLC.

     "I'm contacting you in the hope that you'll pass this on to your engaged clients. Here's the information about the show. Please pass it on to any engaged couples getting married anytime from now until the first week of September".
     Thank you so much for your time and please feel free to contact us with any questions!

     TLC is looking for lucky couples to team up with our TOP NOTCH CHOREOGRAPHERS
who will turn their first dance into an unforgettable production number!

     If you want to surprise your guests with an awesome performance that will make your
wedding truly memorable, contact us ASAP to set up an interview.

Send an email to firstdancecasting@gmail.com

Chandra Wicke
Casting Associate
"Rock the Reception" TLC
Brand New Entertainment
O: 310.828.2479 (ask for Susan)

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort, Palm Dessert Ca.

Venue ~ Renaissance Esmeralda Resort, Palm Desert, Ca.
Make-Up ~ Christina Cossio ~ 909.936.4454
Wedding Dress ~ Casablancabridal

Saturday Efren and I took a nice long drive out to Palm Desert to photograph the wedding of Mike and Fabiola Ramos. The day was  a warm one, but luckly for us the entire wedding ceremony and reception took place inside.  Within a beautifully air conditioned location. 
     For the first look Fabiola arrived donning her beautifully designed Casablanca Wedding Dress while Mike awaited at the bottom of the stairs looking sharp as a tack. Thank you Mike and Fabiola for allowing us to be a part of  your very special day.  I also want to give some props to Christina Cossio for rockin' Fabiola's make-up!  You rock girl! Also, The DJAY COMPANY rocked the house! They kept the music bumpin'. Here are a few images from which I was able to capture as a second shooter. I hope you enjoy.    

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

St Catherine's of Sienna, Laguna Beach

Ceremony ~ St Catherine's of Sienna in Laguna Beach
Reception ~ The Sherman Library and Gardens

On Saturday had the privilege of photographing Patrick and Colleen's wedding with the ever so famous Greg Bumatay of Bumatay Studio. I always love to work with couples who are so in love with each other and so far this year this one takes the cake! These too were dying to see each other before their first look. Colleen was so excited she was shaking a bit. The smile upon their faces really set the tone for the day. Greg and I had a blast shooting their wedding. Take a look at some of Greg's images on his Bliggity Blog!  Thanks Greg!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Why should you hire me? You say.

Because you don't want your wedding photos to turn out like these! LOL Some one posted this on a forum. And I was crackin' up at the commentary! And no! For you smart asses, thats not me talking! LOL. Enjoy and have a great weekend.

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