Orange County Wedding Photographer Southern California Weddings Wai Reyes Photography Blog http://waiphoto.com/blog Sun, 09 Nov 2014 06:18:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Vanessa + David : Wrightwood Ranch Wedding http://waiphoto.com/blog/?p=8262 http://waiphoto.com/blog/?p=8262#comments Sat, 08 Nov 2014 02:41:40 +0000 http://waiphoto.com/blog/?p=8262 I met Vanessa about 4 years ago at her maid-of-honor Christina’s wedding and I’ve been Facebook friends with her and her fellow bridesmaids ever since. You can say I was as excited to see these girls again as I was photographing this wedding. They are some of the funniest group of friends I’ve ever met and they sure love to have fun, especially on the dance floor ;) Fast forward to 2014 when I got to spend an afternoon with Vanessa and David for their engagement session where I had the best time ever! Vanessa is a photographer’s dream bride: she’s beautiful, easy to get along with, stylish, crafty, and best of all, she is chill! Like I don’t think I’ve ever seen her upset. David, in my opinion, was such sweet giant. He towers over his groomsmen which makes him look menacing at first, but has the sweetest, kindest demeanor I’ve ever seen for a man his height. And, he built a teepee for his bride for their engagement shoot. Need I say more?

When Vanessa and David said their wedding was going to be at a ranch, I was thrilled! The venue totally fits their personality and the ambience and styling of the event was spot on. The flowers (a mix of king protea, dahlias and garden roses for the bride and pink ice proteas for the MOH and bridesmaids) were some of the prettiest I’ve seen and the gowns (a mix from 3 difference designers) were absolutely breathtaking. The guests enjoyed a starlit dinner of Lucille’s BBQ outdoors, illuminated by romantic string lights. This wedding sure was an event to remember.

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THE TEAM:
Photography by: Wai Reyes Photography • Ceremony & Reception: Wrightwood Guest Ranch • Bridal Gown: Anjoulique • Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka • Groom’s Tux: Calvin Klein • Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Adrianna Papel / Twobirds Bridesmaid / Dessy Group • Rings: Designed by Groom • Headband: BHLDN • Hair: Liana Gherman of Carlton Salon • Makeup: Ashley Karlsson • Flowers: Elena Gherman • Cake: Sweet and Saucy • Cinematography: Groom’s Uncle Bud • Wedding Invitations & Wedding Programs: Allen Printing + Graphic Design

Music Credit: Tom Odell – Grow Old With Me

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Holiday Half Sessions 2014 http://waiphoto.com/blog/?p=8223 http://waiphoto.com/blog/?p=8223#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 01:08:17 +0000 http://waiphoto.com/blog/?p=8223 It’s that time of the year again! Time to prepare for the holidays, and get your family together for your christmas card! What better time to don those holiday best and say cheese?

What’s back this year is the ability to add custom-designed holiday cards in your shopping cart. There are 3 beautiful designs to choose from that I’m sure you will absolutely love.

What makes Half Sessions different from Mini Sessions?

Mini Sessions are session marathons. I pick the date and location, you pick the time slot. Booking is on a first-come-first-served basis, and there can be as many as 6 families being photographed on the same day, within 10 minutes of each other. With Mini Sessions, you get as much as 10 images per session.

Half Sessions are literally half of a full session. Half the cost for half the time. What’s great about a Half Session is, you pick the time and location in Orange County that is convenient to you. You also receive 25 images with your session.

In order to book for this event, fill out the form below and I’ll get you scheduled!

Wai Reyes Photography Holiday Half Sessions 2014

Schedule your session with Wai Reyes

The Holiday Half Sessions are available only from November 1 through November 23. Please enter a date you wish to book and the location you have in mind.

Please note that some parks will require a shooting permit, so make sure you have that in order before the session. If you need help with locations that do not require one, please state in the location field.

Submission of the form does not guarantee booking and will depend on the studio’s availability.

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Standing Strong With Moira http://waiphoto.com/blog/?p=8180 http://waiphoto.com/blog/?p=8180#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:17:58 +0000 http://waiphoto.com/blog/?p=8180 At nearly 16 years of age, Moira is what most parents would be proud to call their own. Pretty, smart, kind, and best of all, adores her young siblings. Very much unlike most teens nowadays, who throw a fit every chance they get. But Moira is not your typical teenager. At 11, she was diagnosed with Freidreich’s Ataxia, a rare neurological disease affecting people as young as 5. At a young age, she’s not only learned that this debilitating disease could eventually take her ability to walk; she’s also come to terms with the fact that for the rest of her life, she will be pushing the odds and fighting for a cure.

If you have some time to spare, please stand strong with Moira and visit her Donation Page for the National Ataxia Foundation’s Walk n’ Roll event. All proceeds will go to NAF to fund research and support for people with ataxia and their families.

Please donate. Every dollar counts.

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