Wow, Mary and Clint contacted me just a few months ago saying they would be in Laguna Beach for their wedding in April and were looking for a photographer.  As most of you know, I typically require that all brides and groom work with me on an engagement shoot prior to the wedding so we get to know each other.  I was a little worried about this wedding, since I did not meet Mary until the day before the ceremony.  BUT… there was no need to worry because we hit it off immediately.  Mary was so warm and funny and I knew that we would have a great time on her wedding day.  Clint was so obviously in love with Mary and the two of them were a BLAST to work with.  Thank you both so much for including Jessica and myself in your special day!  Here is a sneak preview of some of my favorite images!

This was just a quick shoot of one of the cutest girls on the block with our new backdrops, let me know what you think!!

These two were an awesome couple for us to work with.  Not only is Brittany beautiful, she is organized!  She knew exactly what she wanted from our photoshoot and brought the fantastic outfits to make it happen.  Also, Andy was a GREAT sport.  He went along with everything we asked of him, even though he had just worked a 12 hour shift, overnight and had not had a lot of sleep.   These two are getting married next year on the bluff overlooking Laguna Beach.  An All Inclusive Event at Laguna Village is planning the entire event for them!  Thanks for making the day so easy for us!  Enjoy!

I feel really fortunate to live and work in Laguna Beach!  One of the things I really love about Laguna is the eclectic vibe of downtown!  There aren’t too many places in Orange County anymore that have a really great shopping and eating area that is unique.  That is why I have gotten involved with several other locally owned business to promote the 3 50 project.  Here is what it is in a nutshell:

3 stand for: What 3 independently owned businesses would you miss if they disappeared?  Stop in, Say hello (or in my case, e-mail me) pick up something that makes you smile!   Your purchases are what keeps those businesses around!

50 stands for-  If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned, independent businesses, it would generate more that $42.5 billion in revenue.  Image the jobs and benefits it would bring to our hometowns.

For every $100 dollars spent in a local, independently owned business, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures.

It only takes one person to start a trend and that is you!  Help Blue Sky’s Studio, Little, Fairytales and Little Bohemian start a trend in our hometowns to encourage everyone to support our local businesses.

Here are a few great shots from our “Support Local Businesses” photoshoot!  Enjoy: