[b]ecker's blog http://blog.thebecker.com/ the becker photography blog en-us maui wedding http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1110/maui-wedding http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1110/maui-wedding Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:36:00 GMT Ashley and I shot a gorgeous destination wedding at the Sugarman Estate on Maui.

It was a special one for me to shoot because the bride is actually a wedding planner who I've known for several years, Jennifer Renee. I was quite honored that she chose me out of all of the photographers that she knows and has worked with. She was a gorgeous bride and the groom cleaned up nicely as well! I love shooting these kinds of weddings. Small, intimate, and the people were just so much fun!

We had the privilege of working with Michelle and her team at Aloha Events & Catering. They were great... when it started raining, they were calm and brought plenty of plastic tarps to cover the table and benches. You could tell it wasn't their first rodeo!

Although it rained for a bit and the ceremony was delayed for an hour or so, it turned out to be a beautiful day and we were able to capture some of our relaxed portraits, amazing details and real moments. Here are a few of my favorites:



The bride had this gorgeous piece of art commissioned as a gift to the groom. It has a bunch of personal items and images built into it. It was done by Bethany Commemory Fine Art:


A quick peek at Instagram won't hurt anyone! #pirainowedding







5 in a row of the bride, then 1 of the groom (that seems about right!):














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rancho del cielo wedding http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1109/rancho-del-cielo-wedding http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1109/rancho-del-cielo-wedding Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:25:00 GMT Rancho del Cielo. I had the pleasure of working with Erika & Lauren from Joie De Vivre. Ezai Floral Design & Found Rentals helped make everything look amazing.

Here are a few of my favorite relaxed portraits and real moments:


























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South Bay Wedding http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1108/South-Bay-Wedding http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1108/South-Bay-Wedding Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:31:00 GMT
Back in 2008, I shot Tim & Sheri's wedding.

Last weekend, Sheri's little sister tied the knot and I was honored to be a part of it.

The ceremony took place at the First Christian Church in Torrance and the reception was at The Reef in Long Beach.

Here are a few of my favorite relaxed portraits & real moments:









I wonder what was going through the groom's mind at this exact moment?













Thanks to Jennifer Whalen for second shooting with me!



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Abbott Kinney Engagement Session http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1107/Abbott-Kinney-Engagement-Session http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1107/Abbott-Kinney-Engagement-Session Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:44:00 GMT






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Balboa Park Engagement Session http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1104/Balboa-Park-Engagement-Session http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1104/Balboa-Park-Engagement-Session Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:13:00 GMT








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Wedding at Marbella http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1106/Wedding-at-Marbella http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1106/Wedding-at-Marbella Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:22:00 GMT Visual Exposure. The wedding & reception took place at the Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano. I actually love shooting for other photographers... it feels nice that that picked me over any other of their peers and it gives me extra motivation to step it up a notch. It was a picture perfect SoCal day and I am so happy for him and Melody.

Here are a few of my favorite relaxed portraits, amazing details and real moments:


















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Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1105/Max-Thieriot-Wedding-at-the-Ritz-Carlton-Lake-Tahoe http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1105/Max-Thieriot-Wedding-at-the-Ritz-Carlton-Lake-Tahoe Sun, 01 Jun 2014 18:10:00 GMT Ritz Carlton in Lake Tahoe on June 1st, 2013.

The groom, Max Thieriot, is one of the stars of A&E's Bates Motel and I was originally not able to blog the wedding due to the non-disclosure agreement that I signed, but the couple has graciously allowed me to share a few of their favorite relaxed portraits.

Honestly, it was one of the nicest weddings I've shot in my entire career and the couple was one of my all time faves. They couldn't have been more down to earth, humble and kind. It was a picture perfect day and one I will not soon forget. These two met as teenagers and it was obvious how much they loved each other. I was so happy to have been a part of their day!

Lexi was absolutely stunning:



And Max is almost too good looking:


Together they are absolutely adorable:



Oh... and if you aren't watching Bates Motel you really should check it out. Everyone knows what happened in Psycho, but this chilling series takes viewers inside Norman Bates' world before Marion Crane checked in.

The first season is on Netflix and they just finished the 2nd season (available on iTunes).



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A wedding in Corona del Mar http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1103/A-wedding-in-Corona-del-Mar http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1103/A-wedding-in-Corona-del-Mar Wed, 28 May 2014 16:37:00 GMT

Another Guaranteed Gorgeous Becker Bride:



The groom cleans up nice too!:















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San Diego Engagement Session http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1102/San-Diego-Engagement-Session http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1102/San-Diego-Engagement-Session Fri, 23 May 2014 21:40:00 GMT









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PhotogRefers.com http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1101/PhotogReferscom http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1101/PhotogReferscom Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:52:00 GMT
Over 900 posts and a million visits later, I still love shooting and sharing my work right here on my blog. I am so thankful to my clients who invite me to be a part of their wedding day and I am blessed to be able to do something I love for a living.

Today, I am pleased to announce the new referral network I started called PhotogRefers.com.

My team and I actually started working on it over 2 years ago when we were trying to figure out a better way to facilitate referrals within the industry. We set out with a few simple goals:

#1- We wanted to make it easy for photographers to connect with their peers and share overflow weddings within their referral group. We had a system like that built into [ b ] School, but we realized not everyone wanted to pay $20 a month to belong, so we decided to make that part of it FREE for all photographers.

#2- We also wanted to help photographers find second shooters and/or to find second shooting opportunities. I'm always looking for second shooters to assist my on my assignments and I also believe the best way to learn is to get out there and practice! So of course I feel second shooting & assisting others is way more beneficial than anything you can learn at a workshop on via some online videos. We build a system where ALL photographers can participate in our Second Shooters Connection... also for FREE.

#3- Finally... we thought there had to be a better way to host a bridal directory. There are a million of them out there and they all seem to be the same. Pay a bunch of money every month to be listed, and pay a bunch more to get listed towards the top. I don't know about you... but whenever I signed up for one of those sites, I uploaded a few images, wrote my bio, then hoped and prayed a client would find me. They usually didn't. Most of my weddings come from referrals.

PhotogRefers.com is designed to be continually updated with your latest and greatest work and we reward those who use the site often. Everyone pays the same rate, and if you upload your best work, then share it on your other social sites, you're work and profile will float towards the top and make it easier for you to be found when a prospective client is searching for their perfect photographer.

Also, from a client's standpoint, we wanted to make our site easily useful right from the home page. They don't have to log in to use PhotogRefers and the work is prominently displayed first and foremost. And it's not just for weddings. We've got a ton or portraits and boudoir photographers, as well as a few commercial/fashion photographers sharing some pretty amazing images.

If you are looking to hire a photographer, please check out PhotogRefers.com and just take a look around. If you are looking for a wedding photographer, be sure to check out my personal profile!

If you are a photographer, there's absolutely no reason to to at least claim your free listing. I think you'll want to upgrade to a premium membership to take advantage of all that PhotogRefers has to offer, but just take a peek and decide for yourself. You can take a tour on our FB page or check out these tips on how to get the most out of your PhotogRefers.com membership.


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