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March 24, 2020

The makings of a perfect love story: working out together, sliding into the DMs, and one hell of a grilled cheese sandwich. Jarratt and Maddie met when their matchmaker, Julie, suggested that Maddie try her favorite fitness class in Santa Barbara, Bond Fitness. Little did Maddie know, Julie had her own agenda for Maddie to […]

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January 2, 2020

Max and Alex’s wedding felt like a fairytale! As a kid, Alex would watch The Little Mermaid on repeat as she dreamed of the day she would find her prince Eric. During the Father of the Bride’s speech her dad said “congrats to Max on beating out Prince Eric!” Isn’t that adorable?! These two are […]

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November 1, 2019

We’ve been waiting for this day since we met Peter & Bridgette! We met them for the first time, when they came up to us after we spoke at Showit United in 2017. Then, we really got to know them when they came to our James & Jess Workshop a few months later, and the […]

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September 7, 2019

We first met Eric & Meredith when we both just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I (Jess), happened to be at a sohohouse brunch at Hotel Californian while Eric & Meredith were touring wedding venues. The incredible event coordinator sent me a quick text which led to us all […]

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December 5, 2018

Aleks and Natalie started off the wedding day by getting ready at the at Westlake Village Inn. The girls got ready in The Villa, where there is a baby grand piano and some of THE prettiest window light ever. We love when the girls get ready in this suite, and Jess was in creative heaven! […]

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November 17, 2018

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel & Moxi Rooftop Wedding Long before Chris and Julianna met, Chris kept catching glimpses of an exuberant blonde every few months at different concerts and parties he would go to in DC. It wasn’t until over a year later that the two finally met through mutual friends and quickly bonded […]

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September 2, 2018

Lou and Margo’s love story all started with a hat. They were at a baseball game with a group of mutual friends when one of Lou’s friends stole her hat and put it on. Margo knew she had to get her hat back and she also happened to notice the super cute guy named Lou […]

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May 24, 2022

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How do you upload an image gallery easily and generate passive income on the side? The longer answer is that you use an online image hosting software. These are automated, and do much of the work for you. The short answer is to use CloudSpot. Here are the top three reasons why CloudSpot is a […]

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May 17, 2022

behind the scenes engagement session

Ever wish you could be a fly on the wall of an engagement shoot? What if you could tag along for a behind the scenes engagement session? Now you can!  We just released our first behind the scenes engagement photoshoot just for you. In this video we show you how to shoot an engagement session […]

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May 10, 2022

Our wedding had all the feels! I just wish we had our wedding photos the next day while the memories were still fresh. Even one instagram story would have been incredible. Ever since then, we’ve made it a point to post sneak peeks within two days of the wedding. That’s right…within 72 hours! And it’s been […]

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April 25, 2022

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Ever scrolled through instagram and wondered how some of these photographers get booked for destination weddings? Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world to photograph weddings, but have never actually photographed a destination wedding before? It often takes at least one destination wedding to lead into another opportunity for a destination wedding, but sometimes it […]

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April 19, 2022

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Wedding albums are a huge passion of ours, and for good reason. We love the experience that an album for wedding photos offers our clients, and we want you to be able to tap into that too. Below are the three reasons why you should start offering albums, followed by three common lies that keep […]

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October 15, 2021

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Three tips for how to make a photo slideshow with music.

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