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St. Louis Wedding photos

St. Louis Wedding photos

06.09.2015

When we found out we were expecting last October, and that our due date was June 1st... Ashley was devastated that she wouldn't be available to shoot the June 6th wedding she had booked. Thankfully her sister and I were able to step in! I can see why she was bummed though... it was such a wonderful day. The couple was absolutely gorgeous! They...

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Audrey Taylor has arrived!

Audrey Taylor has arrived!

06.01.2015

Hello world! I want to introduce you to my daughter Audrey Taylor Becker! Today is her actual due date, but she was born this past Wednesday, May 27th at 10:58am. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.75 inches long. Those are the stats, and now I'd love to tell you our story! I was playing poker last Tuesday in my weekly poker league...

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Ashley's Maternity Session

Ashley's Maternity Session

05.25.2015

Last month while shooting a destination wedding in Jamaica, we took a little time to shoot some maternity photos of Ashley while she was 31 weeks along. I gotta say... pregnancy suits her! While her belly gets bigger, her glow shines through even more. She literally gets more beautiful each passing day and I can't wait to watch her be a mom....

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Callaway Winery Wedding

Callaway Winery Wedding

05.19.2015

Last weekend I was back in Southern California shooting another wedding at Callaway Vineyard & Winery in Temecula. It was a pleasure working with Jessica from Events by Annette and Staci's Floral Creations. Joe Photo also came along and shot with me! It was so nice being back in SoCal and I just had a blast with this couple. They were so cute...

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Silicon Valley Engagement Session

Silicon Valley Engagement Session

05.05.2015

Sunday I flew to Silicone Valley to shoot an engagement session at Santa Clara University. The couple met while they were attending the university and he actually proposed on the school grounds. It was a picture perfect day and they are a gorgeous couple. I can't wait to head back there for the wedding this summer. Here are a few of my favorites...

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Wedding in Jamaica

Wedding in Jamaica

04.21.2015

A couple weeks ago, I was in Jamaica shooting a wedding with my lovely fiancee Ashley. The wedding took place at the Sandals Resort in Negril. From the moment we arrived, the bride & groom treated us like family, and all of their guests were amazing as well. It was a super fun group and we all had a blast despite a little bit of rain right...

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wedding in asheville

wedding in asheville

03.21.2015

A while back I went to Asheville to shoot a wedding with my friend Jessica Claire. The groom was a friend of hers from when she lived in NC. He was Super Cobra pilot who did several tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. I've also met the groom several times over the years and I was happy to tag along. I loved playing poker with him for 2 reason......

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St. Sophia wedding & Athenaeum reception

St. Sophia wedding & Athenaeum reception

02.09.2015

I recently kicked off my 19th season as a wedding photographer by shooting a lovely wedding at St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church in Downtown Los Angeles followed by a lovely reception at the The Athenaeum at Caltech in Pasadena. Here are a few of my favorite relaxed portraits, amazing details and real moments: I love the detail in her...

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Barcelona

Barcelona

01.24.2015

After speaking at the SWPP convention in London last week, Ashley and I popped down to Barcelona for a couple of days as neither of us had ever been there. I didn't bring my "real camera", but these were taken with my Canon EOS M. (Also, the first day we arrived it pretty much rained all day and I didn't shoot anything). Here are a few of my...

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maui wedding
Last weekend, 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...

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Garvan Gardens Wedding Photos
Last weekend I was back in Arkansas to shoot another wedding at Garvan Woodland Gardens. I first shot there back in 2009, and it was so fun to go back to such a...

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Garvan Gardens Wedding Photos
mountain top wedding in Aspen
Last weekend I was back in Colorado to shoot another amazing Rocky Mountain wedding. The ceremony location was absolutely breathtaking. The Sundeck on top of...

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mountain top wedding in Aspen
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Back in 90's, the very day after I launched my very first website, I got a call from a bride who happened to my site via a search engine called "Yahoo" (y'all...

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destination wedding in destin
Backyard Wedding in Lodi
Sunday was Earth Day and I was honored to be a part of a backyard wedding near Lodi, California. It was a perfect venue for a natural wedding between two...

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Backyard Wedding in Lodi
Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe
I want to wish a very happy first anniversary to Max & Lexi who tied the knot at the Ritz Carlton in Lake Tahoe on June 1st, 2013. The groom, Max Thieriot,...

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Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe
wedding at the terranea resort
Last Saturday I had the pleasure of shooting an amazing wedding at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes for a wonderful couple. It was just one of those...

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Last weekend I was in beautiful Malibu, California for an absolutely gorgeous wedding at Rancho del Cielo. I had the pleasure of working with Erika & Lauren...

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rancho del cielo wedding
St. Regis wedding
I kicked off my 18th season as a professional wedding photographer this past Saturday with a gorgeous wedding at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. It was an...

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St. Regis wedding
St. Louis Wedding photos
When we found out we were expecting last October, and that our due date was June 1st... Ashley was devastated that she wouldn't be available to shoot the June...

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St. Louis Wedding photos
Audrey Taylor has arrived!
Hello world! I want to introduce you to my daughter Audrey Taylor Becker! Today is her actual due date, but she was born this past Wednesday, May 27th at...

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Audrey Taylor has arrived!
Ashley's Maternity Session
Last month while shooting a destination wedding in Jamaica, we took a little time to shoot some maternity photos of Ashley while she was 31 weeks along. I...

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Ashley's Maternity Session
Callaway Winery Wedding
Last weekend I was back in Southern California shooting another wedding at Callaway Vineyard & Winery in Temecula. It was a pleasure working with Jessica from...

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Callaway Winery Wedding
Silicon Valley Engagement Session
Sunday I flew to Silicone Valley to shoot an engagement session at Santa Clara University. The couple met while they were attending the university and he...

see full post >
Silicon Valley Engagement Session
Wedding in Jamaica
A couple weeks ago, I was in Jamaica shooting a wedding with my lovely fiancee Ashley. The wedding took place at the Sandals Resort in Negril. From the...

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Wedding in Jamaica
wedding in asheville
A while back I went to Asheville to shoot a wedding with my friend Jessica Claire. The groom was a friend of hers from when she lived in NC. He was Super Cobra...

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wedding in asheville
St. Sophia wedding & Athenaeum reception
I recently kicked off my 19th season as a wedding photographer by shooting a lovely wedding at St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church in Downtown Los Angeles...

see full post >
St. Sophia wedding & Athenaeum reception
Barcelona
After speaking at the SWPP convention in London last week, Ashley and I popped down to Barcelona for a couple of days as neither of us had ever been there. I...

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Barcelona
PhotogRefers.com
On this day in 2007, I launched this blog and I've shared pretty much every shoot I've done since then right here. Over 900 posts and a million visits...

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PhotogRefers.com
Black Friday Deals for Photographers
I think you've gotta be a special kind of crazy to go out and actually shop in the real word on Black Friday. Don't even get me started on the folks who camp...

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Black Friday Deals for Photographers
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My 2012 is already off to a very fast start. I've already been to New York, London, Paris, Munich... everyones talking about... Pop Musik! Apologies to M and...

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new-york-london-paris
Becker's Website
This post is dedicated to all of my photo friends out there in blog land. I wanted to have a single page where you can find out about all of my speaking...

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Becker's Website
WPPI 2011
The week is spend in Las Vegas for WPPI each winter is always one of the highlights of my year. This year was no exception and it marked my 15th year in a row...

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WPPI 2011
photo friends with benefits
Good news photo friends... the new & improved [ b ] School 2.0 is alive and kicking! We are absolutely thrilled with the response the site has gotten from...

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photo friends with benefits
bon voyage
I'm off! Tomorrow I am headed to London (for the first time ever) to speak at the SWPP Convention. I am really excited. I have 3 speaking engagements and I am...

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bon voyage
The [ b ] School turns 2
Today, thebschool.com celebrates it's 2 year anniversary. I can't believe how time flies. I am so grateful to all of our wonderful members, because without...

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The [ b ] School turns 2
A very special wedding in Italy
Next March I'll be heading back to Italy to shoot yet another wedding over there. Some very good friends of mine, who are also wedding photographers, will be...

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A very special wedding in Italy
Audrey Taylor has arrived!
Hello world! I want to introduce you to my daughter Audrey Taylor Becker! Today is her actual due date, but she was born this past Wednesday, May 27th at...

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Audrey Taylor has arrived!
Ashley's Maternity Session
Last month while shooting a destination wedding in Jamaica, we took a little time to shoot some maternity photos of Ashley while she was 31 weeks along. I...

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Ashley's Maternity Session
Barcelona
After speaking at the SWPP convention in London last week, Ashley and I popped down to Barcelona for a couple of days as neither of us had ever been there. I...

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Barcelona
Review Preview
Now that 2014 is in the books, and the new year has begun, I wanted to take a look back at this past year, as well as look forward to the adventure that awaits...

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Review Preview
The Engelken's Christmas Portraits
When I was back in California for Thanksgiving, I shot my sister's family for their annual Christmas card and I must say... my niece and nephew are turning into...

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The Engelken's Christmas Portraits
A wedding in Corona del Mar
Last Saturday my camera and I witnessed a beautiful wedding between two amazing people. The groom is the younger brother of one of my brides from 9 years ago...

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A wedding in Corona del Mar
Review Preview
As 2013 comes to a close, and 2014 kicks off, I thought I'd do a year in review plus share some goals/plans/aspirations for 2014. I had a great year... way...

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Review Preview
Audrey in the desert
A couple of weekends ago, a photographer friend of mine invited me to tag along on a desert photo shoot that he was doing with some models. I haven't shot many...

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Audrey in the desert
The Whole 30
Ok, so this was me in November of 2010 at a wedding at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

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The Whole 30

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