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Happy Halloween

10.31.2008

Just got home from trick or treating with my niece & nephew. I am winded... I could barely keep up with Caden running through the streets of his neighborhood. Here is as a spooky bat. I was so cute to see him flap his wings as he went house to house tonight.

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Wedding at the Montage

10.28.2008

This past Sunday I shot a wonderful wedding at one of Orange County's premiere locations, The Montage Resort in Laguna Beach. It was coordinated by the one and only Kathy Jo Peterson. It was a perfect sunday afternoon fall day in Southern California, with many folks from Ohio in attendance. (That's where the couple is from). The gown by Lezu...

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NYC Engagement Session

10.26.2008

Last week, I shot a lovely couple on the streets of Manhattan. It sure is a little different shooting than shooting on the beach in sunny SoCal. Ironically, these two are getting married at the Montage in Laguna Beach (where I am shooting later this afternoon). But I had a great time playing around in the big city and here are a few of my favorites...

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iPhone Photos

10.23.2008

It's been a while since I posted any iPhone photos, but here are a few of my favorites from my new iPhone camera. Some of them I've posted via Twitter, but these have now been massaged in Photoshop. A sign inside of one of my favorite restaurants:

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Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

10.21.2008

Before I left town, I spend some time with the family on our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. Of course I brought out the big camera and tried to get some nice shot of my niece and nephew... it went a lot better than last year.

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Miscellaneous monday #56- Manhattan Style

10.20.2008

_____ Yay for the Rays! Just glad that Red Sox Nation doesn't get to gloat anymore for a while. _____ Flippin' Cowboys! I wasn't able to watch the game on the plane, but the updates sure looked ugly. _____ How can sports account for so much of peoples moods? Or is that just me? _____ Again, I love Manhattan in the Fall. Such a great...

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Wedding at Rancho Capistrano

10.19.2008

Last Friday I shot a wedding at Rancho Capistrano for the niece of my office manager Kathleen. It was a beautiful day and we had a really nice time. I had never met the couple prior to the wedding day since they live in Chicago, but the made us feel welcome from the very beginning. All in all it was another great wedding with nice weather, great...

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Half way to 70

10.16.2008

I'm 35 today. I feel like I should be having a mid life crisis since I am 35, unmarried with no children... that I know of! (my mom hates that joke!). Time for a sports car! Actually... I am going to hold off on the new car for a while. I kinda like not having a car payment. The truth is... I really do love my life and I am so thankful for...

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Another Wedding in Napa Valley

10.14.2008

This past Sunday I found myself in Napa Valley again for a beautiful wedding that took place at the incredible Auberge du Soleil. It was a perfect fall afternoon with clear blue skies and a crispness in the air that has been missed for a while. It was a small intimate wedding, just shy of 50 guests. The couple left two empty seats at each table, so...

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New York City Wedding
Back on 08-08-08, I shot a wonderful wedding in Napa Valley for a gorgeous couple who came from two incredible families. I still show the sample album I created...

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New York City Wedding
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
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
St. Louis Wedding
I shot a gorgeous wedding for a super cute St. Louis couple over Labor Day weekend. The ceremony took place at St. Ambrose Catholic Church on the Hill, and the...

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St. Louis Wedding
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
Newport Beach Wedding
This past Saturday I had the honor and pleasure of photographing the wedding of Newport Beach's mayor pro tem Kevin Muldoon to his lovely bride Heather. It...

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Newport Beach Wedding
Santa Ynez Wedding at the Gainey Vineyards
This was a very special wedding for me. It wasn't the first wedding of the 2016 wedding season (my 20th year as a wedding photographer), but it was my first...

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Santa Ynez Wedding at the Gainey Vineyards
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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
Green Gables Estate Wedding
This past Saturday, Ashley & I were down in the San Diego area at the Green Gables Wedding Estate for a charming wedding for the younger sister of one of my...

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Green Gables Estate Wedding
Holiday Family Portraits
It's that time to start thinking about family portrait sessions for those holiday cards! I'll be back in Sunny California from November 11th through...

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Holiday Family Portraits
martha's vineyard wedding photography
I've always wanted to shoot a wedding on Martha's Vineyard so when Chuck & Brittney contacted me about their wedding... I jumped at the chance! Apparently Chuck...

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martha's vineyard wedding photography
San Diego Wedding Photography
This past Saturday I was down in classy San Diego for an intimate wedding at the Naval base on Point Loma. The bride was a bridesmaid in a wedding I shot...

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San Diego Wedding Photography
Martha's Vineyard Engagement Session
Here's a few of my favorites from the super fun engagement session I shot on Martha's Vineyard a week or so ago. Such a fun, cute couple and Ashley and I are so...

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Martha's Vineyard Engagement Session
Hermann Hill Wedding
This past Friday Ashley and I headed an hour or so west of St. Louis to shoot a lovely wedding at Hermann Hill Village & Chapel. Even though it was a bit warm,...

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Hermann Hill Wedding
Santa Ynez Wedding at the Gainey Vineyards
This was a very special wedding for me. It wasn't the first wedding of the 2016 wedding season (my 20th year as a wedding photographer), but it was my first...

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Santa Ynez Wedding at the Gainey Vineyards
Audrey turns 1
I cannot believe our baby girl turns 1 today! This past year has been the most significant year of my entire life (getting married and having a kid) and it has...

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Audrey turns 1
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! I want to start this post by wishing a special day to my mom... who I miss very much now that I live almost...

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Happy Mother's Day
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 turns 1
I cannot believe our baby girl turns 1 today! This past year has been the most significant year of my entire life (getting married and having a kid) and it has...

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Audrey turns 1
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! I want to start this post by wishing a special day to my mom... who I miss very much now that I live almost...

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Happy Mother's Day
Five Years of Fitness
5 years ago today I made one of the most important decisions of my entire life. I weighed in at 285 pounds on December 18th, 2010 and I knew I was on a...

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Five Years of Fitness
Lazy Man's Challenge
Nutrition is a controversial topic. Like politics and religion... it's based on our own personal belief system and it's up to everyone to decide for...

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Lazy Man's Challenge
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

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