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Amazon.com aStore

04.30.2007

One of my favorite sites on the entire internet is Amazon.com. I love that place. At first it was just about geting books at a discounted price, and since I collect photo coffee table books, which are expensive, the site has saved me a lot of money over the years. I now get most of my movies from Amazon as well, but they also sell so many other...

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bed head

04.29.2007

A few weeks ago I posted a poll asking what y'all wanted to see on my blog, and 77 people actually checked the box saying they wanted to see more self portraits of me (only God knows why!) So when I woke up this morning (early afternoon to be precise), and caught a glimpse of my mug in the mirror and thought to myself... "Where's my camera?" ...

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my parental units

04.28.2007

34 years ago today, my mom & dad walked down the aisle and tied the knot. They were high school sweethearts and they are still in love all these years later. My folks are truly the coolest people. Of course we butted heads in those high school years, but they have alwasy been there to support me and my sister in everything we've done. I am so lucky...

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personal site updated

04.27.2007

I finally got around to updating my personal site with some of the images I took when Jessica and I went on our "Great America Road Trip" back in January (if you check out that link, just click "previous" at the bottom of eaach page to see the next day). Most of the images were processed in Photoshop with the Totally Rad Actions (link at the...

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subway

04.26.2007

This afternoon I enjoyed a delicious sandwich from Subway! Ok, maybe it wasn't that great, but at least it was low in fat and somewhat healthy. I starting thinking back to my time when I worked as a "Sandwich Engineer" at Subway back in 1989. It was my first real job that I actually filled out an application for. (I umpired little league games...

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a.d.d.

04.25.2007

Ok, I am bored, I am blogging from my blackberry at a seminar that is only been going for 20 minutes. I still have like 6 and a half hours left. My wicked case of A.D.D. has kicked in and I am wondering why I woke up at dark o'clock 30, drove through crazy LA traffic, paid $99 to come to a workshop about the new Adobe Lightroom, which is a new...

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[ b ] showered

04.24.2007

This month's postcard:

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[ b ] school update

04.23.2007

I just wanted to give y'all a little update of what is going on with the [ b ] school. First of all, the t-shirts will be available for purchase soon! They are packaged and ready to go, we are just waiting for our new online shopping cart to be completed (I've been told its going to be very soon now... and once it's up, I'll be sharing a demo...

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april 21st wedding in palm springs

04.22.2007

What a great wedding and a super cool couple! Yesterday, Marisa and I headed out near Palm Springs to shoot a fabulous event for some awesome people. The couple was so fun, down to earth and goofy. It was so fun watching them interact all day long. After some rain in SoCal on Friday, Saturday was a perfect day in the desert... 78 degrees, puffy...

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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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maui wedding
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
destination wedding in destin
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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wedding at the terranea resort
rancho del cielo wedding
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
Wedding at The Peninsula Chicago
Last weekend I was in Chicago for a beautiful union of not only 2 lovely people, but two wonderful families. When the bride originally contacted me, she...

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Wedding at The Peninsula Chicago
Silver Creek Valley Country Club Wedding
This past weekend I was in the Silicon Valley shooting a wedding on a picture perfect day at the Silver Creek Valley Country Club. It was coordinated by Nicole...

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Silver Creek Valley Country Club Wedding
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worth every penny
Forest Park Engagement Session
After having to cancel our shoot the week prior, we were able to sneak in an engagement session last Sunday before the tornado watches started. These two...

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Forest Park Engagement Session
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...

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Silicon Valley Engagement Session
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
new-york-london-paris
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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