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Engagement photos at the Orange Circle

Engagement photos at the Orange Circle

04.25.2011

Last week I was up in the Orange Circle shooting an engagement session for a very good friend of mine. Mindi was a guest at a wedding that I shot back in '99, and she actually caught the bouquet at the reception. I've shot many photos of her and over the years and we've kept in touch and became friends. I am so excited to be shooting her wedding to...

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engagement photos at tablerock

engagement photos at tablerock

04.21.2011

I'm feeling old! Yesterday I shot an engagement session for my 2nd grade teacher's daughter. When I was chatting with the bride to be, I think I realized that I was in 2nd grade back in 1980. I actually has a little crush on my second grade teacher, but I don't want to talk about that right now! Anyway, I am very exciting to shoot these two this...

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Florence, Venice & Cinque Terre

Florence, Venice & Cinque Terre

04.14.2011

After shooting Dale & Meredith's awesome wedding at the Four Season in Firenze, Keats & I took a nice well deserved vacation around Italy. It was such a perfect trip that combined both business and pleasure. We arrived in Florence on a Monday night, and absolutely fell in love with the Four Seasons. It's incredible how much a difference a nice...

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laguna beach engagement photos

laguna beach engagement photos

04.13.2011

These two kids flew down from the Bay Area last weekend to shoot their engagement photos. We trekked down to Laguna Beach and just hung out for an hour or so. We also took a few photos! ;-) They are getting married next year at Rancho Las Lomas, one of my favorite venues.

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Addison is Pinkalicious

Addison is Pinkalicious

04.09.2011

Today my niece Addison is 3 years old. Yesterday, she had her "Pinkalicious" party complete with pink cupcakes, pink candy, pink crayons, pinkk peeps, pink party favors and even a mostly pink bouncy house. Everyone in attendance also wore pink (except for me who forgot).

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Wedding Photography at the Four Seasons Firenze

Wedding Photography at the Four Seasons Firenze

04.04.2011

Y'all know me... I love shooting weddings and I especially love shooting destination weddings. You also know that I approach every wedding assignment as if I were an old friend with a fancy camera. I want to show up, blend in and just document the day as it unfolds without turning the entire wedding into a big photo shoot. Well, we I get asked to...

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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
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
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
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
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
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 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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