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wedding at the carmel mission & santa lucia preserve, part 2

wedding at the carmel mission & santa lucia preserve, part 2

09.22.2010

Last weekend I shot a wonderful wedding at the Carmel Mission and the reception took place at the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California. If you missed part 1 of this wedding post, click here and read it first. Although we were rushed at the church and only had a few minutes for family portraits at the alter due to a long ceremony, we had...

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wedding at the carmel mission & santa lucia preserve, part 1

wedding at the carmel mission & santa lucia preserve, part 1

09.21.2010

I love my job. I really do. I think it's an honor and a privilege to be trusted by so many wonderful couples to artfully document one of the most important days of their lives. I have a passion for photography and a passion for people. I feel so blessed to be able to do something I love for a living and I am grateful that my clients trust me and...

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burning man 2010, metropolis

burning man 2010, metropolis

09.13.2010

It's time for my annual Burning Man post. I'd love to write more about it and share my thoughts on the entire Burning Man experience, but I find it very difficult to put into articulate words, so I'm just going to show some photos and write a few captions. If you want to hear in my own words my thoughts about at and you are a [ b ] School member,...

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engagement photos in laguna beach

engagement photos in laguna beach

09.11.2010

I really love shooting engagement photos as it gives me a chance to get to the know the couple, see how they photograph, and it also give the couple a chance to get used to my pace and style of shooting. These two were a breeze to shoot. I don't think they blinked in any of the shots and looked amazing at every angle. I am really looking forward to...

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caden's first day of school

caden's first day of school

09.08.2010

Caden started Kindergarten today and I got up early to walk him to school and take a few photos, not to mention give him a little advice on his first day of school. Ya know how you always wished you knew then, what you know now? Well, I am going to teach that kid all I know and he'll go places. Places like the principal's office! He was very...

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holman ranch wedding

holman ranch wedding

09.07.2010

This past Labor Day weekend I found myself in Carmel Valley at the Holman Ranch on a picture perfect day for a wedding. I love shooting up in that part of California. It's absolutely gorgeous and I was honored to be a part of such a wonderful wedding. I didn't get a chance to meet the couple before the wedding, but as soon as I arrived, I was...

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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
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
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...

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St. Sophia wedding & Athenaeum reception
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
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 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
My new website has arrived!
I am very pleased to announce the arrival of my brand spanking new website! Ever since ditching my Flash based website a couple years ago, I have bounced...

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My new website has arrived!
Wedding at Washington University
This past Saturday I shot a lovely wedding on a crisp Fall day at Graham Chapel on the grounds of Washington University. It was an intimate affair for a very...

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Wedding at Washington University
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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