[b]ecker's blog http://blog.thebecker.com/ the becker photography blog en-us Wedding at the La Venta Inn http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1113/Wedding-at-the-La-Venta-Inn http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1113/Wedding-at-the-La-Venta-Inn Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:20:00 GMT La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates, which is one of my favorite wedding venues. The property is nestled in a gorgeous community overlooking the Pacific and provides an incredible view of the South Bay. The New York Food Company provided the catering and La Tulipe Floral Designs did the flowers.

Here are a few of my favorite relaxed portraits, amazing details and real moments:

NYC engagement session http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1112/NYC-engagement-session http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1112/NYC-engagement-session Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:55:00 GMT 08-08-08 groom. The groom to be is a professional magician and we had a blast roaming around Central Park and Time Square. I'm really looking forward to coming back to NYC next summer for the wedding.

After the shoot, they treated Ashley & I to an incredible dinner at Quality Meats (Amazing!). Joshua also performed a few cards tricks after dessert and one of them still has my mind racing trying to figure out how he did it. Seriously... it pissed me off it was so good!

His new book, Big Magic for Little Hands is being released this month and is perfect for anyone with kids who are interested in magic. He signed a copy for Ashley's niece who loves it. So sweet!

Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1111/Wedding-at-the-Inn-at-Rancho-Santa-Fe http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1111/Wedding-at-the-Inn-at-Rancho-Santa-Fe Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:33:00 GMT The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego. It was a pleasure working with Karina Hale and her team from Couture Events. Adorations divan amazing job with the florals & decor and thanks to the girls at Natchurale for the wonderful job they did on everyone's hair and make up.

Here are a few of my favorite relaxed portraits, amazing details and real moments:

maui wedding http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1110/maui-wedding http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1110/maui-wedding Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:36:00 GMT 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 actually a wedding planner who I've known for several years, Jennifer Renee. I was quite honored that she chose me out of all of the photographers that she knows and has worked with. She was a gorgeous bride and the groom cleaned up nicely as well! I love shooting these kinds of weddings. Small, intimate, and the people were just so much fun!

We had the privilege of working with Michelle and her team at Aloha Events & Catering. They were great... when it started raining, they were calm and brought plenty of plastic tarps to cover the table and benches. You could tell it wasn't their first rodeo!

Although it rained for a bit and the ceremony was delayed for an hour or so, it turned out to be a beautiful day and we were able to capture some of our relaxed portraits, amazing details and real moments. Here are a few of my favorites:

The bride had this gorgeous piece of art commissioned as a gift to the groom. It has a bunch of personal items and images built into it. It was done by Bethany Commemory Fine Art:

A quick peek at Instagram won't hurt anyone! #pirainowedding

5 in a row of the bride, then 1 of the groom (that seems about right!):

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rancho del cielo wedding http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1109/rancho-del-cielo-wedding http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1109/rancho-del-cielo-wedding Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:25:00 GMT Rancho del Cielo. I had the pleasure of working with Erika & Lauren from Joie De Vivre. Ezai Floral Design & Found Rentals helped make everything look amazing.

Here are a few of my favorite relaxed portraits and real moments:

South Bay Wedding http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1108/South-Bay-Wedding http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1108/South-Bay-Wedding Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:31:00 GMT
Back in 2008, I shot Tim & Sheri's wedding.

Last weekend, Sheri's little sister tied the knot and I was honored to be a part of it.

The ceremony took place at the First Christian Church in Torrance and the reception was at The Reef in Long Beach.

Here are a few of my favorite relaxed portraits & real moments:

I wonder what was going through the groom's mind at this exact moment?

Thanks to Jennifer Whalen for second shooting with me!

Abbott Kinney Engagement Session http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1107/Abbott-Kinney-Engagement-Session http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1107/Abbott-Kinney-Engagement-Session Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:44:00 GMT

Balboa Park Engagement Session http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1104/Balboa-Park-Engagement-Session http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1104/Balboa-Park-Engagement-Session Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:13:00 GMT

Wedding at Marbella http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1106/Wedding-at-Marbella http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1106/Wedding-at-Marbella Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:22:00 GMT Visual Exposure. The wedding & reception took place at the Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano. I actually love shooting for other photographers... it feels nice that that picked me over any other of their peers and it gives me extra motivation to step it up a notch. It was a picture perfect SoCal day and I am so happy for him and Melody.

Here are a few of my favorite relaxed portraits, amazing details and real moments:

Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1105/Max-Thieriot-Wedding-at-the-Ritz-Carlton-Lake-Tahoe http://blog.thebecker.com/index.cfm/postID/1105/Max-Thieriot-Wedding-at-the-Ritz-Carlton-Lake-Tahoe Sun, 01 Jun 2014 18:10:00 GMT Ritz Carlton in Lake Tahoe on June 1st, 2013.

The groom, Max Thieriot, is one of the stars of A&E's Bates Motel and I was originally not able to blog the wedding due to the non-disclosure agreement that I signed, but the couple has graciously allowed me to share a few of their favorite relaxed portraits.

Honestly, it was one of the nicest weddings I've shot in my entire career and the couple was one of my all time faves. They couldn't have been more down to earth, humble and kind. It was a picture perfect day and one I will not soon forget. These two met as teenagers and it was obvious how much they loved each other. I was so happy to have been a part of their day!

Lexi was absolutely stunning:

And Max is almost too good looking:

Together they are absolutely adorable:

Oh... and if you aren't watching Bates Motel you really should check it out. Everyone knows what happened in Psycho, but this chilling series takes viewers inside Norman Bates' world before Marion Crane checked in.

The first season is on Netflix and they just finished the 2nd season (available on iTunes).