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Taylor and Ryan first met through mutual friends at a coffee shop in Arizona. It wasn’t until almost a year later that they went on their first official date. From that day forward, they became attached at the hip. Growing up, Taylor’s family spent their annual vacation relaxing by the beach in Newport Beach, California. […]

Weddings

Jenny and Nick are straight up one of the best couples we’ve ever worked with. From their Los Angeles Arboretum And Botanic Garden Engagement to their wedding reception at Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club, they have adorned us with compliments and good faith. We strive to make each and every one of couples feel […]

Weddings

Tucked away in the hills of Murrieta lies the Fontainebleau Venue. Located on five acres, it’s a gorgeous and romantic venue featuring french gardens, terraced lawns, brick pathways, and magnificent oak trees. From the moment we arrived, we knew something magical was going to be created! Kathleen and Jereme have a special place in a hearts. […]

Weddings

The historic Santa Barbara Club played host to a beautifully sophisticated wedding last weekend. Renowned for its Wine Country cuisine and secluded garden oasis within the city, it was a beautiful space to say the least. Talea and Evan celebrated the joining of two families, and their love for eternity. Talea and Evan, thank you […]

Weddings

Krista and Kyle met in a college accounting class. They were assigned to be in the same group on a class project and started talking and studying together. After what seemed to be many months later, Kyle worked up the courage to ask her out. Fast forward four years of wild, fun adventures together…He proposed! […]

Engagements

We’d been looking forward to this weekend’s Serendipity Garden wedding for over a year now; and for so many reasons, we know it’s one that we’ll never forget. We met Lauren and Andrew in Big Bear, California for their engagement session last year, and knew right away they were our kind of people. They are […]

Weddings

Weddings

They currently call San Francisco home, their nest not too far away from views of the ocean, and redwood trees. But last weekend, the Environmental Center in Newport Beach, California is where they choose to become officially husband and wife. It was a gorgeous venue filled with butterflies, evergreens and cacti, hidden just 15 minutes […]

Weddings

This past July, we flew to Seattle, Washington to photograph a wedding and visit some new friends. We had no idea about the beauty that would await us. From the moment we stepped off the plane, our souls felt deeply connected to the Earth. To say that it has become our happy place would be […]

Travel

Caitlin and James married at the Newport Beach LDS Temple. They promised each other to continue their love through their actions and words. It was a bright and sunny day in Orange County, California. They opted to see each other before the ceremony and shared their first look at their bridal session last week. The […]

Weddings

They met at church. She was sitting off to the side of the chapel when a friend Hannah asked her to come sit in the middle with her before the service began. Caitlin happily moved seats and they began talking about college, and their future careers. In the middle of their conversation, a surprisingly tall, […]

Bridals

So many dreams were fulfilled on this beautiful Southern California day. There was not a cloud in the sky, and the sun shined brightly down upon the guests. Maddy and Charlie married at Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club with the beautiful mountains behind them.They promised each other to continue their love not by way of mere […]

Weddings

Your wedding day is here! All the planning, and dreaming and preparing you have been doing led you to this very day.  It’s beautiful, magical and exciting. Today is the day that you are going to marry the man of your dreams. Today is the day you are going to become a wife. But, as […]

Wedding Planning

Let’s be honest here. Unless you happen to have one of those “Instagram Husbands” your groom is most likely not going to be into the whole picture thing. Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and we get it! We often receive emails from brides who are worried their groom won’t be into the engagement photo process. […]

Wedding Planning

The wedding day is coming to an end and it’s time to make your grand exit. Aside from the gorgeous photo op, your wedding exit is the grand finale to one of the most amazing days of your life. It is the perfect chance for friends and family to literally shower you with love. Showering newlyweds with […]

Wedding Planning

With its iconic sunny climate, Southern California offers a plethora of eateries, beaches and unexpectedly awesome things to do in Orange County. The affluent beach communities are known for being the ultimate place to shop, eat and relax. Whether you’re looking to escape the never ending cold winters, improve your surfing skills or tan in the […]

Travel

As creative entrepreneurs, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind. Owning a business is a challenging journey, with many risks and rewards. To stay rooted, you need to know if that journey is worth taking. And if so, why? Having a deep understanding of your why, will influence everything you do. Today, we will define your […]

Business

They played against each other during co-ed softball in Fullerton. When Jereme noticed her from across the field he asked his friends about her. Unfortunately for him, she had a boyfriend at the time. So many weeks passed before they crossed paths again. After Kathleen ended her previous relationship, her friend encouraged her to get back […]

Engagements

Their mutual friends had met on match.com and were throwing a Super Bowl party to celebrate. When Evan arrived, the first person he noticed was Talea. She was in a bathing suit, and he couldn’t keep his eyes off of her! He was shy though and didn’t approach her. Talea being fearless, decided to be the one to break […]

Engagements

This week we decided to focus on the plumbing. The process of putting together the entire system turned out to be a much bigger project than we ha originally thought. We had to figure out where the water was going to come into the trailer and what path it would take once inside. We tried […]

Airstream Renovation

They officially met through mutual friends at their Huntington Beach high school. But even before that, Cassie knew of Michael. His friend lived in her neighborhood and borrowed her camera. When she got the camera back, and scrolled through the photos, there was a cute guy in one of them. One day, Cassie attempted to introduce herself and […]

Engagements

We’re obsessed with Instagram. There’s no denying that. In the last two years, we have built a following of over 11,000 people on the social media app. Instagram has brought us more clients than all our other social media platforms combined. We hustle everyday to research trending hashtags, create an aesthetically pleasing feed and attract new followers to our […]

Social Media

Oh, you didn’t think that you could just use the Instagram app did you? Gaining a loyal following on Instagram that translates into a profitable business requires a few extra steps. Gone are the days of just posting whatever is on your iPhone. They key to growing a loyal audience on Instagram is to have high […]

Social Media

Some call Instagram Stories the Snapchat Copycat. But, we’re not here today to debate whether or not Instagram stole Snapchat’s idea. Our only struggle with Instagram Stories is that it’s one more aspect of social media that we have to worry about! We find it nearly impossible to maintain a unique story on both Snapchat and Instagram. That is, until […]

Social Media

Staying focused has been one of the biggest challenges for me since starting my own business. My mind is constantly going a million miles a minute. There is so much to do each day, and there never seems to be enough time to do it all. It has often gotten to the point where I end up […]

Business

Caroline and Brett are seriously one of the sweetest couples. You may remember them from their Big Bear engagement session, and their Grand Californian Hotel & Spa wedding day couldn’t have matched their outdoorsy filled personalities any better. Throughout each part of the day, one thing was so apparent : their overflowing excitement and love […]

Weddings

As California + Destination wedding photographers we shoot a lot of engagement sessions. The number one struggle clients have while preparing for their shoot is choosing a location. We love to offer suggestions for the perfect location, but ultimately let the couple make the final call. We want them to feel connected and invested in the place […]

Wedding Planning

If you haven’t already heard, Snapchat just went public. This is huge. After launching the social media app in 2011, Snapchat has been growing fiercely. With such a simple, yet clever premise of disappearing photos/videos, marketers struggle to find ways to incorporate the app into their daily social media strategy. Today we are sharing 15 ways […]

Social Media

They met at a Christmas party over three years ago. The pine sweet smell of the tree ghosted through the room. The festive party was beautifully decorated for the holidays. People chatted excitedly with one another, their voices falling in and out like waves. But all of it faded away when Austin’s eyes landed on Lindsay. As soon […]

Engagements

After the wedding day is over, and all the gifts have been opened, it’s time to say thank you. When we first heard about people texting instead of sending a traditional post-wedding thank you note, we thought it was a joke. Despite being a part of the millennial generation, we think that trend needs to stop. […]

Wedding Planning

Back when we first learned about content upgrades and email marketing, the idea was exhilarating. Who would have thought that you could make thousands of dollars from an email list?! As our research continued, we had to decide which email marketing platform to use. So when we heard about the simplicity of ConvertKit, it was too good to be […]

Blogging

As destination wedding photographers, we’ve seen hundreds of ceremonies. In fact, the wedding ceremony is one of our favorite parts of the wedding day! In just a short period of time, we get to witness the chemistry between the bride and groom and hear what brought them together. It is no doubt, a magical experience. However, the […]

Wedding Planning

It was Jenny’s first day of college at Cal Poly Pomona, and he sat right in front of her in history class. Little did she know, that he had already spotted her before class and knew he had to talk to her. She was gorgeous! You know that feeling you get when you know someone is […]

Engagements

If you haven’t figured it out by now, Pinterest is a website traffic powerhouse. Many people are still under the impression that it’s just a place to pin pretty photos to their virtual boards. Nope. Pinterest is a search engine, just like Google. Which means, the more people who see your pins on Pinterest, the more […]

Social Media

After trekking through the amazing Zion National Park yesterday, we decided to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park today. The park is known for it’s majestic hoodoos; hoodoos are sandstone pillars formed over time from erosion. Bryce Canyon is relatively small, so you are able to see a lot in one day, but there’s enough to do that […]

Travel

When we arrived in Big Bear for Lauren and Andrew’s engagement session, we stood in awe at the recent snowfall that blanketed everything. Stepping out of our car and hearing the distinctive crunch of snow underfoot, got our hearts racing. We knew we were in for some fun! The air was crisp but heavy with humidity […]

Engagements

Last night we arrived in Zion National Park. Barely. On the drive from our home in Newport Beach, Ca to Utah we got hit with a crazy hail/snow storm. As luck would have it, the car needed gas, and one of us had to get out and stand in the cold to pump it. To be fair, we decided […]

Travel

This Zion National Park engagement session is one we will never forget! A few weeks ago, Sophie and Mazen asked us if we’d like to spend three days exploring with them in Utah. Of course we said yes! And so the adventure began… Sophie and Mazen traveled all the way from their home in Los Angeles, […]

Engagements

If you follow us @moosestudio on Instagram, it’s no secret how much time we spend  on the social media platform. We l-o-v-e what a great tool it is to grow your business and are obsessed with helping you achieve that growth. Today, we’re talking about some of the lies people tell about building and growing your Instagram account. We’re sure they’re coming from […]

Social Media

We are so excited to share this California backyard wedding with you! This was the very last wedding of our season, and we couldn’t have picked a better grand finale! Oh, where do we even begin? From the moment we met Marisol three years ago, we knew we would be great friends. For a lot […]

Weddings

Gone are the days where the sheer number of followers you have is all that really matters. Instagram has become a digital business card and portfolio. When someone pops over to your profile, they don’t waste a second determining whether or not they want to follow you. So that begs the question, is your Instagram profile worthy enough […]

Social Media

You know those couples, the ones that you immediately feel like you’re best friends with? Well, that is Maddy and Charlie! When they met us for their engagement session last week – looking AMAZING, we might add – we just clicked! Just like us, they’ve known each other for over seven years. They officially met at a party […]

Engagements

Oh, friends! Do we have a fantastic wedding to share with you today! We had the absolute pleasure of photographing Alex and Melissa’s gorgeous navy blue Hornblower Cruise wedding in Newport Beach, California. We loved the way Melissa chose to incorporate navy blue, and crisp whites, with just a touch of light pink. The way they tied […]

Weddings

When we first started our Instagram account, we knew nothing about the social media platform. We were tired of the declining engagement on Facebook, and thought, “what the hell, let’s see what Instagram can do for our business.” Truth be told, there were many Instagram mistakes that were made. We posted content that was specifically about what we had done […]

Social Media

Of all the students in his high school class, she stood out. Brett noticed Caroline’s dark hair, and beautiful smile and knew she was different. He was intrigued and planned to get to know his classmate. When she left to study abroad in Europe, he missed her tremendously. He worked hard to save his lunch for […]

Engagements

We love love love Instagram. Aside from Snapchat, it is by far one of our favorite social media platforms to be on. We can guarantee if you’re not on it yet, your competitor already is. One of the biggest mistakes we made when we first started using Instagram was to not utilize hashtags. What were we thinking?! […]

Social Media

Facebook groups are an amazing way to connect with other bloggers and creative entrepreneurs online. We have met some of our greatest online friends by interacting in them. They are a safe place to as questions, and get feedback. We just launched our own Facebook group The Moose Lounge, to foster a community of creative entrepreneurs and bloggers […]

Social Media

Ahh the heat has finally broke here in Newport Beach and we can finally work on our Airstream without sweating so much! If you missed our Airstream renovation update last week, you can catch up here. Today begins the framing of our kitchen dinette table. In the picture below, we’ve used painters tape to indicate […]

Airstream Renovation

Instagram has been one of the most powerful tools we have used to build our California + Destination Wedding Photography business. On average, we get 3-5 wedding inquiries a month from brides that found us on the platform. And it cost us ZERO dollars to get their attention! All that was required was time and engagement. This […]

Social Media

So you’ve started a blog, and now you want to scream from the rooftops to let the world know. Facebook. Instagram. Pinterest. Twitter. You’re announcing it everywhere and crossing your fingers that people will visit. But, once you start generating consistent traffic to your blog, how are you going to convince people to subscribe? Install Sumo for FREE. It’s a […]

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