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Today Josh and I are flying from LAX to Vancouver, Canada to celebrate our 3 year anniversary. The flight is about three hours long, which is just enough time to grow restless on the plane. Crying kids, flushing toilets, various people coughing, terrible snacks, and small seats are some of the things we all struggle with […]

Phone apps tend to make our life easier. From booking flights, finding things to do or helping us pack, apps work hard to simplify everything. What used to take guidebooks, maps and concierges to do, is now streamlined from a single device – your cell phone. There are countless travel apps out there, but we’re here to […]

This week in our 1976 Airstream renovation, we are back to the electrical! My grandpa created a custom 7 pin wire so we can now tow our Airstream to it’s new home when we are ready! Things are finally appearing to be coming along… It rained the other day and we unfortunately found our first […]

These past few weeks have been insane! We have gotten so much done with our Airstream, it’s pretty incredible. I think we might even break a world record here for the fastest vintage Airstream renovation! Wouldn’t that be cool?! This week we have a bunch of miscellaneous things to do to get the trailer to […]

When we first heard about “First Looks,” we weren’t really sure what to think. Why would the Bride and Groom want to see each other before the wedding ceremony? That breaks a HUGE tradition! Well, after shooting our first one – our minds were blown – and we highly recommend one on your wedding day. Here’s 5 reasons […]

5 Reasons You Should Consider A First Look

He cried when she walked down the aisle towards him. Big tears, that slid slowly down his cheeks as he wore a look of sheer bliss. Which, if you knew Geoff, he would swear up and down to you that would never happen. She smiled brightly at him, giving him a subtle nod of reassurance as she continued […]

Jewish wedding at Lakehouse Resort & Hotel Country Club in San Marcos, California

We travel often for our destination weddings, and we are always trying to fit all of our camera gear into a bag efficiently as possible. Especially when it comes to flying. We need to make sure we have our eyes on our gear at all times – no checking bags for us! Up until recently, […]

This week we are scrambling to finish as much as possible. Over the summer we subleased a townhouse with two other roommates, and our lease ends this weekend! When we bought our vintage Airstream, we thought we would be mostly doing cosmetic work, and rebuilding the furniture, but it ended up being a lot more […]

Week 2 has been all about the electrical components of our Airstream. Since we aren’t electricians, and don’t even want to attempt to tackle such a serious job on our own, we called in for help. My grandparents graciously dedicated a week with us to help repair all the wires, reroute them, and make them […]

On a warm and sunny day in Temecula, California, Nicole and Trevor stood in front of a beautiful fountain with their friends and family to bind their love for eternity. They glowed with happiness as they read each other their own vows, promising to never leave each other’s side. Nicole and Trevor, your love makes those around you […]

Blush and Neutral Tones Wedding at Menifee Lakes Country Club in Menifee, California

On a beautiful sunny day, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California Rebecca and Georges tied the Knot. They looked, and loved like they were straight out of the 1940’s. Years of courtship, and wooing, Georges was finally able to marry his gorgeous bride. It is isn’t often that we cry at weddings, but the […]

Beach Wedding at Malibu West Beach Club in Malibu, California.

Back in the 1920’s, a man name Wally Byam built the world’s first Airstream trailer. It began as a tent contraption that he built on a Model T chassis. After suffering through several rain storms, he decided a more permanent structure would be more beneficial and replaced the tent with a teardrop shaped shell to the […]

Today begins week 1 for our 1976 Land Yacht Sovereign Airstream renovation! We are so excited to get started on the demolition. Hammers, power drill, and masks are the essentials for today as we determine what to remove first. Our plan is to strip the Airstream to the bare aluminum to gain access to the […]

I love Mormon weddings. I really do. They are always classy, beautiful and full of genuine love. Maybe it’s the Newport Beach Temple that made this particular Mormon wedding so magical. The stained glass windows, the green grass and the tall palm trees make it feel like paradise. Or maybe, it’s simply the good vibes that seem to circulate […]

Mormon Wedding at Newport Beach Temple in Orange County, California

So umm….you know how it seems everyone is the universe is getting married right now? (At least to us it does since we are wedding photographers.) Well, we skipped that step for now and bought a home…and we can finally talk about it!! As some of you might not know, we’ve been searching for a home […]

They passed each other in the halls of their high school as teenagers until one day fate decided to bring them together. Rachel and Josh spent the last two years of high school afternoons and weekends enjoying each other’s company. When it came time for college, they had become inseparable and worked hard to graduate early […]

Lake Arrowhead Wedding at Alpine Camp and Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead, California.

The ring is on your finger and the wedding planning has begun! With checklists to get through and schedules to stick to, it can be undeniably stressful. But, before you decide to elope, we’re here to help. Once the guest list is complete, it’s time to send a save the date. A save the date is a courteous […]

The Ultimate Guide To Save The Date Etiquette

A destination wedding is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your marriage in a gorgeous location away from where you live. Sound expensive? Actually, it’s not! Every marriage begins with a unique love story. If yours is filled with a passion for adventure, wanderlust, and a motivation to celebrate your own way, a destination wedding might be the key to […]

10 Reasons You Should Have A Destination Wedding

With engagements happening every which way you look, I wanted to take a moment to share with you a few tips for couples planning their engagement session. Last I blogged my thoughts on Why Have An Engagement Session? so I feel like today’s post would be the perfect followup! We absolutely love photographing engagement sessions because it brings […]

This place was so RAD. If you have ever read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Last Bookstore would be heaven to you. If it really was the last bookstore, I think I would be ok with that. The walls were lined with books, the ceilings lined with books, even secret hidden vaulted rooms lined with books!! What […]

We just returned from a week in Austin, Texas, shooting a beautiful rustic wedding at The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge. The lodge is a dreamy 53-acre estate with endless fields of wildflowers, and historic Texas oak trees that will take your breath away. Pinch me. Lucky for us, we also had a chance to run around and explore the […]

It was the weekend, and one of the busiest times of the retail season. The glowing florescent lights, freshly folded clothes and buzzing energy made the day alive with possibilities. Trevor saw Mariah from across the room and watched her from a distance. It was his lunch break, and in a few moments of bravery, he crossed the […]

Laguna Beach Engagement Pictures by Moose Studio Photography

They’re dreamers, believers, and doers. They’re the type of people who love to watch movies, eat good food and share a quiet night together. Breianne and Jeffrey met about six years ago at Church through mutual friends. They had a thing for each other right off the bat and dated briefly before life decided to temporarily lead them […]

Marina Del Rey Wedding Wedding at Marina Del Rey Hotel in Orange County, Canada

The wedding day is one of the most important occasions in Persian culture. It is an event where all are invited, no expenses are spared and much feasting takes place. Soudeh and Bardiyah’s wedding was no exception. It was a five star production, with not a detail missed. With their family and friends gathered around them, […]

Persian wedding at Mission San Juan Capistrano in Orange County, California

She waited patiently. Her whole life. Because she was certain that one day her true prince charming would appear in her life. And he did… On a gorgeous overcast day in Austin, Texas, Arabella and Jamie married at The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge surrounded by fields of wildflowers and majestic Texas oak trees. Their love was […]

Italian Vineyard Wedding at The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge in Austin, Texas

These two…what can I say? They were just incredible people and made me choke up during their thank you speeches. Matt’s family graciously let them host their wedding day event at their private residence in Pasadena, California.  The entire day was centered around their love and family. A spectacular ceremony held on the front lawn […]

Intimate Backyard Wedding in Orange County, California

I’ve been trying to write this blog post for hours, and I can’t put into words how special this Orange County backyard wedding was to me. My mother, Giselle, married her fiance last month in their backyard. Their wedding day was nothing short of perfection. In its colorful simplicity, it was absolutely gorgeous and we […]

Orange and Gold Backyard Wedding in Orange County, California

They met at a medical facility. Under the fluorescent lights, she sat in the waiting room. Marvin noticed Giselle’s brown eyes and bright smile and knew she was different. He was intrigued and planned to get to know her. Marvin began writing her love letters and burning mix cds. Together they laughed, joked and wrote back […]

San Juan Capistrano Engagement Pictures by Moose Studio Photography

We jumped in the car with out shorts on and our sweaters worn loosely over our bodies. The California sun shining it’s beautiful rays upon us as we drove towards La Jolla, California to explore for the day. As we got closer to the sea, I could smell the salt in the air, kissing my […]

When it comes to wedding planning, the expenses start to add up, and brides are always looking to cut costs – makeup should not be one of them. Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime event and it needs to be treated as such. We believe you should leave makeup application to the pros, and […]

Why You Should hire A Professional Makeup Artist On Your Wedding Day

We met Mike and Erika for drinks at a local bar in Laguna Beach to get to know each other. As young parents to their beautiful one year old daughter, London, they shared with us they hadn’t been on a real date in a while. They were both excited to be able to spend the day just […]

Laguna Beach Engagement Pictures by Moose Studio Photography

On a gorgeously overcast day in Southern California, Austin and Amanda married at the Giracci Vineyards surrounded by stunning willow trees, a barn, and sunflowers. Their love, much like the oversized willow trees, was stood proudly for all to see and admire. Austin and Amanda, my heart bursts with happiness for the two of you. Despite all your hardships and […]

Outdoor Barn Wedding at Giracci Vineyards in Orange County, California.

Many couples ask us – Should we get engagement photos done? Our answer is always YES! We whole-heartedly believe that in order for couples to have the best wedding photography experience possible, it should begin before the wedding day arrives. Here is our perspective on why every couple should have an engagement session. * * * Spend Quality Time Together […]

San Juan Capistrano Caspers Wilderness Park Engagement Session | Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Decide Where You Want To Go This may seem pretty obvious, but it actually can be quite a daunting task. There are so many beautiful places in this world, it can be hard to decide where you want to go first. I personally have a list that I keep in my journal of all the […]

Ahh, the much dreaded wedding guest list is on the agenda today. The wedding guest list doesn’t have to be another chore to do, but a chance to spend time with your fiancé. The guests should be people you want to spend time with on your wedding day because they will be there to share the […]

The traditional wedding registry dates back to the 1920’s, when department store Macy’s invented one of the first gift registries. Today, the wedding registry has evolved into a variety of options such as donating to a charity, funding a honeymoon or a down payment for a future home. Here are 10 alternative options to the traditional department […]

10 Alternatives To The Traditional Wedding Registry

Salty air. Sandy toes. Warm golden rays of light. This is probably what you have in mind when you think of Southern California. On average, we get over 150 days of sunshine a year. Snow?! It wouldn’t happen in a million years…or so I thought. Despite all odds, in the middle of the night last week, winter arrived.  The […]

Winter In Southern California

As life slowly becomes more hectic for us, I’ve come to cherish the quiet early morning hours. For a natural night owl like myself, it has been a challenge to reach this appreciation, but also very rewarding. Whether you naturally wake up feeling alert and productive or wake up with the functioning of a zombie (like me), these […]

None of us can be relentlessly upbeat all the time, but a positive mind-set is crucial when the going gets tough! With practice, we can learn to adjust our attitudes in order to make them work in our favor. One of the major things I have started to work on lately is my own personal development. My goal […]

Today brings the last day on our two week epic road trip from California to Oregon. It has been such an incredible journey driving through California and Oregon. Both Josh and I agree we would do it again in a heart beat. The beauty we have seen has been unreal. We hadn’t originally planned to see Yosemite […]

Adventure On The Road : Yosemite National Park

The adventure continues today as we drive to what seems to be the middle of nowhere. Salty air filled our noses as we checked out of our hotel on the Oregon Coast and headed inland to Sweet Creek Trail. As we dove into the trees we began to feel like we had exclusive access to the heart […]

Our epic road trip from California to Oregon has been intertwined with city life and nature. After two amazing days in Portland, Oregon, we are embarking back on our journey to connect with nature on the Oregon Coast. We tried…more like barely made an effort… to get an early start this morning. With the gloomy skies […]

Adventure On The Road : The Oregon Coast

After two 8 hour days of driving, Josh and I finally arrived in Portland, Oregon today in the early evening. Portland, Oregon was not what we imagined – not even close. We pictured a smaller version of San Francisco bustling with people trying to stay out of the rain. It was anything but that… Try asking […]

What To Do In Portland, Oregon In Less Than 48 Hours

There are tons of waterfalls in Oregon, United States but these are the three we were able to see on our epic road trip from California to Oregon. Each waterfall we hiked to, we stood in awe and wonder at their powerful stance in nature. It was almost too much to take in all at […]

3 Stunning Waterfalls You Don't Want To Miss In Portland, Oregon

A few weeks ago, I took a leap of faith and quite my full time job as a preschool teacher to pursue wedding photography full time. To be California and destination wedding photographers is a dream that Josh and I are ready to actualize. Quitting my stable 9-5 job was one of the hardest decisions I have ever […]

Our Epic Road Trip From California To Oregon

In her junior year at UCLA, Sophronia took a trip out to Lake Havisu with her friends during Spring Break. Looking forward to a week full of sunshine, water and relaxation, she had no idea what the stars had aligned for her. While relaxing on her vacation, a kind mutual friend decided to introduce Sophronia to Mazen. Right away, […]

Mt. Baldy Engagement Session | Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

The first time Anastasya laid eyes on Joey was over sushi with some friends. From the very first moment, she couldn’t resist his charming smile. She was new to California, leaving behind her hometown in Virginia and was in the mood to meet new friends. Little did she know, Joey would become much more than […]

San Juan Capistrano Caspers Wilderness Park Engagement Session | Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

You must be thinking, what the heck is a goat walk?! Completely understandable, because that was our same thought as we nearly drove right past Dave’s Goat Walk and The Log Barn. As it turns out, a goat walk is a special overhead platform created for the goats so that they can climb to the top […]

While driving East in British Columbia today, we came across a sign for The Enchanted Forest. Naturally curious, we had to see what it was all about! Little did we know, we were in for a real surprise. Upon arrival, it was as if we had transported into a real life fairytale. A grand stone castle stood majestically […]

The Enchanted Forest In British Columbia, Canada

They met in the halls of their middle school. His eyes mesmerized her, making everything fall away as if they were the only two people that existed. It was young love. With a turn of events, Danielle and her family moved to another city. Steven was devastated, swearing that he had lost his one true love. Several […]

Summerhill Pyramid Winery Wedding in Kelowna BC | Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

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