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There are many California Vineyard Wedding Venues to choose from, (in fact, almost half of the nation’s wineries are in Cali) but these ones are simply stunning and quite honestly – as professional wedding photographers – our favorites! Sunshine, wine and romantic scenery – what more could you need? Not only will you have an […]

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 […]

How To Decide Where To Get Ready on Your Wedding Day

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. […]

How To Prepare Your Fiancé For The Engagement Session

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 […]

21 Creative Ideas To Make An Unforgettable Wedding Exit Together

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 […]

How To Find The Perfect Location For Your Engagement Photos

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. […]

How To Write Thank You Notes For Your Wedding Gifts

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 […]

How To Find The Perfect Wedding Officiant

When planning a wedding, no detail can be deemed too small. You’ve spent thousands of dollars to ensure your wedding day will be absolutely perfect. However, after shooting destination weddings for over 3 years now, we’ve noticed nearly every bride we’ve worked with, has always forgotten this one thing that can make a huge difference to […]

The One Thing Every Bride Forgets On Their Wedding Day

Photographing the getting ready details is one of our favorite parts of the wedding day because it allows us to prepare for the rest of the day. This is when the couple gets ready separately, surrounded by their family, friends and bridal party. We like to photograph a bride’s details in a way that matches and […]

12 Essential Getting Ready Details For Your Wedding Day

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

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 […]

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

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

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

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