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Emily and Austin Dana Point Engagement

Recently Emily, Austin and I went down to the Dana Point harbor for their engagement photos. They have a passionate connection to the ocean. Emily even volunteers at the Ocean Institute where they will have their wedding next year. And of course it will be ocean themed. I'm pretty dang excited about their upcoming wedding which will have open exhibits at the Ocean Institute including touch tanks and the like.

But this day was a perfect day for a walk on the beach. Check out these highlights!

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Ryan and Mel Washington State Wedding

Ryan and Mel's Washington State wedding.

I was so excited that Mel and Ryan asked me to travel to Washington State for their wedding! A wedding in the forest is right up my alley! But what I loved the most was Ryan and Mel. Ryan and I go way back but it was the first time I was able to meet Mel and it was easy to see why they made just a great couple. These two are everything I could ask for in a couple. They are so down to Earth, loving, playful and fun beyond belief! But really, it was all about family and friends getting together and having a good time.

Check out these highlights!

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Maryann and Brad Huntington Beach Engagement

Maryann and Brad's Huntington Beach engagement photos.

I recently met Brad and Maryann at the Huntington Beach Pier for their engagement photos. Maryann is an old neighbor of mine and I was definitely excited to get the phone call with the big news of her wedding next year! When I met Brad for the first time I could see why these two fell in love. What a great couple! I think these photos capture their care free personalities perfectly. Enjoy these the highlights!

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Accetta Holiday Photos

The holidays are upon us and that means it's time to update your family holiday photos! Whether you need a new family portrait on the wall or you need to send out this year's Christmas cards you don't want to miss this year's special. Click here for more info on my holiday photo special! Book your session while there is still time! Here are the Accetta's family holiday photos from last week.

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Matt & Danielle Engagement Proposal - Laguna Beach

I love shooting engagement proposals. It's obviously a surprise, it presents certain challenges and it's always a joyous event. I was excited when Matt asked me to photograph his engagement proposal to Danielle. It was a gorgeous afternoon in Laguna Beach, Ca. Breezy, about 70 degrees and clear. Matt led Danielle down to the beach with champagne in tow to "watch the sunset".

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Loma Vista 79th Annual Memorial Day - Fullerton

I had the privilege of covering the 79th annual Memorial Day ceremony at Loma Vista Memorial Park in Fullerton, Ca. It is the oldest Memorial Day ceremony in California. Volunteers come at 3:30 in the morning to set up 4,000 flags and crosses around the cemetery.

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Teen Project Fashion Show

This was the third year the Teen Project asked me to shoot their annual Teen Project Fashion Show. And what a great honor it is to be a part of such a great cause. If you're not familiar with them check out their website!

Here is their mission statement:

"To provide teens aging out of the foster care system with all of the resources and support of an intact family. To allow the greatest opportunity for a successful transition to adulthood."

The fashion show is held at The Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Ca.

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Matt & Kelly Sweet Pea Ranch Wedding

Matt and Kelly are married! What a great country style wedding in the foothills of Mt. Baldy and the San Gabriel Mountains. The Sweet Pea Ranch is a great little outdoor venue for a wedding. Kelly and I used to work together as EMT's so it was extra special to be a part of their big day. Check out the highlights of their Sweet Pea Ranch wedding. Enjoy!

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