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Hi there, Eric and Ashley here!

We are a married photography duo from Southern California. We both graduated from California Baptist University. Eric graduated with a degree in Graphic Design and Digital Media and Ashley with a
degree in Communication studies. We both love the Lord with all our hearts! Ashley has a “mild” addiction to coffee while Eric has yet to admit his “problem” with collection vintage cameras. We are big fans of Angels Baseball, Disneyland, and The Old Spaghetti Factory. Eric loves to surf while Ashley prefers to view from the sand. Ashley loves shopping while Eric wouldn’t mind watching a movie instead. We think tattoos and Instagram totally rock! We love getting to know our clients so if you are just dying to know more about our exciting lives feel free to ask or maybe we can grab dinner, or coffee sometime!

We do weddings, engagements, and portraits. Here’s a little tidbit of info on each one!

-Weddings-

As wedding photographers we want you to feel comfortable with us on your special day. Think of us as long lost cousins, your BFF, a cute little puppy that follows you around all day; really the list can go on and on. We want to capture your wedding day in a way that will make you remember every little detail no matter how far back you look at it. We strive to capture the laughs, the tears (of joy of course!), the love, and all the fun that comes along with your wedding day. Book us and we promise to be a photography duo that will capture your beautiful day in way that will never be forgotten.

-Engagements

We just love getting out and shooting engagement pictures. Not only do we get to see some really awesome places, we get to know YOU! Engagement pictures are such a fun time to talk, laugh, and get you prepared for a paparazzi filled day (your wedding day of course). Lets be honest, who doesn’t love a day to get dressed up, look glamorous, and get some great pictures for things like Save the Dates, guest books, prints for the ol’ ma and pa, and of course the Facebook profile picture! “OMG you guys are the cutest couples in the whole entire universe!!!!” is just a small taste of what will be blowing up in your notifications!

-Portraits

Portrait photography is available in the studio or on location. Family, newborn, children, you and the beloved family pup, graduating seniors and boudoir (entire boudoir sessions is with Ashley!)  are just some of the portrait session that we are able to offer for you. Have anything else in mind just shoot us an email and we can talk! Portrait sessions are a great way to remember special time in your loved ones lives. Book your session today!

 

-And here is some F.A.Q and not so much F.A.Q!-

 

-First off! Who are you guys, anyway?
We are Eric and Ashley! We are married, and we photograph weddings together! We have two adorable daughters, Karis and Bexley! Karis is rockin’ her toddler years while Bexley is the newest addition to the family.

-Two daughters!? What, do you show up to weddings with them?
They are actually the photographer and editor, and Ashley and I are their assistants. They have photographed for Vogue, Taylor Swift, and The Queen of England! Just kidding, they stay at home with their awesome grandma for every wedding. Unless they are the flower girls of course!

-Are you going to boss us around and make us do lame poses the whole day?
Nope! The only posed pictures we will do will be the ones of you two together, bridal party and family. Everything else will be candid! We enjoy shooting candid shots with a perspective of a guest. Being that when you see an image, you feel as if you are there with the viewpoint of that image. We want to make this day as least stressful as possible for you, so we try to make pictures go as efficiently and relaxed as possible with still getting the best possible images. Its the best way to do things, in our opinion.

-I see your packages don’t include prints, and I love prints. I post pictures all over my wall, at home and on Facebook. Can you give me prints? I need them!
We don’t offer any printing services, which is actually better for you! A different photographer may offer prints, but the conversation might go something like this, “Oh you want an 8×10? Sure, that will be $20.84.Yeah, you can go get the same image printed online from several great websites for around $2-3. But you wouldn’t want that, uploading and pressing checkout is way too much of a hassle for you. So I can do it for you, hence the markup.”
You can save A TON of money by printing your images yourself. Simple as that. Then you can post all the pictures wherever you want! Your hallway, your fridge, on your cat, etc.

-How about albums then?
Same thing goes for albums, only a different photographer will mark that up by 200-300% and there are still great sites you can go to for designing your custom album. If you don’t know of any, feel free to ask and I’ll hook it up with the rad sites!

-Are all the pictures you give us edited and full resolution?
Yep! I edit every picture one by one to make sure everything is color corrected and full of awesome-ness. You will get every edited image at full resolution so you can print them as often and wherever you want!

-You edit every picture huh? How many are you giving us, like two?
Weddings we try to photograph everything that is happening, and make sure that we are giving you all the best moments from your special day. That being said, we usually shoot around 3,500-5,000 images per wedding, and then go through those to pick out the best ones to give you. That ends up being around 1,000-1,600ish depending on how much went on at your wedding and how long we were there. We don’t have a limit on how many images we give you, so you will get everything we think you will enjoy!

 

-I’m going to be out of town next week, will you babysit our cat? He is going to be lonely with us not there!
No… but if you really need someone I’ll help you find the perfect cat sitter!

If you took the time to read these, awesome! If you just skipped everything and read this line then that is lame! Reading is good for you, and so is great photography! If you want to know any more specific questions feel free to email me here

You’re awesome, and we would love to photograph your wedding!

-Eric and Ashley (Karis and Bexley too!)