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Archive for ‘July, 2015’

July 4th Wedding in San Clemente, Celebrities, Musians, Air Show, and fireworks…. WOW

When Tom booked Sechrestphotos to shoot his wedding reception in San Clemente on the 4th of July,  we hadn’t a clue of what a fabulous party we would be attending.

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Tom who is a writer for Disney Engineering knows lots of great musicians. We were privy to Susan Anton singing to our bride and groom and many other famous musicians going on and off the stage including Grammy Award Winner, Gordon Goodwin. There was approximately 100 guests.

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Sechrestphotos was hired to capture the event. Tom is very laid back and insisted we enjoy the party, offering us drinks and dinner and wanted to make certain we had a good time. We indeed did!

Our challenges were to photograph some traditional family and friend shots but get the newly married couple with the San Clemente fireworks going off in the background. Tom and Adelajda were very busy. Adelajda’s family came from Poland and Tom was on stage playing with the various musicians.

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Alan pulled it off beautifully. There was also a fly over by a small fleet of WWII military airplanes.

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An amazing evening. Please take a look at the sideshow.
Ina Sechrest

Surprise Proposal, Engagement Photos at the Buccaneer Beach, Oceanside

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Sechrestphotos received a booking from the mother of the man who was going to propose. Michael’s mom told me she booked the session for Michael’s brother. OK we said, When and Where?

It turned out Michael and Christina had been dating for a few years. Both were established in their careers and been living in Oceanside.

Michael told us his plan was to take Christina up to the lifeguard station at Buccaneer’s Beach where they had their first kiss.
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We would be at the beach inconspicuously, and then, of course, capture the whole proposal and take some engagement photos.

The challenge for us; taking the pictures from the ground to the height of the lifeguard station. Our job is also to make the shoot part of their experience by making sure the couple is comfortable with us and we are able to capture the emotion of this INCREDIBLY ROMANTIC MOMENT in their lives.
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Watch their slide show, I think we nailed it!

Ina Sechrest

Delta Collins, 90, has been everything from a WWII nurse to a teacher, contractor, accountant, businesswoman, and even did some work for the FBI in Russia.

When Sophia hired Sechrestphotos to photography Delta’s birthday party we didn’t realize what an amazing women were were going to meet.

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At 90 years old, Delta has been to 102 countries and even shipped 300 gifts this year to friends she has met over the years in those countries including places like Nepal and Kenya.

Delta’s house in Carlsbad is filled with artifacts from her travels and takes her two hours to give a musuem quality tour of her home.

Delta’s gracious personality and life experience were apparent at the start of our shoot.  Over 150 people came to the “The Green Dragon Museum, where Delta’s party was held; as they approached her to say hello and capture a picture with her, we could see the genuine affection, love, and respect.DSC02189

Delta’s beauty at 90 years old was resplendent.  We provided pictures at the event for her guests to take  away with them as mementos,  _DSC8186

We have printed pictures at events before but never had I seen a clamor to make sure they had their picture taken with Delta and to also take home the proof of their friendship or association.

Thank you for reading,

Ina Sechrest

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