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How to Produce Successful Engagement Photos, South Orange County

South Orange County has some of the most pristine beaches and locations to shoot a sunset engagement sessions.

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Buccaneer’s Beach, Oceanside CA

Carlsbad Beach, CA

Carlsbad Beach, CA

This year we have photographed at several locations show in this blog.  What are some of the important things to think about?

  1. Talk to your photographer to pick out the best, Location, Location, Location.  Sechrestphotos can help you find that spot that is meaningful to you and also will provide amazing photographic memories.
  2. Alan Sechrest from Sechrestphotos suggest choosing the “golden hour” as you time of day,  The “golden hour” provides the most flattering light for romance.
  3. When photographing at the beach, we suggest cache pants for the man with a white shirt or faded jeans.  The women in a solid color such as pastels or white.  Your attire will impact your pictures.
  4. Preparing the clients for the shoot to make sure they feel comfortable.  Sechrestphotos provides a relaxed atmosphere.  We take test shots to prepare our clients.  We talk and get to know each other.  Our ‘laid back’ approach allows us to capture the real emotions and moments that our clients desire.
Terranea Resort, Rancho Palis Verdes, CA

Terranea Resort, Rancho Palis Verdes, CA

Sechrestphotos is available to Capture the Moments that Capture you.  We have pricing for any budget.

San Clemente Pier, CA

San Clemente Pier, CA

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Kiss The Girl! How to capture the kiss.

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Sean and Jessica were in their moment!


When your clients what to capture their kiss, there are a couple of key ingredients.  The “Kiss” can’t be staged.  First talk to your couple.  Get them to relax.  Make the kiss part of their conversation.  What is important to us,  is the experience of the shoot. We spend time talking to our couple and getting a relaxed atmosphere.   A relaxed couple will receive real pictures capturing their emotion.  The photographer can walk around the couple to obtain the angle and light.


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Miles and Erica having their moment!


You can see in this picture, Miles and Erica are in their moment.  After proposing to Erica this picture was taken directly after his asking her.  No staging.  Alan walked around the couple.


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Darryl and Melissa after raising their son to 5 years of age decided to get married!


Alan chose Black and White for this picture there were so many colors going on around us.  It was a very bright day, a very green grass, with blue skies.  The black white picture put the focus on the couple.

Wedding Stylist and Second Shooter

_DSC7519When I married Alan, I never thought I would start a career as a photographer’s assistant and then a wedding stylist and second shooter.

WOW it is a lot for me to think about.  I’ve taken some live classes and read some books but the real learning comes in the form of, “on the job training”.

We photographed a surprise proposal last weekend on the beach in Carlsbad.

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This photo came about by doing a walk through of the site and finding a special spot to capture their moment.

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This couple had a beautiful night to get engaged and the light is just what Alan hoped for.  Alan is still working on the final edits and will be providing the couple with an amazing slide show with music.  Stayed tuned!

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