Monday, November 30, 2009

The wonderful World of Disney!

Recently we have been following Jasmine Star's blog, she's one of the most awesome wedding photographers in the southern hemisphere! Within the last couple months we saw that she did an engagement session at Disneyland. I told Nick... "Um, Babe? Don't think I'm crazy, but I think we should do an engagement session at Disneyland." Nick is not a big fan of Disneyland, so he was not too thrilled with the idea, to say the least.

I started scheming, trying to find a couple that, even though they already had a location decided, would be willing to take a gamble and shoot their engagements at Disneyland. Sean and Jessica were it! I have known Sean for probably close to 15 years, and when he fell head over heels for Jess, we followed suit without so much as a second thought. Sean and Jessica are one of the most fun, captivating, silly romantic couples we know.

So, with Disneyland passes in hand, we headed to the Wonderful World of Disney to see what we could come up with. Here are our favorite, even though it was beyond difficult to choose!!

Thanks for the idea Jasmine, we are STOKED to meet you at Amber and Eddie's wedding next year!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Why we recommend Engagement Photos!

A little camera shy? Unsure of how to "act" in front a camera? What to test your hair or makeup for the BIG day? Well, here at Nick Corona Photography we offer a simple solution to all those Engagement Session! Engagement photos can be used at your wedding as centerpieces, made into awesome sign-in books, played as a slideshow during your reception - there are TONS of things you can do with engagement pictures. What's the best thing about engagement pictures though? The extra time spent in front of the camera will make you feel more comfortable on your wedding day. If you feel awkward in front of the camera, it will show - so let's eliminate that awkward feeling and get some fantastic photos! Here are a few of Jennifer and Marc's pictures from their engagement session in Laguna Beach, CA.

Christmas time means Family Portraits!

Fall is one of the most fun times for a photographer. The colors are changing, there is less harsh sunlight in the middle of the day, and families begin to think about their Christmas card picture. Family Portraits are a blast! We take our families on location, to show off the changing colors, beautiful sunlight and incredible landscape fall has to offer us. With the Chelette Family, we went to California Citurs State Historic Park in Riverside, Ca.

We still have a few openings in December, just in the knick of time for those Christmas cards. If you are interested in a family portrait session, mention this blog and save $20!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Heidi & Eric - Ambassador Campus

Our newly-found friends Heidi and Eric got married last month at the Ambassador Campus in Pasadena, Ca. They had a beautiful outdoor ceremony, access to the entire grounds for their wedding pictures, and a picture-perfect reception - literally! Every detail of their day was perfect. Their love for each other was reflected in every smile, every glance, every touch of the skin... it was beautifully romantic.

What a beautiful day!
-Nick and Liz Corona
Wedding Photography that reflects you!

Trevor vs. Downtown Riverside, CA

Weddings and Engagements are always fun to shoot but it's also nice to get behind the lens for a senior portrait session. Trevor and I trashed around Downtown Riverside and came up with some awesome pics! Here are some of my favorite!

He's also an aspiring actor/movie producer/cinematographer! He's talented, hire him!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Jessica Bartolome - Trash the Dress

Trashing your wedding dress is becoming more and more popular. Most of our brides are making a bold statement when they decide to trash their dress. They are saying, "I am married; I will NEVER need another wedding dress!" What an awesome way to show your husband you meant your commitment!

Some of our brides are looking for the edgier, unconventional, "no one else has this" photo... we are at your service! We LOVE the opportunity to take photos in one of the most expensive dresses you have probably ever bought and go to obscure locations just to give you that perfect picture that will "WOW!" your friends. That is what trashing the dress is all about!! Here is one of our latest trash the dress session.

A little dirty, maybe a little grimy... but nothing a dry cleaner cannot get out!

-The Corona's

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunny & Chris - Calistoga Ranch, CA

Chris and Sunny got married at Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley, CA. Napa Valley is famous for its wineries and beautiful landscape. This vintage and rustic wedding interwoven with the ripening vines and amber sunsets was breath taking. Chris and Sunny directed us to "be as daring as we wanted to be" in our picture taking. They were thrilled with antiquity and amused by simplicity. We had the most incredible time capturing their artistic personalities.

For those brides and grooms looking for a destination wedding in the mainland USA, Napa Valley is our number one recommendation!

-Nick Corona Photography
Wedding photography that reflects you!