Sunday, December 13, 2009

Rosemary, Robert... and a baby on the way!

Maternity pictures are a favorite of mine. When I was pregnant with Kara, I made Nick take pictures of me - pretty much continuously. The miracle of life is so precious, and what better way to cherish the time of development than with pictures? I know some are leery of maternity pictures... but I LOVE them.

We photographed Rosemary and Robert's wedding in 2008, and were ecstatic when they contacted us with the wonderful news of their new bundle of joy. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from their maternity session.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wedding Albums - Dare to be BRILLIANT!

Our brides came to us a couple months ago craving a new album style they saw on The Knot and on the television network station that has all the wedding shows (I think it is WE, or TLC). We hunted and searched and found just the vendor. Our current brides (and some grooms) are ecstatic about the new albums, so we thought we would share with everyone out in cyberland.

We're excited to introduce our new line of Flush Mount Albums or as some call it: "Magazine Style" Albums. These albums are made with a super high gloss cover which gives it an impressive, eye-catching, "I gotta get me one of those!!!" looks.

Our leather albums are still great, and still offered...but we've fallen head over heals in love with the new "BRILLANCE" cover. These are perfect for the bride that is looking for the extra "WOW!" factor!

Take a look for yourselves!

Any of our current packages, which include the leather bound albums, can be upgraded to a BRILLANCE cover for only $150. It's an upgrade that's worth every penny!

-Nick and Liz Corona

Monday, December 7, 2009

Wedding Photography's not ALL about photos

Surprisingly enough, 10 out of 10 of our brides that we interviewed said we won them over with our personality. What does this mean? Brides today do NOT want an excellent photographer with lousy people skills! They deserve to have their cake - and eat it too... I mean, they deserve an excellent wedding photographer WITH excellent people skills!

We have heard horror stories from bridesmaids, and even brides that switched to us after an engagement shoot with someone else, about how impersonal and ultimately unprofessional their photographer was. We were recently asked by a bride, “How is it that a photographer can get behind the camera and forget their people skills?” Our answer… “We have NO idea!!”

Nick and I take extreme pride in our photography, but we take more pride in the relationships we build. I asked Nick before writing this, “What is the one thing you would tell an aspiring wedding photographer?” Here was his answer. “Take your clients out for a cup of coffee! Don’t let the camera be a wedge in your relationship. You should act like the camera is not there, and allow the bride and groom to be themselves. When you are taking pictures, forget that you are running a business and become a friend.”

I think this is what Nick meant: If you are able to create an environment for the bride and groom to be comfortable, to be themselves, to be at ease with an enormous camera feet away from them, then you will be a successful wedding photographer. Anyone can learn the aesthetics of a good photo, and proper lighting techniques…but not everyone can take a photo that captures the bride and grooms personality and feelings at that exact moment in time.

Schedule a consultation with us or let us take you out for a cup of coffee...we'd love to meet you!

-Nick & Liz Corona

Shawn & Gisela - Long Beach, CA

I was going through some older wedding photos and stumbled across Shawn & Gisela's wedding! Their September wedding at the Skylinks Golf Course in Long Beach was a blast! There were soooo many sweet spots to take pictures, it was hard picking my favorites! Enjoy!

I get props for driving and shooting, right?

Photography that reflects you.
Nick Corona Photography

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sara & Peter - Orange County Courthouse

Sara and Peter tied the knot at the Old Orange County Courthouse which is an incredible place for weddings!! The antique courthouse went perfectly with Sara's 50's style wedding! We weren't suppose to touch anything... but what fun is it if you have to follow the rules all the time??!!

We snapped a view inside the old courtroom, then headed out front because the weather was AMAZING!

Here are a few of our fav's... enjoy!

-The Corona's

Your Wedding Photographer

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Michael & Krystal - Corona, CA

Michael and Krystal are the dream couple for a photographer. Krystal knew she wanted unconventional, one-of-a-kind, "definitely not my mother's" type of wedding pictures, and Michael...well Michael simply said, "Do what makes her happy!" Every photographers dream!! After the wedding we went to some abandoned parking lots, dirt fields... Krystal was fine with it as long as it would make her parents question her sanity... and we LOVED every minute of.

They had a beautiful, intimate backyard wedding, followed by a fantastic reception, filled with speeches by both families. It was so awesome to see such a joining, not just of two people, but of two families!

We cannot wait for your Trash the Dress session, Krystal!