Ashlynn and Tyler's Arizona Engagement Session

How do I even begin? Ashlynn and Tyler tops this year's engagement session adventures so far. We begin our journey to Page, Arizona, Navajo Tribe, Lower Antelope Canyon. We flew a day before our scheduled photo shoot, with the idea of just doing a tour around the Canyon, next thing you know, we decided to stay a few hours more, climbing very steep rock formations, ditching our flight back home and driving almost 8 hours from Page to Orange County just to get our shots.

What can I say? It was worth every minute! We had a blast and the photos tells it all.

As you scroll down and marvel at the photos, I would like to say a couple of things: Yes, we were all at these locations taking photos. No, I did not photoshop the couple to be on the hills or rocky formation, they both climbed it, and yes, they did climbed it while wearing their suit and long dress. 

And if I must say, it was worth the climb! These two will do whatever it takes to get the shot and I think I have met my match! To Ashlynn and Tyler, thank you for allowing me to take your engagement photos. Thank you, for bringing me with you to Page Arizona to do this epic shoot with you both. I can't wait for our many more adventures!

Ai-Chau and Huy's Long Beach Wedding

We met Ai-Chau and Huy a few weeks before their wedding day. Rewind on the booking process, we met them over the phone and after sometime during the conversation, they decided to book us! Ai-Chau and Huy are both in the medical field. I know it had been a while since their wedding, and again, we had been lagging on our blog, but, we would like to share our favorite photos of these couple. 

We fell in love with this couple on their wedding day. Just the warmth on the conversations plus their super cool friends. It felt like family, the moment we stepped in their hotel room taking photos of everyone. It is such an amazing feeling when people come together to celebrate their loved ones special occasion, traveling from so far away just to be a part of their a special day.

Thank you so much again guys for making us a part of your big day, we love how your photos turned out and it is such a pleasure to be able to capture your beautiful moments together. Good luck on all your future endeavors and again... cheers!

Evil Queen Themed Party

Today's blog is a little bit personal and very special to me. I rarely talk about myself or my personal life, not in social media nor my website, however, this one is special. A few months back  (I know it had been a while, I had to really think hard if I want to put this online or not), my baby girl (not a baby anymore) turned 7!! And wow! How time flies! I cannot believe how quickly that went by. It took us a few months to figure out the theme for her party. You see in our culture, "seven" is a special birthday, it is like a quinceanera, except this time, she is just "seven". 

My daughter is not your typical seven year old girl, she always says, she wants to be different than the rest. So, viola! Different it is. She decided that she wants an evil queen theme for her party, and instead of inviting princesses over, she wanted to have villains instead! Now, that is what you call a fun party.

Before the big day, we have decided to set up a photoshoot of her in her evil queen attire. Here's a sneak preview:

 

I know she is not your typical 7-year old and that is what I love about her. She is different and that's what makes her stand out in the crowd. And as much as I have enjoyed this photoshoot with my "Evil Queen" I hope that you did too.

Cisco + Hana | Wedding | Covina Ca

Hana and Cisco's Rustic Backyard Wedding

It was early April of 2016 when Hana and Cisco tied the knot at Hana's brother, Atiyeh's beautiful home in Covina, California. The wedding was made so special with all families and friends from all over the States and oversees flew in just to witness their union. It was very a intimate wedding, as a lot of things you see were made personally by different groups of people, mostly friends and families for the big day.

From everyone's stories, Hana and Cisco met in New York, both of them were 49er's fan (which they said was not very common haha). It was through their love of the game that they fell in love with each other and the rest was history. It is amazing when very close friends tell each others stories about the couple, as everything is so personal and intimate. It is so wonderful how childhood friends grew up together and still remains the best of friends until now, to witness the bond between friends and families so close that you no distance, however far it is, nor lifestyle, however busy it can be can ever separate them.

To Hana and Cisco, you have been blessed with a beautiful family and we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts, to be a part of your beautiful wedding. Here's to more touchdowns together!

 

 

 

John Warren is a wedding photographer located in Orange County. John Warren's weddings are normally at Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, Philippines and Hawaii. (If your wedding is not at the places mentioned, do not worry, we love to travel). John Warren also offers his services to (but not limited to) newborn, high fashion editorial shoot, senior portrait, family and maternity.

Photo shoot for DOLICA

Bolinao, Philippines. We flew from Los Angeles to Manila for 12 hours and drove for 6 more hours to reach this place. It is one of the furthest point of the Philippines where you can experience the West Philippine Sea. Untouched, its beautiful blue beaches is a site itself, during the low tide hours you will be in awe of the wonderful rock formations that the sea would cover up during high tide hours. Need I not to mention that the food here is also just in one word, delicious. Seafood cannot get any fresher, and tuna, wow! what a joy.

This photo shoot is exclusively dedicated to DOLICA, our sponsor for the mono pods and tri-pods that we use during our photo shoots. In collaboration with some of the best talents the Philippines has, thank you for making this happen. We are more than honored to be part of this team and we look forward to many more projects in the future.

The photo shoot was held late morning until early afternoon. The lighting was a little bit of a challenge, as the sun was very harsh and the weather is very hot and humid. Nevertheless, we were able to deliver with the help of everyone. We hope that you enjoy this video and let us know what you think. 

Photographer(s): John Warren Morales, Madeline Arenas
Cinematographer: Noel R Ubaldo
HMUA: Ryan Callanta
Model: Maine Espinoza, Belle Solomon, Jun Barrios
Assistant: Jhay Bryan Arenas Casuyon
Outfit and Headdress: Don Cristobal
Organize by Nenita Ramos
Dolica Proline Monopod
Profoto USA B1

John Warren is a wedding photographer located in Orange County. John Warren's weddings are normally at Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, Philippines and Hawaii. (If your wedding is not at the places mentioned, do not worry, we love to travel). John Warren also offers his services to (but not limited to) newborn, high fashion editorial shoot, senior portrait, family and maternity.