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!

John Warren Photography at Dana Point Yacht Club

Early this year, we were given the opportunity to do a photo shoot at one of the premier yacht clubs here in Orange County, the Dana Point Yacht Club. We worked with their wedding coordinator, none other than Danielle Hunt. Danielle and her staff were uber accommodating, me and the team who made this photo shoot happen had a blast.

Dana Point has one of the most beautiful sunsets. As the sunray touches the ocean, the waters just emits a very beautiful blue glow that just sparkles. Truly, if you want a beach wedding, or just a place near the beach, Dana Point Yacht Club is one of the places to check out.

With everything being said, let me thank the following people for making this photo shoot happen:

Photographer: Yours truly John Warren Photography

Videographer: Boffo Video

Hair and Make up: Trang Do

Wedding Dress: Aria

Flowers and Cake: Elegant and Modern Design,LLC

Models: Averie Rodriguez and Tyler Gregory

And here are the photos:

Everything turned out beautiful! The team had a blast and we were able to pull of it together. So in the future, if you are checking out vendors who can cover weddings and events over the Yacht Club, you know who to call.

Video copyright all to Boffo Video

Sieg + Rebecca | Wedding | Turnip Rose Promenade Costa Mesa California

Hello and  welcome back to my blog. I know it had been a while since you have heard from me and I really apologize for that. Life happened and we had been swamped of things to do left and right that the blog has not been updated for a while. But now that I am back, and I will try to make sure that we keep things posted for everyone.

I always enjoy photographing weddings. There's so much love in the air and the bride and groom spent so much time carefully planning all the details. It was not any different for Sieg and Becca's wedding, either!

The wedding was at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach, the reception was at Turnip Rose Promenade and was catered by Turnip Rose. They danced to their first song "If I loose myself", which was played by DJ Soleil.

A few more people that helped their wedding go off without a hitch was: 

Cake Maker: Cinderella Cakes

Wedding Planner: Agape Planning LLC

Florist: Flowers by Cina

Party Bus: CLI Worldwide Transportation

Videographer: Boffo

Hair and Make up: Trang Do

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Sieg and Becca's wedding simply amazes me. From guests who flew from different parts of the globe just to celebrate their special day, to a very huge entourage. It's simply heart warming, how people stay connected even when they are far from each other but still will make time and effort to be there for your special day. Some of them were friends of both couples from early childhood, talking about their life struggles and how lucky both couple are to meet each other in a very timely manner. Other's are a few hours away and still has so much to share about their relationship. You would really feel the tightness of their relationship just from taking their photos, to listening to them talking about each other, and mingling with other people.

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Okay, enough talk. Let's move on to photos!

Announcing our monthly special offer.

John Warren Photography will be offering portrait sessions every month for $299 only (that is 50% off our portrait session rate). The guidelines are as follows:

1. The special is limited to the first three (3) portrait session bookings every month. Bookings are on a first come first serve basis. First 3 persons to call/book takes the slot for the month.

2. The special is for family portraits, senior, and child. Engagement photo shoot and newborn session is not included.

3. The photo shoot will last for 30 minutes and will be conducted around Orange County.

4. Client will be given 10-15 high resolution/fully edited photos downloadable via online.

5. Photo shoot date should be on the same booking month, if client insists to have it for a different month, the client should make another attempt to book us on the month desired.

6. Bookings can be via phone call at (949)793-1342, email at customer.service@johnwarrenphotos.com, Instagram message or Facebook. Booking is only finalized when client has signed the contract and retainer's fee paid.

*For any question, you can contact us directly at customer.service@johnwarrenphotos.com

 

Dom + Nina Epic Kauai Wedding

Before August ended, typhoon Ignacio threatened to hit the small island of Kauai. It was the weekend of Nina and Dominic's wedding. Thank God it didn't happen, but due to this typhoon, it created the hottest and most humid weather Kauai ever had. That didn't stop this couple's engagement and wedding. Through the heat, and rain, the fields, double rainbows and almost missed sunset, we made it happen. The photo shoot has only one word, EPIC. From the people who were there helping us, stopping traffic in the middle of the road, shooting while raining, wet because of the waves, you guys were nothing but amazing! To Nina and Dom, congratulations. You are loved! Almost 90 people flew just for your wedding. So much love from family and friends from different countries and states went just to witness your union, even Grandma was there! We are so honored to be a part of it. You have proven that through everything, you will be there for each other. Cheers! To more memories to come, more typhoons to conquer and more double rainbows.

John Warren is a photographer serving both Los Angeles and Orange County. This engagement/wedding photos were done at the island of Kauai. If interested in destination wedding, please contact us directly at customer.service@johnwarrenphotos.com

Jerry + Mia | Engaged | OC Fair Ca

Photographer | John Warren Photography

Assistant | Willie

Location | OC Fair  Ca

Hair + MUA | Trang

Everyday, love grows.. each year, it abounds.. Mia and Jerry had been together for about 9 years, this August, they are tying the knot! Congratulations to you both, from the time we met online until the time we met at the OC Fair, you guys are not but amazing. For capturing those beautiful smiles, the love you have for each other, the way you make each other feel is nothing but special. The most wonderful thing about it, it is only the beginning of your life being together.

John + Ashlee | Wedding at UC Irvine

Every once in a while we imagined being married to our best friend. For some, it may not happen but for Ashlee and John, it did. Both are teachers so imagine how super smart their kids would be! To you guys, thank you for making me a part of your beautiful wedding, it is such a pleasure to have met all your friends and families and be able to capture your amazing moments.

Wedding Photographer | John Warren Photography

Associate Photographer | Christian Calvez

Wedding Venue | UCI Ca

Reception Venue | UCI Ca

Sam + Kiki | Engaged | Rancho Cucamonga Ca

Kiki met Sam on her birthday on August 2012 through a mutual friend. After the party they kept in touch, became friends, and after a few months, Sam asked Kiki to be his girlfriend. Kiki, still surprised, decided to give it a shot. in Kiki's own words, "I wasn’t too sure where things would go. I was happy that we were attached... I was warmed by Sam’s love and enthusiasm. I loved his kindness, caringnes, patience, and sweetness. Sam loves me for who I am, COMPLETELY...he makes sure I'm warm during cold season, and cool during summer. After 10 years of being together, finally, Sam proposed! To Kiki and Sam, congratulations! I am so excited for you both. Relationships like yours does not always happen, it takes a lot of work, and I am very confident, that in your marriage, thru the good and bad, you'd always be together, because you already know, that relationships are not easy, it is a lot of work, and you already had a decade of your life invented for a lifetime.

Photographer | John Warren Photography

Location | Rancho Cucamonga  Ca

Stylized | KQ Elements

Vic + Jacqueline | Engaged | San Juan Capistrano Ca

Photographer | John Warren Photography

Assistant | Willie

Location | San Juan Capistrano  Ca

Hair + MUA | Trang

              Remember the first time you saw someone you like? When your eyes was just focused to no one but her/him? And your heart started pounding like crazy, your hands getting clammy and all you do is stutter? Yeah, that was how it is for Vic and Jackie on their engagement session. We decided to change things up a little bit for this couple. We have been told that they are very casual and very laid back. So for their engagement session, we visioned it a little bit different than your everyday casual wear. It ended up being very enchanting. To both of you, cheers to all your hard work. I am more than humbled, to be able to photograph your most special day. Though Chicago is a little bit far away, but I hope that California would be closer to home, everytime you come here. Thank you and I can't wait for the big day. To be able to capture those "ahh" moments again.

Elijah + Regina | Married | Falkner Winery Temecula Ca

One night while checking my email, I saw a message from Regina wanting to schedule an online appointment regarding their wedding photography. I never met Elijah but I got Regina's "yes" after a couple of days. These couple had a very lovely wedding at Temecula, surrounded with family and close friends. Elijah's father being the one to officiate their wedding, and Regina's cousins singing in the background, you just feel the love of each other all around. Congratulations to you both! I hope that you're love for each other would grow everyday, stronger, and full of joy.

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Wedding Photographer | John Warren Photography

Associate Photographer | Alyssa Lizarraga

Wedding Venue | Falkner Winery Temecula Ca

Reception Venue | Pinnacle

Event Coordinator | Chrissy

DJ/Entertainment |  Zay

Florist | Sue Crass

Family Time With The Danks | Orange County Portrait Photographer

         The Danks family have grown very close to my heart. For a couple of years now, I have had the privilege of taking their holiday family portraits. I have got to know the boys a little more, see them grow a few more inches and experienced being with their family. Thank you so much for allowing to always take your photos, it is such an honor to be able to capture those moments.

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Photographer | John Warren Photography

Venue | El Dorado Park

Kris + Linda | Engaged | Big Bear Lake Ca

When God writes your love story, the unexpected sometimes happens. Who knew that through a mutual friend, these two would meet each other? When Linda saw Kris at a distance, she thought to herself that he is the most handsome guy ever. Who knew that Kris would feel the same way about her? Their friends forced them to dance, and with Kris not being the best dancer, pulled Linda off the side to talk. After a few hours, they exchanged phone numbers. Who knew that it will all lead to this big moment? With God orchestrating everything. To you both, congratulations! I hope that these photos will remind you of how beautiful it was when it first started. And your love for our Mighty Creator will always bring you both together and keep your love stronger everyday.

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Wedding Photographer | John Warren Photography

Assistant | Willie Morales

Venue | Big Bear Lake Ca

Eddy + Jesiree | Married | Treasure Island | San Francisco Ca

Eddy and Jesiree found us though Instagram. We met via Skype, and they booked us a few days after. Their wedding was our very first meeting, but it was just perfect. Capturing their wedding day was worth the wait. From the tiniest details, to the wedding up to the ceremony. It felt like we have shared more than a day of our lives together. Thank you so much for trusting us with your wedding, we hope that through this video, we were able to write the love story that you will cherish forever.

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Wedding Photographer | John Warren Photography

Associate Photographer | Joe Nguyen , Ryan Serafin

Wedding Venue | Treasure Island San Francisco Ca

Videographer | www.calixteworks.com

Event Coordinator | Maria & Dion Madayag

DJ/Entertainment |  www.cv-creations.com

Florist | www.marinafloraldesign.net

 Caterer | SF Events (the Winery SF’s own catering)

Hair & MUA | Sofia Villalobos (Hair) and Abigail Managba (Makeup)

Cake | www.ohmmmygoodies.yolasite.com www.souldesirebakery.com

Photo Booth |  www.pixcophotobooth.com

Transportation | www.unitedcoachtours.com

Event Design Coordinator | @jesireewedseddy on Instagram

 

 

Kathleen + Anthony | Married | Nixon Library Yorba Linda, Ca

It is always wonderful to see different cultures coming together to celebrate a very big event. That goes for Kathleen and Anthony. Two different backgrounds with one thing in common- they decided to be a part of each other's lives and spend the rest of it together. It had been a pleasure to be a part of your wedding. Thank you! Learning a little bit about the two of you in a small period of time, I have seen how much love you have for each other. And I hope that these photos will remind you everyday how beautiful your love is and will help you strive to be the perfect fit for each other everyday.

Wedding Photographer | John Warren Photography

Associate Photographer | Joe Nguyen , Alyssa Lizarraga

Wedding Venue | Nixon Library Yorba Linda, Ca

Event Coordinator | Jennifer Shaw

DJ/Entertainment | Dj Henry Helix, Scratch Music Djs

Florist | Sylvia Prieto

 Caterer | Anaheim White House Food-Seafood World

Photo Booth | What The Fun Photo Booth

 

 

 

 

 

Erwin + Christine are Engaged

On August of next year, 2 of the most beautiful people I know will get married. And I got the privilege to capture it. My best friend, Erwin and his long time girlfriend Christine. I am more than excited for you guys. Just to be there the very first time when Christine said yes to Erwin to be her girlfriend, to the very big event. Finally, it has come when he finally proposed! To me, this is just not any wedding, but something to look forward to, knowing that I have to bring a lot of napkins to wipe my tears while taking those photos when they both walk down the aisle.

Wedding Photographer | John Warren Photography

Associate Photographer | Joe Nguyen

Assistant | Willie Morales

Venue | Randall Museum + Sutro Baths San Francisco Ca