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.

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

 

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