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LOVE STORY
While celebrating at a friend’s bachelor party in Scottsdale, a mutual friend introduced Heather and Chris. They spent all afternoon getting to know each other while lounging at the pool and haven’t left each others side since.

VENDOR LOVE
Photography | Jim Kennedy Photographers
Venue | Catering | Wedding Night Hotel | Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Wedding Consultant | Styling Starts Here
Rentals | Archive Rentals
Floral Design | Krista Jon
Rentals | Lounge Appeal, Platinum Pro
Linens | La Tavola
Lighting | PSAV Presentation Services
Entertainment | Wayne Foster Entertainment
Stationery | Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations
Cake | Sweet Cheeks Baking Company
Favors | Lava Partners
Gown Design | Reem Acra
Bridal Salon | Hairpiece | Veil | Schaffer’s Bridal Salon
Bridal Jewelry | Cartier, Kate Spade
Bridal Shoes | Christian Louboutin
Hair | Sarah Whitesell
Makeup | Tasha Gonsalves
Bridesmaid | Karen Millen
Formalwear | Stitched Custom Men’s Wear
Mothers’ Dresses | Jason Wu
Flower Girls Dresses | Etsy
Engagement Ring | Wedding Rings | Kern’s Fine Jewelry
Honeymoon | Puerto Rico, Caribbean
Honeymoon Resorts | Dorado Beach A Ritz Carlton Reserve, W Retreat & Spa
Travel Agency | V2 Travel Management
Registries | Pottery Barn, Sur La Table, Macy’s

 

Vendor Ingenuity | Studio EMP

Vendor Ingenuity Spotlight with Joel Eckman Maus of Studio EMP Photography

Name: Joel Eckman Maus
Title:Owner/Principal Photographer
Company Name: Studio EMP Photography

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I started my business in…

1999.

This is how it came to be…
I was unsure about a career path when I finished high school, so I continued working at a supermarket while trying out a number of different fields at community colleges in Orange County. It wasn’t until seven years later (yes, I had been taking college classes the whole time) that my fiance (at the time — now married 16 years) got me an SLR camera our first Christmas together (yes, I did propose after nine months). I started Photography 101 that spring and that was it — I was sold on photography. I actually took some convincing that being a photographer was an actual job — it was too fun! This is what I had been searching for.

A little bit about my background…
I am a daddy first and foremost. We have a 13 year old daughter and an 11 year old son. I am a husband second to an amazing woman that amazes me with her bravery, smarts, and most of all her heart, daily. Along with photography, I love to mountain bike (I’ve been riding over 20 years and started racing again a couple of years ago).

A little bit about my background in photography…
After taking all the photo classes at Orange Coast College that interested me and after earning first place in their first annual student exhibition, I decided I was ready to join the real world and be a real photographer. At this point I had not even thought about being a wedding photographer even after my own wedding. I finally quit my job at the supermarket and took a solo roadtrip with my camera and my bike to Alaska — sleeping in the back of my truck and eating top ramen and PB&Js off my tailgate. I remember processing some slide film (not good digital yet) in Vancouver and nearly sobbing at the results. I was blown away at the beauty I had created of the Western US coast. This was one of the best moments in my life. It was so clear and I was confident that I could do this! I returned home after nearly eight weeks later to find a photo job. While I was gone, my wife met a woman in the wedding industry and after learning about my trip asked if I would ever shoot a wedding, so I had a meeting with her. I shot a couple weddings for her and was hooked. Flash forward 15 years and 700 or so weddings and I’m still loving the challenge of capturing the perfect moment in amazing light and delivering these moments to my clients.

I find inspiration…
In nature, in all genres of photography and all other art forms.

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The perfect wedding day signature cocktail…
Craft beer.

One or two words to describe my style…
Real. Relaxed. Natural.

I love weddings because…
The best part about weddings are the emotions and I love to be the lucky soul that gets to document them all — the joy, the excitement, the anxiety, and sometimes the sorrow (of missing family members usually).

Something every couple should know after they get engaged…
Make it a goal to really connect with a photographer’s work AND their personality.

 

My best advice to couples for the big day…
Relax and be in the moment. The worst thing is when a bride or groom says that they can’t remember the day at the end of it. The best is when people are crying and hugging all day long — really feeling it.

If I could have any other occupation in the world, I would…
Be a photographer — really!

If I had no limits, my dream vacation would be…
I have always dreamed of taking my kids on a safari in Africa to see the animals that may be extinct by the time they are grandparents. We actually adopted a group called BigLife.org as our non-profit to support at Studio EMP. Started by a fellow photographer, they have created a network of ranger stations, rangers, jeeps, etc. to battle poachers that kill for profit.

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Deserted island. Three objects? Go…
A knife, water filter and matches.

My favorite sports team is…
My kids’ soccer teams. 

My favorite restaurant of all time is…
Wahoo’s.

My biggest pet peeve is…
Arrogance — we are all equal and no one deserves to be treated like they are less than that.

My favorite holiday is…
Christmas to be with family.

The best day of my life…
Hiking, biking, camping in the redwood forests with my wife and kids… and Lu.

Three words to describe my dream wedding…
It Already Happened.

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My favorite staycation spot is…
Crystal Cove Cottages.

If money were no object, I would…
If money were no object all the natural land on the planet would be protected from development and everyone on the planet would have food, water and shelter.

I believe…
That no matter your religion we all need to help and support one-another, and when I say all I mean even strangers. Mean people suck — ask yourself if you are mean or if you are a helper. We are in this together, people.

My favorite thing on my desk is…
My Probar.

Favorite local hangout is…
The Fullerton Loop.

Favorite local restaurant…
Burger Parlor in Downtown Fullerton

Something most people don’t know about me…
Most people don’t know that I love to make all sorts of things — not just photographs. I love to weld, work with wood, and anything I can get my hands on. I’m a maker.

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Photography | Studio EMP Photography

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FAB PHOTO OF THE DAY

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“The beauty of a woman must be seen within her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

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Vendor Ingenuity | Rhee Bevere Photography

Vendor Ingenuity Spotlight with Rhee Bevere of Rhee Bevere Photography

Name: Rhee Bevere
Title: Owner and Lead Photographer
Company Name: Rhee Bevere Photography

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I started my business in…
2002.

This is how it came to be…
I was an assistant for a friend and became hooked – it was everything I loved about telling a story!

A little bit about my background…
So most of my life I was a writer!  Yep, believe it or not, I was a published author, columnist, comedy writer, advertising creative, playwright and magazine/newspaper journalist before I completely switched to photography. Photography was my hobby, and I would wander around LA and SF and DC and Nashville with my camera on weekends, snapping away. One Christmas I gave all my coworkers matted 8x10s of my work and it was my art director partner at the time who stormed into my office and told me, “hey, you know, you’re a damned good writer and all, but you should be doing THIS for a living. I love this print!” It was a light bulb moment that changed my life for good, and within six months I was apprenticing with a wedding photographer.

I find inspiration…
In people!  Their stories, their backgrounds, their emotions and their actions towards each other.

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Something every couple should know after they get engaged…
Interview wedding planners FIRST before you even look at venues. They can save you a lot of heartache, time and budget!

My best advice to couples for the big day…
Every now and then, stop and look around. Take it in. Watch for a bit and remember how the sun felt, or how the candles warmed the room, or how your new spouse is looking at you. It goes fast.

Oh, one more thing – trust those whom you have hired. If you can’t trust them to design/shoot/officiate to the best of their abilities, then keep looking!

If I could have any other occupation in the world, I would…
Still be a photographer.

My favorite reality TV show is…
Guilty pleasure – Face Off!

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My favorite places to shop are…
Lunardi’s and farmers’ markets.

The tastiest food indulgence is…
Getting myself a big filet of wild caught sea bass at Lunardi’s Market. I know, it sounds silly, but at $30 a pound, it’s definitely a treat!

The best day of my life…
My own wedding. It. Was. Perfect.

My favorite thing on my desk is…
A photo my dad took of my mom while they were in vacation in France. My mom is about 25, gorgeous and looking happy, and all these other people are doing various things all around her, locals are walking right in front of my dad in a blurry haze. It’s very cinematic and reflects exactly what I like to capture in my own work!

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Photography |  1. Kelvin 2,3 & 4. Rhee Bevere Photography

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