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Amber & Peter’s wedding

You couldn’t have a more perfect Spring day for a wedding! The rolling hills of Escondido were the perfect backdrop as well. Lots of smiles, laughs and tons of love from family & friends!

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Danielle & Matthew

3 people, 2 families & 1 great location! Lots of love and laughter at the old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana. Congratulations!

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Simply Perfect Images wins WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2015

CCA15-BadgeSimply Perfect Images Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2015 – 3rd Year in a Row!

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding resource, named Simply Perfect Images as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015 for Wedding Photography in Los Angeles & Orange County!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Simply Perfect Images. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“It’s always exciting to start the year by honoring the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who represent more than two million reviews on our website,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We applaud Simply Perfect Images for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Simply Perfect Images is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad.

Simply Perfect Images is proud to be one of the top Wedding Photography in Los Angeles/Orange County in the WeddingWire Network. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015.

 

Wedding photography

So, how exactly do you choose a wedding photographer?

You’ve got your partner, the wedding date, and the venue. Now how do you decide who will capture  the love and laughter of your special day?

Do you base it on price? You could, but consider this first, did you pick the engagement ring just on price?
Probably not.

It was based on something that the two of you loved – and it was perfect for you. We believe wholeheartedly your photography should be the same.

The images captured at your wedding should reflect the spirit of the two of you. If you’re goofy, go for that, if you’re romantics at heart, then that’s the look for you. You want to still be madly in love with your partner and your photos years from now, don’t you?

If you’re looking for fun, candid, creative and romantic images, take a look around our site. Our passion is capturing those elusive moments of love on your first day as a married couple. Thank you!

Genesis & Eric’s Wedding

What a whirlwind of a day! Our last wedding for 2014 and one of the prettiest locations too – Venice beach and Santa Monica as well. Fantastic families, a beautiful ceremony and lots of laughter at the reception – all the ingredients of a perfect day.

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Eve & Matt’s engagement images

SPI_Blog_12-7-14What fun! I had a blast with Eve & Matt at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday. They’re getting married back east in September and needed a few pictures for their “Save the Date” cards. The pier is one of our favorite backdrops too. Even the December weather cooperated and gave us a gorgeous sunset.

How to find the perfect Wedding Photographer…

The big day is approaching, you know your colors, you’ve booked the venue, now you need to choose the person that will capture all the memories, details and emotion from your wedding. Here’s a few things to consider when looking for the perfect photographer:

 

1) Are they a professional photographer or an energetic amateur?

Your wedding is the time for someone with experience, a calm nature and lots of creativity. A well-meaning relative with a new digital camera might seem enticing but may not be up to the task. Most professionals also carry backup cameras and liability insurance too.

 

2) Have they photographed at your venue before?

Southern California has hundreds & hundreds of wedding locations. Many of them have cozy, out-of-the-way spots for photos that might not be apparent at first. Find out if your photographer has been there or can drop by for a walk through before the event.

 

3) Does their style match yours?

This is very important. There are as many different styles of photography as there are photographers – make sure you like what you see! Are they traditional, creative, candid, avant-garde or something else? Now’s the time to find out, rather than the big day!

 

4) Check out a complete wedding that they have photographed.

Every professional has a “Greatest Hits” collection of their favorite images but you’ll need to view a single, recent wedding that they have captured to make sure they are the one for you. Did they get all the details, the guests, and the spirit of the moment? A finished wedding will tell you.

 

5) Will they work with your schedule & your budget?

Some studios have a “Take it or leave it” attitude when it comes to their offerings. They may not be willing to work with your schedule before the wedding or even on the day of. If you don’t feel comfortable when you talk with them, run! If you’re tight on money, ask if they can do fewer hours or save the album for later.

 

At Simply Perfect Images, we pride ourselves on capturing beautiful images of your wedding. With many different photographers on staff to choose from, you’re sure to find the right match for your wedding day. Call us today to set up your personal, no-obligation appointment. 1-888-475-9026

What are some of the biggest wedding planning mistakes?

Avoid these 5 wedding boo-boo’s with a bit of planning and foresight…

5) Not making a budget and timeline. The most stressed out brides go over budget, make one and stick to it. A timeline will make your day easier for you, your vendors and your guests.

4) Not researching your venue and reading the fine print. Many venues may look perfect but check their reviews. It is important to read all the rules and look for hidden fees on the contract.

3) Don’t settle for a wedding dress that you don’t love. The right dress will make you feel amazing. You want to look your best and feel your best on the most important day of your life.

2) Not hiring a professional DJ and Photographer. Your DJ can make or break your wedding reception. A good professional DJ will keep your party on schedule, be your Emcee and keep people on the dance floor! Your photographer is going to capture all the love and emotion of the day. They will provide you with memories that you will treasure forever. The photos are the only things you will have after the wedding is over.

1) Forgetting what the day is truly about. People get so hung up on the tiny details or try to have a “Kardashian” wedding that they forget what it is supposed to be about. The ceremony is about sharing your love and devotion to your spouse in front of your friends and family. The reception is just the party afterwards!

Is Fall the new May for Weddings?

Are you booking your wedding for the second half of the year?

Good choice!

Fall weddings offer cooler temperatures, beautiful colors and a chance to have a unique and very special day. Bucking tradition can have it’s benefits too – some locations offer lower prices and discounts for “off-season” events. Shop around a little and see what special offers you can find!

Whenever you decide to have your wedding, Simply Perfect Images can capture the love and laughter for your once-in-a-lifetime day.