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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hello stranger!!!! & a story book wedding ;)

I have neglected this blog for to long!!!!! I have been SO busy doing photo shoots and weddings, its hard to find time to post blogs. Please add FACE ON BY TAMARA on Facebook for updates, teaser photos, special and contests! Im hoping to start posting blogs more often with the help of my assistant :)

Todays blog post is a wedding that took place in a old library. The couple are both writers, so a library wedding couldn't be more perfect! Chip & Katie were wonderful sports when weather didn't allow a outside ceremony, and gave us about 15 minutes for outside portraits…. they didn't let it bother them at all. We moved the ceremony inside, and made the best of the situation… it turned out beautiful!!!!

Makeup & photography by Face On By Tamara


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Meet Katie & Chip….

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The End.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Nelly & Bryan Wedding at The Hacienda in Santa Ana, Ca.

Such a honor to be a part of Nelly & Bryan's Wedding day! I instantly clicked with Nelly at her bridal makeup consult a few weeks before the big day. She has a smile that lights up a room! Bryan is such a cool guy and makes everyone laugh. Together they are so happy and make such a awesome couple. The wedding day started at the hotel doing Nelly's makeup :) She wanted a sexy look to pop her eyes and make Bryan melt! So of course we did smokey eyes with a tad of a cat eye mixed, for a instant vixen bride look!!!

You wouldn't know it from the photos but, we did have a mishap. Unfortunately while Nelly was putting on her gorgeous wedding gown, the zipper in the back of the dress broke. :( Even my husband ( my second shooter ) was trying anything to fix it. I was trying to keep Nelly calm and remind her that every wedding has a mishap... and hopefully one day you can look back at this moment and laugh. Nelly's bridesmaids got to work sewing her back up, as we headed over to the venue to start taking photos of the boys. Because of the slight delay, we had a moonlit ceremony. Everything turned out amazing and romantic! The best advice I can give to other wedding photographers is stay calm and go with the flow - nothing goes as planned. Thank goodness I always have my studio lighting with me because it was pitch black by the end of the ceremony. We were able to get some really cool shots, that in my opinion give a dramatic look with the lights :) Hope you enjoy some of my favorite photos :)

Venue: The Hacienda

Photography & brides makeup by Face On By Tamara

Nelly & Bryan took advantage of our discounted wedding package with their amazing DJ- American Mobile Music - http://www.americanmobilemusic.com

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Totally random side note: The guy on the right end... I went to Elementary School with!!! When I saw him I was shocked!!! Its been over 20 years!!!! yikes! Im old

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ORDER PHOTOS>>> the photos posted to this blog are small sized for the blog and will not print well. Nelly and Bryan, lots more photos on the way!!! ORDER HERE: If you would like to order these photos, I placed them on my smugmug account for you. copy and paste in browser: http://faceonbytamara.smugmug.com/Weddings/Jan-30th-Wedding/i-7hZhCH3

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