Masthead header

Tag Archives: Costa Mesa

Just delivered to our Orange County Wedding photography Studio, Anthony & Jessica’s Haute and sexy wedding album. We delivered this albums to Anthony & Jessica. Their 12×12 Custom Leather Wedding album was accompanied by to 8×8 delicious parent albums. So we had to definitely get some yummy photos of their scrumptious album on our blog. Here are a few images of their albums.

 Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

Miguel Pola Photographers | Miguel Pola Photographers Blog | Orange County Wedding Photography | Los Angeles Wedding Photography | Wedding Photographers | Orange County Family Photographer | Los Angeles Family Photographer

View full post »

Ok, so now that your engaged, Now what?  Where do I start…  After the dust settles from the excitement of your engagement. Most couples try to figure out where to start with their planning endeavors. The majority of the time the first thing that is thought about is “Where should we get married?” Once that is taken care of, usually the next step is to start shopping for your photographer.  Lately, with the increase of quality that digital cameras have to offer, you are finding more and more people calling themselves “Professional Photographers”.  We would like to give you a few tips on what to look for when you are soliciting Wedding Photographers.

  1. The Photographer’s Visual Perspective: It is sometimes referred to as the photographer’s eye.  Here is where you need to take notice to what the photographer sees during the day of events. How do these images make you feel? Are they unique or do they look like every other photographer’s work you’ve looked at. Do they look extremely staged? Does the bride and groom look uncomfortable? Does they look like they are having fun?  Are they romantic enough for you?  Are they too riske for you? Do they tell a story?  Finally, which photographer’s work puts a smile on your face and do you feel connected to.
  2. The Photographer’s Experience: In my opinion, experience is a big factor.  It’s important that the photographer that you are gravitating to has experience dealing with the day’s hectic people and schedule. Don’t base your choices on costs.  Wedding days consist of lots of emotions, personalities, and sometimes egos.  The question you should ask yourself is “Does this photographer have what it takes to deal with my families diverse dynamics?”  It’s important for a wedding photographer to be “Chameleon Like” to fit in with the mother of the groom that can’t stand the new wife…   Or the overly eager wedding coordinator that has her job to do. Even your crazy uncle Leo who decides that the line at the appetizer bar is more important than the family photos that he’s supposed to be in. With experience comes patients and an understanding of what a client’s needs are. We are contacted 6-8 times a year to create an album for clients who’s photographer has either gone out of business or just handed them a disc of images. This is a dis-service. It is important that your photographer has the ability to create these memories for you to enjoy with your family.
  3. The ole’ Switch-e-roo.  Now that you’ve decided on what studio will be photographing your wedding. Be sure to get in writing that the photographer you chose (hired) will be the photographer that will show up to your wedding.  Some companies offer multiple shooters to choose from. Others offer services and often double, and even triple book weddings on any given day. Sending any photographer to cover your event. Make sure that the photographer that you interviewed and who’s work you fell in love with, will be the same photographer that will photograph your wedding.

Finally, A photographer with an easy going personality with experience that is flexible enough to fulfill your needs would be your best choice. Ultimately, you should love their photography and there products that they have to offer. Great photography + great personality+ great products  + awesome experience = Happy Clients (Bride & Groom)

These are just a few tips to help you choose the right wedding photographer f0r you. We hope that this article was helpful for you while you are planning your beautiful wedding.  I wrote this article to share an insider’s point of view.  It’s through experience and having had the privilege of photographing hundreds of weddings  that I consider myself both an expert on wedding photography and an expert wedding photographer.  I really hope that you’ve found this article useful in your search to get the best wedding images from your wedding photographer.

If you have any questions about our wedding photography, Please contact us at the links below. Feel free to share this post on your facebook page by clicking the share button below.

Written By Miguel Pola

Subscribe to Miguel Pola’s No SPAM Newsletter

View full post »

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2010 and a whole new lineup of blog series we will be featuring at The Spiraled Stem. Our first series is called Coffee Chat with The Spiraled Stem, where I sit down with one of my colleagues in the wedding biz for a fun Q&A about them and their biz. Subscribe to our RSS feed to catch all of our Coffee Chat guests!

Episode 1 is with Miguel Pola from Miguel Pola Photographers located in La Habra, CA. We sat down at the floral design studio to chat about his approach to wedding photography, what his clients should expect in their consultation and relationship with him through the course of the wedding, how to create timeless photos that will look just as fresh when your grandkids look at them as they did on the day they were taken, and the highlight moment in a wedding that he loves to capture for his clients. You can visit his website at www.MiguelPola.com for more information and to view his portfolio!  Not sure why but the audio is a little off from our moving mouths.  Hope you enjoy.

Coffee Chat with The Spiraled Stem – Guest Miguel Pola from Christine Saunders on Vimeo.  Not sure why but the audio is a little off from our moving mouths.

Subscribe to Miguel Pola’s No SPAM Newsletter Email:

Miguel Pola Photographers | Miguel Pola Photographers Blog | Orange County Wedding Photography | Los Angeles Wedding Photography | Wedding Photographers | Orange County Family Photographer | Los Angeles Family Photographer

View full post »

playing catch up…  A new flip-book album has left the studio. Daniel And Jhane Picked up their Super sex, Haute, Signature Flip-Album 5 months after they said I do.  This Album was completely custom designed and crafted for Daniel And Jhane.  All of our signature leather albums are hand crafted by a certified leather craftsman.  One of the many things we pride ourselves at our studio is creating the most beautiful albums possible.  Our designs and craftsmanship of our albums by far some of the best in the wedding industry.Be sure to click play on the video below.  Don’t forget to tell daniel and Jhane how much you love their album by leaving a comment below.

 Turnip Rose Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

Subscribe to Miguel Pola’s No SPAM Newsletter

Email:

View full post »

When Bianca & Bronson asked me to be their Wedding Photographer, I was honored. While chatting with Bianca on the phone I realized she was an amazing person.  She was super sweet and soft spoken.  She had mentioned that the main reason they had chose our studio was because she felt a connection, as if she had known me for quite some time, and she had loved our studio’s work.  That’s aways a plus.  Originally Bianca wanted a very traditional wedding.  One that allowed Bronson to see her for the first when she walked down the aisle.  That was all scratched when she mentioned that she wanted to have an evening ceremony.   So we talked about setting up a first look for them prior to the ceremony.  All I could say is WOW!  The anticipation, the nervousness, the emotion,  It was awesome!  The look on Bronson’s face was priceless. As he gasped for one of his last deep breaths as a single man right before Bianca came over to say hello for the first time on their wedding day. Bianca did an amazing job creating a Spanish feel for her wedding day.  Here are some of my favorites form there wedding day. Dont forget to tell Bianca how pretty she looks! Leave a comment.

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

Bianca looks so gorgeous here.

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

 Bowers Museum Wedding Photography | Orange County Wedding Photographers

Subscribe to Miguel Pola’s No SPAM Newsletter
Email:

Miguel Pola PhotographersMiguel Pola Photographers BlogOrange County Wedding PhotographyLos Angeles Wedding PhotographyWedding PhotographersOrange County Family PhotographerLos Angeles Family Photographer

Related Posts with Thumbnails

View full post »

S o c i a b l e
B o o k   U s
A l b u m s
M o r e   i n f o