Yesterday, I headed to my parents house for my step Dad’s 60th birthday (Happy Birthday Dad!!!). I was very excited..not only was it his birthday and I was going to get some yummy birthday cake, I had some very exciting news to share with them! I took out my copy of Orange County Bride from my purse and opened up to the page. My dad couldn’t see the words I was pointing at until he held the magazine very far away…only then did he see my name. “Wow!” he said, “Congratulation….you PROFESSIONAL now! They only put professional people in magazine!” LOL…so all these years he DIDN’T think of me as a professional??? I can’t tell you how excited I was to see Amy and Frank’s wedding featured in Orange County Bride!!! It’s the first wedding I’ve ever had published and I HAVE to thank Heathery Howery of Strawberry Farms helping me submit their wedding to the magazine..and OF COURSE I have to thank Amy and Frank for having such a fabulous wedding and being totally adorable as well :-)

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Also, I have to thank Danielle from Southern Weddings for featuring Heather and Antonio’s wedding details today! You can check it out here: Heather and Antonio

Trista: Thanks Everyone!!! September 7, 2008 10:01 am

LoAnn: Congrats Trista! Well deserved :) July 21, 2008 12:00 am

Neil vN: Trista ... congratulations.  This must feel fantastic.  :)

Good work!

Neil vN July 20, 2008 12:00 am

Ryan T: Hey Trista!  Awesome job on being published! July 17, 2008 12:00 am

Danielle @ Forever Keep Photography: Congratulations! That is something to celebrate. You more than deserve it. I love looking at your work. :) July 17, 2008 12:00 am

Christopher: Now that is cool.  Congrats to you!  That must have made your day, week and month. July 16, 2008 12:00 am

Sharon: Congrats Trista!  I´m sure this is only the first of many more magazine publications for you!  Definitely well-deserved. July 16, 2008 12:00 am

Ryel j: Wow!! Congratulations! July 16, 2008 12:00 am

Lauren: Wow - well done!! Thats very exciting for you, make sure you frame the pages from magazine! July 16, 2008 12:00 am

Cathy Crawley: How exciting!  Congratulations, it looks great :) July 15, 2008 12:00 am

Sivyu: Congratulations!  That´s so cool! July 15, 2008 12:00 am

Rose: Congratulations! Congratulations!Congratulations! July 15, 2008 12:00 am

Kelly: congrats trista, that is really exciting!! =) July 15, 2008 12:00 am

Jen Cook: Congratulations!! It´s one of the coolest feelings ever! Here´s to many more publications :o) CHEERS! July 15, 2008 12:00 am

Jasmine*: Heck yeah!!!  Do a Happy Dance because you should be so darn proud!  :) July 15, 2008 12:00 am

LeeAnn: Congratulations Trista!!!  That´s very exciting and something to be very proud of!  Just one of many more to come. July 15, 2008 12:00 am

kristeen: congratulations trista!  i´m sure this is just the beginning of your featured work! July 14, 2008 12:00 am

danielle @ Southern Weddings: We adore your work and look forward to featuring you many times in the future! July 14, 2008 12:00 am

angel swanson: congratulations, trista!!  what a great accomplishment.  ;-)  can´t wait to see you soon~  xoxo July 14, 2008 12:00 am

DrewB: What a huge accomplisment, Trista!  I´m so freaking proud of you!!! July 14, 2008 12:00 am

tracyk: yay for trista! that is totally awesome and well deserved.  huge, huge, congrats!  :) July 14, 2008 12:00 am

It had been almost a year since I had seen Sharon and Rudy when they first booked me so I was excited to see them again for their engagement session! It was a beautiful sunny day and we had a great time taking in the nature surrounding us. Sharon is one of the coolest brides ever…why you ask??? Well, she practically comments on almost every one of my blog posts and always makes me feel good with her sweet words…what more could a girl ask for? Rudy was determined to smile with no teeth that day so what did I do? I tackled him to the ground and started tickling him but still, he did not smile. JUST KIDDING!!! However, I vowed to Sharon that’s what I would do if I didn’t see some pearly whites on their wedding day ;-) Here are some favorites from their shoot..enjoy!

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Josh: Good time. And , April 8, 2009 10:52 pm

Josh: Good time. And , April 8, 2009 10:52 pm

MsBunn.com: Wow, Sharon totally reminds me of a girl I once knew who lived in Oregon; I wonder if this is her sister.  Regardless, the third to the last image is my fave! July 23, 2008 12:00 am

DrewB: Trista, you are one of the only photographers I know who can make dead weeds look so beautiful!  These are beyond gorgeous!  I love them! July 14, 2008 12:00 am

Amy: Amazing job! These are all fabulous! July 14, 2008 12:00 am

Amy: Wow, I love all of these!! July 11, 2008 12:00 am

Blair Van Bussel: LOVE the locations and the tall grass, so cool!
and hello!...is she not the most adorble thing ever? Love her clothing choices. July 11, 2008 12:00 am

sandie: very nice.. super pretty. i love the bridge pics the best! July 11, 2008 12:00 am

Julie: beautiful as always! she is going to be a gorgeous bride. i love the textures in your photos. July 10, 2008 12:00 am

Vanessa *markessaxo*: Sharon IS the sweetest girl ever, and what a beautiful bride she will be!  Rudy will not be able to resist an ear to ear smile ;)  Beautiful set of photos!!! July 10, 2008 12:00 am

Danielle: Love these series of photos. What an adorable couple. These photos are very interesting. Looking forward to seeing this wedding. :) July 10, 2008 12:00 am

angel swanson: looooove the 2nd and 4th pics.  beautiful set, trista!  ;-) July 10, 2008 12:00 am