2016 in the Rear-View Mirror
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A look back at this year’s best wedding moments! What a year it has been!  Opulent, over-the-top, no holds barred was the theme this year as our brides and grooms overwhelmed their wedding guests with luxurious experiences. Not since 2007 have we seen so many layers added to the wedding palette.   I’m incredibly proud…
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Photography Lesson by Burton Earl Barnett
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Thanks to my dad, I learned how NOT to take family  pictures. My dad fancied himself as a bit of a renaissance man.  So, when I was about 9 years old, dad picked up yet another hobby…. photography.  He bought a used Minolta from a friend that had as dad put it, “everything I need…
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Estancia La Jolla – a stunning backdrop.
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Jessica and Daniel’s winter nuptials at The Estancia la jolla. In spite of this year’s El Niño, the weather in San Diego this January 16th was a magnificent!  The estancia la jolla was a stunning backdrop for Jessica and Daniel’s winter nuptials.             Sophisticated yet simple, Jessica wore Monique Lhuillier,…
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2015 in the Rear View Mirror
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Lavish and Beautiful Wedding Photography Ideas of 2015.   As 2015 comes to a close, let’s look back at a few of my favorite images. Choosing my favorites is a bit like asking a 7-year-old to pick out the cutest puppy in the litter.  A daunting task!   Wedding Photo Shot by Paul Barnett Photography…
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Children photography – 10 baby photography tips.
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Children photography tips. How to take your own fabulous baby photos, 10 children photography tips from a pro.   One of my first jobs as a photographer was working as a baby photographer in a department store photo studio.   I was 19 years old when I got that job.  The work was grueling.  My…
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Wedding Photography Checklist are in the Details
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As a professional wedding photographer, I regularly interact with all parties involved in taking a wedding from start to finish: the wedding planner, maid of honor, the best man, catering staff, hotel special events coordinator, family, friends and of course, the bride and groom themselves.  It’s necessary for all the moving parts of a wedding…
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How to get the wedding photos you want and not be disappointed – Wedding Photography San Diego
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The Guarantee   A newly engaged bride called me yesterday and we chatted about her wedding.  She was smart, articulate and knew exactly what she did and did not want.  Right off the bat, she hit me with a question that I’ve never be asked. Seriously, in 20 + years as a wedding photographer, I’ve…
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Pre-wedding jitters? Don’t worry. It’s a good thing!
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Almost every bride we work with feels the same knot in their stomach minutes before their wedding ceremony.  And for good reason… It’s not because they don’t want to marry.  It’s simply that they are the “Show”.     Imagine the one or two minutes before you walk down the aisle. Your mind is spinning…
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3 Must-Do’s for Hosting an Epic Wedding Reception
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The writer *David Sedaris once said, “every gathering has its moment”.  Wedding receptions certainly have their “moment”.     Close your eyes for a minute and imagine the perfect balance of great music, dynamic lighting, tasty food and perhaps, a couple strong cocktails.  Now imagine yourself and your new life partner on the dance floor…
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It’s Only A Plane Ride Away!
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Almost every week I get asked by a newly engaged couple, “Where should we go for the engagement session?”  My answer is always the same… Go somewhere that reflects who you are as a couple. Sounds simple enough yet in most cases, the couple leaves the decision as to where to go, up to me….
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