Pasadena Wedding Pictures on Instagram

I’ve been posting daily wedding pictures on instagram but I want to find a way to easily share those pictures on my blog. This would greatly increase my online presence and Google visibility. Then you’d see anything posted on instagram here, without leaving my wedding photography website. So here goes..


Pasadena wedding pictures, Orange County wedding photography, and Los Angeles wedding photos by Greg Bumatay.

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Wedding Pictures on Instagram

For a daily dose of my best wedding pictures, please follow me on Instagram (click here)!
You’ll find my collection of my favorite Orange County wedding pictures, beach engagement sessions, and artistic wedding photography. I’ll also start posting the best wedding photography photos on a daily (or at least weekly) basis here so please come on back.

Best Wedding Pictures from Instagram by Greg Bumatay

Best Wedding Pictures from Instagram by Greg Bumatay

This is a collection of my best wedding pictures taken from around the world. Some destination weddings are from Mexico, Italy, California, Nevada, New York, and Texas. I am also available for beach engagement sessions in Southern California. My beach wedding or beach engagement photos are usually taken in and around the beautiful coastline along Laguna Beach in Orange County. Please contact me for booking (click here).

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It’s a Wrap! Toyota Unveiled

We just finished filming another brand project for Toyota at their Torrance campus.  This was hard work, but the payoff was all worth it.

Commercial photo and video production by Bumatay Studio

Toyota “We Build Owners”

Commercial photo and video production by Bumatay Studio

Toyota “We Build Owners”

Commercial photo and video production by Bumatay Studio

Toyota “We Build Owners”

Commercial photo and video production by Bumatay Studio

Toyota “We Build Owners”

Commercial photo and video production by Bumatay Studio

Toyota “We Build Owners”

Commercial photo and video production by Bumatay Studio

Toyota “We Build Owners”

Commercial photo and video production by Bumatay Studio

Toyota “We Build Owners”

Commercial photo and video production by Bumatay Studio

Toyota “We Build Owners”

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It’s All About Composition

COMPOSITION

I cannot stress the importance of knowing how to compose images for capturing better photos. The way you set up the image will make or break your goal – whether your telling a story, selling a product, or capturing some sort of action. If you’re going to become (or continue) to be a professional photographer, you need to be good (really good) at composition. I’m going to assume you already know about the “rule of thirds” and leaving room around the image for cropping. The following tips should help you get beyond the standard portraits or predictable pictures.

photo-composition

Composition

TELL YOUR STORY

A picture is worth a thousand words! Every time you take a picture, are you doing it with a purpose? Does your shot convey what is going on? Who or what is it mainly about? Does it show all the details needed to communicate location or mood? What story are you trying to make people see and feel when they see your image? Every shot you take should tell the viewer something about it.

Think about what is included in the shot. Sometimes, what is NOT included is just as important. Make sure you include elements that help build the story, description, or answer any of the questions above. Anything that does not help describe it should be cropped out. Excluding useless elements tell a better story because the focus stays on what is important. It also keeps a clean, uncluttered picture.

photo-composition

Composition

EYES LEFT TO RIGHT

Try putting your subject more to the right side rather than the left. Our eyes are used to reading text left to right, just like you are reading this article, so follow the same idea in your photos. This has nothing to do with the rule of thirds or leading lines; rather, it draws your viewer’s attention in to the photo.

Try this little exercise to see what I mean: find one of your photos that has the focus point on the left and Photoshop it to flip it over. Look at the flopped image and think about what difference it just made. In the photo with the left focus point, you look at the subject and then quit looking. But in the one with the right focus point, your eyes are drawn to scan across the entire photo from left to right. Now you know what I mean?

There is an exception to this. If your subject happens to be looking toward the right, you’ll want to keep that subject on the left so that person is not looking directly at the edge of the picture – this feels like they’re looking at a wall.

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Composition

MIND YOUR SUBJECT

Keep the focus on the subject by minimizing busy details all over the picture. Too much details or action take the focus away from the story in your photograph and make it difficult for the viewer to realize what you are trying to tell. The distracting fire hydrant or bushes behind the bride does not show off her special day, so don’t put it in the photo unless it is part of the story, has an interesting pattern, or makes a good, clean backdrop.

Another way to bring focus to your subject is with light. The eye is naturally drawn to the brightest spot of a photo or where there is contrast. Light defines everything the eye sees, so use it to define your image and lead the viewer’s eye.

photo-composition

Composition

CROP WITH CARE

My motto that I learned from design and illustration classes (I majored in fine arts, with a focus on illustration) is to crop big or don’t crop. If you are going to crop off part of the body, crop hard so that it looks purposeful. But be sure that it is purposeful, which means you are cropping something off to strengthen the overall composition. Cut off either way before or way after any tangents (points that intersect, like the top of someone’s head and the background – do not crop on that border). Also avoid cropping hands, feet, and joints.

For example; if the photo is a full length shot of a man with no feet or just one foot, the man will look odd and the viewer’s eye goes right to the missing feet rather than his eyes.

photo-composition

Composition

Basically, think of what a true professional photographer would do when composing an image. Would your clients love it?

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Photographer of the Week in Manila Bulletin’s Picture Perfect Magazine

It was surreal to wake up and see my Facebook page buzzing with activity. I am featured on Manila Bulletin as this Week’s Featured Photographer in their Picture Perfect segment.

Manila Bulletin

Manila Bulletin


Thank you so much to Madeline Arenas, Ronald Jayme, and Carlos de la Pasion for writing up this awesome article. It looked so good I thought “who is this great photographer?” before fully realizing the whole segment was about me and my photo business. It’s all about my wonderful clients who put trust in me to capture the special moments of their wedding day.
Manila Bulletin’s Picture Perfect

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer

Striving to be the best wedding photographer


This is super encouraging to keep striving to be the best wedding photographer I can be.

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Gina and Jay’s Epic Wedding in Los Angeles

Gina and Jay’s special day took place at one of my favorite churches in Downtown Lost Angeles – Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels. Their epic wedding day began at the Omni Hotel in LA followed by the ceremony in the cathedral. Here are just a few favorites:

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles Wedding at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles wedding venues: Bridal preparations were at the Omni Hotel of Los Angeles, and the ceremony (and reception) location was at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

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Sony and Brian’s Beautiful Indian Wedding

My favorites from Sony and Brian’s Indian Wedding and ceremony at Seacliff Country Club in Orange County. I love all the preparation and details that comes with an Indian wedding, and Sony looked absolutely gorgeous!

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian's Orange County Indian Wedding

Sony & Brian’s Orange County Indian Wedding

Picture locations: Sony’s bridal prep took place at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach; Indian ceremony at Seacliff Country Club in Huntington Beach, CA
Contact Greg Bumatay for you Indian Ceremony and wedding in Orange County

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