Fall Mini Sessions // Limited Availability

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Fall Mini Sessions // Limited Availability

Hey all! I know most of you have been waiting for me to announce my special this year, my apologies for the delay! Life has been a little hectic the past few months, I recently moved my family back to the hometown where my wife and I grew up, in fact, we actually moved back to the house that I was raised in. It's pretty cool, but that will be a totally different blog post.

Ok so here it is....because of the super crazy season last year (which BTW THANK YOU ALL A MILLION TIMES! #sothankful) I have to really limit the number of families I will photograph this season. So this year unfortunately I will be putting a 20 family limit to this special, meaning it will be available to the first 20 families that purchase the session online.

For those of you visiting me for the first time. Please know I take great pride in delivering more than just a few photos of you and your family, I understand for some this will be your first family photos ever taken and for some you are returning so I can once again document this year of your family while of course getting some cool holiday photos :) With so many changes happening each year within our famiies being able to capture and preserve it is soooo important to me. Please contact me if you have any questions. 

Thank you and looking forward to another great season!

Thomas


-  45min session
- One location in OC of your choice
- Private online gallery
- Up to 5 family members and 1 pet
- You pick 20 of your favorite images in High Resolution/Print ready
- Delivered digitally via Dropbox or Zip file
- (1) 8x10 professional print

 SOLD OUT

If you want to save me CC FEES by using Venmo (free) then you can save $10, just use the app and send over $225 to @thomas-pellicer, there is no need to fill out the form.


OTHER DETAILS
- Must use before Dec. 31st 2017
- High Resolution images will be delivered online only
- Additional members/pet $25 per person
- If you desire all the images from the session add $100 (may be purchased after session)
- Any additional images beyond the original package offer is $25 per high resolution image
- Larger family reunion/generation type shoots please contact me for special pricing. 

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Riverside Engagement // Carolyn + Kevin

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Riverside Engagement // Carolyn + Kevin

Feels good to be back online and posting new(ish) content, I have 5 new posts coming your way very soon so stay tuned! 

Today, let's start with this super cute engagement taken on the campus of UC Riverside. Carolyn and Kevin met each other while attending college here and have been together ever since, how rad is that? Although we were battling some rain that day these two were troopers, luckily it cleared up for us towards the end. I have to say it was pretty cool seeing where it all started, from the table they use to study together at in the library to just cruising around campus with them. I absolutely love their love for each other, the way they make each other smile and laugh, just awesome!

I seriously can't wait for their wedding come this December in Redlands. For now here are a few shots from their engagement. Enjoy!


Fuji XT-1 edited with VSCOFilm


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La Jolla Engagement // Ashley + Austin

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La Jolla Engagement // Ashley + Austin

I love when I get to venture out of Orange County to do a photo shoot, not that I don't like OC, but it's great to go somewhere new and different. I think it's one of the perks of this profession. Another perk I believe, is when I get hang out with cool couples during their engagement session, laughing and adventuring is always a must, it's one of the best parts of the whole wedding experience, in my opinion. 

Well....Ashley and Austin definitely nailed both perks with the locations and just being a rad and fun couple. Our time together flew by and I couldn't be more excited to document their wedding later this year at Ponte Winery in Temecula. We started off in Pacific Beach and worked our way to La Jolla for a beach sunset. These two are nothing short of amazing together, such great dynamic and love for each other, so perfect! Honestly everything just worked out for the best and man did we get some killer images. Below are some images we created together. Hope you enjoy!


Fuji XT1 and DJI Phantom 4 edited using VSCOFilm


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Printing our Legacy

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Printing our Legacy

A year or so ago Epson put out a campaign called “Print Your Legacy” one of the photographers that was part of it was celebrity photographer and ALL around great guy Jeremy Cowart to help promote it. Prior to that campaign I purchased an Epson R3000 one of those big ass printers, I use it frequently to print smaller photos for clients. So when this campaign rolled out I was like HECK YEAH! I’m going to start printing way more aaaaand you guessed it, I didn’t print anymore than I was already printing before, slacker lol! Then a couple of months back I really got the urge to start printing again, but with the holiday family season going on full blast I seriously had VERY LIMITED office time to pursue it. Well, now that I have finally slowed down a little, I’m finishing up some business from last year and in the meantime, I’ve began printing some of my work as well as some personal family photos.

This year with the guidance of a friend of mine who also happens to be a kick ass a photographer, I plan on implementing selling prints. I have been feeling sort of let down by the fact that I have not been stressing how important it is to actually have prints made for my clients. This is coming from someone who’s generation grew up on printing photos, using printed photos in the actual albums, film cameras, etc, etc. and just loving the fact that I can physically hold on to that photo forever. With digital now, it’s so easy to keep them on your computer, cell phone or social media and pretty much do nothing with them beyond that. That’s cool and all, BUT honestly not really, people pay good money to hire a photographer to take photos of their wedding or family and then to do nothing with them, it’s a bummer actually. Most say, I will totally get them printed, but 90% of people don’t. TODAY, I want to get back to the old school method and join the select photographers out there who are pushing prints. I feel it’s my job as your photographer to help document your legacy and what better way to make it stand the test of time is to provide high quality professional prints, whether it be from your engagement, wedding or even family session it’s time I do my job. Yes, it will come with a price, Yes, this will not be for everyone I understand that, BUT for those that understand the importance of this they will find it to be priceless. 

I don’t know where I heard this, but someone once said, “the only things that will help pass on your legacy to your future generations are from stories and photographs” if you think about it, it’s absolutely true! But if your photos live on a hard drive or cell phone only what will happen when you get a new computer or cell phone in 2-3 years then what? It’s time to start printing again people. Let’s do it, I PROMISE you will not be disappointed when you see those beautiful images of your wedding or family printed out, trust me, it will be way better then seeing them on a computer or phone. In the next few weeks I will be writing up a printing FAQ, but for now I just want to let you all know what direction my business is headed from this point on.

Blog fact: This is my 3rd blog post this year, last year in 2016 I blogged a total of 6 times. lol creating good habits…..

Ok peace for now, talk soon!


Printer: Epson R3000
Paper: Epson Hot Press Bright and Moab Lasal Matte

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Hello my name is Thomas

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Hello my name is Thomas

As we jump into this new year I realize there are some new faces, new potential brides + grooms and families just discovering me. So I figured it might be a good idea to introduce myself.

Hi there! My name is Thomas but most call me by Tom or Tommy. I've lived the majority of my life in Orange County, with a little stint in Phoenix and about 4 years in Atlanta. I grew up listening to stories told my by Grandpa about life and WWII, he was such a huge influence in my life growing up that I wanted to study history in college. Today nothing has changed, I still love stories and I still love history it’s pretty much the reason why I'm so passionate about being a storyteller with my camera, it's such the perfect fit for me. I truly feel that it's my responsibility to my clients to document your story and to help create your legacy for your family. Having two kids myself I firmly believe family is everything!

Ok enough about the why and more about the who.
- I am an Americanized Filipino AKA a coconut (brown on the outside and white on the inside, LOL), that is mainly because of the city I grew up in, we were one of only a handful of Filipino families that lived there, but that doesn't mean I’m not in touch with my roots and where I came from. It's funny because it still trips my wife out when my mom speaks to me in Tagalog (Filipino Language) and I can understand her, bummer part is I can only reply back in english.
- On my 30th Birthday I did my first Triathlon, I continued to compete competitively for over 4 years, I was even the Newport Coast Triathlon Team President for 2 years until injury slowly drew me out of the sport, however I do want to make a return one day soon. 
- I've known my wife Heather since she was a freshman in High School, we dated for a short time after she graduated which was two years after I graduated, today we've been married for over 6 years and have two amazing kids, Colton (4) and Rowan (11months). 
- Family means the world to me as I mentioned earlier
- I love Ice Cream, but love French Fries even more, crazy I know...
- I'm kind of tech geek, I love me some technology for sure! Yeah I'm Apple Fan boy as well
- I have been to 11 countries and counting, NEED TO TRAVEL MORE PLEASE!
- Instagram addicted
- Coffee drinker (goes hand and hand being a photographer and all lol)
- I love all kinds of sports
- Music has my heart from hip hop to country, bring it!
- Last but not least, having God in my life has been the best and that will never change

Also, one other thing about me is that I also run another company photographing Architecture, Real Estate and Corporate work. You can view my work at www.tompellicer.com and my Instagram @tompellicerphoto

Anyways….I hope that helps you get a little more acquainted with me. Stay tuned for more information on who I am as a photographer

Photo by Carrie T Photography

Photo by Carrie T Photography

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