Hey there, I'm Becker!
Mission Viejo, California | Saint Louis, Missouri
949-370-0073 | email@example.com | Skype: thebeckerdotcom
Destination Wedding Photographer
Hi, my name is Becker and I am a Southern California and St. Louis based destination wedding photographer. I'm known for capturing my signature style of relaxed portraits & real moments for the coolest couples on the planet.
My goal at your wedding is to show up as if I were an old friend with a fancy camera. It helps me blend in and be a part of your day, allowing me to comfortably capture those " relaxed portraits & real moments" (with some amazing details sprinkled in). Most of the images taken are of the events of the day... as they unfold, and moments as they naturally occur. And when it's time for the "posed pictures", my specialty is helping you relax in front of the camera, ensuring you look amazing in your photos. I promise not to turn your wedding into a photo shoot and you'll love the images I create for the rest of your lives.
After taking a couple of photography classes in high school, I signed up for the school newspaper and yearbook. I photographed just about every extra curricular event during my senior year. I also worked part time at a photo lab where I really learned about the technical side of photography. I started shooting models and actor's head shots and even assisted some well known fashion photographers. While the whole "Hollywood scene" wasn't for me… I learned how to see the light and find the right angles to make sure everyone looks their best in photos. I now apply that skill to my wedding photographs that's why I can promise every one of my brides that she'll be " Guaranteed Gorgeous".
Some of my favorite venues include the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, Rancho Las Lomas, Four Seasons Beverly Hills, The Resort at Pelican Hill, The Montage Laguna Beach, St. Regis Monarch Beach, The Santa Lucia Preserve, The Jonathan Club, The Atheneaum in Pasadena, The Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, Shutters in Santa Monica, The Fairmont in Berkeley, Auberge du Soleil, Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs, Twisted Willow Farm in Napa Valley, The Hotel del Coronado, The La Venta Inn, Trump National Golf Course, Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho del Cielo in Malibu, Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe, The Nixon Library, Shady Canyon Country Club, London WeHo, The Surf and Sand, Terranea Resort, St. John Lateran in Vatican City, Arroyo Trabuco Country Club, Coyote Hills Country Club, The Jones Victorian Ranch House, Parker Ranch, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Carmel Mission, Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, Paion Big Sur, Community Congregational Church, Ponte Winery, Callaway Winery, Carneros Inn Napa, Vizcaya in Miami, The Baccara Resort, The Biltmore in Santa Barbara, San Ysidro Ranch, Four Seasons Florence, The Four Seasons Maui, The Four Season St. Louis, The Park Hyatt NYC, The Westin St. John, Devil's Thumb Ranch, The O'Donnell House in Palm Springs, Saltwater Farms Vineyard, The Island Hotel in Newport Beach, Rancho La Quinta Country Club, The Sugarman Estate, Spanish Hills Country Club, Montelucia Resort & Spa, The Royal Palms, Orella Ranch, Rancho Sol Del Pacifico, Rancho Bernardo Inn, Mt. Woodson Castle, The Eolia Mansion, Dove Canyon County Club, Coto de Caza Country Club, The Carmel Room, The Viceroy in Santa Monica, and any of the W Hotel properties.
Some of my favorite locations for destination weddings are Big Sur, Ojai, The Vatican, Ireland, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Catalina Island, Santorini, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Carmel, Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahamas, Antigua, St. John, St. Kitts, St. Lucia and all over the Caribbean. I also love San Francisco, Napa Valley, Sonoma, Jackson Hole, Destin, Naples, Cartagena, Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt, Newport, Rhode Island, Scottsdale, Bellagio (Lake Como), New York City, Virginia Beach, Ocean City, The San Juan Islands, Roche Harbor, Maui, Kauai, Honolulu & other parts of Hawaii. I'd love to shoot a wedding in Thailand, the Maldives and the South of France. I have a current passport and I am willing to shoot your wedding anywhere in the world.
I currently split my time between St. Louis and Southern California, so I am able to shoot weddings in the Greater Saint Louis area, Chicago, Kansas City, Nashville as well as the entire Southern California Region from San Diego to Santa Barbara without charging for travel. I grew up Orange County and that's where my family is from. I've shot all over Los Angeles, Palm Springs. My fiancee and I are currently residing in University City, a suburb of St. Louis.