Sunday, June 15, 2014

Check out some of our lovely client reviews

We so appreciate you all entrusting us with your makeup and hair for the most important day of your life!!! Each wedding and bride means so much to us. Every time we read a new review, we just thank God for allowing us to do what we love. "You'll never work a day in your life if you are doing what you love!"
Read all of our Wedding Hair & Makeup Reviews at Weddings, Wedding Cakes,  Wedding Planning, Wedding Checklists, Free Wedding Websites, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Ideas & more


Thank you for all of the reviews!!!

We are the winners..... 3 years in a row! Brides choice awards

SO happy to share these with you all... thank you for your continued love and support! These awards are even more amazing because they are based off of our clients reviews. Reading each review is so rewarding and seeing these awards is a true blessing! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Weddings, Wedding VenuesM.U.A.H. Makeup and Hair, Best Wedding Beauty & Health in Monterey  - 2014 Couples' Choice Award Winner
Weddings, Wedding VenuesM.U.A.H. Makeup and Hair, Best Wedding Beauty & Health in Monterey  - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner
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2012 Bride's Choice Awards® | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners

SIbling photo shoot with CAROL OLIVA PHOTOGRAPHY

My brother, Armand, recently turned 22. He is a really cool, edgy kid and wanted to do a photoshoot with his big sis. My good friend Carol, who is amazing photographer took these pics.... This is a sneak peak!
These pics were taken at a really dirty and creepy spot near some train tracks and abandoned trolley cars. They were covered in graffiti which made this more awesome. We decided to wear lots of black and lots of leather. I had to some red lips..... of course!

Getting back to blogging.....

It has been (I am embarrassed to even type this) over a darn year since we have really updated our blog!

I know there are no excuses, but we are busy! Here's a little bit of what has happened in our lives.....

BIANCA: I went through a very painful and difficult divorce. However, it was one of the most beautiful blessings  I have ever been granted. With all of the new free time on my hands, I poured all of my energy in to the business, and we have been totally rocking!!! In the past year and a half, we have been blessed to work with over 200 brides and bridal parties!! We are sooooo booked and totally loving it. So you can see why the last thing we really want to do is be at our computer all day blogging.... but we will start to blog more!!

I am now currently very in love and happy with my boyfriend Daniel. He is an amazing man and I am blessed to know that good guys do exist.

KATIE: Katie and her hubby, Tim, welcomed another precious daughter in to the world. Her name is Willow and she has best blue eyes ever.

Katies accessory line, A lil bit Fancy, is also killing it! I don't know where the heck she finds all of the time, but she is proof that you can be a mommy, wife, and business owner all while being the best friend that anyone can ask for.

With that being said, we promise to update this more often.......

Monday, October 28, 2013

Thank you Manuel Ortega Photography! THE TOP WEDDING photographer in the Monterey Bay

Thank you MANUEL ORTEGA PHOTOGRAPHY! Take a look at his article about us HERE.

Monterey Bay & Salinas Wedding Photographer Manuel Ortega - Driven by a passion for photographic excellence and possessing years of experience, Manuel is the top Professional Wedding Photographer in the Monterey Bay and Salinas Valley. His unique ability to anticipate and capture even the most fleeting of special moments is evident in his photography. Manuel is a Monterey Bay area Wedding Photographer with service including Salinas CA, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Big Sur, San Jose, San Francisco and destination weddings worldwide.
Monterey Wedding Photographer

Manuel Ortega is by far the most talented wedding photographer in Monterey County. My business associates and I have had pleasure of working with him for several weddings and are thoroughly impressed each and every time. He makes everyone around him feel comfortable, and his sense of humor makes everyone at ease, therefore creating beautiful and candid photos. We, at MUAH makeup and hair, give Manuel and his team, our full support and respect.

Here is the latest Press Release about Manuel Ortega Photography and his new Wedding Photography Studio at 191 Lighthouse Ave in Monterey CA.

Manuel Ortega Photography Opens New Location in Monterey, California

Jan 3 2014, 12:20pm CST | by 

Passion for art and attention to detail distinguish the best wedding photographers, and Manuel Ortega decided to open a new location in Monterey to make consultations more convenient for customers on the Monterey peninsula and provide dramatic settings for local shoots.

Monterey, CA, January 03, 2014 --( Manuel Ortega Photography proudly announces that it has opened a new office in Monterey, California, to serve customers from San Francisco, San Jose, Carmel, Santa Cruz and, of course, Monterey. The new office is located near historic Cannery Row that John Steinbeck immortalized in his novel of the same name. Clients can attend wedding consultations, sit for Corporate Head Shots and arrange family photos  while enjoying the stunning shores and ambience of San Carlos Beach. You can arrange photo shoots along the beach, visit picturesque cannery buildings and charming gift shops or tour wineries, parks and signature area attractions after your photography appointment.

The new location will make it easier for many clients to meet with Manuel Ortega because many had trouble getting to Salinas. Ortega specializes in wedding photography, and the new Monterey location has fairy-tale charm and convenient access to California's central coast community. The photographer explains that wedding photography is a holistic experience and couples should capture every aspect of their marriages with engagement photos and informal shots as well as formal wedding shots. Ortega anticipates that many clients will fall in love with Monterey and choose local beaches for wedding venues and engagement photos. “As an artist, the wedding day is my canvas, and my ability to anticipate and capture those fleeting moments of laughter and tears is what drives me.” Ortega has many years of experience capturing signature moments with memorable photography and transforming photos into living and breathing works of art.

Destination Wedding Photography

Manuel Ortega Photography tells your wedding story through a unique style of photojournalism that beguiles viewers while giving an accurate representation of love, family, friends and events leading up to the actual ceremony. The Monterey Bay area photographer chronicles destination weddings worldwide but focuses on the local communities of Salinas, Big Sur, Monterey, Watsonville, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel, San Jose and San Francisco. Couples can tell their story through a unique blend of candid and formal shots that allow their true personalities to shine through in high-definition.

Giving Back to the Community

Choosing a photographer is a very intimate decision, and California's central coast residents happily provide glowing recommendations and testimonials of Ortega's skills, lighthearted personality and artistic vision. People don't choose artists based solely on skills, and Ortega impresses many clients with his commitment to local causes, experience with high-profile events and down-to-earth personality and humor.

- Ortega takes part annually in the Birdies for Charity event  that benefits the YWCA of Monterey County for domestic violence and intervention programs.
- The photographer donated his time, materials and skills to chronicle Tatum's Garden, a Monterey Bay initiative to provide a safe and secure place for children to play, socialize and learn.
- Ortega sponsors a customer-submitted photography contest that feature senior portraits he posts on social media forums. Social media users then "vote for the best" portrait. Contest winnings include a free high school senior portrait for the one that receives the highest votes.
- Celebrities often choose the photographer, and local news  anchor Michelle Imperato booked Ortega recently for her upcoming Pebble Beach wedding.

The Best Photography Captures Life as Art

Manuel Ortega Photography adheres to Ortega's personal philosophy of support for family, community and real experiences. The talented photographer finds magic and art in everyday life and offers the following services for clients:

- Wedding and engagement photography in a journalistic-type study
- Location shoots of baptisms, children, birthdays and anniversaries
- Classic family photos and memorable artistic shots taken in stunning Monterey Bay locations
- Photos of children from maternity to graduation
- High School Senior Portraits that capture a teenagers true personality
- Photos of parties, special events, holidays and celebrations

About Manuel Ortega

Manuel Ortega began pursuing photography at the age of 13 and photographed his first wedding at age 18. Although Ortega has been in business since 2005, he has taken professional photos since 1990. Self-taught and observant of the smallest details, Ortega preserves the magic of events, places, people and relationships. Although specializing in wedding photography, Ortega also takes stunning maternity photos, portraits, family photos, senior citizen and high school senior portraits that families can treasure for generations.

Contact Information:
Manuel Ortega Photography
Manuel Ortega
831 682-7170

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