Remeber Everything

Orange County WEDDING Photographer

Specialized in capturing PERSONALITY, LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS

newlywed couple kiss after wedding ceremony in front of chapel
Remeber Everything

Orange County WEDDING Photographer

Specialized in capturing PERSONALITY, LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS

wedding photographer photographing a bride and groom outside

Hi, I'm Christopher Todd an Orange County Wedding Photographer

I have been documenting weddings in Orange County professionally for over 18 years. Despite photographing more than 500 weddings in my career, I still find my couples' love stories fascinating. No wedding is too large or small for us. I approach each celebration with the same professional quality and care.

My unique style of taking photos is a blend of dramatic portraiture, documentary, modern, classic, and lifestyle portraits. Learn more about my photographic style here.

A couple of quick things about me personally. I was born and raised in Orange County. I currently live with my family near Huntington Beach where I love to surf. I am passionate about art, traveling, and of course photography.

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What Our Wedding Clients Say

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Tina & Joe Shely

"Chris and his team provided us with fantastic service and professionalism from end to end. Even more important, their photos were absolutely stunning. We looked like magazine models in the photos! We would definitely use Christopher Todd studios again."

Bride adn Groom embrace on beach holding wedding bouquet

April & Alkevin Punsal

"YOU JUST FOUND YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER!!! Stop wasting your time searching! Chris was our photographer for our wedding, and my husband now and I know that WE WOULD HAVE NOT CAPTURED ALL OF OUR MOMENTS BEAUTIFULLY WITHOUT HIM!"

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Emily & Mike Roe

"Christopher Todd honestly made my wedding and engagement photo dreams come true. I did A LOT of research when it came to my photographer for the wedding. Christopher was everywhere and was always there to catch the moments I want to remember."

Popular Wedding Themes

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Beach Weddings

Many couples dream of celebrating their nuptials with their toes in the sand. Unfortunately, it's often not the case due to state beach permitting and somewhat restrictive regulations. However, there are some cities that make it easier to get married on the beach than others. Maybe you are looking for stunning ocean views and cool breezes. You can incorporate a beach themed wedding even if you are not quite near the ocean.

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Garden Weddings

Despite being known for beautiful beaches, Orange County also has some quaint locations with amazing garden settings. Botanical gardens like The Fullerton Arboretum or Sherman Gardens are perfect for a beautiful outdoor ceremony. Nearby, just 30 minutes away you will find South Coast Botanic Garden another perfect location for a garden wedding. 

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Resort Weddings

Southern California is home to many luxury  resorts. These resorts are popular with couples that plan on having a large guest list. Hyatt Regency and Pasea Resort are two of my favorite locations in central OC. Further south you will find Ritz Carlton and Montage. both luxury properties. In the LA area, the Terranea resort is a stunning venue.

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Modern Weddings

Modern weddings have become more trendy in the last couple years which lead to more locations with a sophisticated flair. I love the minimal aesthetic of modern location.

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Boutique Weddings

Quite a few boutique venues are popping up. These can accommodate intimate weddings with up to 50 guests. In some cases, couples are looking to book an entire hotel for a smaller group experience. Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach is great option.

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Waterfront Weddings

Many engaged want to see the ocean without getting sandy. Some wedding venues offer the view and style you seek. You can incorporate a beach themed wedding even if you are not quite on the sand.

FAQ's

General Questions

Style Questions

What is your style of wedding photography? My photographic style is multifaceted, but I can best describe it as photojournalistic and spontaneous. I look for the moments when your personality and emotions are visible. If these moments don't happen naturally we will create them and guide you through the process. My goal is to document your wedding day and deliver portraits that show your connection with your husband/wife, and your love and bond with family and friends. In the end, every couple walks away with timeless photos.

 

Style Questions

Equipment & Technical Questions

Booking & Business Questions

Travel & Destination Wedding Questions

Post Production & Image Editing Questions

Album Prints Products Questions

Have more questions? Get in touch with us to start planning today.

PRICES FOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Your wedding pictures will become your memories. Brides and grooms tell us every day how fast their wedding day came and went. When the cake is eaten and the guests have all gone home, all that remains are wedding photographs.  For a complete list of our photography packages connect with us today.

ULTIMATE COLLECTION

$6800

  • Up to 10 hours of photography by Christopher Todd
  • 2nd professional photographer
  • 12x12 Handmade album with 80 images
  • Hand edited final images
  • Private image gallery for sharing & ordering
  • USB Drive with your wedding images
  • Engagement session with a complete set of images.
  • 10x10 engagement album with 15 images

COMPLETE COLLECTION

$4900

  • Up to 8 hours of photography by Christopher Todd
  • 2nd professional photographer
  • 10x10 Handmade album with 45 images
  • Engagement session with a complete set of images.
  • Hand edited final images
  • Private image gallery for sharing & ordering
  • USB Drive with your wedding images

 

BASIC COLLECTION

$3900

  • Up to 7 hours of photography by Christopher Todd
  • 2nd professional photographer
  • Private image gallery for sharing & ordering
  • USB Drive with your wedding images

Feeling Overwhelmed?

We Make The Process Easy!

6 Stages For Your Wedding Photography

Below is a timeline that breaks down everything from our first call to delivering your wedding album. Begin with the end in mind. My job is not only to take your photos but to help you plan from start to finish. I want every couple I work with to have beautiful prints for their new home.

#1. FIRST CALL/ ZOOM

Duration: Approx. 30-60 min.

Think of this like online dating.  We need to have a meet & greet before booking. 

  • This is where we can start to learn about each other to figure out if we are a good fit to work together.
  • Answer all your questions.
  • I get a feel for your personalities and preferences.

#2. BOOKING YOUR WEDDING DATE

Duration Approx. 5 min.  All bookings are easily completed online by you.

  • Steps to book
    • Select a package.
    • Approve quote
    • Sign your contract.
    • Pay retainer 50% via check or credit card.

When we have collected your payment and signed your contract you're officially booked.

#3. ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SESSION

Duration:  Approx. 1-2 hours.

Goal: Create images unique to you and your fiance that reflect your personalities and connection.

  • Usually 1-2 locations, 1-2 outfits.
  • Blend of lifestyle and posed portraits.
  • The best way to get to know you.

#4. PLANNING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINE

Schedule: Phone call 1 month before your wedding.

Duration: Approx 30-60 min call.

Goal:  To put together a solid plan for your wedding day photography.  We discuss:

  • Big details such as timing.
  • Small details such as getting a robe shot with your bridesmaids while getting ready.
  • Family portraits & family member names.
  • Locations & logistics.
  • Your style preferences.

#5. WEDDING DAY

Duration:  Custom to your celebration.

Goal: Create images unique to your celebration that make you feel like you are there every time you see them.

#6. ORDERING MEETING

Schedule: 1-2 weeks after your wedding we’ll present your album and photos on our Ordering Meeting Via Zoom.

Duration: Meetings typically last 60-120 min.

Goal: We wrap having made every decision about your wedding album, prints for your wall, and gifts for family.

  • Prepare to be blown away.
    We set aside this time, and give you. our undivided attention to help you realize your vision for the photos.
  • We guide you in creating art for your walls, wedding album, and gifts for your parents.
  • Decision-makers need to be present.

POPULAR PRODUCTS FOR WEDDINGS

Preserve Your Memories

Photography is our way of preserving your legacy. We all know how valuable photographs are. That is why we want you to have an actual print, album, canvas, or framed photos to hang on your wall.

For Your Walls

Our most popular products include:

  • Canvas Wall Prints
  • Framed Prints
  • Wall Cluster Prints
  • Modern Acrylic Prints

Coffee Table Albums

The ultimate way to tell a wedding story:

  • Made in Italy
  • Customed designed albums
  • Matching Box
  • Pick any color

Gifts & Other Products

Our most popular extra products:

  • Italian Folio Boxes
  • Wedding invitations
  • Save the dates
  • Thank you cards

WEDDING PLANNING RESOURCES

As an Orange County wedding photographer, I have seen many scenarios unfold. So I have written some specific articles that brides and grooms might take to heart when hiring a photographer. These articles will help you through the entire planning process. From timelines for the wedding day to choosing the best album and prints. Therefore, I encourage couples to use these carefully curated articles as a resource for wedding planning. You will find information on the best venues, florists, and other vendors. My hope is that you will find this resource valuable and it will help you avoid any planning mistakes.

Some examples of articles you might find useful are:

  • How to pick the best photographer for your wedding.
  • Pros and cons of hiring friends at your wedding.
  • How to create a timeline.  Take a peek at our sample wedding day timeline.
  • Tips on staying in the moment on your big day.
  • Is a first look right for me?
  • Should I have a traditional wedding or elope?

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ELOPEMENT PLANNING RESOURCES

The decision to have a traditional wedding or elope is hard for some couples while others can easily see themselves running off to get married simply and quickly. This section is for the couples that are interested in eloping for their wedding.

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Orange County Elopements

Learn more about Orange County elopement photography.

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Catalina Island Elopements

Learn more about Catalina weddings & Elopements.

WEDDING VENUES IN ORANGE COUNTY

The OC has some of the best beaches in Southern California as well as beautiful architectural gems. Our weather isn't so bad either. Offering stunning blue skies and great sunsets year-round. When it's time to decide on your location we encourage you to visit our venue page. Below you will find some of my favorite venues in Orange County and Los Angeles.

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BEST WEDDING VENUES IN ORANGE COUNTY

GET AN INSIDERS PERSPECTIVE ON SOME OF OUR FAVORITE WEDDING VENUES IN OC

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BEST WEDDING VENUES IN LOS ANGELES

GET AN INSIDERS PERSPECTIVE ON SOME OF OUR FAVORITE WEDDING VENUES IN LA

Wedding Traditions

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Indian Weddings

Learn more about Indian wedding photography.

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PERSIAN Weddings

Learn more about Persian wedding photography.

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jewish Weddings

Learn more about Jewish wedding photography.

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chinese Weddings

Learn more about Chinese wedding photography.

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Cambodian Weddings

Learn more about Cambodian wedding photography.

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Catholic Weddings

Learn more about Catholic wedding photography.

Destination Weddings In Orange County

The OC is a popular destination for couples getting married. Ranking high in magazines that poll brides. There are so many great destinations in California, across the County, and abroad.

Multiple Photographer Teams

When photographing large weddings it can be beneficial to have two or three additional photographers. We work as a team with each person assigned specific goals.

Outlining these goals before the wedding day helps to achieve success. As a result, our team will provide maximum coverage of your day.

My clients often appreciate the extra photos and differing perspectives of my second photographers during the ceremony and the reception.

For example, capturing the groom's expression as he sees his bride walking down the aisle. Meanwhile, the second photographer is able to capture the bride's face as she approaches her groom.

Complimentary Photo Coverage

It is common to have a large bridal party. Therefore, I have built a team that approaches every wedding with the idea of complementary coverage. Meaning we photograph the same thing from different directions, angles, and with different lenses.

The product of this approach is different perspectives on the same thing. Which lends itself to an amazing album design.

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