About The Team
In today’s photography world, I find that making great work is only half of what we have to offer as professionals. We want our clients to be happy with their photos, the service, and the experience of picking us over any other choices.
Hi, my name is Elmer Escobar, thank you for visiting our website! From my beginnings in New York as a wedding photographer, to then moving to Los Angeles, I just love getting to know new people, new places and sharing new experiences with brides and grooms. Your day is very important to us and at the same time we want you to have as much fun as possible creating those memories!
Through the years I’ve put together a team of equally passionate photographers who not only love what they do but love interacting with people and getting to know you on a personal level. Our belief is that photography happens naturally when the couple, the family, and everyone else feels like they’re having fun together. Let us do the work, and you guys enjoy the best days of your lives!
When I started photography, I didn’t start because it was a job; it was simply a hobby that I loved doing. I decided to go to school for it to learn proper technique and while I was still in school I started assisting a very talented wedding photographer in New York.
Soon after, I was shooting as an associate photographer and a few months later I was lead shooting. It was a wonderful progression that helped me hone my skills along the way and find my own path.
I personally love using natural light in the afternoon when it has that gorgeous warm glow. Almost every engagement session we schedule is right before sunset for that very reason. Since it has become my “look”, I always bring studio lighting equipment to accentuate the scene and make my couples pop and stand out. Whether I’m shooting an engagement or a wedding, I find it imperative to understand lighting and how to change or enhance a scene. A big part of photography is knowing how to adapt to any lighting situation. As professionals, it’s our responsibility to make you look your best regardless of obstacles.
I could go on forever about my love for portraits, weddings and photography, but I’ll invite you to browse around my site and to check out my work. If you want to get to know me better, find me at Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin or Twitter, or schedule a meeting. I love getting to know new people in person!
I’ve always loved being apart of a moment that makes someone happy. Whether its their birthday, a holiday or a surprise. Photography has opened an opportunity for me to make people smile for capturing a moment they will cherish. When I deliver the photos to the clients I myself get excited for them to see what we all created. The reaction I receive from people is what drives me to continue to get better at photography.
My favorite part of any wedding is when they want to do a, what we call, “first look”. The suspense that the groom has to go through. The footsteps that he hears as his bride gets closer. Its always fun to wonder what is going through their minds as she approaches. Then, finally the reveal. The tap of the shoulder and the very first reaction he gives is always a special-fun moment to capture. From pure happiness to happy tears, I have seen them all and its just beautiful.
Photography is such a lifestyle to me. No matter where I go, whether its my day off or not, I am constantly looking at the beauty the world has to give. I believe anything and everything can be captured in a camera and made to look amazing. Even though I don’t have my camera in my hands, I still continue to work on my craft by wondering how I would shoot a subject in any scene around me. How can I use light to my advantage and create something special. I love photography, the day I stop loving it is the day I will have a day off.
I’ve always been fascinated with gadgets, I’m a bit of a tech nerd. When I first picked up a camera, I was very intrigued with how they worked. I was even more amazed at how I could create art with them and make people happy with the photos I take of them.
What I enjoy about shooting is that we can be in a very un-interesting place and with some posing and lighting, create spectacular images. It just takes a little creativity and the know how to make it happen!
My favorite moment during a wedding is when I take the bride and groom shots right after the ceremony. They have this amazing look when they first pose together and you can see it when they look each other in the eye.
When I’m not shooting, I spend time with my girlfriend.
We love to eat and trying out new food and places is one of our favorite things to do. I’m also into cycling, I have both a road and a mountain bike. I also get down with some Counter Strike.
Photography is a form of PERSPECTIVE. Everyone sees things differently. Put 100 photographers in a room and you’ll get 100 different photos. The way you see the world is unique, and photography lets you share that perspective with others.
I enjoy the challenge photography brings. Every candid moment is different. Shooting new locations all the time becomes a great a challenge that keeps me on my toes. There are always new people you meet and it never gets boring, I love that!
My favorite moment during a wedding is the first look. Corny? I know but if you really think about it, everything leads up to this moment. Having a first look is probably one of the best decisions a couple can make. For couples who think it will take away from the moment of seeing each other during the ceremony, it won’t.
When I’m not shooting I love spending time with my little boy Josiah and my lovely wife Jess! Everything I do is for them.
It all started when I was 10 years old, flipping through the pages of a skateboarding magazine. I was memorized by what I saw. But unlike my friends, It wasn’t the skateboarding that amazed me, it was the photography. From that point on I was obsessed, it has since been over 13 years and I’m proud to say I have spent over half my life looking through a lens.
My favorite moment of a wedding is the last few songs of the night. By that time most guests have gone home, the stresses of the day have passed and all that is left is the bride and groom. Surround by their closest family and friends, dancing their hearts out without a single care in the world. For me that moment is pure, unadulterated magic.
When I am not photographing weddings you can usually find me traveling, teaching photography or watching seinfeld reruns.
I love all forms of art, and photography is one of my favorite forms. Being able to capture a beautiful moment in time is a surreal experience for me. That beautiful moment becomes a beautiful memory, as a photo. Then every time you look at that photograph it brings you back in time to that beautiful moment.
There are many factors that need to work in your favor to make a great photo. But I love a good challenge! I enjoy the pressure of shooting a wedding, I feel like it brings out the best version of myself. My favorite wedding moment is the “I do” because that’s the moment the bride and groom are literally professing their love to each other in the presence of everyone they know. It’s a powerful moment. You can feel it from the happy couple, as well as the crowd.
When I’m not shooting or editing, I also make websites (like this one for example), and I am very involved in the video game and virtual reality industries. I like making music and fun videos for the internet too. I just love art!
I strive to capture our couples stories in the most creative way possible and frame moments they can cherish forever. Photography makes me feel alive and knowing that tomorrow will never be the same as today makes it an exciting journey for me. Now a professional photographer, I worked as a software engineer for the first 4 years of my career without ever being fully satisfied with my job. Photography came to me at a time when I needed it most and helped me find solace. What first started as a hobby, turned into my passion. I found myself working with an exuberant energy and it had me constantly thinking, changing, and growing. I was then certain photography is my passion and I went after it full steam, without a shred of doubt.
My favorite moment during a wedding is the main ceremony itself. This is the time when I get to capture the most natural and beautiful shots of the bride & groom’s emotions/moments and also their families.
When I’m not shooting I love spending time with my girlfriend. We love to travel, hike and explore food places.
I can still remember the first moment I fell in love with photography… I was standing atop the Tokyo Tower on my honeymoon taking a photo of the skyline feeling something rewarding about capturing a photo and all of its emotions. I loved being able to take what was only a view, and turning it into a tangible memory with the press of a button that would last a lifetime. There was a flip of a switch that night as I felt the joy and excitement from shooting, and realized I had to turn this into a career. The more research I did and the more I learned about photography, the deeper I wanted to dive into it. Ever since that day, I haven’t been able to put my camera down and I’m absolutely loving every second of it.
One of my favorite parts during a wedding is the social aspect. Having a sales background, I was accustomed to talking to people and connecting with others on a daily basis, but now I get to mesh that with my passion. I love meeting new people at every wedding I go to and creating relationships. Every couple has a unique story to tell and I’m blessed to be able to capture that story through photography.
On my downtime, I like exploring new cities and I’m a huge foodie. Most of all, I love to spend time with my wife traveling the world and capturing yet more memories with my Fuji XT-2.
Locations & Venues
- Southern California
- Orange County
- Los Angeles
- Long Beach
- Palm Springs
- Laguna Beach
- Huntington Beach
- Newport Beach
- Catalina Island
- Dana Point
- Palos Verdes
- San Juan Capistrano
- Santa Monica
- Downtown LA
- Big Bear
- Padua Hills Theatre
- Terranea Resort and Hotel
- Richard Nixon Library Foundation
- Tustin Ranch Golf Club
- Griffith Observatory
- Bradbury Building
- Turnip Rose
- Planes of Fame Air Museum
- Franciscan Gardens
- Los Verdes Golf Course
- Point Vicente Interpretive Center
- Rancho Las Lomas
- Mystic Ridge Estates
- Rancho Los Alamitos
- Mon Amour Banquet Hall
- Viceroy Hotel
- St Regis
- Balboa Bay Resort
- Hyatt Regency
- The Westin South Coast Plaza
- Laguna Art Museum
- Los Coyotes Country Club
- The Villa
- SLS Beverly Hills Hotel
- The London West Hollywood
- Warfarers Chapel
- Los Angeles Arboretum
- The Reef Long Beach
- Soka University
- The Mission Inn
- The Grand Long Beach Event Center