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Thank you for visiting the Sphynge Photography blog! We're a team across the US that love to craft art-inspired photographs. We capture unique emotions, passionate moments, family history wherever light is available (or we bring it with us!). So feel free to peruse, and don't be shy - say hi!

Creative pregnancy session: the dancer

Feb . 01 . 2012
We are so excited to show you this maternity session – JoJo was a dancer, and we were able to do a session that both reflected a fashion / modern...
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We are so excited to show you this maternity session – JoJo was a dancer, and we were able to do a session that both reflected a fashion / modern sensibility while integrating that truly unique dancing ability. Isn’t she elegant?

 

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About Kelsey

Kelsey is the head photographer of Sphynge Photography boutique. We've been crafting artistic, painting-inspired photographs for clients around the world since 2005. Thanks for perusing - we can't wait to talk to you!
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Wedding | Yelena & Elon | Monterey Museum of Art

Nov . 06 . 2011
  Yelena and Elon chose the Monterey Museum of Art – La Mirada for their celebration. It was a really gorgeous, sunny day in Monterey so we...
Yellow and blue wedding inspiration
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Yelena and Elon chose the Monterey Museum of Art – La Mirada for their celebration. It was a really gorgeous, sunny day in Monterey so we were able to go to Lover’s Point for some of the couple photos. Their beautiful blue and yellow themed wedding was lots of fun – congratulations Yelena & Elon!!

Yellow and blue wedding inspiration
Yellow and blue wedding inspiration

 

Yellow and blue wedding inspiration

 

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Wedding photographer Monterey california
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Kelsey is the head photographer of Sphynge Photography boutique. We've been crafting artistic, painting-inspired photographs for clients around the world since 2005. Thanks for perusing - we can't wait to talk to you!
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I want a magazine wedding

Sep . 24 . 2011
What makes a wedding magazine worthy? We get that question quite a bit, so we thought we’d talk about what your wedding should have to be...
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What makes a wedding magazine worthy? We get that question quite a bit, so we thought we’d talk about what your wedding should have to be published.
Magazine weddings, or editorial style weddings, are very heavily focused on a theme, and on details. These are the three key ingredients to have an editorial wedding.

Picking a theme
The theme of your wedding should be something that is unique and distinguishes your very own sensibilities. It can be inspired by a decade, like a 1940s inspired wedding, by the love a place that is near to you, like a farm wedding, or by an activity or product you really love, like a wine inspired wedding. That theme should be consistent between all the elemtns

Time
If there is one thing you cannot take back on your wedding day, it’s time. Providing enough time for your photographer to take breathtaking photographs is essential! Involve your photographer very early into the scheduling process to ensure you provide the right mix of light and time required to craft truly unique photographs.

Details, details, details
We can’t say this enough: for magazines, it’s all about unique and consistent details. Lots and lots and lots of them. Must haves for magazines:
– a wedding sign (think “wedding over here! reception over here!” sign)
– original lighting – especially for the reception. Think projection against walls, on the floors, on the ceiling
– draping and other dramatic architectural elements
– fresh and colorful floral elements (including bouquets)
– exceptional ceremony elements (decoration around the altar, decoration on the chairs, beautiful end caps, intriguing seating for guests)
– original transportation (think 1940s car, for a 1940s themed wedding)
– unique centerpiece elements (such as dramatic centerpieces)
– interesting flower girl details (hearts instead of petals, unique twist on the basket)
– special presentation of appetizers, foods and desserts served
– themed menus, couple’s magazines, maps to the venue, escort cards/name cards
– elegant men’s details, such as beautiful boutonnieres (think feathers for eg for the 1940s wedding), fun socks, classy watches, and other element
– unique elements such as ice sculptures, special performers
– custom made cake topper

details of a published wedding
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bright & blue | engagement | Mountain View, California

Mar . 28 . 2011
I’m in love with trees…. so walking around Mountain View was just amazing. Who said cloudy days were bad?? This inspiration is about greens,...
Fantasy Engagement Mountain View California inspiration board blue green ideas celebrity photographer
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I’m in love with trees…. so walking around Mountain View was just amazing. Who said cloudy days were bad?? This inspiration is about greens, blues and just celebrating color :D I cannot wait for Jasmine & Mike’s wedding!

Fantasy Engagement Mountain View California inspiration board blue green ideas celebrity photographer

Fantasy Engagement in Mountain View California

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passionate | Danielle & Shaun’s wedding | San Jose City Hall, California

Mar . 02 . 2011
I love inspiration boards! This one, strong in passion with contrast of reds and blacks, showcases a wonderful venue: the San Jose Rotunda, aka San Jose...
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I love inspiration boards! This one, strong in passion with contrast of reds and blacks, showcases a wonderful venue: the San Jose Rotunda, aka San Jose City Hall. The city hall is incredibly photogenic and offers angles upon angles. The event center charges many of its services by the hour, but you have the option to just do the ceremony there or hold the reception in this gorgeous, modern building there as well.

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Danielle_and_Shaun - a wedding in San Jose City Hall and Rotunda California

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engagement | Gina & Luke | coffee & cupcakes | Caffee Pascucci, San Francisco, California

Feb . 17 . 2011
Being a humongous coffee drinker, I was beyond excited to shoot at the brand new Pascucci Caffe in downtown San Francisco, right across the AT&T...
a vntage coffee and cupcakes engagement session at Caffee Pascucci in San Francisco, California
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Being a humongous coffee drinker, I was beyond excited to shoot at the brand new Pascucci Caffe in downtown San Francisco, right across the AT&T Park. The decor is as delicious as the famous nutella cappuccino, and set the stage for a wonderful coffee & cupcakes theme (courtesy of Cupcake Cove San Francisco). Gina & Luke were just so delightful – Gina made the save the date flags for her favorite cupcake flavor – aren’t they just amazinglicious?

a vntage coffee and cupcakes engagement session at Caffee Pascucci in San Francisco, California
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a vibrant wedding | Shaun + Danielle | San Jose, California

Feb . 15 . 2011
A beautiful vibrant wedding with ceremony at the San Jose rotunda and City Hall, followed by a freedom hall reception by Sphynge Photography
Getting ready: a beautiful black and white bride detail shot - getting her makeup done - eyelash, eyeliner from MAC makeup for the wedding
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Getting ready: a beautiful black and white bride detail shot - getting her makeup done - eyelash, eyeliner from MAC makeup for the wedding
artistic photograph of the groomsmen at the San Jose rotunda city hall California
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San Jose rotunda and City Hall - a beautiful ceremony location for a San Francisco wedding
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