SoCalSunshine Productions

Covering All Of Southern California And Beyond , CA


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With a unique blend of photojournalistic, fashion, fine art and classical photographic styles, SoCalSunshine Productions offers the quality and cutting-edge creativity you want, with the... Read more
With a unique blend of photojournalistic, fashion, fine art and classical photographic styles, SoCalSunshine Productions offers the quality and cutting-edge creativity you want, with the reliability, peace of mind, and the outstanding customer satisfaction you need. Tons more five-star reviews here: http://www.projectwedding.com/vendor/show/socalsunshine-productions.

Packages start at $2400, and we customize all packages to fit YOUR needs. No surprises, no “contracted out” photographers; all events covered by the same two talented photographers, Gene and Linda. We cover all of Southern California (from San Diego to Santa Barbara) with no travel fees! Also available for destination weddings!

Fully insured, and an active member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America), WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Professionals International), and NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals).

Short engagement session montage available at: http://www.youtube.com/user/SoCalSunshineLB?feature=mhee#p/a/u/1/M3dLontvBl4

Contact us today at (714) 844-9074 or mail@socalsunshine.com.

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What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We offer prints in color, black & white, sepia, other color monotones, as well as selective (spot) coloring by request.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
We have extensive experience shooting in lighting conditions ranging from dimly lit churches to sunny beach ceremonies.
Is your media preference film or digital?
We shoot strictly digital. This allows us infinitely more creativity.
How many photographers do you work with?
All of our packages include two photographers.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
All weddings are shot personally by Gene and Linda.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We never book more than one wedding a day, and try to limit the number of two-wedding weekends as much as possible.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
We use professional Nikon cameras and flashes, 5-6 different Nikon lenses, Quantum battery packs, batteries, chargers, extra memory cards, as well as tripods and reflectors as necessary.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
We have back-up equipment for everything in case "stuff" happens.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
We have full day packages as well as hourly rates.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
We stay as long as you need us. If you need us for more than the pre-determined time, you can add additional hours for $199/hr (two photographers.)
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Wedding days are usually long days for us, and we do appreciate having a meal provided. Since nobody likes having their picture taken while they are eating, we normally eat while the guests are eating.
Do you charge for travel?
We do not charge for travel from San Diego to Santa Barbara.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Typically your proofs are uploaded within three weeks after the wedding.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
We offer digital proofs.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Digital files are available with all packages.
Will images be available for viewing online?
We offer proof websites with convenient online print ordering.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We are proud to offer GraphiStudio Wedding Books. These are the best wedding books available on the market today.
When will the client get the final album?
After you select your pictures, it takes us about 3-4 weeks to design your album. Once you approve the album design it takes about 6-8 weeks for GraphiStudio to print, bind and ship your book.


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The decision to use Gene and Linda was easy. They were the photographers for my sister and brother’s wedding so we already knew they do great work. Our wedding was no different. The pictures came out better than expected and the turnaround time for our proofs was unbelievably quick. We also loved that they are so responsive to our emails, even when they were out of the country! Being an ameteur bride and groom, they gave us all the advice we needed to make our wedding successful. They are very professional yet friendly and also very patient with us especially during our long session of formals after the ceremony. Thanks Gene and Linda for capturing our special day.
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Gene and Linda were amazing. Very prompt responses to all of our emails and questions. They did a walk through with us a couple weeks before the wedding and took amazing photographs. All of our friends were so impressed by the pictures. Extremely reasonable prices.
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Gene and Linda not only create gorgeous work but are extremely fun and easy to work with. They are professional and go out of their way to make working with them a truly wonderful experience.
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My scores are based on the fact that I did end up with some beautiful pictures from my wedding, but the process was not pleasant. I did not get as many options as I thought I would get based on the other weddings I have been in and they were not assertive or professional. They expected me to give direction on my wedding day and I had to yell and gather everyone after the ceremony. They did not call people over or give good direction when taking the photos. I just wanted to give my review to let other brides like me know their options and to interview more than one photography company. This company may work for you if you like full control but I was hoping to not have to lift a finger on my wedding day and that was not the case with this company. I take the blame for not doing my homework and finding a good match.
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SoCalSunshine Productions responded with the following comments:

Contrary to what was said here, we encouraged this bride to delegate, delegate, delegate! Photographers are not wedding coordinators, nor do they know the couples’ friends or family and as such, cannot be responsible for chasing people down for pictures. A wedding is not a “photo shoot” where we take control. No, we don’t make things happen, we photograph the events of the day as they happen.

We strongly recommended that this bride create a formal shot list, assign a person who could gather the groups for formals, and we met with her at the site a few weeks prior to the wedding. Together we selected the location for pictures, and we advised her to make sure everyone knew where to meet after the ceremony. In fact, we drove almost 200 miles to the site specifically to cover this with her before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, there was no designated person, no shot list, and no one seemed to know where to go. Why this happened, we don’t know, but we handled it professionally, and delivered superior photographs in spite of the confusion.

We are professional photographers with exceptional customer service. As one can clearly see by all of our other stellar reviews, we take immense pride in our customer service, responsiveness, professionalism, flexibility, etc. and we can only advise couples based on our considerable professional experience; we cannot force them to take our advice.

We feel sad that this bride had an unpleasant experience, but most of it could have been prevented if she had taken the advice we gave her. We go the extra mile to provide our clients with the best possible experience. We wish them well.
We are so happy with Gene and Linda's amazing work. They are very personable, friendly and they had us laughing all the time. Everyone that has had a chance to see our album has said how amazing we look and who did our pictures?! Thanks Gene and Linda, you are amazingly talented and even more so amazing people.
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We had an excellent experience. We definitely recommend SoCal Sunshine to everyone. We got along really well with our photographers. They made picture taking fun and enjoyable. There were a couple pictures that we didn’t get to take, but we were pressed for time. The quality of the pictures are extraordinary and the wedding album that they designed for us is superb! I’m looking forward to our next big event that we can have SoCal photograph for us?
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Gene and Linda were recommended to us by our sister-inlaw. After numerous interviews with photographers, it was clear Gene and Linda were the most experienced, most professional and the right one for us. :)

From our initial meeting, we were impressed by the samples of engagement photos, family sessions, and of course wedding photographs. Their work exemplifies their passion for photography and people.

Gene and Linda are friendly yet professional. They made sure we were comfortable in front of the camera and perfect in every angle. They spent time with us to make sure we were on the same page in what we are looking for. Prior to the wedding day, they took the time to visit our wedding ceremony site and our reception site (that are 60 miles apart) to make sure they know what the lighting, setting, condition of the each venue will be.

Linda is extremely responsive by phone or email. She is super organized!!!! (I think she's more OCD than I am) They are always on top of their work; they will remind you to send them timeline for the day, where they need to be and at what time(and they are always early, if not on time to appointments), what/who's pictures we would like taken. They made my wedding planning so much easier because they took care of the details :) :)

On our wedding day, Gene and Linda were the calming essence in my hectic day. They were supportive in every facet.

Our wedding photographs were fabulous of course! Our wedding album was exquisite!!! The quality of the photographs and the album speaks for itself. Everyone who's seen is said they've never seen anyting more beautiful!!!

We are so grateful for Gene and Linda! They are truely the best photographers!!!
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SocalSunshine productions is a husband and wife team, Gene and Linda who were great! Very professional and listened to what we wanted, while giving suggestions from their experience. All the pictures came out great and the album is absolutely beautiful. They worked around our schedules and followed us to two locations for our engagement pictures! They managed to capture some amazing and intimate shots while being "invisible" in the sense that we never even realized they were there and yet they captured it all. If we had to do it again we would definitely go with them.
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Gene and Linda were wonderful to work with! Our engagement and wedding photos are amazing and they really captured the essence of our special day! They are incredibly talented photographers and a pleasure to do business with! We receive nothing but compliments on our photographs and wedding album and we could not be more pleased! Thank you so much for being so awesome! :)
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Gene and Linda are a passionate and skilled team whose joy of photography show in everything they do. Our entire adventure together was phenomenal from our impressive first interview with them to the unbelievable album delivery. Upon first meeting Gene and Linda, we were immediately enthralled with their style of photography but also with their personality and charisma.

We decided to shoot an engagement session which was tons of fun. It provided us with valuable experience for how to behave in front of the camera. It also allowed Gene and Linda to take the best possible shots and put us at ease being photographed. Although the latter was not difficult at all as both Gene and Linda have a knack for making you feel relaxed and comfortable. We actually had so much fun we were sad when it finally came to an end.

Gene and Linda also took time to meet us at our venue before the wedding day. This allowed us lots of time to pre-select our favorite spots to take all of our photos from family shots to romantic ones of just the two of us. Gene and Linda were unbelievably helpful and knowledgeable during this time, making pertinent comments about each spot and its affect on our wedding photos.

Gene and Linda's true passion for their art shined at our wedding. They were discrete yet still managed to get the perfect shot. They captured each moment of our special day perfectly and thanks to them we have exciting, emotional and magical photos to always remember our wedding.

Even the delivery of the album was outstanding, they went far and beyond making us feel that much more special. Thanks SoCalSunshine for everything!
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Linda & Gene are so great to work with! I have heard so many horror stories about photographers and luckily we didn’t have any of our own. We have received so many compliments on our pictures and our wedding album. They have great customer service, very quick to respond to every email. We felt very comfortable with them, which helped make our pictures more natural. They did such an amazing job capturing all the wonderful moments of our wedding and most of the time, no one even noticed them. They were such a great value - with their assistant, it was like we had 3 photographers at times. It's really difficult to choose a good photographer - most of the time you don't know what you are going to have to deal with. The reviews we read about Linda & Gene are what helped us make our choice. We were looking for a good price but we did not want to sacrifice quality, and with them, we didn't have to. I can't recommend them highly enough! Thanks again you guys!
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Where do we begin? Gene and Linda are simply amazing! They are both personable, funny and very easy to be around. They are extremely responsive to emails and are willing to answer any and all questions that you may have. In addition to that, their number one concern is you. After our engagement session, they took the time to speak with us over the phone about the photos we liked and disliked and why we liked/disliked them so that they would know what sort of pictures to capture on our big day. On our wedding day, they were not a minute late and they kept us both calm and collected through it all by cracking jokes and taking control so we didn't have to worry about anything.

Our pictures speak for themselves. The photographs that these two created are beyond beautiful. They work so well together to make sure they capture everything you could ever want captured on your wedding day. Once the most important moments were captured, they got them online within a week (before we were even home from our honeymoon) and eventually designed our albums which are just insane! We got the album with the crystal glance cover and every single person who's seen it says they've never seen anything like it! We also got a few extras that they offer, one being mini replica albums of our big one and every person that has seen/received one is blown away.

Picking vendors that we were comfortable with and could rely on was the most important thing to us because we didn't want to have to worry about anything on our wedding day and these two fulfilled that completely. Although I'm not brave enough to trash my dress, we will, without a doubt, have Gene and Linda photograph our future family.

Wonderful wonderful wonderful!!
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After meeting with about 6 photographers in the area we met with Gene & Linda. It only took a few minutes to figure out that they were going to be our photographers. They had incredible packages to choose from at very good prices for the quality. Gene and Linda work great together, we felt very comfortable with them from the start. On our wedding day they were very organized and took lots of pictures, we didn't even notice them most of the time. They are very professional and quick. We had are album and prints sooner then we thought it would take get them. Our only problem is that we can't stop show off the album and DVD. We highly recommend them, you would not be disappointed.
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Gene and Linda were absolutely wonderful to work with and captured our wedding day so beautifully. The pictures were top notch, the service was amazing, both Gene and Linda are friendly and easy to talk to, like talking to old friends. Half the time I did not even notice we were having our picture taken. The website is easy to use and has teasers up within a few days and the proofs up within a week. The are many packages, that are all reasonably priced to choose from and working with Gene and Linda is so easy. They answer emails and questions immediately. We knew right away after meeting them that we would be using them as our photographers. We met with other vendors who seemed cold and uninterested in taking our pictures, but Gene and Linda were so excited and warm and friendly...and take AMAZING pictures.

The album is also amazing. Linda was able to put in all the pictures I wanted and design the most beautiful album that I will treasure forever.
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Just completely blown away by the work they have done. Our engagement pictures were astounding, and our wedding pictures were no different. We were so happy to be able to meet them for the engagement session, and the work we saw really convinced us that we had chosen the best possible photographers. Gene and Linda are SO easy to get along with. They made both of us feel comfortable, feel like models, in front of the camera.

Wedding day, they got there right when we asked (even with all the crazy holiday traffic!) Both of us, as well as all our friends and family just loved how professional and kind they were!

They put teasers on their blog the very next day (4th of July!), and got our proofs on the website within about a week! They really captured us, our personalities and what we pictured our day to be. We didn't think we could afford an album, but we just have to have one after seeing their work and knowing what it will look like.

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Gene and Linda are the most sincere and genuine couple you could ever meet. Their professionalism and attention to detail is first class, which resulted in superb photographs of our wedding on One Foot Island, Aitutaki, The Cook Islands on May 7th 2008. This was followed by a Trash the Dress session two days later at the same location, which was the most enjoyable experience we could have ever encountered.
Their love of photography exceeded all our expectations. They made us both feel so relaxed, which resulted in astonishing pictures depicting our special day and beyond.
We felt as a husband and wife team, they captured things that lone photographers would have otherwise have missed. And even beyond the photo sessions, they quickly had our proofs online for viewing followed by the design of our Wedding Book, which was utterly amazing! They are truly first class in every way and very highly recommended!
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We loved, loved, loved our photographers. We had some friends who told us about them because they photographed their wedding and they are absolutely amazing. They did our engagement session and our wedding and all the pictures came out so beautifully. For our engagement session we told them we wanted a European feel to the photos and they found us the perfect location. The photos came out so perfect. They are so easy to get a hold of and willing to accomedate almost anything you want. About 6 months before our wedding we had a problem and had to change dates and they were able willing to change the date for us without charging anything extra. They really are willing to go above and beyond for their clients and their photographs are just beautiful. We just got back our wedding proofs this weekend and we are having so much trouble picking out or favorites. They take so many pictures and they put up almost 700. I would recommend them to everyone because their work is perfect and they are a lot of fun. They make you feel comfortable while taking the photos and it is so much fun.
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