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SoCalSunshine Productions

Covering All Of Southern California And Beyond , CA
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Covering all of Southern California and Beyond, CA US (map)

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714-844-9074

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ABOUT US

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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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

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?
Yes
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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Camille
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
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.
Gene and Linda were amazing. Very prompt responses to all of our emails and questions. They did a walk through with us a Read more...
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. Read less
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shanna
Wedding:
12/24/2011
5.0/5.0
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.
Gene and Linda not only create gorgeous work but are extremely fun and easy to work with. They are professional and go out Read more...
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. Read less
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fan98cali
Wedding:
3/12/2011
3.0/5.0
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.
My scores are based on the fact that I did end up with some beautiful pictures from my wedding, but the process was not Read more...
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. Read less
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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.
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Lilly
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
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.
We are so happy with Gene and Linda's amazing work. They are very personable, friendly and they had us laughing all the Read more...
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. Read less
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Chrise
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
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?
We had an excellent experience. We definitely recommend SoCal Sunshine to everyone. We got along really well with our Read more...
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? Read less
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eenar
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
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!!!
Gene and Linda were recommended to us by our sister-inlaw. After numerous interviews with photographers, it was clear Gene Read more...
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!!! Read less
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Lizette
Wedding:
11/21/2009
4.8/5.0
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.
SocalSunshine productions is a husband and wife team, Gene and Linda who were great! Very professional and listened to Read more...
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. Read less
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Mandy
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
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! :)
Gene and Linda were wonderful to work with! Our engagement and wedding photos are amazing and they really captured the Read more...
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! :) Read less
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jaisor
Wedding:
10/23/2009
5.0/5.0
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!
Gene and Linda are a passionate and skilled team whose joy of photography show in everything they do. Our entire adventure Read more...
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! Read less
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jaisor
Wedding:
10/23/2009
5.0/5.0
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!
Gene and Linda are a passionate and skilled team whose joy of photography show in everything they do. Our entire adventure Read more...
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! Read less
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snowhite2420
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Linda & Gene are so great to work with! I have heard so many horror stories about photographers and luckily we didnt 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!
Linda & Gene are so great to work with! I have heard so many horror stories about photographers and luckily we didnt have Read more...
Linda & Gene are so great to work with! I have heard so many horror stories about photographers and luckily we didnt 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! Read less
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nmorse09
Wedding:
7/17/2009
5.0/5.0
What an incredible couple! From our engagement photos to the finished wedding albums everything was absolutely perfect. As a bride, it's hard enough making sure every detail falls into place. With Linda and Gene, we never had to worry about our photos. They made everything so easy! There is absolutely nothing that can compare to that feeling of comfort with your photographers. They are both so fun to be around and really helped us feel at ease. I think that made the difference in our photos because we could be ourselves and just have fun. Teaser pictures from both our engagement shoot and our wedding were up just a day or two after the shoot so we had something to show off until we received our official proofs :) That was so exciting to see especially when you're still in the moment. Our proofs were up sooner than the expected time we were given, the albums came in on-time, our pictures are just so amazing we can't thank these two enough. We have beautiful pictures of our amazing day and captured memories that will last forever. We hope to have Gene and Linda as part of our treasured moments for the rest of our "big days" to come.
What an incredible couple! From our engagement photos to the finished wedding albums everything was absolutely perfect. As Read more...
What an incredible couple! From our engagement photos to the finished wedding albums everything was absolutely perfect. As a bride, it's hard enough making sure every detail falls into place. With Linda and Gene, we never had to worry about our photos. They made everything so easy! There is absolutely nothing that can compare to that feeling of comfort with your photographers. They are both so fun to be around and really helped us feel at ease. I think that made the difference in our photos because we could be ourselves and just have fun. Teaser pictures from both our engagement shoot and our wedding were up just a day or two after the shoot so we had something to show off until we received our official proofs :) That was so exciting to see especially when you're still in the moment. Our proofs were up sooner than the expected time we were given, the albums came in on-time, our pictures are just so amazing we can't thank these two enough. We have beautiful pictures of our amazing day and captured memories that will last forever. We hope to have Gene and Linda as part of our treasured moments for the rest of our "big days" to come. Read less
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alanacara
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how wonderful Gene and Linda are. From the moment we met them when interviewing photographers, I knew they had to be the ones to shoot our wedding! There was one point during our meeting when I realized I was about to sign the contract and I forgot to ask my Finace if he was okay with this decision...of course he smiled and nodded because he loved Gene and Linda just as much as I did. From the E-Pics, to the Wedding Pictures to the DVD they made us everything was a million times better than what we had expected. Gene and Linda just have a way of making you feel at ease. The morning of the wedding I was so nervous and couldn't sit still and just kept thinking about all the things that could go wrong...however when Gene and Linda arrived it was as though a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. They relaxed me and promised me that everything would be perfect...and it was!!! It isn't only their loving personalities and their great stories...but their work (which is most important of course) is just outstanding! We picked up our album and video last week and I bawled on their couch as I relived our wedding day through the DVD they had put together for us. Not only did they create something that will be so special to us for the rest of our lives, but I know we have made a wonderful new set of friends as well. Thank you for everything, you guys are the best!!!!
Words cannot describe how wonderful Gene and Linda are. From the moment we met them when interviewing photographers, I Read more...
Words cannot describe how wonderful Gene and Linda are. From the moment we met them when interviewing photographers, I knew they had to be the ones to shoot our wedding! There was one point during our meeting when I realized I was about to sign the contract and I forgot to ask my Finace if he was okay with this decision...of course he smiled and nodded because he loved Gene and Linda just as much as I did. From the E-Pics, to the Wedding Pictures to the DVD they made us everything was a million times better than what we had expected. Gene and Linda just have a way of making you feel at ease. The morning of the wedding I was so nervous and couldn't sit still and just kept thinking about all the things that could go wrong...however when Gene and Linda arrived it was as though a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. They relaxed me and promised me that everything would be perfect...and it was!!! It isn't only their loving personalities and their great stories...but their work (which is most important of course) is just outstanding! We picked up our album and video last week and I bawled on their couch as I relived our wedding day through the DVD they had put together for us. Not only did they create something that will be so special to us for the rest of our lives, but I know we have made a wonderful new set of friends as well. Thank you for everything, you guys are the best!!!! Read less
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Brittany053009
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
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!!
Where do we begin? Gene and Linda are simply amazing! They are both personable, funny and very easy to be around. They are Read more...
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!! Read less
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NORSKI
Wedding:
4/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Well Gene & Linda are incredible from beginning to end they do such a great job and not only that they make you feel like if you have known them forever. I really liked them since the first time we met them and saw their work I was so impressed. They make you feel so comfertable while you are taking your pictures and they just make it seem so easy so I knew the pictures and album were going to come out great.So we really want to thank you guys for doing such a great job and hope to work with you in the future.
Well Gene & Linda are incredible from beginning to end they do such a great job and not only that they make you feel like Read more...
Well Gene & Linda are incredible from beginning to end they do such a great job and not only that they make you feel like if you have known them forever. I really liked them since the first time we met them and saw their work I was so impressed. They make you feel so comfertable while you are taking your pictures and they just make it seem so easy so I knew the pictures and album were going to come out great.So we really want to thank you guys for doing such a great job and hope to work with you in the future. Read less
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juanNely
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
We had the best photographers! After meeting Gene and Linda there was no doubt that they would be our photograhers. They are very professional and very fun to work with. They have different packages to choose from. All of there product are top quailty and you will not be dissapointed. We got soo many compliments on our albums and the dvd.
We had the best photographers! After meeting Gene and Linda there was no doubt that they would be our photograhers. They Read more...
We had the best photographers! After meeting Gene and Linda there was no doubt that they would be our photograhers. They are very professional and very fun to work with. They have different packages to choose from. All of there product are top quailty and you will not be dissapointed. We got soo many compliments on our albums and the dvd. Read less
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CMcLaughlin
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
SoCalSunshine Productions did an amazing job with our wedding. Gene and Linda were so fun to work with and very professional. As a team Gene and Linda complemented each other nicely and the combination of photos we received were amazing. Throughout the wedding ceremony we did not even notice them blending into the surroundings, yet they captured the important and intimate moments. The day after our wedding, they put teaser photos on their blog site which was so exciting to see before leaving for our honeymoon. Selecting the photos for our album was difficult out of all the amazing proofs, but once done Gene and Linda designed a beautiful and creative photo album that wows everyone we show. Be sure to check out their blog to see a variety of their recent engagement sessions, weddings and album designs. We highly recommend SoCalSunshine Productions.
SoCalSunshine Productions did an amazing job with our wedding. Gene and Linda were so fun to work with and very Read more...
SoCalSunshine Productions did an amazing job with our wedding. Gene and Linda were so fun to work with and very professional. As a team Gene and Linda complemented each other nicely and the combination of photos we received were amazing. Throughout the wedding ceremony we did not even notice them blending into the surroundings, yet they captured the important and intimate moments. The day after our wedding, they put teaser photos on their blog site which was so exciting to see before leaving for our honeymoon. Selecting the photos for our album was difficult out of all the amazing proofs, but once done Gene and Linda designed a beautiful and creative photo album that wows everyone we show. Be sure to check out their blog to see a variety of their recent engagement sessions, weddings and album designs. We highly recommend SoCalSunshine Productions. Read less
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Bratsy
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
There are a lot of ways to cut costs for a wedding but photography is definitely not one of them. When the flowers have wilted and the presents have all been opened the only material position a couple is left with are the memories, rings and photographs / DVDs. Gene and Linda are not the least expensive photographers available but the final out come is well worth the cost. Our wedding album captured every moment of our wedding that is important to us in a very creative and beautiful way. I've never seen a more high quality album before. Gene and Linda were able to tell the story of our wedding with collages of photos that follow the time line of the day. When they sent us the proof for the album we did not make 1 change - it is perfect! Every time my husband and I look through it we are able to feel every emotion of the day - the excitement, the comedy and of course the commitment we made to each other. Gene and Linda also made us an incredible DVD, which was a creative way to put our photos together with music and they were able to record our vows. We never needed a videographer so this was a perfect way to capture the moments. My husband and I were both very impressed and touched that Gene and Linda took the time to make such a great dvd of our wedding. We highly recommend Gene and Linda to capture important moments in life that you want to look back on in the future with the same feelings from the day.
There are a lot of ways to cut costs for a wedding but photography is definitely not one of them. When the flowers have Read more...
There are a lot of ways to cut costs for a wedding but photography is definitely not one of them. When the flowers have wilted and the presents have all been opened the only material position a couple is left with are the memories, rings and photographs / DVDs. Gene and Linda are not the least expensive photographers available but the final out come is well worth the cost. Our wedding album captured every moment of our wedding that is important to us in a very creative and beautiful way. I've never seen a more high quality album before. Gene and Linda were able to tell the story of our wedding with collages of photos that follow the time line of the day. When they sent us the proof for the album we did not make 1 change - it is perfect! Every time my husband and I look through it we are able to feel every emotion of the day - the excitement, the comedy and of course the commitment we made to each other. Gene and Linda also made us an incredible DVD, which was a creative way to put our photos together with music and they were able to record our vows. We never needed a videographer so this was a perfect way to capture the moments. My husband and I were both very impressed and touched that Gene and Linda took the time to make such a great dvd of our wedding. We highly recommend Gene and Linda to capture important moments in life that you want to look back on in the future with the same feelings from the day. Read less
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amyfauce
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
Gene and Linda captured our wedding day better than anyone could have ever imagined. We knew from the time we met them that they would be our photographers. After meeting with multiple vendors who were cold and serious, we met Gene and Linda and were so happy at how friendly, accommodating and helpful they were, throughout the entire process. On the wedding day itself they were there early and took pictures so easily we forgot we were having our pictures taken. They were even able to capture my husband relaxed and at ease, which is no small feat for anyone. The album was also absolutely amazing. Linda was able to fit in all the pictures I had chosen (there were just too many good ones to not keep choosing them) and put together the most beautiful album. Everyone who has seen it has loved it and wants to know more about it. I have already started telling my friends about them and would recommend SoCal Sunshine to anyone. There are a variety of packages that are all well priced to choose from and with two photographers who truly want to capture your wedding day the best they can, you can't go wrong with SoCal Sunshine.
Gene and Linda captured our wedding day better than anyone could have ever imagined. We knew from the time we met them Read more...
Gene and Linda captured our wedding day better than anyone could have ever imagined. We knew from the time we met them that they would be our photographers. After meeting with multiple vendors who were cold and serious, we met Gene and Linda and were so happy at how friendly, accommodating and helpful they were, throughout the entire process. On the wedding day itself they were there early and took pictures so easily we forgot we were having our pictures taken. They were even able to capture my husband relaxed and at ease, which is no small feat for anyone. The album was also absolutely amazing. Linda was able to fit in all the pictures I had chosen (there were just too many good ones to not keep choosing them) and put together the most beautiful album. Everyone who has seen it has loved it and wants to know more about it. I have already started telling my friends about them and would recommend SoCal Sunshine to anyone. There are a variety of packages that are all well priced to choose from and with two photographers who truly want to capture your wedding day the best they can, you can't go wrong with SoCal Sunshine. Read less
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lauralizabee
Wedding:
7/3/2008
5.0/5.0
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. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!
Just completely blown away by the work they have done. Our engagement pictures were astounding, and our wedding pictures Read more...
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. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! Read less
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jahenemyer
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
SoCalSunshine Productions was absolutely awesome. From the first time I met Linda and Gene I felt completely comfortable having them do my photography. With it being a military wedding and my husband was deployed until 5 weeks before the ceremony, I was worried about the scheduling. They made me completely confident that everything would work out, in the event that I would need to change my date. Not only were they great people but their work is fantastic. I have continued to get many fabulous compliments on the picture quality and the beautiful album. My husband and I are thrilled that we went with SoCalSunshine to maintain our wedding memories for life.
SoCalSunshine Productions was absolutely awesome. From the first time I met Linda and Gene I felt completely comfortable Read more...
SoCalSunshine Productions was absolutely awesome. From the first time I met Linda and Gene I felt completely comfortable having them do my photography. With it being a military wedding and my husband was deployed until 5 weeks before the ceremony, I was worried about the scheduling. They made me completely confident that everything would work out, in the event that I would need to change my date. Not only were they great people but their work is fantastic. I have continued to get many fabulous compliments on the picture quality and the beautiful album. My husband and I are thrilled that we went with SoCalSunshine to maintain our wedding memories for life. Read less
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rogerbrauer
Wedding:
5/7/2008
5.0/5.0
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!
Gene and Linda are the most sincere and genuine couple you could ever meet. Their professionalism and attention to detail Read more...
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! Read less
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Kerry1011
Wedding:
4/19/2008
5.0/5.0
I am the highschool friend of Emily's that also used Gene and Linda and we cannot say enough good things about them. After we saw Emily's engagement photos we fell in love with their work. We went to meet them and it just seems they know exaclty what you want and how to make it happen. We had told them for our engagement photos we wanted them to have a European feel (because we were having an Irish themed wedding in a German village) :) and they knew exactly where to go for these photos. It is a little awkward at first when taking the pictures because you don't know what to do, but they just get you laughing and it turns out to be so much fun. They photographed our wedding like 2 weeks ago and we just got the proofs back and we absolutely loved them. They did such an amazing job and we now have the hard part of picking out our favorites for the album. You cannot go wrong with these photographers because they will make you feel so comfortable and relaxed that you can't help but to have fun and take beautiful pictures.
I am the highschool friend of Emily's that also used Gene and Linda and we cannot say enough good things about them. After Read more...
I am the highschool friend of Emily's that also used Gene and Linda and we cannot say enough good things about them. After we saw Emily's engagement photos we fell in love with their work. We went to meet them and it just seems they know exaclty what you want and how to make it happen. We had told them for our engagement photos we wanted them to have a European feel (because we were having an Irish themed wedding in a German village) :) and they knew exactly where to go for these photos. It is a little awkward at first when taking the pictures because you don't know what to do, but they just get you laughing and it turns out to be so much fun. They photographed our wedding like 2 weeks ago and we just got the proofs back and we absolutely loved them. They did such an amazing job and we now have the hard part of picking out our favorites for the album. You cannot go wrong with these photographers because they will make you feel so comfortable and relaxed that you can't help but to have fun and take beautiful pictures. Read less
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cahou
Wedding:
12/29/2007
5.0/5.0
Where to begin with Gene and Linda's talent? They are a dynamic husband/wife duo that makes you feel like you've known each other for the past 20 years. I was timid to take my photos, but Linda and Gene were fantastic and very professional. Gene is the amazing behind the camera eye while Linda is the amazing in-front of the camera eye, making sure everything is just perfect for each pose. The pictures turned out amazing; far better than I ever thought were possible. I highly recommend them.
Where to begin with Gene and Linda's talent? They are a dynamic husband/wife duo that makes you feel like you've known Read more...
Where to begin with Gene and Linda's talent? They are a dynamic husband/wife duo that makes you feel like you've known each other for the past 20 years. I was timid to take my photos, but Linda and Gene were fantastic and very professional. Gene is the amazing behind the camera eye while Linda is the amazing in-front of the camera eye, making sure everything is just perfect for each pose. The pictures turned out amazing; far better than I ever thought were possible. I highly recommend them. Read less
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emily847
Wedding:
8/4/2007
5.0/5.0
These photographers were amazing to work with. The minute I met Gene and Linda I knew I had to have them for my wedding! They were so fun and energetic and full of wonderful ideas. I was a little worried about my husband taking so many photos b/c he's definitely not as big of a ham as me... but he was sooo comfortable during the engagement pix b/c of our photogs being so laid back that we had a ton of great shots that day. Seeing what they did with our pix made me that much more excited for our big day! I was so excited to see Linda walk in the hotel room the morning of the wedding... just seeing her calmed my nerves and got me super excited. They stuck around all day and took amazing pictures!!! They sent me 3 teaser pix the next day before we left for our honeymoon...we came home to an awesome slideshow of pictures.. and less than a week later we had over 850 proofs to choose from.. Today I received the layout of our album and absolutely LOVE IT!!! Im so excited to actually have it in my hands... A friend from highschool will be using them in April and my sister in law in May for their weddings. I definitely recommend these two!!!!! socalsunshine.com/be1
These photographers were amazing to work with. The minute I met Gene and Linda I knew I had to have them for my wedding! Read more...
These photographers were amazing to work with. The minute I met Gene and Linda I knew I had to have them for my wedding! They were so fun and energetic and full of wonderful ideas. I was a little worried about my husband taking so many photos b/c he's definitely not as big of a ham as me... but he was sooo comfortable during the engagement pix b/c of our photogs being so laid back that we had a ton of great shots that day. Seeing what they did with our pix made me that much more excited for our big day! I was so excited to see Linda walk in the hotel room the morning of the wedding... just seeing her calmed my nerves and got me super excited. They stuck around all day and took amazing pictures!!! They sent me 3 teaser pix the next day before we left for our honeymoon...we came home to an awesome slideshow of pictures.. and less than a week later we had over 850 proofs to choose from.. Today I received the layout of our album and absolutely LOVE IT!!! Im so excited to actually have it in my hands... A friend from highschool will be using them in April and my sister in law in May for their weddings. I definitely recommend these two!!!!! socalsunshine.com/be1 Read less
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Bubblegum22
Wedding:
6/25/2007
5.0/5.0
I just booked SoCalSunshine Productions. They are very professional and super sweet to deal with, plus they take amazing pictures. The albums they showed us were just gorgeous! They havent yet taken our photos, but a close friend of mine used them for her wedding and their pictures were simply incredible! I cant wait for mine! :D
I just booked SoCalSunshine Productions. They are very professional and super sweet to deal with, plus they take amazing Read more...
I just booked SoCalSunshine Productions. They are very professional and super sweet to deal with, plus they take amazing pictures. The albums they showed us were just gorgeous! They havent yet taken our photos, but a close friend of mine used them for her wedding and their pictures were simply incredible! I cant wait for mine! :D Read less
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AReynoza
Wedding:
1/28/2007
5.0/5.0
I used this vendor for my engagement and wedding photos. I recently got our wedding album back, and I couldn't be happier. Each picture makes me feel like I'm right there...visiting my wedding day all over again! The customer service was excellent and the photographers were very friendly and professional. They captured amazing photos without us even knowing(those are the best kind)! The wedding packages and prices were affordable and allowed us to stay within our wedding budget. Two thumbs up for this vendor!!!
I used this vendor for my engagement and wedding photos. I recently got our wedding album back, and I couldn't be happier. Read more...
I used this vendor for my engagement and wedding photos. I recently got our wedding album back, and I couldn't be happier. Each picture makes me feel like I'm right there...visiting my wedding day all over again! The customer service was excellent and the photographers were very friendly and professional. They captured amazing photos without us even knowing(those are the best kind)! The wedding packages and prices were affordable and allowed us to stay within our wedding budget. Two thumbs up for this vendor!!! Read less
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Married4ever
Wedding:
12/2/2006
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just received our wedding album and we are thrilled! We highly recommend photographers Gene and Linda Bejenaru of SoCalSunshine Productions. They worked as a team to capture all the wonderful moments of our wedding day and worked with us to find the right balance between the photojournalistic style and traditional style of pictures we desired. Not only were we pleased with them, but many of our family members and friends commented on how pleasant they were and how hard they worked throughout the entire day. We interviewed many photographers before we selected Gene and Linda. We found them to be professional, hard-working, dedicated, and passionate photographers. They love what they do! We first met them at their home when they showed us samples of their portfolio. We found them to be very personable, friendly and welcoming. They recognized the wedding was our big day and made us feel special at our very first meeting. Just as important, we found them to be fun to work with throughout the entire process. They helped make us feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. As is the case with most weddings we found ourselves to be very busy beforehand trying to complete all our arrangements and Gene & Linda were very accommodating and willing to work around our schedule. We didn't have many days available for the engagement shoot but they were able to accommodate us and were even willing to travel a bit to a nearby winery where we chose to have the pictures taken. A week before the wedding they met us at the church and reception hall so we could find the optimal photo locations and observe the natural lighting that would be available during those times. They even accommodated our request to scout out possible local beach sights for some sunset pictures after the ceremony despite the fact that the weather might not have cooperated. They were very open to all our comments and suggestions. We found them to be very efficient throughout the entire process. They were very responsive to all our questions and emails. The engagement and wedding proofs were available online much quicker than we expected. Within a few weeks of returning home from our honeymoon we were able to view all the pictures. That in itself was a nice little bonus since they had filtered about 2000 pictures to 700. There was a quick turn around on individual pictures we ordered. Once we selected our final album pictures, which was no small task to narrow down 700+ pictures to ~75, they completed the album layout design incorporating those pictures much sooner than we anticipated. Our personalized customization and minor album modifications were taken care of quickly. Although Gene and Linda were very efficient throughout the entire process, the bride and groom weren't necessarily quite as good. Our schedule both before and after the wedding was more hectic than we could have anticipated and we weren't always on top of things. Nevertheless, Gene and Linda were very patient with us and they reminded us of when they required our inputs or actions. We never felt rushed or pressured to make any decisions and we felt comfortable taking our time when it came down to selecting our final album photos. Viewing the individual proofs and album layout online proved to be very intuitive. We found the web site to be user friendly, easy to navigate and fairly pain free. Pictures loaded quickly via a DSL connection. Ordering individual pictures could not have been easier. The only improvement we'd recommend is to include either a way to eliminate photos to aide in the final selection process or move pictures into a separate 'faves' area. Finally, we found Gene and Linda to be quite talented and creative. As a team they complemented each other nicely. Together they offered a unique combination of photographic talent and creative graphic artists in one package. They took numerous pictures throughout the entire day while paying special attention to shot angles and lighting conditions of each situation. They were transparent to us throughout the entire day blending in with the surroundings but visible whenever we had special requests or wanted certain shots. We were very pleased with the quality and volume of shots that were taken. That's one of the reasons we selected digital photography. The other benefit of digital photography was that the pictures could be easily edited, modified and/or combined almost without limit. Rather than selecting a single photo for our 11x17 engagement picture we chose several that we wanted blended into a collage. We really didn't know what to expect but we were very happy with the results. It's amazing what can be accomplished with modern graphic arts software and a dedicated creative individual. The engagement pictures and collage gave us great confidence about our choice of photographers and allayed any fears we might have had leading up to the wedding. We were extremely pleased with all the wedding day pictures!! We found it to be very difficult to narrow down our pictures to only 75 for the album. While we were struggling to make our album picture selection, much to our surprise Linda was meticulously selecting shots she thought were best and was compiling them into a wedding 'Memory DVD' for us. We were truly delighted with the final product which we received much sooner than we had expected. The DVD featured a nice combination of engagement shots and wedding day shots all combined into logical chapters. It was all set to music which we loved and the way she panned and zoomed over the photos made it look as if it were real video. It was hard to believe these were "still" photographs. The DVD is a good substitute for those people that might not want to hire a separate videographer. Once we made our final album picture selection we could only anticipate how the layout would be designed. We were not disappointed!! Gene and Linda delivered once again. We couldn't believe that it was our album! It almost looked fake, like something you would see advertised somewhere. We must have looked at the album proofs a few dozen times. It was obvious they took great care to properly organize the pictures and present them in fun and creative ways. We only had some minor edits that they easily incorporated. After we approved the album proofs and selected the cover material, paper type and thickness, it was only a matter of time before we received the final book. We couldn't wait. Once again we were surprised to the upside. The album was delivered much sooner than expected and it was of superior quality. We chose the GraphiStudio album and could not be more pleased. The picture quality was outstanding and far better than what could ever be shown on the web. Truly amazing. Perhaps the best testament to the album is that my husband can be very critical and even he couldn't find anything wrong. We are truly delighted. Of course we've shown the album to just about anyone willing to look and we always get the same response from everyone who views it, "WOW, how awesome" is a typical response. Another is, "We want to redo our album now." Not much more to say than that. Rave reviews all around. Anyway, we hope our experience might lead others to consider Gene and Linda as well. We learned of them through a web site referral and are now doing our part to commend them and to pass along this recommendation for the benefit of others. You can view their web site at www.socalsunshine.com.
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My husband and I just received our wedding album and we are thrilled! We highly recommend photographers Gene and Linda Bejenaru of SoCalSunshine Productions. They worked as a team to capture all the wonderful moments of our wedding day and worked with us to find the right balance between the photojournalistic style and traditional style of pictures we desired. Not only were we pleased with them, but many of our family members and friends commented on how pleasant they were and how hard they worked throughout the entire day. We interviewed many photographers before we selected Gene and Linda. We found them to be professional, hard-working, dedicated, and passionate photographers. They love what they do! We first met them at their home when they showed us samples of their portfolio. We found them to be very personable, friendly and welcoming. They recognized the wedding was our big day and made us feel special at our very first meeting. Just as important, we found them to be fun to work with throughout the entire process. They helped make us feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. As is the case with most weddings we found ourselves to be very busy beforehand trying to complete all our arrangements and Gene & Linda were very accommodating and willing to work around our schedule. We didn't have many days available for the engagement shoot but they were able to accommodate us and were even willing to travel a bit to a nearby winery where we chose to have the pictures taken. A week before the wedding they met us at the church and reception hall so we could find the optimal photo locations and observe the natural lighting that would be available during those times. They even accommodated our request to scout out possible local beach sights for some sunset pictures after the ceremony despite the fact that the weather might not have cooperated. They were very open to all our comments and suggestions. We found them to be very efficient throughout the entire process. They were very responsive to all our questions and emails. The engagement and wedding proofs were available online much quicker than we expected. Within a few weeks of returning home from our honeymoon we were able to view all the pictures. That in itself was a nice little bonus since they had filtered about 2000 pictures to 700. There was a quick turn around on individual pictures we ordered. Once we selected our final album pictures, which was no small task to narrow down 700+ pictures to ~75, they completed the album layout design incorporating those pictures much sooner than we anticipated. Our personalized customization and minor album modifications were taken care of quickly. Although Gene and Linda were very efficient throughout the entire process, the bride and groom weren't necessarily quite as good. Our schedule both before and after the wedding was more hectic than we could have anticipated and we weren't always on top of things. Nevertheless, Gene and Linda were very patient with us and they reminded us of when they required our inputs or actions. We never felt rushed or pressured to make any decisions and we felt comfortable taking our time when it came down to selecting our final album photos. Viewing the individual proofs and album layout online proved to be very intuitive. We found the web site to be user friendly, easy to navigate and fairly pain free. Pictures loaded quickly via a DSL connection. Ordering individual pictures could not have been easier. The only improvement we'd recommend is to include either a way to eliminate photos to aide in the final selection process or move pictures into a separate 'faves' area. Finally, we found Gene and Linda to be quite talented and creative. As a team they complemented each other nicely. Together they offered a unique combination of photographic talent and creative graphic artists in one package. They took numerous pictures throughout the entire day while paying special attention to shot angles and lighting conditions of each situation. They were transparent to us throughout the entire day blending in with the surroundings but visible whenever we had special requests or wanted certain shots. We were very pleased with the quality and volume of shots that were taken. That's one of the reasons we selected digital photography. The other benefit of digital photography was that the pictures could be easily edited, modified and/or combined almost without limit. Rather than selecting a single photo for our 11x17 engagement picture we chose several that we wanted blended into a collage. We really didn't know what to expect but we were very happy with the results. It's amazing what can be accomplished with modern graphic arts software and a dedicated creative individual. The engagement pictures and collage gave us great confidence about our choice of photographers and allayed any fears we might have had leading up to the wedding. We were extremely pleased with all the wedding day pictures!! We found it to be very difficult to narrow down our pictures to only 75 for the album. While we were struggling to make our album picture selection, much to our surprise Linda was meticulously selecting shots she thought were best and was compiling them into a wedding 'Memory DVD' for us. We were truly delighted with the final product which we received much sooner than we had expected. The DVD featured a nice combination of engagement shots and wedding day shots all combined into logical chapters. It was all set to music which we loved and the way she panned and zoomed over the photos made it look as if it were real video. It was hard to believe these were "still" photographs. The DVD is a good substitute for those people that might not want to hire a separate videographer. Once we made our final album picture selection we could only anticipate how the layout would be designed. We were not disappointed!! Gene and Linda delivered once again. We couldn't believe that it was our album! It almost looked fake, like something you would see advertised somewhere. We must have looked at the album proofs a few dozen times. It was obvious they took great care to properly organize the pictures and present them in fun and creative ways. We only had some minor edits that they easily incorporated. After we approved the album proofs and selected the cover material, paper type and thickness, it was only a matter of time before we received the final book. We couldn't wait. Once again we were surprised to the upside. The album was delivered much sooner than expected and it was of superior quality. We chose the GraphiStudio album and could not be more pleased. The picture quality was outstanding and far better than what could ever be shown on the web. Truly amazing. Perhaps the best testament to the album is that my husband can be very critical and even he couldn't find anything wrong. We are truly delighted. Of course we've shown the album to just about anyone willing to look and we always get the same response from everyone who views it, "WOW, how awesome" is a typical response. Another is, "We want to redo our album now." Not much more to say than that. Rave reviews all around. Anyway, we hope our experience might lead others to consider Gene and Linda as well. We learned of them through a web site referral and are now doing our part to commend them and to pass along this recommendation for the benefit of others. You can view their web site at www.socalsunshine.com. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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carrihershey
Wedding:
9/9/2006
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very pleased with our overall experience with Gene and Linda at So Cal Sunshine Productions. They were very personable, yet professional. The pictures taken were very intimate and we were extremely pleased with our engagement and wedding photos. The wedding album we received was absolutely amazing!! We would highly recommend So Cal Sunshine Productions.
My husband and I were very pleased with our overall experience with Gene and Linda at So Cal Sunshine Productions. They Read more...
My husband and I were very pleased with our overall experience with Gene and Linda at So Cal Sunshine Productions. They were very personable, yet professional. The pictures taken were very intimate and we were extremely pleased with our engagement and wedding photos. The wedding album we received was absolutely amazing!! We would highly recommend So Cal Sunshine Productions. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
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.
The decision to use Gene and Linda was easy. They were the photographers for my sister and brother’s wedding so we already Read more...
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. Read less
Services Used: Photography

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