Walk on the Wild Side with YelpOC

The Santa Ana Zoo was crawling with a different breed of critter as YelpOC threw it's summer shin-dig, "Walk on the Wild Side" with a ton of awesome Orange County vendors, food, drinks and music. The Elite critters were able to indulge in sweet treats, carousel rides, and interactions with some unique inhabitants of the zoo.

 

 Spotted a Yelp Critter

Spotted a Yelp Critter

 Who Song & Larry's sliders

Who Song & Larry's sliders

 Reptile tongue

Reptile tongue

 Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Brewing Co.

 Santa Ana Zoo

Santa Ana Zoo

 Ube Cookies

Ube Cookies

 Goat feeding

Goat feeding

 Chili MacNCheese

Chili MacNCheese

 Stefano's Baked Ham

Stefano's Baked Ham

 Python Portraits

Python Portraits

 Armadillo 

Armadillo 

A Rare Affair

When someone asks me about my favorite location to shoot, without hesitation, it is always Laguna Beach. I'm a huge natural light fanatic, and you can't beat those textured cliffs and beautiful ocean waves all along the Laguna coast. I typically don't shoot engagements, weddings, or family portraits, but when my fellow yogi and yelper Ryan asked me to shoot some engagement/fiancé photos, I couldn't say no. She has always kept up to date on my work, and I appreciate her feedback. She's my Instagram fan! So, off to Laguna we went -- here is our story:

 lovely and willing to get that gorgeous dress dirty for fun photography projects

lovely and willing to get that gorgeous dress dirty for fun photography projects

 They made it easy... and fun... so much fun!

They made it easy... and fun... so much fun!

 Met some interesting critters in the tide pools :]

Met some interesting critters in the tide pools :]

 They're hiding, but I assure you, there are plenty of critters in there.

They're hiding, but I assure you, there are plenty of critters in there.

 Just pretend I'm not here 

Just pretend I'm not here 

 There's always magic in the details.

There's always magic in the details.

 It's about to get dirty...

It's about to get dirty...

 Maybe we should've rolled them up higher.

Maybe we should've rolled them up higher.

 Dance party intermission.

Dance party intermission.

 Enjoying the moment.

Enjoying the moment.

 So sweet. Love is natural, never posed.

So sweet. Love is natural, never posed.

 Did I mention that we had a lot of fun?!

Did I mention that we had a lot of fun?!

Under Construction

After years of denying the powers of the interwebs, I have finally begun to rework my website. It's been a rollercoaster journey to make it to this point, but the timing is perfect and I am excited to share with you my new projects. I have so many projects in the works. So. Many. Projects. It's time to get back in there and create some fine art. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

<3

Meg