We love to watch our Cean One families grow! While it’s true, no gift to a mother can ever equal her gift of new life to this world, you can show your thankfulness for the new mom in your life with a Mother’s Day gift of photography. Still on the hunt for the perfect Mother’s day gift? Flowers die, chocolates get eaten, but giving the special mom in your life the gift of capturing the first year is one she can always treasure. Our baby footsteps packages are the perfect way to capture new motherhood.

 

 

Whether it’s for a first time mom or the mom whose already got a few babies under her belt, a baby steps package captures the beauty of bringing a new life into the world.   Starting from baby bellies up to a cake smash, giving Mom the gift of capturing that special time in her and her babies’ lives will live on forever.

 

 

Not only does your baby package cover all the milestones of the first year, it includes a beautiful custom album that you’ll be able to cherish for years to come.

 

 

Contact us to book your Footsteps package today! Don’t forget, we also do custom birth announcements and invitations to baby’s first birthday!

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When one of our own team gets married, of course we’re going to go all out. Chris and Cora’s big day was certainly no exception!

Chris and Cora’s wedding day started out with a threat of rain, but the sky stayed clear, leading the way to a gorgeous ceremony and reception

The guys and girls started the day in two locals, both doing what guys and girls do. While the girls primped and gussied up at the Hotel Maya, Long Beach, the guys had their fun prepping at Chris’s place.

 

The wedding took place at the Loft on Pine, “a chic urban venue in the heart of downtown Long Beach.”  The bridal suite, where we met up with Cora and her girls again was elegant perfection. And not to be missed, the groom’s room was the ultimate man cave with funky décor and a pool table to pass the time until the start of the ceremony.

Their maroon details were punctuated with gold and black with vintage camera motifs to set the mood.

The ceremony was candle lit and perfectly intimate. Our very own Cean officiated the ceremony by starting it with the classic, “Dearly beloved/We are gathered here today/To get through this thing called life,” from Prince.

The reception was romantic, fun and upbeat. With heartfelt toasts from family to teary dances, it was nothing short of magical!

Congratulations Chris and Cora, we wish you many more years of fun and happiness!


If you’d like to check out their fab and fun engagement session, be sure to head over to our Facebook page or website!

If you’d like us to capture your big day, please contact us for a custom quote!

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Caps, gowns, and final exams-graduation season is approaching!  We here at Cean One love to capture seniors before they bid adieu to school.  Whether the images are for graduation announcements, yearbook pictures, or just a keepsake for family and friends, senior sessions are perfect for capturing the end of a journey and the fresh face of starting a new adventure. .  Because we love to be apart of this milestone so much we have some tips for how to rock your senior session!

 

  1. Dress for Success

The number one stressor for a session can often be wardrobe choices. Senior sessions are a chance to express your personality, whether it’s daring and fashion forward, or classically chic. Your outfit choices should be something that represents your unique perspective.

That being said, bringing a couple of outfits to your session is the way to go. At least one parent approved outfit is advisable so mom can happily send out pictures to relatives. Also, choose something fun for you. You’ll only be young once, and what better time to make a statement with your outfit!

  1. Prop it Up

You’ve worked hard honing in on a talent, sport, or musical instrument (or maybe all three!) Bring something that represents the countless hours you’ve spent on extra-curricular activities. Are varsity sports your thing? Bring your letter jacket! Book worm? Bring a stack of your must reads. Adding props to some of your images can create whimsy and a fun twist. Of course, your whole session will not be focused on props, but having a few can give your senior images variety and personality.

 

  1. The Devil’s in the details

Well, maybe not the actual devil, but you know what we mean! In order for you to look polished and model-esque, making sure the details are taken care of is a must. For the ladies, your hairstyle should look like you, but a bit extra. This probably isn’t the time to go for something totally new  and overly trendy (just ask your mom about the ‘80’s bangs she used to rock!) Same goes for your make up. If possible, having your hair and makeup professionally done goes a long way to looking amazing for your session. Also, a fresh manicure and pedicure, if you’ll be wearing sandals, is always a good idea.

For the gentlemen: A fresh haircut and wrinkle free clothing ensure you’ll look your best.

  1. Location, Location, Location

Outside of picking your outfits, choosing a location(s) is the next most important aspect of preparing for your shoot. Do you love an urban environment with colors, movement and city lights? Or perhaps a rustic field to wander speaks to your soul.   If you’re not sure of an exact location that fits your vibe, don’t worry! We’ve got tons of ideas (and are always available to travel!)

 

Once you’ve rocked your senior session, our services don’t stop. We offer a range of custom designed, professionally printed items to show off your session. From announcements to guest books for your grad party, we do it all. Oh, and if grandma wants to order her own set of prints, you can just share the link to your personal online gallery and let her order to her hearts desire.

 

 

We have limited spaces for our 2017 senior session, contact us to book yours today! We can’t wait to work with you!

 

XOXO,

The Cean One Team

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We’ve recently had the pleasure of photographing the new Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach, advertised as a coastal oasis at one of California’s premier beach communities.

 

We can already tell what a great spot this would be for our engaged couples to throw the perfect wedding. You can start your big day getting in one of their fabulous guest rooms with soft greens, tranquil blues and accented by exotic woods, creating a sublimely serene environment.

The Shade features a unique space that blurs the traditional concept of indoors and outdoors. As photographers and videographers, we love their wealth of natural light and sweeping marina views.

Whether you’re ordering room service to feed your hungry bridal party before the ceremony, or serving your wedding guests before dancing the night away, the Sea Level restaurant and lounge provides you with a meal you won’t forget.

Whether you’re waking up about to enjoy the best day of your life in one of their suites or finishing the night of your life overlooking the sunset on the marina, Shade Hotel is guaranteed to give you an unforgettable experience and we know our clients will love this venue as much as we do!

Contact us for a custom quote on your wedding day photography, videography and photo booth packages. 

Shade Redondo Beach from Cean One Films on Vimeo.

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We first met Angie and Rhamy for a destination engagement shoot in San Francisco. The city held sentimental value for the couple, so an engagement session there seemed like the perfect backdrop.

We started off in the Palace of Fine Arts then off to a swanky hotel for a touch of sophistication and class. Of course, we’d be remiss not to take advantage of San Francisco’s amazing skyline for the love birds.

 

We anxiously awaited Angie and Rhamy’s wedding day in Huntington Beach. When we arrived at Angie’s hotel room, we were graciously greeted by her humming bridesmaids, mother and of course, the blushing bride. Angie’s smile was wide as she finished getting ready.

We then took a short excursion over to the neighboring Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach for Angie and Ramy’s first look. Their first look was nothing short of perfection- an undeniable excitement between the two as they shared a quiet moment (and a spin of the dress!).

Their ceremony was traditional and beautiful where the two lovingly exchanged glances throughout.

 

The night concluded with a reception at the Waterfront Beach Resort that mixed both their traditions with modern touches. Drummers welcomed them into their elegant room. And there first dance and cake cutting was nothing short of sweet.

We wish Angie and Ramy many more years of tradition and love!

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