Troy Bogar Photography: Blog http://troybogarphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Troy Bogar Photography troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:25:00 GMT Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:25:00 GMT http://troybogarphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u993844054-o762586870-50.jpg Troy Bogar Photography: Blog http://troybogarphotography.com/blog 120 65 Wedding at the New Loft 84 http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2016/11/wedding-at-the-new-loft-84 I was honor to photograph the very first wedding held at the new wedding venue, LOFT 84.  This beautiful wedding and special event venue is located at 3840 Lemon St. Riverside, California. Why the name, Loft.84, because it’s the 84th designated historical site in Riverside, California.

I've posted some of my favorite images highlighting the love of the Newlyweds, in this spectacular venue:

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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Loft84 Weddings in Riverside, California http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2016/11/wedding-at-the-new-loft-84 Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:34:59 GMT
National Adoption Awareness Month http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2016/10/Adoption
November marks the National Adoption Awareness Month.  Every November, there is a Collective effort to raise awareness of the fact that there are over 100,000 children, that are in Foster Care, waiting for a permanent and loving home.
 
On September 26, 2015 the Mount Rubidoux SDA Church in Riverside hosted an evening program entitled,"Should I Adopt?"  This was an adoption awareness event that featured a panel discussion with social workers from Riverside County and San Bernardino County, as well as church members who have adopted.  Approximately 60 church members and community members were in attendance.  In the space where the event was held, giant portraits featuring the nine families from Mt. Rubidoux Church that have adopted or are fostering, created a perimeter around the event space.  The portraits also have a text area which tells the story of how these families came to adopt and what adoption means to them.  These portraits were done by Troy Bogar Photography, and to me they were the highlight of the event!  They were beautifully done and they made the event more personable and relevant to the attendees as they were able to see the faces of the families with the adopted children and read their stories.  Thank you Troy Bogar Photography!
 
 
Tamarie Jenkins
 

Mt Rubidoux SDA Church and their families that have elected to adopt.In honor on November, National Adoption Month, we're highlighting some of our Photography volunteer projects. Mt Rubidoux SDA Church and their families that have elected to adopt.In honor on November, National Adoption Month, we're highlighting some of our Photography volunteer projects. Mt Rubidoux SDA Church and their families that have elected to adopt.In honor on November, National Adoption Month, we're highlighting some of our Photography volunteer projects. Mt Rubidoux SDA Church and their families that have elected to adopt.In honor on November, National Adoption Month, we're highlighting some of our Photography volunteer projects. Mt Rubidoux SDA Church and their families that have elected to adopt.In honor on November, National Adoption Month, we're highlighting some of our Photography volunteer projects. Mt Rubidoux SDA Church and their families that have elected to adopt.In honor on November, National Adoption Month, we're highlighting some of our Photography volunteer projects. Mt Rubidoux SDA Church and their families that have elected to adopt.In honor on November, National Adoption Month, we're highlighting some of our Photography volunteer projects. Mt Rubidoux SDA Church and their families that have elected to adopt.In honor on November, National Adoption Month, we're highlighting some of our Photography volunteer projects. Mt Rubidoux SDA Church and their families that have elected to adopt.In honor on November, National Adoption Month, we're highlighting some of our Photography volunteer projects.

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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Adoption awareness Month Family Portrait in Riverside, California http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2016/10/Adoption Sun, 30 Oct 2016 16:18:04 GMT
Stylized Wedding Photo Shoot-The Titanic Experience, Buena Park, Ca. http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2015/6/new-wedding-venue-at-the-the-titanic-experience-buena-park-ca

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S+E WEDDING-Idyllwild,CA http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2015/6/s-e-wedding-album-idyllwild-ca

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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Idlyild Weddings Troy Bogar Photography http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2015/6/s-e-wedding-album-idyllwild-ca Sun, 07 Jun 2015 19:09:28 GMT
Commercial Shoot for NicoRay Exclusively Yours http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2015/2/commercial-shoot-for-nicoray-exclusively-yours NicoRay accessories and fashion are definitely must have items their unique, fun, and edgy items have reach the hands of celebrities such as Lisaraye, Liana Mendoza, Malinda Williams, Kim Coles, Shoshana Shobean and D.B. Woodside just to name a few!

 

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Put A Ring On It-Bridal Session-Downtown Los Angeles http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2015/1/put-a-ring-on-it-bridal-session-downtown-los-angeles

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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Downtown Los Angeles Weddings Los Angeles Weddings Orange County Photographer Orange County Wedding http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2015/1/put-a-ring-on-it-bridal-session-downtown-los-angeles Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:18:38 GMT
Our Last Post Until Next Year http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2014/12/w For our final blog for 2014, we decided to share a glimpse of what Troy Bogar Photography, shoots when its not a wedding.  Special thanks to my Creative Team, and the beautiful models that never tired from my desire to produce wonderful art. 



The Team

Photography: Troy Bogar
@troybogar

Stylist :Nicole Corzine @nico_of_nicoray

Designer: Nico and Ray @NicoRayDesigners

MUA: Toshana
@Glamfacesbytee

Model:
Brit Hamlin
@theelectricindian

Model:
Angela aka, Stikks
@Stikks_model
 

 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!

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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Engagement Shoot Orange County Photographer http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2014/12/w Thu, 01 Jan 2015 07:05:37 GMT
Lety's Wedding Album-Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church-La Habra, Ca. http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2014/10/letys-wedding

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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Orange County Photographer Orange County Wedding Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church-La Habra, Ca. http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2014/10/letys-wedding Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:29:15 GMT
Our Wedding Albums http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2014/9/our-wedding-albums We decided to dedicate a Blog to the unveiling of our album collection, for my Brides, and Grooms. The wedding albums combines custom craftsmanship, and handmade details, that you can customize to your personal liking.  l particularly love the cover photo albums, and the personal inscription on the front for the album.   We offer numerous sizes of wedding albums from 5x5 to 14x14. Albums are generally 15 pages (30 sides) with over 50 images.  

 

All albums comes with an album cover.    

 

This model offers a crystal clear cover with a print underneath, creating a wonderful display for your Album.

 

 

 

Here are some examples of the different types of albums you can choose from.  We use genuine leather, and the images are printed directly on to the album pages.  The album pages consist of high quality professional printing paper.  We also have metal, and cloth cover options.   

 

 

Here is a draft of one of our Weddings, which was printed directly onto the pages of an album. Our goal with each wedding is to capture the moments with an emphasis on beautifully telling the story, so that generations to come will enjoy.  With these objectives in mind, our Design Staff will develop a personalized photojournalistic story for you album. 

 

 

 Album pages are handmade with Flush mounted photographic paper. Each album page is coated with a protective solution, preventing finger prints and spills from staining the pages.

 

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Leslie and Vincent's Wedding Album-Los Amigos Golf Course-Los Angeles CA. http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2014/7/leslie-and-vincents-wedding-album  

Marriage is not a ritual or an end,

It is a long, intricate,

intimate dance together

and nothing matters more

than your own sense of balance

and your choice of partner.

-Amy Bloom-

 

 http://www.losamigosgc.com -Los Amigos Golf Course, Wedding Venue

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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Amigos Course Golf Los Orange County Wedding Southern California Weddings Troy Bogar Photography Wedding" http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2014/7/leslie-and-vincents-wedding-album Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:25:10 GMT
Terina and Chris' Wedding Album-Doubletree Hotel-Ontario, Ca. http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2014/7/terina-and-chris-wedding-album-doubletree-hotel-ontario-ca  
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height.  My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight 
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning
What a  fantastic day we had with these two love birds!  Terina and Chris are such a loving, easy-going couple that photographing them was a not only easy, but a pleasure. Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Terina and Chris' Wedding Album Wedding Venue: Doubletree Hotel, Ontario Ca. http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-ontario-airport-ONTO-DT/index.html
 
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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Orange County Photographer Orange County Wedding Troy Bogar Photography http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2014/7/terina-and-chris-wedding-album-doubletree-hotel-ontario-ca Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:22:53 GMT
Professional Tips On Becoming A Model http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2014/2/Modeltips  

If you follow every major fall & spring fashion week and know the names of every new face of Victoria's Secret, if you look through every magazine wanting to be the girl on the cover, know that it's not some magical happenstance.  Most models work hard to become successful and stay on the haute list. However, one of the biggest mistakes aspiring models make is; not putting their money where their mouth is. If you you want to model you must, I repeat must invest in your craft. You must also put a value on your work. 

No matter how much more glamorous the lifestyle of modeling is, it is still a career. If it's treated as such it can be very rewarding you. 
I've been in this industry for some time and have seen people sink or swim, I will share what I know works the best. 

If you're going the agency route, most agents have preferred photographers they want you to use. Those photographers usually cost between $300 to $700 bucks to shoot the looks you'll need for that specific agency. Pick from the list the agency gives you and cough up your cash, it's worth your while giving the agency what they want rather than shooting with your homeboy and risking not getting a callback or getting signed. 

If you're not sure about signing to an agency and want to experiment and build your portfolio first then, do your research. Lots of websites such as modelmayhem.com and others showcase a plethora of photographers from pros to novice and from pricey to TFP. While you're researching photographers find an experienced make up artist. 
Do not waste your money on wardrobe. Pick timeless simple looks. 
For example: skinny denim jeans and solid color (white, light blue, pastel) top, & black pumps, solid color (black, gold, red) swimsuit, mid length bodycon dress. 
If the photographer wants to shoot something "edgy" let them work on the wardrobing or provide a list of specifics. If its not in your closet only purchase it if you wanted it anyways or you can return the item. 

Do not waste your time shooting TFP with amateurs (Ok, in all fairness, maybe the first two shoots  can be- just to get out newbie jitters). However, rule of thumb is, if you want to be a pro, work with pros even if it cost $200 for just one look. It's worth it honey! Work with photographers who have published work, professional clientele, and/or have magazine quality pictures. The point is for you to get in the habit of making modeling your business, exchanging your (or photographers) talent and time for money. 

An unknown fact is EVERYONE in this industry has worked for "free", however you must discern rather or not your "free" work is adding value to your name, your brand. Do not be afraid to negotiate pay, your talent is an asset. Usually pro photographers have a good budget and will pay their talent whenever doing a project to ensure quality results, but this is not always the case.  When I'm unsure of working on a project "free" or "paid"  I do my research to find out who else has worked with the person, what is their scope of influence and exposure, is their name known in the industry, media, etc.. Once I've assessed all those factors my decision is made. 
As a beginner or someone trying to get to the next level, these are the basic must knows of money & modeling. Take it, run with it, and see those success wings spread and soar. 

Yours Truly,
Purple Earthling 
(Special Guest Blogger for Troy Bogar Photography
You can Follow Purple Earthling: @purpleearthling 
 

 

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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Orange County Wedding Southern California Weddings Troy Bogar Photography http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2014/2/Modeltips Sun, 02 Feb 2014 19:51:05 GMT
Pam and David's Wedding Album Highlights-Embassy Suites Hotel LAX- http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2014/1/pam-and-davids-wedding-album-highlights  

 Pam and David are one of those special couples, with a loving story. Their Wedding Day was filled with family, fun, and celebration.  We had so much fun capturing the LOVE.  Thank you again Pam and David, for inviting us into your lives, may your LOVE be a constant example for all to see and cherish.

Special thanks to my Second Shooter, Christer Del Rosario!

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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Embassy Suites Hotel Embassy Suites Hotel Wedding Engagement Shoot Los Angeles Wedding Photography Troy Bogar Photography http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2014/1/pam-and-davids-wedding-album-highlights Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:49:18 GMT
Erica and Aramond's Wedding Album Highlights-FantaseaYachts-Marina Del Rey, Ca http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2013/12/erica-and-aramonds-wedding-album-highlights The Wedding was onboard the Fantasea Yacht ( http://www.fantaseayachts.com)

 
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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Bogar Embassy Suites Hotel Engagement in Orange County FantaSea Yachts, Marina Del Rey http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2013/12/erica-and-aramonds-wedding-album-highlights Wed, 25 Dec 2013 18:07:10 GMT
Jennifer and Luther's Wedding Album Highlights-Laguna Beach, California http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2013/11/jennifer-and-luthers-wedding-album-highlights

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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Laguna Beach Orange County Photographer Orange County Wedding Troy Bogar Photography http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2013/11/jennifer-and-luthers-wedding-album-highlights Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:58:58 GMT
This Is Your Big Day, So Shine Like A Super Model http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2013/10/this-is-your-big-day-so-shine-like-a-super-model

You can overlook the faux paws of your teenage one-hour photo taken with your best friend forever, like the too bright pink lipstick, or the black liner on eyes, lips AND brow, or the fake city back drop you posed in front with matching denim outfits; but this is not the photo shoot chronicles of your adolescence. It's your engagement announcements, invitations, and the perfect frame of your Big Day. Yes, you're getting married! And yes, all eyes (and lenses) are on you.
Most every bride envisions themselves as a flawless fairy floating through a camera lens as their angelic smile and expressions are snapped. The actual execution of this vision can be more cumbersome than it seems. Fortunately, there are some sure fire ways to get through the jitters, awkwardness, and barriers to your picture perfect memories. 
Lets Talk Angles
You know that not so flattering facial expression you're always caught dead in, at the family picnic? Fix it! 
How: 
1. Before your photo shoot (for about a week) whenever you're conversing on the phone, study yourself in the mirror. Talk to your most goofy friend, your endearing grandma, or your sports enthusiast brother. Talk and watch. Eventually you will notice how your face reacts to stimuli and will subconsciously start changing the expression you find less appealing. 
2. Again, look in the mirror and take a piece of paper and line it up vertically against one half of your face, then to the other side. Do this to see how symmetrical your face is. You might be surprise to see that each side in their respective individual views aren't as similar as you thought, this makes a difference to a camera. So take about 5 minutes and make different poses and smiles in the mirror to see which side you like the most! It's almost like having an imaginary twin :-)
Tip: Elongating your neck and putting your chin slightly down, helps bring the vogue out ;-) 
Posturesque 
As if its not enough pressure to lose or gain those ten pounds of love handles to fit into your dress, taking photos that flaunt to curves and not the bulges or bones of your body can be a challenge. 
1. Its not always about your weight, exercise just makes you feel great. Physical activity not only helps to shed pounds, tone or bulk, it also helps your muscle memory, joints, and bones prepare for posing, PLUS! It helps your posture. Try taking some ZUMBA or bikram classes a week before your shoot. Don't be afraid to take your tush to the gym, or on a hike, either. 
Breaking a sweat makes a difference in how your skin glows, and how your body flows through each frame. The endorphins heightened by physical activity will also help you smile brighter, and boost your confidence. 
Lights Camera Action
You've done everything to prepare for your shoot, today is the day.
A couple important things to remember
1. EAT! 
If you're hungry you'll be cranky, and we don't want cranky to show up in your photos, so eat a moderate meal about 30 minutes before shoot time. 
2.DRINK! 
Stay hydrated at least one bottle of water consumed before shooting. 
3. Relax
Fill your mind with thoughts of goodness, let it shine through. 
4. Be Brave!
You're already beautiful 
 
 
Yours Truly,
 
Purple Earthling
{Special guest Blogger, for Troy Bogar Photography}
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(Purple Earthling is experienced in the industry, from SF Bay Area, and Los Angeles metro-markets, modeling and, creative directing is her niche.)
 
You can follow me on Twitter, Picture Life, and Instagram 
@purpleearthling
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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) @purpleearthling Embassy Suite Los Angeles Photo Shoot The Wedding Day Your Big Day http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2013/10/this-is-your-big-day-so-shine-like-a-super-model Thu, 24 Oct 2013 05:45:00 GMT
Lori and Mario's Engagement-San Pedro, California http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2013/9/lori-and-marios-engagement Unselfishly I give myself to you

never with hesitation

because you and only you

For always will be,

My Partner, My Lover, My Friend My Everything - Weisskamp

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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Orange County Photographer San Pedro Engagement Picture Southern California Weddings Troy Bogar Photography http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2013/9/lori-and-marios-engagement Sun, 15 Sep 2013 16:01:51 GMT
David and Pam's Engagement Session-Long Beach Aquarium-Gateway Plaza Fanfare Fountain http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2013/8/david-and-pams-engagement-session The Lovely couple, David and Pam selected Long Beach Aquarium , and the Gateway Plaza Fanfare Fountain for the locations of their engagement session.  It was truly a day of fun, and love.  Special thanks to my second shooter, Al Lindsey. 

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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Engagement in Orange County Gateway Plaza Fanfare Fountain Long Beach Aquarium Southern California Weddings Troy Bogar Photography http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2013/8/david-and-pams-engagement-session Sun, 04 Aug 2013 17:05:33 GMT
The Kiss http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2013/6/the-kiss

 

I have had the privilege to photograph many special moments.  I dedicated this blog to one of my favorite moments during a Wedding Ceremony, the Kiss.  How many times have you watched as that moment arrives, and the Groom is told, "You may kiss the Bride", Wow, its like fire works! There's that climatic moment, which is absolutely magical.  I Love, Love, Love, to capture this moment.

The silver screen, has capitalized, The Kiss, and its wonderful connection it offers, and Hollywood has cemented those moments in our minds, with enduring quotes.  I listed some of my favorites kissing quotes, with my collection of favorite kissing moments.

 

 "You should be kissed often and by someone who knows how." Gone with the Wind (1939)

 "I believe in long, slow, deep, soft wet kisses, that last three days."  Bull Durham (1988)

 

"My Plan was to kiss her with every lip on my face" Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) "Let me kiss thee with the kisses of my mouth, for thy love is better than wine."  Abby(1974)

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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Engagement Shoot Engagement in Orange County Laguna Beach Orange County Photographer Orange County Wedding Troy Bogar Photography http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2013/6/the-kiss Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:54:06 GMT
Erica and Aramond Engagement Laguna Beach, Orange County, Ca. http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2013/6/Erica-and-Aramond-Engagement-Images  

I would like you to meet Erica and Aramond, the lovely couple and new clients that I met at a bridal show held at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.  This couple is very special, and I wanted their engagement session to be an extension of their love for each other.  I had a perfect vision for them to take scenic engagement photos at Laguna Beach in California.  Unfortunately, as with all things, even perfection sometimes has to take a backseat to mother nature.  On the day of the shoot, a coastal front blocked the sun for most of the day.  However, despite the lack of sun, it didn't stop this couple's love from shining through, and we got some fantastic images from the session.  

 

This is only the beginning of a Loving relationship!!!!!

 

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troybogarphotography@gmail.com (Troy Bogar Photography) Engagement Shoot Engagement in Orange County Laguna Beach Orange County Photographer Orange County Wedding Photograph" Southern California Weddings Troy Bogar Troy Bogar Photography Wedding http://troybogarphotography.com/blog/2013/6/Erica-and-Aramond-Engagement-Images Fri, 07 Jun 2013 00:36:34 GMT