Good Photographer > Fancy Camera

November 23rd, 2016

A great photographer is great not because of her or his fancy camera or equipment. You wouldn’t be the next Picasso if you used the exact brushes, paints, etc. A great photographer is great because of her or his skillset and experience.

Now having said that…

My new 5D Mark IV is a beast of a camera. In the hands of a skilled photographer, this tool will help capture stunning images that weren’t possible a few years back. I’ve been using mine and the useful ISO range has blown me away. What this means for my clients is sharper images, less noise in dark environments, super clean enlargements, more ambient light, and less dependence & drain on my flash.

The image below of yours truly and my fiancé were shot with my 5D Mark IV. Prior to the 5D Mark IV the ISO used for these shots would have resulted in very noisy images. Even when shot RAW, the noise reduction setting on Adobe Lightroom would have resulted in loss of detail.


5D Mark IV

24-70 f/2.8 L II

1/50 sec f/2.8 ISO 12800

Two 600EX II-RT’s (set up inside two separate soft boxes)


The Professional Wedding Photographer

November 14th, 2016



When choosing a wedding photographer always keep in mind that you are hiring someone to document one of the most important days of your life. You owe it to yourself to make sure you receive the absolute best photos possible by hiring a professional photographer. Keep in mind that your wedding photos will decorate your walls, your parent’s walls, and your kid’s walls for generations. Your photos are one of the few items that will stay with you long after your beautiful wedding day has passed. Your day is important. You’ve spent countless hours planning and making sure everything goes just as planned. Make sure you invest in a great photographer to capture every detail that you’ve worked so hard on. You’ve waited your whole life to have the perfect wedding. Do yourself a favor and hire a great photographer. Your older self will thank you.


A professional and experienced photographer should be able to tackle any lighting situation. A very dark church, harsh outdoor sunlight, uneven lighting, and uneven colored lighting should be a piece of cake to a professional. I cannot overestimate the importance of the mastery of light. Hard light can be dangerous to your photos and the way in which a photographer captures light will make or break your photos. Your photographer must be punctual, must be a people person, must adapt to different types of personalities, must be able to take charge at a moments notice, and must be able to take a step back and capture moments as they unfold naturally. Certain wedding events such as the “you may now kiss the bride” moment happen in a fraction of a second. An experienced wedding photographer anticipates all events and is prepared to capture them for you.


Artlight Photo understands that being a wedding photographer is an immense responsibility. Our clients trust us to capture their special day in the most beautiful way possible. Artlight Photo understands the enormous trust placed on us. For almost 10 years we have displayed why we stand out among other wedding photographers. Artlight Photo does not simply take pictures. We manipulate light in a way that results in each photo being a wonderful piece of art. My team and I are artists first and foremost and we have the technical proficiency to make your wedding photos stand out from all other wedding studios.


Please take a moment to view our galleries and you will see for yourself why Artlight Photo is your top choice.


Great Bridal Expo

November 10th, 2016

This Sunday November 13, 2016 Artlight Photo will be participating at the Great Bridal Expo at the Wyndham Anaheim, Garden Grove, CA.  All vendors will be holding raffles to give away some service or product. We will be giving away one engagement shoot. Good luck to all the participants. We hope to see you there.

Chris – Artlight Photo



Brenda-Michael Wedding: Guests Gallery

December 3rd, 2013

ArtLight Photo sends many thanks to the guests attending Michael and Brenda’s amazing wedding this past Saturday. The venue was spectacular, the speeches were memorable, and great times were had by all. For any guests wanting to see their pictures taken at the reception please follow the link below or click on the picture.

Thank you,

ArtLight Photo




Karla-Antonio: Guests of the Wedding

October 20th, 2013

Our great friend and colleague Karla tied the knot with Antonio. From the wisecracking priest to the very warm reception, the day proved to be a perfect setting for an equally perfect couple. We wish them lots of love and happiness in their new life together.

Family, friends and guests who attended the wedding can view their pictures on the link below.



Jack and Elaine: Wedding Photos

October 6th, 2013

Jack and Elaine tied the knot on Friday October 4, 2013 at The Historic Lindley-Scott House Wedding Chapel. It was a beautiful ceremony at  a wonderful location. Artlight Photo congratulates Elaine and Jack on their new life together as husband and wife. Please follow the link below if any guests wish to see the photos from that day.



Patty-Roger Wedding: Guests Gallery

September 16th, 2013

Artlight Photo had the honor and privilege to shoot Patty and Rogers wedding on September 30, 2013.  The ceremony took place in St. Emydius near our hometown. The entire wedding was spectacular and the rapport we had built with Patty’s family was fantastic since we had photographer Patty’s sister’s wedding a few months earlier. Please click on the link below to view the guests’ gallery.

Photo taken by artlight photo in Montebello

Photo taken by artlight photo in Montebello


Joanna-Mario Wedding: Guests Gallery

June 16th, 2013

Artlight Photo had a great weekend shooting Joanna Zarate and Mario Martinez’s wedding. As we continue to post process all the pictures from the wedding, we wanted to give Joanna and Mario’s guests an opportunity to view their pictures from the reception. Click on the link below to view your pictures from Saturday’s event. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for the Complete gallery.


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