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Welcome to Jason Burns Photography's Blog, where I'm delighted to showcase glimpses of recent weddings and engagement sessions. As a dedicated storyteller behind the lens, I capture the essence of each couple's unique journey with a focus on authenticity and timeless moments. Here, you'll find a curated collection of love stories, from intimate engagements to the grandeur of wedding celebrations. Thank you for joining me in celebrating the beauty of these special moments, and I look forward to the possibility of capturing your own extraordinary love story.

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As we come to the close of 2023 and on a busy, amazing year, I had the honor of documenting a beautiful garden wedding for Carter and Alexis. The setting was nothing short of enchanting – the Green Gable Wedding Estate in San Marcos. Nestled within the embrace of a lush landmark forest, this historic […]

On a beautiful November evening in Huntington Beach, Jordan and Karly celebrated their wedding day at the Red Horse Barn. Their wedding day unfolded as a picturesque blend of rustic charm and warm autumn hues, creating a canvas that perfectly mirrored the beauty of the season. The warm tones of oranges and reds danced through […]

Brandon and Gina’s September wedding was a picturesque wedding held at the stunning Villa del Sol d’Oro in Sierra Madre. Despite the unexpected rain on their special day, this venue had a thoughtful contingency plan in place, offering an extra day for photos if the weather didn’t cooperate. The Villa del Sol d’Oro, with its […]

Scott and Kevin’s journey from Chicago to Palm Springs for their destination wedding was nothing short of spectacular. It was a true honor for me to be the one to document their special day. These two and their wonderful friends and family were an absolute joy to work with. We started with getting ready at […]

The Mission San Juan Capistrano, a picturesque historic haven, was where Juliana and Arianna had one of their first dates together and was the perfect background for their engagement session. Its gardens, painted in vibrant hues, and its timeless architecture provided a breathtaking canvas for our session.Their chemistry radiated in every picture, and laughter echoed […]

Anticipation fills the air as I eagerly look forward to Karly and Jordan’s wedding later this year, having had the delightful opportunity to connect with Karly and Jordan during their engaging engagement session. These two love the ocean and wanted a beach engagement session. I knew a great spot that was the perfect backdrop for […]

George and Erin’s enchanting engagement session in the misty wonderland of Lake Arrowhead. It was an unusually foggy day for most of Erin and Geoge’s engagement session. Driving up the mountainside, you could barely see the cars in front of you. Luckily when we got to the location, it was not as thick of a […]

Kyle and Sarah had a beautiful wedding at the Heritage Museum of Orange County. As a seasoned photographer, I had the pleasure of capturing countless timeless memories at this historic venue, and it was a delight to return once again, surrounded by an incredible and vibrant group of people. Being part of Kyle and Sarah’s […]

Last week, I had the pleasure of returning to Temecula to photograph the beautiful wedding of the lovely couple, Daniel and Alina, held at the Wedgwood Galway Downs. As luck would have it, the venue was adorned in its full spring splendor, with delicate white rose bushes embracing the surroundings, creating an exquisite tapestry of […]

The wedding day unfolded amidst a charming May ambiance, cloaked in a soft veil of clouds and a gentle coolness. Just last weekend, I had the pleasure of capturing Hiroo and Anna’s Micro wedding, adding another delightful chapter to this bustling month that I’ve been thoroughly enjoying. My journey took me to one of my […]

On a cloudy May afternoon in Laguna Beach, Danielle and Brian said their “I do’s” with an intimate wedding with their close family and friends. Over the years, I’ve been honored to document numerous weddings at the renowned Hotel Laguna. However, the venue temporarily closed its doors due to some necessary refurbishments. But now, I’m […]

In the enchanting month of May, amidst the captivating landscapes of Joshua Tree, I had the pleasure of joining Lizzy and Landon for their special elopement day. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Joshua Tree National Park, we embarked on a picturesque adventure, capturing timeless moments of love and devotion. As the golden sun began […]

Sheila and Sean’s had a beautiful coastal wedding at the enchanting Scripps Seaside Forum in the picturesque La Jolla area of San Diego. As their wedding photographer, I felt privileged to capture every precious moment. After capturing some getting-ready images, we made our way to the venue. Amidst the anticipation, we had the opportunity to […]

I received a message from Nikki and Juan in January, who had tied the knot at a local courthouse in November. They reached out to me because they had yet to have a photographer on their big day and wanted to make up for it with a special session. Initially, we planned to meet in […]

With the recent downpour of rain in California, the landscape has burst into a vibrant super bloom of flowers. As I scouted locations for Ariel and Travis’s couples photography session, I stumbled upon a breathtaking spot that simply begged to be captured. Towering mustard seed flowers, their bright yellow hue standing out against the greenery, […]

I recently photographed Michel and Mary’s engagement session in the stunning Laguna Beach over the Easter weekend. This couple’s chemistry and the beach on a cloudy evening all came together to create the perfect ambiance for a slightly romantic and fun engagement session. I knew we would have a great time when I met Michel […]

Arin and Chase were visiting Palm Springs all the way from Chicago, but they were not just here to soak in the sun and desert views. They also planned an engagement session, and I was lucky enough to be their photographer. My day started with a scenic drive to the park. I got a little […]

Tim and Fernando’s wedding at The Los Angeles Athletic Club was a truly magical and unforgettable event. The day began with the couple helping each other prepare for the big day before setting out for some pre-ceremony photos. Taking advantage of the club’s stunning rooftop, we captured breathtaking shots of the city skyline surrounding us. […]

I recently photographed Shaina and Adam’s engagement session in the stunning Joshua Tree National Park. This couple loves the great outdoors, and what better way to celebrate their love than being surrounded by the park’s natural beauty. We met in the evening to take advantage of the soft light evening light. Joshua Tree never disappoints […]

As a photographer, it’s always a pleasure to spend some quality time getting to know a couple before their big day. This week, I had the pleasure of photographing Leigh and Josh’s engagement session at the charming Noguchi Gardens in Costa Mesa. This hidden gem of an art sculpture area was the perfect backdrop for […]

Getting ready for your engagement session might feel like a whirlwind of decisions – from choosing the perfect spot to figuring out what to wear and when to schedule everything. But fret not! I’ve got your back with some down-to-earth advice gathered from the questions my clients ask the most. Together, let’s dive into some […]

Engagement sessions are always a lot of fun to photograph, and Southern California has some of the most picturesque locations to choose from. You can explore many options if you’re drawn to iconic beaches, intimate historic venues, or lush greenery. It’s no surprise that couples worldwide choose Southern California for their engagement photos and weddings, […]

Palm Springs, with its picturesque landscapes, vibrant energy, and timeless charm, has emerged as a coveted destination for couples seeking the perfect backdrop for their dream wedding. As a destination wedding photographer, I have captured the romance and magic of Palm Springs in countless love stories. For this blog post, I will explore why Palm […]

Theirs an old saying that rain on your wedding day is a sign of good fortune, indicating that your marriage will be blessed with longevity and resilience. This age-old adage proved true for Joe and Sarah, as their elopement day was met with a downpour of rain. But despite the weather, their love shone brightly, […]

Engagement photos are significant as they capture the love and excitement shared between you and your partner. These treasured images are everlasting reminders of your journey together, symbolizing the beautiful moments leading up to your big day. However, engagement photos offer more than just pretty pictures; they provide a remarkable opportunity to prepare for your […]

Palm Springs never fails to capture my heart as a top choice for weddings and elopements, and it was an absolute pleasure to host this stunning couple’s big day in this gorgeous location. When Jett and Taylor approached me to capture their elopement in Palm Springs, I knew it was going to be an unforgettable […]

Cheyenne and Daniel’s nuptials at Hangar 21 in Fullerton was a charming winter wonderland that left everyone spellbound. It was a joy to work with this lovely couple again, having had the honor of capturing the wedding of Daniel’s brother in the past. Seeing the family once more was a heartwarming experience. The picturesque backdrop […]

Fall in the mountains is one of my favorite times to visit there. It is one of the only locations in California that get those beautiful fall colors, one of the reasons I was excited that Stevi and Aaron chose this location for their engagement session. This day was so much fun, walking the trails […]

It was a mostly cloudy fall day in the Hollywood Hills when Will and Shauna had their intimate wedding with their close family and friends. It was a beautiful day to photograph and see these two having so much fun with all their friends and family. From the engagement shoot in Santa Barbara to this […]

Photographing weddings, you learn that every wedding is special, and Kassandra and Emilio’s wedding at Los Willows Wedding Estate in Fallbrook was no exception. Despite the cloudy day, the wedding was full of warmth and joy. Kassandra and Emilio’s love for each other was evident in every moment, from the ceremony to the reception. The […]

I feel so grateful to have started October photographing a beautiful Laguna Beach elopement. Working with Joe and Caroline was wonderful, and their love and excitement filled throughout the day. The day started at the Inn at Laguna Beach, where I was able to capture some getting-ready moments with Caroline before they headed to Heisler […]

Lush gardens, a fantastic view, and one awesome couple is the perfect combination for an amazing wedding day. Berna and Spencer had a beautiful boho-styled wedding at a private home on a hilltop in Rolling Hills, California. I had the honor of documenting their incredible day. It was great to photograph such a beautiful day, […]

Autumn and Christian originally contacted me for their wedding, but I was already booked for the day, But they really liked my work and asked if they could do an engagement session. I, of course, said yes, they wanted a beach engagement, and I suggested one of my favorite spots in Rancho Palos Verdes. Congratulations […]

Devyn and Alex got married earlier this year in Big Sur, but like most wedding days, it was a little rushed, and they wanted a few more photos of them before they packed the dress into storage. I suggested one of my favorite locations, Balboa Park, and they loved the idea. It was such a […]

Vasquez Rocks is a well know filming location in Southern California; In so many shows I watch, I’ve seen this iconic location featured, and I’ve always wanted to visit the site. When suggesting location ideas for their engagement session Kassandra and Emilio brought up Vasquez Rocks. I was so down with that idea since I’ve […]

The Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens in Fallbrook, California, is a true gem of a wedding venue, with its beautiful tropical gardens that make you feel like you’re in the middle of paradise. And that’s exactly how Mackenzie and Antonio felt on their wedding day, surrounded by the lush greenery and stunning scenery of this […]

Calamigos Ranch in the Redwood Room is a stunning venue for a wedding. With its majestic oak trees, serene waterfalls, and enchanting flagstone pathways, it provides a romantic backdrop for the perfect wedding day. Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing Zack and Kaylen’s wedding at this beautiful venue. The Redwood Room was transformed into […]

Nicholas and Jackielyn’s wedding day was an absolute dream to photograph. The couple’s love for each other was evident from the moment I met them, and it was such an honor to be a part of their special day. The venue they chose, The Condors Nest Ranch, was a perfect choice for their rustic-themed wedding. […]

Colleen and Stephen’s recent elopement was a sight to behold, and I felt truly honored to capture their special day. Our adventure began at the charming Simpson House Inn, where we captured some beautiful moments before heading to the courthouse. As we arrived at the courthouse, I couldn’t help but see how beautiful this building […]

One of the many things I love about my job is once in a while; I will have the opportunity to work with my best friend. I recently had the pleasure of second shooting for Alexa and Joseph’s beautiful Palm Springs wedding! This wedding celebrated love and friendship, set against the stunning backdrop of palm […]

Eliziah and Brendan had a beautiful wedding at the Heritage Museum of Orange County; it feels like forever since I was last at this venue. It was great to be there again with such a fun group. The wedding day was full of laughter and some beautiful moments! Eliziah and Brendan’s wedding had great style, […]

As an elopement photographer, I get to witness couples start their journey of marriage in some of the most breathtaking places. This time, it was Joshua Tree National Park where I had the honor of capturing Lisette and Jack’s elopement. Hailing from the UK, Lisette, and Jack were excited to explore Joshua Tree National Park […]

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WEDDING & ENGAGMENT PHOTOGRAPHER