Artistic wedding and elopement photographer 

Based in Los Angeles,will travel anywhere,Let's have an Adventure!

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You're getting married and have begun the search for a photographer. By now I'm sure you've discovered it's no easy task. Searching for a wedding photographer these days is a monumental task. There are thousands upon thousands of photographers out there, some talented, some still a work in progress. How do you choose? Now, this is your special day we are talking about, a love story unique to you and your fiancé, with all your wonderful friends and family bearing witness. A life event this special can't be entrusted to just anyone. You deserve better.  If you're looking for traditional, posed wedding photography that is merely adequate, then I'm probably not your guy. I've been photographing weddings now for over nine years, for me, photography isn't a means to a paycheck, but a method of artistic expression. That means I don't want to simply take photographs, I want to make art. I'm looking for brides and grooms who want to go off the beaten path and trail blaze with me. You'll find me happily driving long mountain roads, wading through freezing creeks, trekking down winding canyons, or climbing gnarled oak trees to find the perfect angle. Whatever it takes to bring your love story to life, and create images that convey your sense of adventure with intimate emotion, I'll do it.

You want to backpack into the wilderness and have an elopement atop a soaring granite peak in Yosemite, when do we leave? Perhaps you're an urban adventurer and a snazzy rooftop wedding in the City of Angels, alight with the soft, golden light of sunrise is more your thing, I'll bring the coffee. Hey, maybe you prefer the classics, but just because your wedding is at a traditional venue it doesn't mean all your photographs have to be traditional. You'd be amazed at how a golf course can be transformed into a rugged, outdoor paradise when photographed from the right angle.

All I ask is that no matter where your wedding is, or what you are doing, have a little fun with it and go outside the box. Let yourself enjoy the crazy wonderfulness of marrying your best friend, and lover. I promise you the result will be a series of photographs that don't just capture moments, but transforms them into works of art enshrining memories you'll treasure for a lifetime.

I'm Norm Roberts the Fifth, a wedding photographer who has dedicated his life to perfecting the artistic medium of light. If you have a touch of wanderlust, an artistic soul and would like a photographer as adventurous and creative as you are, send me a message and we'll plan something wonderful.


For More of my work, view my wedding Portfolio


 

Weddings starting at $1,600

A wedding does not need to be an all day affair to be a thing of beauty. For up to six hours we'll create art, and memories all while having a blast.

 

 

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All day coverage starts at $2,600

Your wedding is a love story unique to you, so we'll spend the entire day together and create artistic photographs that convey the deep love between you and your partner. Resulting in art that captures the sweet laughs, tears, and smiles that only happen at a wedding.

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Weddings outside So-Cal starting at $2,600

Getting married outside southern california but want me to photograph your wedding? Then this is the package for you. lovebirds outside southern california can book me with No Additional Travel Cost In the U.S.

 Destination wedding photography packages
 

Elopements  $700 +travel & lodging

For those adventurers and romantics who want something truly unique, elopements are an intimate way of pledging your lives to one another. Freed from the needs of a traditional wedding, creativity is at the forefront here. From the hustle and bustle of your favorite spots in downtown LA, to the majestic waterfalls of Yosemite National Park, or amidst towering mountain peaks of Glacier National Park, we’ll find the perfect backdrop for your love story. We'll spend the day exploring whatever local you chose, capturing everything from your getting ready in the morning, to your escape into the setting sun.

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Let's have an adventure!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED

 

QUESTIONS

Q: How long have you been shooting weddings?

A: I photographed my first wedding back in 2009 and have loved every minute of it. I find the demanding nature of the profession to be wholly enjoyable, there’s nothing quite like beautifully capturing a moment you know your client will cherish for a lifetime.

Q: Where are you located? 

A: I live in the Long Beach/ Los Angeles area of California. I provide service to all of Southern California without additional travel charges. 

Q: Will you travel?

A: Without hesitation, yes! This world is far too beautiful and I want to see it all so I’m more than happy to come explore your neck of the woods.

Q: What’s your style?

A: For the most part I stick to a photo journalistic approach. capturing real moments and emotions. That being said, my favorite part of photographing weddings is the romantic portraits of the bride and groom. This is where I can fully tap into my creativity and create something special.

Q: Do you have Backup Equipment?

A: I have back ups for every piece of equipment I own. No matter what happens, your wedding will be photographed without compromise.

Q: How soon will the images be ready?

A: Within a week you’ll get a chance to see a sneak peak on my blog, or on facebook. As for the rest of the images, my turnaround time is within eight weeks of your wedding.

Q: Can we print our images?

A: Yes, I provide a print release with all my wedding packages. For smaller print sizes most printing places will do an adequate job, but I do recommend printing through your online gallery for anything larger than an 8x10, as it utilizes one of the top professional print shops in the US. At a price slightly above what you’d pay at Costco you get unparalleled quality. 

Q: How long will our online wedding gallery be up?

A: Forever. I will never take down your wedding gallery, so you can always view, share and order through it. Immediately after I photograph your wedding, I backup all the digital files to multiple drives and cloud services ensuring they are secure forever. Since I never get rid of any of my photographs, and have multiple back ups, If you ever lose your wedding photos I will happily make a backup available to you. Your precious memories will never be lost

Q: Do you offer engagement sessions?

A: Yes, and I feel it’s one of the most important factors in beautiful wedding photography. It gives us a chance to get to know one another before the wedding. The more comfortable you are working with me, the better your photographs will be. To help with this, I include an engagement session with every package.

Q: Can you work with our budget?

A: It’s hard to give a definitive answer for this. My recommendation is to contact me; I want you to get the best photos you can and will work with you to make sure that happens.

 
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