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Newsletter - July 2006

Notice: I will book budget photography jobs per request. I am retired from photography because I am financially stable, not because I am unable. But photography still brings me joy. Please ignore my package/pricing. I will only take budget customers per request. I served Ventura County for over a decade. I've been to hundreds of weddings. Email me.

* If you have a normal budget, I am not a photographer for you. And PLEASE, I will not work for free. Expect to pay something. It takes me 5 hours just to get ready.


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Long Beach, CA - June 6, 2006

Wedding photography schedule
1:00PM - Arrive at Long Beach Airport Marriott for getting ready shots.
2:00PM - Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden (CSU Long Beach). Formal photography before wedding ceremony.
3:30PM - Wedding ceremony starts.
6:00PM - Back to Long Beach Airport Marriott for wedding reception photography.
11:00PM - Wedding reception ends

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Long Beach Airport Marriott

I was looking at a long day at Long Beach (1pm - 11pm, plus 3 hours driving) I left home 10:30AM (2 & 1/2 hours before my schedule). I went through some heavy traffic, but I arrived at Long Beach about 40 minutes before my schedule.

After a few limo shots, we went to Japanese Garden, located at CSU Long Beach. Getting to the Japanese Garden was somewhat tricky, because the garden was located inside Cal. State Long Beach.

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Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, Long Beach

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Before reception, when I was taking detail shots of the table, I leaned on my camera and broke my flash cable. It didn't really effect my work because I carry 3 identical cameras at the weddings just in case. So, broken cable didn't effect me at all. Well, I'm out $60.00 :(

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Inside Long Beach Airport Marriott

They rented the entire section of Long Beach Airport Marriott for wedding reception. It was one of the fanciest wedding receptions I have ever seen.

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Pictures were returned to the clients in 18 days at Starbucks Coffee. I met the newly weds and hand them the albums. They loved the pictures.

Later, they sent me a nice thank you card plus they wrote me a good testimonial at my website on July 4 [click here]

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4 wedding photography customer comments

I have received 4 customer testimonials in May. 4 notes in a month is a lot. I know my clients are happy with me. Read quotes below.

"...calmly instructed our crazy families and wedding party. Many of his pictures brought tears to our eyes..." - May 27, 2006 -

"John did a great job at my son's recent Bar Mitzvah..   ..I am pleased and will pass his business cards on" - May 19, 2006 - (Bar Mitzvah, Woodland Hills)

"We can't thank you enough!! We really appreciated how well you stayed in contact with us, making us feel at ease from the very beginning" - May 16, 2006 - Will & Kara

"Look for yourself. His pictures are excellent quality. Thank you John, for all your hard work and for making my wedding very memorable" - May 3, 2006 - Frank & Geneva

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Wedding Locations in Long Beach

Long Beach Airport Marriott Hotel
4700 Airport Plaza Drive Long Beach, CA 98015
http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/LGBLB
(562) 425-5210

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden - CSU - Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach , CA 90840
http://www.csulb.edu/~jgarden/
562-985-8889

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