Lori Shepler Photography

How long will it take to get my photos?

How long will it take to get my photos?

You know, that's one of the things we pride ourselves on. We hate the stories we hear about couples not seeing their wedding photos for months (or sometimes even more than a year!) after their special day. So, we guarantee that we will get your photos to you within 3 weeks of your wedding.

Which package do you recommend?

Which package do you recommend?

Honestly, it's up to you. That’s why we have 3 basic choices. However, once our couples see their photos, they almost always want an album. There are definitely people out there who love to organize and create their own keepsake, but we've found that most would rather we do it for them :)

Why should I get an album?

Why should I get an album?

Well, the simple answer is for posterity. You will already be getting all the photos from your wedding day, but it's really nice to have something tangible and easy to flip through. It can be a bit overwhelming to have all those photos, so an album is a really nice way to get organized (without having to do anything) and stay sane all at the same time.

How do you feel about same sex unions?

How do you feel about same sex unions?

Here’s the deal. If you want to get married, whether or not it’s technically “legal,” you have our blessing and we would be honored to cover your special day and capture all your magical moments. We have not yet photographed any same sex unions, but are very much looking forward to having the opportunity. We are also looking forward to the day when all marriages between two consenting adults are recognized by the state and country.

Why should we choose you to photograph our wedding?

Why should we choose you to photograph our wedding?

We know that there are a lot of options out there, but we believe, from the very bottom of our hearts, that you will love what you get if you hire us. Here are a few reasons why.

First of all, Lori is a three-time team Pulitzer Prize winner for her work over the years with the LA Times. She is amazing with her camera and is able to capture those special moments from your wedding that you will cherish forever. She has also photographed countless celebrities and top-notch athletes. To name just a few… Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, John Mayer, Shakira, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Beck, Leonard Cohen, Madonna, Jack Nicklaus, Larry Bird, Portia De Rossi, Rihanna, Pau Gasol, and many many more.

Second, we absolutely love meeting new and awesome people and we’ve got a knack for finding ways to make anyone look good. We work together to make sure we cover all angles of your wedding. We will talk to you before your wedding day to make sure we cover everything you want, and we will help keep you calm if and when your world is going crazy.

Need more reasons? Check out our galleries and decide if our style is the one for you.

Do you do destination weddings?

Do you do destination weddings?

Currently, we are keeping it pretty local. We are based out of Orange County, CA. However, if you are in the Bay Area (near San Francisco), we can probably work something out. We will charge for airfare and accomodations if needed.

How do we book you for our wedding?

How do we book you for our wedding?

That part is easy. Head on over to our “Contact Us” page and fill out the simple form. Be sure to include the date of your ceremony and your correct e-mail address, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Engagement Shoots

What should I wear to my engagement shoot?

We recommend that you wear something you feel comfortable in. We'll be asking you to interact with each other in natural ways and love the free flowing feel that comes from forgetting that we are there taking your picture. So, if you normally wear heels, wear heels. If you normally wear sneakers or flats, go with those. Big baseball fans? Bring your favorite ball cap. You should avoid busy prints and definitely stick to colors that bring out your eyes and complement your skin tone. If you still can't decide, just bring a few options and we can help you choose something.

How and when do I pay for photography coverage?

How and when do I pay for photography coverage?

We require a deposit of 30% of the total cost to reserve your wedding date. The remaining balance is due on the day of the wedding. We accept cash or personal checks only.

Why do I need two photographers?

Why do I need two photographers?

The beautiful thing about hiring us is that you always get two photographers. Why is this a good thing? Easy. Let's say the bride and her bridesmaids are getting ready at a hotel, but the groom and his groomsmen are prepping at his Dad's house down the street. With two photographers, we can easily get photos of both groups.

At the ceremony, one of us can focus on the bride as she walks down the aisle, and the other can capture the look on her new husband's face the first time he sees her as his Bride.

I can go on, but it's pretty obvious to me that two photographers can get more magical moments than one. Especially when both are as tuned in and as artistic as both Lori and Shanna are.