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Morro Bay, California … The WSL SLO CAL OPEN at Morro Bay

First of all, full disclosure: it was our first time in Morro Bay, California …

Analysis: it’s freakin’ rad, bro! From a quick visit to Wavelengths (Andy left behind his trusty winter hat) to a fabulous dinner at Thai Bounty/Milanés Cuban Cuisine and a rockin’ after party at The Siren … We had a blast over those epic 5 days!

Now, here’s the story … We’re super stoked to sponsor two local World Surf League competitions this year: The SLO CAL OPEN at Pismo Beach and the event featured on this blog, The SLO CAL OPEN at Morro Bay.

Andy McKay of Surfers of Tomorrow and SLO CAL chose a perfect spot for their second comp of the year! Morro Bay rocks! Now, scroll on and check out some of the awesome behind the scenes activities! And thanks to so many of the great sponsors,some of whom were able to be there in person: Mid-State Containers, Catch Some Air, and Surfing for Hope, to name a few.

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We’d love to connect with you!

Thanks for checking out our blog. As well, be sure to check out and support Surfers of Tomorrow. Let’s keep WSL events on the Central Coast!

Moreover, we’d be honored to speak with you about preserving your most important memories. Whether it’s your family, your furbaby, your business, or your future family … We definitely have  your back.

We’ll walk you through an unparalleled, luxurious photographic experience! So, CONTACT US TODAY, and learn how you can book us for your next portrait session, wedding, or event. We’d be stoked and honored to photograph you and your loved ones!

 

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WSL SLO CAL OPEN, Pismo Beach, California

We’re super stoked to be a sponsor of two local World Surf League competitions this year: The SLO CAL OPEN at Pismo Beach and Morro Bay … The first one went down in Pismo Beach (Jan. 30 – Feb. 2). Check out some of the action, because, well, sometimes we take event and sports photographs too!

Organized by Andy McKay of Surfers of Tomorrow and SLO CAL, these events are great opportunities for local Central Coast surfers to get in on the action in the WSL’s Qualifying Series without having to cover hefty travel expenses! And you never know when some seasoned pros might show, like former touring pro Brett Simpson. Legit!

THE PIER

We love the pier at Pismo Beach, even in the midst of a bit of parking lot construction. It’s our local surf spot and always makes for an epic scene.

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THE STAFF

McKay and the WSL assembled a top notch staff to support the event, from volunteers who prepped meals, tallied scores, and helped with set up and tear down to the professional announcers and judges. Well done, friends!

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THE SURF/SURFERS

Check out some of the action! Some decent waves and some solid surfing, esp. by the amazing Sawyer Lindblad, who took the contest at only 14 years old! Awesome!

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THE SPONSORS

So many great sponsors: can’t thank them all enough for supporting these events … and the surf culture of the Central Coast!

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WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT US, SUNSHINE & REIGN PHOTOGRAPHY?

First, be sure to come and see us at the next event: The SLO CAL OPEN at Morro Bay, from Feb. 27 – March 1. We’ll be selling $500 luxury gift certificates towards a portrait session and wall art. The cost of these gift certificates will be only $50. And we’ll donate that $50 straight to Surfers of Tomorrow, who work to get local youth into surf competitions. Second, CONTACT US TODAY, and learn how you can book us for your next portrait session, wedding, or event. We’d be stoked and honored to photograph you and your loved ones!

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Our Photo Favorites for 2016 (So Far)

Hey friends! Welcome to the beginning of the end of 2016! Yay! It’s been a great year so far, and we’re ending it with a bang (well, multiple bangs actually . . . lots of rad weddings yet to shoot)! As award-winning destination wedding photographers based in Arizona, capturing love throughout the world, we get to photograph loads of epic love: not just weddings and engagements but anniversaries, elopements, and all kinds of legit events. Here are some of our favorite images of 2016 (so far).

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Phoenix Bridal Wars || Warehouse 215 @ Bentley Projects

Bridal events/wedding show, with a rad twist . . . we had the the honor and joy of photographing Bridal Wars Phoenix @ the incredible Warehouse 215 @ Bentley Projects this year! These rad brides to be arrived @ Warehouse 215 with an entourage of friends and family to compete in challenges created by the various vendors participating in the event. The challenges were pretty legit: everything from pole dancing to painting to lip syncing. Whether you are a vendor considering a wedding show or a bride-to-be looking for a fun way to discover and connect with local vendors, Bridal Wars won’t disappoint!

Hugs & High Fives,

Amii & Andy || A couple of Modern, Artistic Wedding Photographers || Serving Phoenix, Arizona, the United States, & Worldwide

Pictured in the polaroid on the left: Amii & Andy of Sunshine & Reign Photography || Pictured in the polaroid on the right: Bridal Wars Amazing Staff

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Give Get Wed Charity Auction || The Clayton on the Park

We recently had the honor & joy of photographing Give Get Wed’s 2016 charity event at The Clayton on the Park, where brides and grooms can bid on everything from free live music to significant discounts on photography packages. They save money and support a great cause at the same time, as all the proceeds go directly to the year’s chosen cause. This year featured an amazing charity auction benefiting Hospice of the Valley. It was so awesome to see some of the most talented professionals in the Arizona wedding industry come together for such an incredible cause. Here are a few of the images we captured from the night. If you are in the wedding industry, live in the Phoenix, AZ area, and you love to help others, we’d love to see at Give Get Wed 2017! And wherever you are in the world . . . take some time and stop for the one!

Hugs & High Fives,

Amii & Andy || a couple of rad, tattooed Arizona wedding photographers || serving Phoenix, AZ, the U.S.A., & worldwide

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