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Photography in Oceanside, CA,
(442) 262-4932
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    T. Mindy H.

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  • The hype is real! If you are on the fence about hiring Russ, do not hesitate and you will not be disappointed. Since we ended up canceling our wedding because of the pandemic, we ended up asking him if we can hire him for an elopement video and photo session on the date of our original wedding, to which he heartily agreed to do. In the end, we ended up having no regrets and had an incredible adventure with Russ driving up and down the coast in an event that lasted almost two days. Russ had worked so hard, planning every single stop, incorporating our own story in every photo and even included our dog in some of the shots. Initially, we had felt so disheartened that we wouldn't be able to spend the day with our family and loved ones on our special day, but honestly, after spending those two days with Russ (and seeing the final photos and video), we decided that, given the circumstances, we wouldn't have had it any other way. We are so incredibly happy with the end result of the photos ... Read more

    Celine

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  • Russ and Clara are a dream team! Russ did my engagement photos which came out AMAZING and Clara did my wedding photos while Russ video-graphed my wedding and everything came out perfect. The quality of the photos that I recieved are indescribable and truly captured all the moments of my wedding. I will have these for my whole life and I know I made the right choice choosing them for these photos! They are extremely professional, hard working, amazing individuals and as a team they are unstoppable. They worked quickly and efficiently to maximize the use of the property and the lighting to give me the best photos I could have ever hoped for. You cannot go wrong with this dream team.

    Crystal P.

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  • Words cannot express how grateful my husband and I are with our experience with Russ and his wife. They were very kind and humble people that made the experience fun! Russ is very particular with the lighting which made all our photos come out phenomenal. We are really happy with our engagement photos, wedding photos and our video. Thank you Russ for great work! Look no further and HIRE HIM now!

    Ihaly A.

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  • Chasing light was undoubtedly the best decision we could have made when choosing who to trust with the photography of our wedding. They were so kind and professional, while making sure to capture every moment as it happened. They went above and beyond as well in helping bustle my dress and adjust my hair for different photos. They were on time, and also created an outstanding rapport with our guests. Everything we loved about our wedding was beautifully accentuated by them, and we are so grateful to have found such an amazing couple to capture our special day.

    Debora

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  • Russ did a beautiful job at truly capturing this beautiful day for our family. He was super fun and finding poses to do was easy and almost felt effortless, he made sure we were comfortable the whole time and showed us how to do poses without feeling awkward. I appreciate how patient and organized he stayed throughout the whole day. We were running late on time for a lot of the photos and people were having a hard time to stay coordinated, yet he was still able to pull it off and get everyone together, something not any ordinary photographer could do. I was left in awe at the quality and editing of the video. It surpassed all expectations i had by far, and i loved the way he incorporated our testimonies and speeches into the video to really bring out the highlights of the day. Thanks to Russ, we have a memories we can keep forever and always to remind us of how beautiful this anniversary and birthday party was for us. i couldn't imagine finding anyone else as skilled and talented as h... Read more

    Taylor V.

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  • Chasing Light exceeded all my expectations! They were an absolute delight to work with. Russ did our engagement & wedding photos and wedding videography. Our photos came back in less than 2 weeks and our video in less than a month! From changing our wedding venue and date due to covid to helping me map out a schedule for the wedding day, everything was well organized and stress free in working with Russ. He took the reigns on getting a variety of shots, finding the perfect locations to shoot, giving direction and making them look effortless and classic. A.k.a. He made my husband and I look like models and we are usually so awkward in front of a camera. Lol. He made shooting so easy and relaxed. I will treasure my wedding photos and video forever. Chasing Light is so incredibly talented, the video was absolutely amazing work and represented our wedding day so perfectly in order to share with family and friends who were not able to come to the wedding due to the pandemic. That was a requ... Read more

    Mace A.

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  • Russ and Clara are simply amazing. They go above and beyond what's expected of them as photographers/videographers. Not only did they make us feel extremely comfortable (we're not avid picture takers) but they captured the wedding, the vibe, and our love perfectly! On top of all that, they're such awesome people. You'll feel so relaxed around them and they're true professionals. Russ was the one who put my veil in perfectly when no one else knew how. The video they created is especially incredible. I've watched it several times over and am obsessed. It really captures the whole day and the feeling of that day in 7 minutes, which is the PERFECT length. On top of the great photos and amazing video, they got it all back to us in a crazy amount of time. It was around 10 days for the photos and 3 weeks for the video. I have friends who wait MONTHS for their photos/video. I am just blown away. We already recommended Russ and Clara to two of our other friends getting married. You ... Read more

    Annie A.

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  • Had a great time doing an elopement destination shoot with Russ in Big Sur. The photos came out super amazing and we will cherish these photos forever. Russ helped guide us on how to pose and gave us tips on what looks good on camera. What is also unique about him is that in addition to digital photos, he takes photos on film as well. We are overall super pleased with all of our photos. We also super appreciate him driving all the way from SD to Big Sur to do the photoshoot at no extra cost. We definitely recommend him!

    Megan L.

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  • Chasing Light were literally a dream to work with from start to finish. We interviewed several photographers and they instantly felt like the right fit for my Husband and I. They were flexible in rescheduling our engagement shoot when the pandemic hit and the location we ended up choosing together was perfect when our original location ended up closing. They answered every one of my seemingly endless questions and helped put together the perfect day of timeline. The entire bridal party felt so comfortable and well lead on our Wedding day. They gave direction well and kept us on track while laughing right along side us during some of our shenanigans. The photos themselves captured my Husband and I perfectly and was an excellent representation of our big day. We received amazing quality and quantity of photos just 10 days after our wedding which took place right around Christmas time which was such a pleasant surprise!! And the video was the icing on the cake! It’s the one thing I wou... Read more

    Tehani H.

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  • I am in awe of how incredible our wedding photos turned out! Clara and Russ captured the most incredible details that had me in laughing and crying all over again. The most perfect moments were captured and it was so great to be able to relive these moments. Clara and Russ made us feel so comfortable and made the photos fun. The video we got from Russ was so incredible, all my family and friends could not stop commenting on how clear/crisp the video was. It was truly beautiful and you could feel the emotions through the video. We are so lucky Clara and Russ were a part of our day and making it special!

    Katie V.

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  • Russ and Clara were wonderful to work with! From the time we booked with them, to our engagement photos, to changing venues due to the pandemic, they worked graciously with us throughout the entire process! They were so fun to work with the day of and out photos/ video turned our perfect! I would highly recommend!

    Libby L.

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  • BEAUTIFUL WORK! We are so thankful for Russ and Clara, who stuck with us through planning a wedding during the pandemic. The photos turned out beautiful, and I love how many detail shots we got (because the day flies by and you just don’t have enough time to soak up the little things like cursive names on the plates and twinkling lights on the trees). I love that we can look back and appreciate all of the hard work we put into our wedding. The tone, the colors, all turned out the way we wanted as well, and are very happy with how classic our photos turned out! This couple is talented, kind, and professional. My only mistake? Not giving them enough time to get group photos (of the bridal party and family), I wish I would have scheduled everything for an hour earlier, so do yourself a favor and take my advice! If it means starting hair at 7 am instead of 8 am, it’s worth it, I promise!

    Billy

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  • For the first time in my life, I am writing comment to share my experience. I do want to share this time because Chasing Light is amaaazing!!! I seriously cannot say enough wonderful things about Russ and Clara! I had sooo many version of plans but Russ was continually supporting and helping - we even changed the shooting locations two days before the elopement date due to the weather. Russ and Clara made us, who don't know where to put hands in front of cameras, feel so comfortable and relaxed during the shoot. The most important thing is that Russ is super good at chasing the light! In the raw footage, the light of the video is already stunning!!! We can't wait to see our video/photos!!!! Could not recommend enough! You won’t be disappointed :)

    Bill D.

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  • Wow!! The pictures we received are priceless! Russ is amazing - highly recommend!! I will not trust anyone else to do our wedding!

    Kelly

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  • I cannot recommend Chasing Light enough! My now husband and I have always felt awkward in front of the camera, but Russ made the whole process feel natural. We still can’t believe how gorgeous the pictures are. They really captured the feeling of our big day. Also, they got our pictures to us in less than two weeks after the wedding, which is beyond amazing. Pictures are one of the most important parts of your wedding and you can trust Chasing Light to capture your day perfectly.
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