R. Dennis Crawford

Wedding: John & Cheryl

I love photography, weddings and stories. My newest couple John & Cheryl gave me all three! Great images, the coolest wedding (Castaway San Bernardino) and a Love story.

San Bernardino Wedding Photographer

A storm on Friday cleared the air for a Beautiful Saturday wedding at the Castaway Restaurant San Bernardino. Surrounded by family and friends, John & Cheryl tied the knot: and oh, how Beautiful a Bride was Cheryl.

San Bernardino Wedding Photographer

The flowers were beautiful thanks to the wonderful designs of Flower Fairy Wings. The weather held and we had a wedding. My really cool groom John, pulls out his cell phone and shows me a prom picture from back in the day. Guess who went to Prom together in the 80's and were high school sweethearts? Yup, John & Cheryl! Just about 25 years later... they were married!

Congratulations John & Cheryl!

30 Days of Beautiful: T A R R A

Certainly, 30 Days of Beautiful is a Wondrous Campaign. I am meeting some wonderful people and some extraordinary Women. There's still room for you: CLICK HERE. Today I would like for you to meet Beautiful Tarra...

What does beauty mean to you? I can either believe I am beautiful, or I can believe I'm not. It's all about accepting my flaws, my imperfections, my short comings and accept that I'm doing the best I can. And be grateful everyday for the chance to wake up fresh, learn from my mistakes and be the best I can be. It's not easy and sometimes I have to remind myself of this. But in the end it's not about what's on the outside that makes you beautiful, it's all about what's on the inside.

When do you feel most beautiful? When I'm with my son and he is being a goofball. I see he is just like me and it makes me smile so BIG! It is then that I feel most beautiful.

What does being a woman mean to you? Being kind, compassionate, having style and grace.

Tell me your story: I'm a 37 year old single mother of two crazy boys. I've been raising both boys on my own and have held the same career for almost 16 years. I've been through more struggles, more heartache and more empty bank accounts than I care to remember. But by the Grace of GOD I have awakened: I've been a mommy, I've been a manager and am a Woman daily.

What do you think was the biggest turning point in your life? Accepting that my happiness comes from no one but myself.

Please finish the statement – I am a person who: Believes in herself.

Tell me about a goal you are working on: I'm at a turning point in my life. I've made a decision to change careers after 16 years. It's exciting and it scares me.

What do you love about yourself? My sense of humor.

Maternity Shoot

We had an unconventional location and a few brief moments to produce an image worthy of "The Wall". I assert that this is what Wedding Photography will teach you: how to produce hang-able Art in a few moments with minimal equipment.

My clients were troopers!

American Society of Interior Designers

I had the privileged of photographing a Fantastic Annual GALA for the American Society of Interior Designers - Orange County Chapter (ASID OC). These wonderful people are ARTIST!

This Annual Gala and awards banquet was held at the wonderful Muckenthaler Cultural Center - Fullerton, CA.

I'm glad to say it was a wonderful evening, the FOOD was great [Colett's Catering Extraordinaire] and I made some new Friends. And special thanks to Angelica Oliva, Designer Extraordinaire, for making this connection between The Visual Artist Studios and ASID-OC.

Enjoy the highlights...


September 18, 19 and 20, 2015

Meet me at Alfred Angelo Bridal for their September Trunk Show.

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Brandon & Ashley - July 25, 2015

When you meet the sweetest girl who’s going to marry the nicest guy, you know you’re in for a Fantastic Wedding. That’s the case for Brandon and Ashley. Knowing each other since school days, they tied the knot at the Lovely Edward-Dean Museum and Gardens (in Cherry Valley, CA).

The Visual Artist Studios had the honor to photograph this Wedding and document the beginning of Life Long memories. Special thanks to all of our partners who helped make Brandon & Ashley’s day remarkable.

Photography: The Visual Artist Studios

Videography: Cole Media Productions

DJ Services: Muzikal Solutions

Venue: The Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens

Styling by: Sulma

Make up by: Angelica

Flowers/Design: Center Twine