charliemai Of many of the moments of joy, laughter and love today, we had a few moments to capture the happy couple after the ceremony. Here my talented friend @jen_disney set up this lovely shot. Thank you so much for 2nd shooting w/ me Jen! You truly added to an already terrific day watching two of my friends say "I do." Special thanks to the wonderful staff at @balboabayresort for making the bride's day special. #weddings #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #ocwedding #balboabayresort #newportbeachwedding #southerncaliforniawedding #socalwedding #wilsonruppwedding2015 #cmaiphotography 12h

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charliemai On location.... Some lucky dude is about to surprise his special someone in a forever kind of way.... But whilst I await my client's arrival, I'm drooling over this view. Omg. #lagunabeach #surfandsand #socal #beachview #westcoast #oc #california 2d

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charliemai Pb&j greek yogurt, working on a wedding timeline and @creativelive with @jasminestar. What, what? #learning #weddingphotographer #creativelive 7d
  •   kristenreneephoto I want that yogurt. You have the best food! 7d
  •   jess_spinella I have seen that & keep *thinking* about trying it! Is it worth it??? Yummy??? 6d
  •   charliemai @jess_spinella : definitely worth a try if you're unsure. I will say I've bought 9 cups to date. 6d

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charliemai Just enjoying the ocean breeze in the backyard with some tunes.... Flare bomb! I heart Nature. #flare #sunsetting #evening #sky #eveningsky #hb #thruthetrees #nature 2w

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charliemai Fun camera game.... Time it so that the sun falls between the bending blades. Oh wait you weren't on a propeller plane. Haha #charliesUTadventure #utah #funinthesky #travel #sky #highinthesky 3w

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charliemai Where'd 5 days go? Feels like I just got to Vernal. Taking the "Puddle Jumper" back to SLC then home to the OC. Can't wait to visit again. Thank you very much to @lacylange and @dslange for your fantabulous hospitality and friendship. I greatly appreciate you guys!!! Also so happy to come out to celebrate Midget's 1st Birthday. It's been fun. #charliesUTadventure #utah #vernal #travel #VernalRegionalAirport 4w
  •   ameslynne That flew by! Sorry I didn't get to come hang out more! 4w
  •   lacylange Safe travels!! Glad you got to come out 🏼 4w

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charliemai Enjoying the marvelous view that #utah landscape & skies uniquely provide. Last night here as I head home to California on Thursday, but savoring the moments that made this trip a great one. Can't wait until the next time. #charliesUTadventure #travelbug #travel #sky #skyporn #clouds #cloudporn #landscape 4w

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charliemai I turn my head to the left and this is what I see. Your view does NOT suck, @lacylange. #utah #charliesUTadventure #lookoutside #whataview #killerview #landscape 4w

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charliemai So this is what @lacylange referred to as a "Puddle Jumper." Haha #charliesUTadventure #VernalUTbound #wanderlust #travel 4w
  •   lacylange Hahah!!! Don't get air sick! 4w

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charliemai First sun I've seen in days. Only had to take to the friendly skies to get it. 🔆 #travel #wanderlust #skyporn #flare #obligatorywingshot #friendlyskies #deltaairlines #utahhereicome 4w

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charliemai Playing with lines.... Mostly because I got here 90 minutes before my flight departs. Oops. Haha. It's been 18 months since I've traveled purely for leisure and not for business purposes. Don't let that happen to you... Book a trip, pack your suitcase and go. Life is fleeting, you never know... So, just go somewhere. It's especially nice when there's a friend waiting for you on the other end. #wanderlust #travel #utahhereicome #charliesUTadventure #VernalUTbound 4w

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charliemai I've got some free time this week... So getting my learn on with @creativelive; starting with "Think Like a 10K Wedding Photographer" with @scottrobertlim. #creativelive #thinklikea10kweddingphotographer 2mon

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charliemai A week ago today I lost a friend in a manner that I hope no one has to experience in their lifetime. As a photographer, I believe in my heart the power of an image.... Whether to capture the memorable moments of joy & laughter, or to remember and pay tribute to someone taken too soon nothing speaks more in volume. #RIPcc #RIP #tribute #remembrance #sunset #hb #surfcity #huntingtonbeach #sky #socal #photo #sunsetphoto #flare 2mon
  •   danielaburzese So Sorry for your loss Charlie. Sending you love and hugs. Xo 2mon
  •   jkcaesar I'm sorry for your loss, man. 2mon
  •   charliemai @danielaburzese: thanks my friend. It helps. 2mon
  •   charliemai @jkcaesar: thanks amigo. I appreciate the sentiments. 2mon
  •   tofurious In these moments, I'd mourn, then celebrate a, hopefully, good life lived. Stay strong. 2mon
  •   charliemai @tofurious: Definitely and it's been that process for sure. She was on a path to redemption, cut short way too soon before she could fully realize it. But she did live in a good light before stepping on to a different plane. 2mon
  •   tofurious I'm glad to hear. 2mon

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charliemai One week into a self-imposed boycott of TV. It's been challenging as I've found myself falling into old mental habits of wanting.... But I've also spent this last week beginning a process of seriously re-arranging my mental wiring... In some instances chewing myself out and in some instances realizing that I'm slowly, yet gradually shifting my perspective. I once felt that if I didn't have my day job, I couldn't do anything else.... Realizing now I'm just a piece of clay shifting into other forms. And now I'm reading... Which has never been my favorite activity ever, yet my brain is actually enjoying this mental exercise. Maybe there is hope after all.... #truth #illrestwhenimdead #selfmotivation 2mon

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charliemai In love with this float wrap I got from the fine folks @whccpro today. Can't wait to surprise my friend (the #bride) with this for her wedding day. It turned out amazin'. #whcc #engagements #wedding #weddingphotographer 2mon

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