Monterey Bay Wedding Photography Television Ad | KION 46

March 21, 2014

This is my new Monterey Bay Wedding Photography TV ad which will be running on KION 46 in Monterey, Salinas, and Santa Cruz. I’m having a hard time deciding on which ad to choose! What are your thoughts?

Should I pick Black or white?

 


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Wedding Photographers in Monterey CA | KCBA Fox Super Bowl Commercial | Manuel Ortega Photography

March 8, 2014

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This is my KCBA FOX 35 Monterey Bay Wedding Photography television ad which aired during Super Bowl XLVIII

 

Feedback from this 15 second television commercial for my wedding photography studio in Monterey was incredible! I ran a contest  for a free family portrait session where people had to take a photo of their television screen when it aired and post the photo to Instagram or Facebook and hashtag #ManuelOrtegaPhotography. All of the contestants names were entered in a box where my 2 year old son picked a winner randomly.

 

Nearly 100 people posted photos and local social media was inundated with photos of my logo. Needless to say, it was a major success.

 

My 2014 wedding season is off to the best start ever and I feel completely blessed that as of February we have already reach our goal for the year. My wife Melissa who is my full time assistant  and I just got back from shooting a destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas last weekend. Although it was a business trip we had time for some much needed R & R. We came back feeling refreshed and ready for our upcoming wedding photography season.

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Manuel and Melissa

 

 

 

 

“You’re personality is the key to bringing out the best in people”

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Patty & Jerry | Cabo San Lucas Destination Wedding | Hacienda Encantada Resort | Monterey Wedding Photographers

March 5, 2014

What an absolute honor it was to photograph Patty & Jerry’s Cabo San Lucas destination wedding at Hacienda Encantada Resort and Spa in Cabo San Lucas Mexico!

 

From the beautiful rocky Baja shoreline to the amazing Hacienda Encantada resort and spa, it truly is a wedding photographers playground. I have been very fortunate to photograph many local destination weddings here in the Monterey Bay area but this was our first destination wedding in Baja Mexico.

 

Being a professional Monterey wedding photographer I am spoiled by the scenery in my own back yard, however this was different.

The magnificent backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, with whales and dolphins jumping all day long so close to shore was an amazing sight to behold.

 

A day before the wedding I hired Indalecio at the resort to drive me around the entire place in a golf cart. We scouted some breathtaking locations which I took advantage of the day of the ceremony.

 

As with most couples I photograph on their wedding day, we always become friends with the couples we shoot, and this time around it was no different. Hanging out with Patty & Jerry on the days leading up to their wedding and again on the days following, made me realize how lucky we are to do what we love for a living!

 

 

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Monterey CA | Wedding Photographer Manuel Ortega wins the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014

January 22, 2014

Monterey CA – January 21, 2014 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Manuel Ortega Photography as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 for Wedding Photography in Monterey CA!

 

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

 

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Manuel Ortega Photography. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

 

“There’s no better way to start the year than by honoring the hard work, commitment and success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is exciting to celebrate a sixth year recognizing businesses whose clients believe they are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We are honored to recognize Manuel Ortega Photography for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

 

As a Couples’ Choice Awards™ winner, Manuel Ortega Photography is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad.

 

Manuel Ortega Photography is proud to be the top Wedding Photographer in Monterey CA in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014.

 

 

For more information about Manuel Ortega Photography, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/vendor/VendorViewStoreFront?mode=edit&tab=profile

 

To learn more about the Couple’s Choice Awards™, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

 

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WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.

 

 

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Manuel Ortega Photography Opens New Location in Monterey, California

January 9, 2014
Manuel Ortega Photography Opens New Location in Monterey, California

 

Passion for art and attention to detail distinguish the best wedding photographers, and Manuel Ortega decided to open a new location in Monterey to make consultations more convenient for customers on the Monterey peninsula and provide dramatic settings for local shoots.

 

Monterey, CA, January 03, 2014 –(PR.com)– Manuel Ortega Photography proudly announces that it has opened a new office in Monterey, California, to serve customers from San Francisco, San Jose, Carmel, Santa Cruz and, of course, Monterey. The new office is located near historic Cannery Row that John Steinbeck immortalized in his novel of the same name. Clients can attend wedding consultations, sit for Corporate Head Shots and arrange family photos while enjoying the stunning shores and ambience of San Carlos Beach. You can arrange photo shoots along the beach, visit picturesque cannery buildings and charming gift shops or tour wineries, parks and signature area attractions after your photography appointment.The new location will make it easier for many clients to meet with Manuel Ortega because many had trouble getting to Salinas. Ortega specializes in wedding photography, and the new Monterey location has fairy-tale charm and convenient access to California’s central coast community. The photographer explains that wedding photography is a holistic experience and couples should capture every aspect of their marriages with engagement photos and informal shots as well as formal wedding shots. Ortega anticipates that many clients will fall in love with Monterey and choose local beaches for wedding venues and engagement photos. “As an artist, the wedding day is my canvas, and my ability to anticipate and capture those fleeting moments of laughter and tears is what drives me.” Ortega has many years of experience capturing signature moments with memorable photography and transforming photos into living and breathing works of art. 

 

Destination Wedding Photography

 

 

Manuel Ortega Photography tells your wedding story through a unique style of photojournalism that beguiles viewers while giving an accurate representation of love, family, friends and events leading up to the actual ceremony. The Monterey Bay area photographer chronicles destination weddings worldwide but focuses on the local communities of Salinas, Big Sur, Monterey, Watsonville, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel, San Jose and San Francisco. Couples can tell their story through a unique blend of candid and formal shots that allow their true personalities to shine through in high-definition.

 

 

Giving Back to the Community

 

 

Choosing a photographer is a very intimate decision, and California’s central coast residents happily provide glowing recommendations and testimonials of Ortega’s skills, lighthearted personality and artistic vision. People don’t choose artists based solely on skills, and Ortega impresses many clients with his commitment to local causes, experience with high-profile events and down-to-earth personality and humor.

 

 

– Ortega takes part annually in the Birdies for Charity event that benefits the YWCA of Monterey County for domestic violence and intervention programs.
– The photographer donated his time, materials and skills to chronicle Tatum’s Garden, a Monterey Bay initiative to provide a safe and secure place for children to play, socialize and learn.
– Ortega sponsors a customer-submitted photography contest that feature senior portraits he posts on social media forums. Social media users then “vote for the best” portrait. Contest winnings include a free high school senior portrait for the one that receives the highest votes.
– Celebrities often choose the photographer, and local news anchor Michelle Imperato booked Ortega recently for her upcoming Pebble Beach wedding.

 

 

The Best Photography Captures Life as Art

 

 

Manuel Ortega Photography adheres to Ortega’s personal philosophy of support for family, community and real experiences. The talented photographer finds magic and art in everyday life and offers the following services for clients:

 

 

– Wedding and engagement photography in a journalistic-type study
– Location shoots of baptisms, children, birthdays and anniversaries
– Classic family photos and memorable artistic shots taken in stunning Monterey Bay locations
– Photos of children from maternity to graduation
– High School Senior Portraits that capture a teenagers true personality
– Photos of parties, special events, holidays and celebrations

 

 

About Manuel Ortega

 

 

Manuel Ortega began pursuing photography at the age of 13 and photographed his first wedding at age 18. Although Ortega has been in business since 2005, he has taken professional photos since 1990. Self-taught and observant of the smallest details, Ortega preserves the magic of events, places, people and relationships. Although specializing in wedding photography, Ortega also takes stunning maternity photos, portraits, family photos,  and high school senior portraits that families can treasure for generations.

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Monterey Peninsula Wedding Photographer Manuel Ortega | Reviews

January 7, 2014

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Manuel Ortega Photography Receives Silver WeddingWire Rated Badge!

December 27, 2013

Dec. 27, 2013 – MONTEREY, Calif. — Manuel Ortega Photography Receives Silver WeddingWire Rated™ Badge

 

Monterey, CA – December 27, 2013 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that Manuel Ortega Photography has received the WeddingWire Rated™ Silver badge for excellence in Wedding Photography.

 

The esteemed WeddingWire Rated™ program recognizes wedding professionals who have received positive newlywed reviews about their business on WeddingWire. The program recognizes businesses across more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and requires a minimum of three wedding reviews and an average rating of 3.5 stars or higher.

 

Within the WeddingWire Rated™ program, there are five different levels that wedding professionals can reach based on the number of wedding reviews they have received (Blue, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Black). The WeddingWire Rated™ Bronze badge is awarded when a business receives ten or more quality reviews.

 

As a member of WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews, Manuel Ortega Photography’s achievement of Rated™ is an impressive milestone and an indication of the positive experiences expressed by their past clients. As a recipient of the Silver badge, Manuel Ortega Photography is highlighted on WeddingWire, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada.

 

“With the growing importance of online reviews, WeddingWire is pleased to celebrate the successes of the wedding professionals who have received positive reviews on WeddingWire,” said Sonny Ganguly, CMO, WeddingWire. “We are honored to recognize Monterey Wedding Photographer Manuel Ortega Photography for their impressive work within the wedding industry.”

 

“Monterey Peninsula Wedding Photographer Manuel Ortega is thrilled to have achieved the WeddingWire Rated™ Silver badge for Wedding Photography in Monterey CA. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire; it means so much to us and our business to have received the positive feedback that helped us earn this Silver badge. We are dedicated to providing excellent service to our clients and look forward to increasing to the next Rated™ level in the near future.”

 

For more information about Manuel Ortega Photography, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/manuel-ortega-photography-monterey/29c4e48e7b9d60a2.html

 

To learn more about the WeddingWire Rated™ program, please visit http://wed.li/ratedinfo

 

 

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WeddingWire®, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning (http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-planning.html) resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings (http://www.weddingwire.com/), including wedding websites (http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-websites.html) and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com, Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.

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Monterey Bay trash the Dress Session! | Wedding Photographers in Monterey CA

November 23, 2013

Monterey Bay trash the Dress Session-

I had the honor of shooting Marissa and Noel’s wedding earlier this year and I was just as excited to shoot their Monterey Bay trash the dress session! As with most of my “wedding clients” Marissa and Noel have become good friends of ours and we wish them all the best! Special thanks to Carlos Gonzales (LOS Photography) for taking some of these shots and for always contributing in a BIG way. THANK YOU to my wife Melissa for ALWAYS being by my side!

 

 

Enjoy!

Manuel Ortega

 

 

*Update!  Take a look at the article in the Monterey County Weekly showcasing this Monterey Bay trash the Dress Session!

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Free Senior Portrait Contest Class Of 2014 | Free Senior Portraits in Monterey or Carmel!

July 2, 2013

**Class of 2014 win FREE Senior Portraits in Monterey or Carmel!**

You could win FREE Senior Portraits with Salinas Portrait Photographer Manuel Ortega!

 

 

Here’s how to enter:

 

Send me a current photo of yourself to ortegaphoto@comcast.net  Then visit and “LIKE” my Facebook page HERE at www.Facebook.com/OrtegaPhoto.  I will post your picture in a “SENIOR PORTRAIT CONTEST” album where you can send your FB family and friends to vote by liking your picture.  Be sure they “LIKE” my page before liking the photo.  At the end of the contest the senior with the most “likes” under his or her picture wins! 

 

 

Here’s what you win:

 

* A FREE 1.5-hour Senior Portrait Session   (up to 2 outfit changes)

 

* 3 FREE digital files (including a formal yearbook portrait)

 

* 3- 8×10’s 2-5×7’s and 24 wallet size prints  

 

* This is a $450 Value!

 

 

Contest Rules:

 

*Photos will be accepted starting NOW through Friday August 2nd (I will start posting pictures on July 19th so voting can begin).

 

*Voting ends Friday, August 2nd at 8pm (Winner will be announced on August 3rd)

 

*Be sure to tell your friends and family to “LIKE” my Facebook page before liking your photo! 

 

*You can help promote yourself on FB by posting a link to my page on your wall as often as you wish.  Please remember to tell your fans to “LIKE” my page when voting.

 

*Only one Senior will be chosen based on the number of likes below the picture.  Session will take place before Jan. 2014.  Free Session is for winner only.

 

Good luck!!  ~Manuel Ortega

 

 

disclaimer: facebook is not involved or responsible for this contest. the contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with facebook. all content provided & will be distributed solely through Manuel Ortega

 

 

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Important Things to Ask Salinas CA Wedding Photographers at the First Consultation

June 18, 2013

Important Things to Ask  Salinas CA Wedding Photographers at the First Consultation

 

Picking a Professional Salinas wedding photographer can be hard, but you should never rush the (more…)

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