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We want to make your wedding experience awesome.

When naming this biz, I asked myself, "What's something I say to my loved ones in the happiest moments of our lives?" Cheers Babe! So since day one, it's been my intention to capture that same celebratory spirit in my photos.

I’m a total extrovert, so my job is  a good excuse to constantly be meeting new people and gaining new friends. My couples always tell me how surprised they are that they actually have fun in front of the camera. I do that by ditching traditional “posing” and instead use action-oriented direction and prompts to give your photos a natural & easy-going vibe. I basically become your honorary bridesmaid for the day, whether that means reminding you to take a deep breath before your first look, helping you delegate tasks or making sure your train is laying pretty in every photo.

Cheers Babe began back in 2013 when I was finishing up my BFA in photography. Even though we are based in Los Angeles, since then we’ve also expanded to Orange County and can be found in Palm Springs, Santa Barbara & the Bay Area a ton too!

When I’m not behind the camera, you can guarantee I’ll be spending time with my hottie husband, Chris! We’ve been married for 3 years now & are best friends. We love to spend our time hanging with friends and family, visiting museums, and learning how to make cocktails at home.

My wedding day was the best day of my life. After saying "I do" to Jess I remember being overwhelmed with so much joy that I thought I was going to explode into a blissful little mess. When I look back on my wedding photos now, not only can I remember that day but I can feel it. I want the same thing to happen whenever one of our couples looks at their wedding photos whenever they look back on them.

Before I started working with Cheers Babe, I worked in advertising as an art director where my main job was to create ads that made my clients look amazing. Instead of making brands the star, my role now is to help make brides and grooms look and feel like they're the only ones on the planet getting married that day.

When I'm not working for Cheers Babe, I'm usually producing music, playing video games, or asking Jess where she wants to go for dinner.

For my 16th birthday, I was gifted a small camera and I loved taking photos SO much that I saved up money to buy a professional camera, and quit almost all of the sports and extracurriculars I was in so I could join the yearbook staff and be the photographer.

While photographing the excitement of a Friday night football game, I knew photography was what I wanted to do with my life. My passion has only been kindled by my degree in Fine Art Photography, the two years I spent interning and shooting for high-end wedding photographers, and the four years I've been photographing my own sweet couples.

I still cry at every “I do”, cheer with every kiss, and make every client a friend. I find real beauty in telling a couple's story through photos, preserving their memories and encouraging their marriages! I love being able to capture couples authentically and real moments they will treasure!

When I’m not behind the camera, I am in the studio working on my fine art practice, in the garden tending to my flowers, or reading a book on the beach with my husband, Kyle!

Jess Onesto

Christa Norman

Chris Onesto

Founder & Lead Photographer
LOS ANGELES

Visual Director
LOS ANGELES

Associate Photographer
orange county

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Whiskey Sour

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house plants and disco balls

graphic tees

palm tree lined streets

"Snack" by Shawn Wasabi

golden hour, duh!

first looks, unplugged
ceremonies, & grooms who cry

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chris!

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Negroni

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way too many synthesizers

joggers and Tees

all the interesting people

"Dream dream dream" by madeon

whenever i'm making music

Rehearsal dinners, vows, a good dJ

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Christa!

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Moscow Mule

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Plants, Pins from places we've traveled

Madewell jeans & funky earrings

The Ocean

Leave the Light On by Overcoats

Sunrise

The first look, the bridal party celebrating after the recessional, and the first dance

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Jess!

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